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A peaceful relationship with food is the foundation of nutrition.

For many of us, food brings guilt, stress, and worries most of the time as we have been eating with diet rules and restrictions. Dieting makes our inner voice suppressed and ignored, and lets us forget that we were all born intuitive eaters. By reconnecting with our inner wisdom, we can trust ourselves to make choices around food and nourish our body, mind, and soul!

Nutrition to Me

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Photo credit to Chang-Hong Hsu.

My Journey

Seeing loved ones suffered from illness made me realize the importance of taking care of our body. I then noticed that food plays a key role in our health since it provides energy and nutrients for our body to work. That was where my nutrition journey began.

Within years of training and practice in nutrition and dietetics, my experience reinforced my belief that nutrition is one of the foundations of wellness. Furthermore, I recognized that we tend to focus on physical health but leave our mind and soul behind. In fact, food provides fuel and nutrients to meet our needs- not just physically, but also mentally, emotionally, spiritually and socially.

Learning from Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size® makes me believe that we need to have a positive relationship with food and body before digging into nutrition. Therefore, I committed myself to helping more people make peace with food and take care of their own body, mind, and soul.

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Photo credit to Shih-Chieh Lin.

My Philosophy



Foods should not be considered as “good” or “bad”

“Chocolate is bad for you.” “Vegetables are healthy.” You may find this sound familiar. It is not uncommon to see foods being labeled this way. However, labeling foods as “good” vs. “bad” is not helping with our health but in fact ruining our relationship with food. There is no “right” or “wrong” food. Balance, variety and moderation are the keys to make all foods fit!


We can trust our inner wisdom when making choices around food

We are the expert of our own life! We know ourselves better than others do; therefore, we don’t need people to make rules for us to follow. Instead of looking for external rules, we can reconnect to our internal voice and let it guide us to decide what to eat, when to eat and how much to eat.


Health cannot be determined by weight

Weight and body shapes cannot be used to measure a person’s health, beauty, or worth. Weight stigma is a crucial issue in our culture and only brings negative effects on human’s overall health. Our bodies hold us every single day and do lots of hard work for us. It deserves to be loved and respected, regardless of size.


We all can enjoy the satisfaction and happiness of eating

Foods are our friends rather than enemies. They provide fuel and nutrients for our body, mind, and soul. Foods are supposed to bring us joy and satisfaction, not guilt and shame. Focusing on all the senses while eating helps us to experience the pleasure and to be free from guilt and shame.

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Photo credit to Shih-Chieh Lin.

My Specialties



My Specialties

Chronic Dieting

Disordered Eating/Eating Disorders

General Health, Prevention and Wellness

Geriatric Nutrition


My Approaches

Non-Diet and Weight-Inclusive

Scientific Evidence-Based

Intuitive Eating

Mindful Eating

Health at Every Size®

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Photo credit to Shih-Chieh Lin.

My Life

While food and nutrition are a big part of my life- at work and off work, I make sure to keep my personal life balanced with different matters. During my downtime, I enjoy traveling around to meet people from other countries, to learn more about different cultures, and to appreciate the beauty of the world. I also like to refresh my mind by working out, doing yoga, reading and even just window shopping!

I save time and space for self-care routines and to take care of my body, mind and soul. This is my secret of keeping myself nourished!

Nutrition Services


All the services are offered virtually at this time and are available in English and Mandarin.

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Nutrition coaching is provided if you want to heal your relationship with food and your body, if you want to learn how your food choices can affect your health, and if you want to know how to nourish your body, mind, and soul!



Initial Session

60 minutes; $170 per session

The initial session is a chance for us to get to know each other better! We will focus on your journey and relationship with food and your body. We will also explore your history with health, movement, and lifestyle. The information will allow me to fully understand you, identify your needs, and create the right plans for you together.


Follow-Up Session

50 minutes; $150 per session

The follow-up session is to ensure we are on track in the progress! We will review the previous plans and talk about successes, challenges, questions, or concerns you might have. We will make adjustments to previous plans and/or develop new plans together.

A package of multiple follow-up sessions is available with a reduced rate per session. Contact me for more information.



Appointment Information


I specialize in chronic dieting, disordered eating, eating disorders, intuitive eating, mindful eating, non-diet and weight-inclusive approach, body acceptance, general health, prevention and wellness, and geriatric nutrition.

We will meet virtually at this time through a secure, HIPAA compliant telehealth platform.

Appointments are available Monday through Friday. There may be limited availability for weekends. Please email to yawenrd@gmail.com for more information.

Please email to yawenrd@gmail.com to schedule an appointment.

If you cannot attend a scheduled session, please email to cancel or reschedule. There will be no fee if an email is received 24 hours in advance of the scheduled appointment time. However, if you need to cancel a weekend appointment, please do so before noon the Friday before. The late cancellation of fee $100 will be charged to you, regardless of the reason. The full price of the appointment will be charged to you if you miss the appointment. If you are late for an appointment, the appointment will still end on time out of respect for the client scheduled after you.

All services may be paid by check, cash, credit or debit card. You may also pay online through PayPal. The client is responsible for full payment before or at the beginning of each appointment.

Ya-Wen Nutrition is currently not in-network with any insurance providers, but encourages all clients to explore their out-of-network benefits within their individual policies. A superbill and/or an invoice can be provided at your request for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Podcast

心 營養 | Make Peace with Food

A podcast exploring the relationship with food and the body with you!

In the show, I talk about problems with diet culture, myths and facts of nutrition and health, strategies of intuitive eating, mindfulness, self-care, and more! I also provide scientific evidence and personal experience to help you make peace with food.


心 營養 Make Peace with Food is recorded in Mandarin so if you know the language, please check it out and share with more people!



For more information, visit:

Podcast- Make Peace with Food

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