- Rachel Tu, Founder & Owner of Food Flow Thought

  • I’m Rachel, a Registered Dietitian trained at the University of Alberta.  I have a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Nutrition and Food Science with a specialization in dietetics and minor in physical activity. I have been practicing since 2013 and am registered with the College of Dietitian of Alberta.
  • I am also am a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Yoga Teacher with 500 hrs of teacher training. I teach from a weight inclusive approach and am a non-diet dietitian. I am on a mission to dispel nutrition misconceptions and be a part of changing diet culture.
  • I teach habit changes through a value based approach and integrate yoga philosophy. My goal is to help you become the expert in your life  to develop a healthy relationship with your food and body.
  • I specialize in:
     – Intuitive Eating & Improving Food Relationships (eg. emotional eating)
     – Earing Disorders (binge eating, restricted eating)
     – Body Image Healing
    – Digestive health support
    – Chronic disease management (diabetes, cholesterol, etc)
  • I invite you to this community to learn more about your relationship with food, your body, values, and habits

3 Fun Facts About Rachel:

1.     Rachel loves to learn, she identifies as a lifetime student. Her values in life include growth, adventure, balance, and love. Her current adventure is being a new mom.

2.      Believe it or not Rachel is a social & thinking introvert. She needs to recharge with some alone time. Rachel practices yoga as a way to reset & reconnect to her own needs.

 

3.     Rachel’s favorite pandemic activities have been: coffee, Netflix, baby cuddles, couponing and nature walks.

Professional Development

  • Yoga for Eating Disorder Mentorship (2021)
  • Somatic Nutrition (2021)
  • Eating Disorders & Gut Health: Online Training (2019)
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy: 8 weeks Online Program with Russ Harris (2018)
  • Nutrition Counseling for Eating Disorders: A 5 – Part Online Training (2018)
  • Body Image Workshop with Fiona Sutherland, RD and Marci Evans, RD (2018)
  • ME-CL1: Mindful Eating- Conscious Living: A foundational Professional Training with Fr. Jan Chozen-Bays and Char Wilkins, MSW (2017)
  • EDSNA Eating Disorder Symposium for Healthcare Professionals & – University of Alberta (2017)
  • Mindfulness Counselling Strategies- Activating Compassion and Regulations with the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (2016)
  • Intuitive Eating Professional Skills TeleSeminar Training (2016)
  • EDSNA National Eating Disorder Awareness Week Panel (2016)
  • Craving Change TM Professional Training Workshop and Certification Exam (2015)

Yoga Training – 500hrs ++

  • Mamata Yoga (2019-2020)
    • Prenatal Yoga
  • Empowered Yoga (2018-2019)
    • Trauma-Sensitive Yoga
    • Yoga Nidra
    • Fascia/ Myofascial release
    • Yoga Prehab & Biomechanics
  • Yogalife Studios (2016)