♥♥♥ Hello, hello! Thank you so much for visiting me here! ♥♥♥
Here’s a little bit about me, what I love and why I do what I do.
Bonjour ma belle! ♥
My name is Aglaée and I am a non-diet dietitian and heart & soul nutritionist (with both a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Nutrition and 11+ years of experience!).
But it didn’t start out that way.
What most people don’t know is that for more than half of my life, I had a terrible secret.
Despite being successful and being an author of 3 books about nutrition, I thought I was a failure because I felt out of control with food, like an addict, and wasn’t able to look the way I thought I should.
I met all the criteria for an eating disorder called Binge Eating Disorder (which I believe caused me to have PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome over time but that’s another story), yet I was NEVER diagnosed and NEVER got the help that I needed for two reasons.
First, nobody ever asked me about this because I’m a registered dietitian
(maybe I would still not have been diagnosed if I were not a registered dietitian but it didn’t help).
And secondly, I didn’t want to talk about all the very shameful behaviors that I had in secret…
I tried everything. Counting calories, tweaking my carb and fat intake, going vegetarian or paleo, restricting different foods, exercising like a mad woman… only to end up bingeing and feeling like an even bigger failure.
I could copy and paste that story many, many times because I repeated this cycles for weeks, months, years… until I hit around 2 decades of living like this. Then I couldn’t take it anymore.
I felt like a wounded and exhausted warrior, fighting a never-ending war with my food, my body, my weight, and my own self.
That’s when I embarked on my journey to healing my relationship with food and my body.
To be honest, it was not an easy journey.
It was messy. There were tears.
There were times where I was so angry at the time I wasted in those 20 years and angry at society for putting so much unnecessary pressure on women.
But there were small aha moments, and bigger ones too, that made me realize that I was making baby steps in the right direction.
There were times when I felt like it would be easier to go back to my old ways.
And I did a few (many) times and got stuck in that same old misery for a bit longer.
But something kept pulling me forward. So I kept going. One foot in front of the other.
I started to think and see more clearly.
I started to sweep the dirt and debris that had piled up around my heart.
I started to learn how to stop being afraid of my emotions.
I started to let go more and more of the things like past hurts and limiting beliefs
I had been carrying in my backpack for so long, but no longer needed.
And now, I feel an indescribable sense of peace and freedom. ♥
Not only with food, my body and my weight but also with my whole life!
I feel like I finally found myself again!
I would be lying if I would say that everything is perfect. That’s not what I’m saying at all.
But I feel so alive again. I feel empowered and in control.
I feel satisfied in a way that I never thought would be possible.
Before, I used to feel like there was always something missing.
I would eat when I wasn’t hungry because I was trying to fill that void…
…which only seemed to leave more empty.
But now, I truly feel nourished not only in my body but also in my mind, heart, and spirit.
I love food but I no longer live for food or plan my days and life around it.
I love eating but now know that there’s so much more to life.
I love giving my body what it needs and then moving on to enjoying my life.
Food is NOT my only pleasure but it’s one of them.
Food is NOT my only coping mechanism but it’s one that I still use once in a while.
Food is no longer my whole life as it once was when I was living a 15-degree life.
I now live a 360-life.
I just eat normally.
♥♥♥ And I SO want that for you too! ♥♥♥
Can you relate to parts of my story?
If so, you’re at the right place.
To get started, get familiar with my approach, and start healing your relationship with food and your body, I highly recommend you take my FREE online course.
It includes 5 short but powerful 10-min lessons where I shared the top 5 mistakes I made (let me tell you that I had a long list to choose from! 🙂 ) and what you can do to use my mistakes as stepping stones for your own journey.
And did I say it’s 100% FREE? ♥ 🙂
What are you waiting?
Why Radicata Nutrition?
Radicata comes from Latin and means root.
This word also represents my approach very well because my goal is to help you uncover the roots of your problem and then build other roots that will help you grow strong and healthy.
And heads-up, even if it might seem like your problems are simple (i.e. food and your body), it’s usually not as simple as that. The problem is not the problem. The roots go way deeper.
What is the Radicata SEED Protocol?
I created the Radicata SEED Protocol to help women heal their relationship with food and their body.
There’s a whole spectrum of disordered eating that includes way more than anorexia and bulimia, even though that’s not something I was taught in dietetic school. That’s another of the many reasons why I thought I was the only one dealing with this and that I was either crazy, not trying hard enough, or a complete failure.
