About Yana

I’m an enthusiastic dietitian who’s passionate about health and all aspects of it; whole food nutrition, movement and mental/emotional wellbeing. For me, optimal health is not the end goal, but rather the means to live with passion and thoroughly enjoy life. A plant-based diet and healthy lifestyle have given me the energy and strength to challenge myself and fully enjoy other passions. This has enabled me to gain experiences and insights which I can now use in what I offer you. I have trained hard in different sports, amongst which martial arts, in which I competed at national and international tournaments. And besides my work as a dietitian, I’m a coach at bbb health boutique, where I take a holistic approach to help women be their best in terms of food, body and mind. I love to keep learning and challenging myself, so I can eventually use this to help others.

About Yana

I’m an enthusiastic dietitian who’s passionate about plant-based nutrition. This passion stems from my own searching for optimal health, and finding this in a Whole Food, Plant-Based diet.

Besides my interest in nutrition, I love to do sports, travel and cook or bake plant-based recipes. In 2017, I found my ever-growing passion for Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Since then I earned my blue belt and compete regularly at national and international tournaments. I use my diet to recover well and to have enough energy to train often, and I can help you do the same.

In 2014, I was inspired by dr. Michael Greger’s speeches on the benefits of a plant-based diet to prevent, treat and reverse many diseases. After more research, I decided to adopt a fully plant-based diet. My passion for health and nutrition grew immensely after experiencing the benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet myself, and it has only grown more during my studies and career. In the same year, I started studying Nutrition and Dietetics and learned more about the benefits of a plant-based diet and the optimization of this diet. After finishing my studies in 2018, I opened my own dietetics practice where I focus on whole food, plant-based nutrition. It gives me so much joy and energy to see the progress my clients make. As a dietitian, you never finish learning, and I love to keep challenging myself to learn more. In 2020, I specialized further in plant-based nutrition by following the Plant-Based Nutrition Course by the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell. I would like to share with you what following a plant-based diet has given me, and with my expertise in this area I can show you how to enjoy all the benefits a plant-based diet has to offer you.

My vision

As a dietitian, I always give advice customized to your food preferences and lifestyle. Besides this, I recommend a Whole Food, Plant-Based diet. That means a diet consisting of unrefined, plant-based products such as vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds. More and more people are becoming aware of the ways a plant-based diet can reduce the negative impact we have on the environment and animal welfare, but the benefits of a plant-based diet don’t stop there.

Benefits

A Whole Food, Plant-Based diet has many benefits to our own health as well. A diet rich in plant foods, and low in animal products, contains more dietary fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and less or no cholesterol, saturated fats and trans fats. This results in many health benefits, such as lower chances of heart disease, diabetes type 2 and obesity. A well-planned, plant-based diet is appropriate and beneficial for people from all stages of life, including children, elderly people, pregnant women and athletes.

Suited to your needs

This, of course, doesn’t mean I will impose a plant-based diet on you. On the contrary, every step in the direction of a more plant-based and unrefined diet is beneficial to your health, no matter how small. It’s my mission to help you get the most out of your diet, in a way that makes you feel empowered. And precisely with that approach we can gain so many health benefits, reduce your risk to many diseases and complaints, and reach your personal goals. And the cherry on top of the (vegan) pie is that by doing this, you’ll also be making a positive contribution to the Earth.

Quality

In the Netherlands, the title ‘dietitian’ is protected and can only be held after obtaining the hbo-diploma Nutrition and Dietetics. All practicing dietitians in the Netherlands must be registered with the ‘Quality Register for Paramedics’ (Kwaliteitsregister voor Paramedici). My KP-number is 19103993789. Besides the Quality Register, I am also a member of the ‘Dutch Association for Dietitians’ (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Diëtisten).

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