Ep 33 - Vincci Tsui

 

Vincci shares her current work space, how therapeutic diets can become problematic, the factors that led to and experience working in a bariatric clinic, the issues with weight-centred health professionals ‘co-opting’ the non-diet/HAES language, transitioning to a non-diet/HAES model, acknowledging privilege and ‘bringing yourself into the room’ while with clients and why collaboration between HAES/non-diet and ‘obesity prevention’ professionals is so hard.

Here Vincci shares with us:

  • Her current work space; both private and clinical, and the welcomed new inclusion of Gastrointestinal (GI) patients.

  • The misconceptions of FODMAP, how therapeutic diets can become problematic and how we, as clinicians, can contribute to this.

  • The factors that led Vincci to work in a bariatric clinic and her experience working within this weight centric model.

  • The issue with weight-centred health professionals ‘co-opting’ the non-diet/HAES language.

  • Transitioning to a non-diet/HAES model and the resources/people which helped guide her on her journey.

  • The importance of acknowledging privilege and ‘bringing yourself into the room’ to provide a richer experience for clients; ‘we cannot remain neutral!’.   

  • Attending the ASDAH conference in August.

  • Collaboration between HAES/non-diet and ‘obesity prevention’ professionals - why it is so difficult (For more on this topic check out Vincci’s most recent blog post; ‘Let’s talk about Weight Bias and Stigma’.)

  • Why we need to go deeper than the ‘palatable’ stuff, be conscious of our language and not always be nice and restrain ourselves.

  • And something you may not have known about Fi (The Mindful Dietitian)!

 
 

More About Vincci:

Vincci is a non-diet Dietitian, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Health At Every Size® advocate. Within her private practice, Vincci takes a collaborative and compassionate approach to support and guide her clients to find freedom in their relationship with food and body. Vincci also supports outpatients within a chronic disease management program which will also shortly include GI patients; a welcomed new and exciting challenge. Vincci was born in Hong Kong and raised in Calgary, Canada, where she currently resides. Before transitioning to a non-diet/HAES paradigm, Vincci worked within a weight centric model to include non-surgical weight management, bariatric surgery preparation and complete bariatric clinic work. From this experience, Vincci brings a curious, open heartened attitude to what we are still yet to know in this paradigm. 

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