The Radicata SEED Protocol goes deeper than food and is a collection of evidence-based practices as well as a variety of approaches I learned along the way, both from working with myself and clients, blended with some ancient sacred wisdom.
It’s completely unique and I haven’t seen anything else like it anywhere else.
It truly is what I hoped I had found a few years ago when I was at the start of my healing journey.
★ Radicata = ROOT, which is all about getting to the real roots of your problem
with food and your body and growing new supportive roots to break free of those.
★ SEED stands for:
- Supported Self-
- Exploration of your
- Eating behaviors and
- Distorted body image.
♥ It also refers to the story of the little seed, which is both your story and my story.
(read the short story of the little seed here)
And the protocol is built on a powerful and supportive structure showing you both WHY & HOW to truly nourish your mind, your heart, your body, and your soul to finally end the war with food and your body.
It’s a powerful combination of SCIENCE + SACRED WISDOM coming together, infused with compassionate & fierce feminine energy, whether you think you have it or not (that goes for men & women), to guide the healing process. You can learn more about how you can use this protocol yourself, whether by starting to slowly dip your toes in the water
And the word Radicata reminds us that this process can be quite radical in many ways, too!
And you know what the Radicata SEED Protocol is NOT?
The Radicata SEED Protocol is absolutely NOT about giving up.
It is about breaking free!
I know what you might be thinking
“This sounds nice and everything but that self-love thing is just an excuse to quit”
And I thought the same too before I embarked on this journey
But this protocol is absolutely NOT about giving up
It’s about letting the little seed break free out of her shell
It’s about getting rid of the layers of dirt around her shell that are holding her back
Layers inherited from her past, imposed by societal expectations, and some from her own self too
It’s definitely NOT about giving up
Because this kind of healing is radical
It requires courage and vulnerability
A thousand times more than it takes to stay stuck in that old shell
And you might be thinking that you don’t have that kind of life force within you
But I promise that every little seed does, and so do you
It’s time to truly nurture and nourish her
So she can grow and flourish as she was meant all along
Does this sound like giving up to you?
You can learn more the Radicata SEED Protocol here and how you can use this protocol yourself with my help with either the:
I also have the option of the Radicata SEED Café
if you want to slowly dip your toes in the water first. 🙂
A few things you might want to know about me:
- I LOOOOOVE ♥♥♥ traveling just as much as I LOOOOOVE ♥♥♥ chocolate. And although I haven’t been able to travel much lately since becoming a mom, I can at least enjoy my other passion. And yes, I eat chocolate almost every day! 🙂
- I love ♥science♥ just as much as I love ♥ancient sacred wisdom & traditions♥, including yoga (especially yin yoga, Ashtanga, restorative yoga, and power yoga), rituals, using the energy of the moon, cultivating my inner wisdom and intuition, crystals, chakras, smudging, essential oils, herbal medicine, oracle cards, tarot, everything and anything about personal growth, and lots of self-love!
- I currently live on beautiful Vancouver Island, British Columbia in Canada,
but I lived in more places, both inside and outside the country, than I have fingers.
- I have a 2-yo boy that I love to the moon and back although, to be completely real and honest, there are times when I dream of having a whole day, weekend, or even a full week to myself!!!
(I’m an introvert by the way, but a social one). 🙂
- My favorite social media is Instagram and I love posting random & beautiful things
there about tidbits of my life as well as thoughts and reflections.
- And if you’re wondering how to pronounce Aglaée, it’s really simple and it goes like this: [AH – GLA – AY]. Or click here to listen to me pronouncing my name. I am also fluent en español and en français (the origin of my name is French).
My free gift to you!
As a way to say thanks for visiting me here today, I want to give you something!
- Sign up for my free training called “The Whole Batch Syndrome Online Training“.
Find out if you have the symptoms first and take the free short training
to start healing your relationship with food and your body! ❤
- Join my free Radicata SEED Sisterhood to join other women traveling the same journey with you. You are not alone. It’s only together that we can do this. Whether you feel ready or not, come and take a peak. You don’t have to share anything or do anything. Just let a bit of hope make its way into your heart until you feel ready. ❤
Please comment below to tell me a bit about you,
your heart & soul true desires and how you found me!
p.s. You can also follow me on Instagram for daily-ish inspiration.