As a sport dietitian practicing in Vancouver for 13 years, Cristina’s clients include the Vancouver Canucks and Canada’s Olympic athletes. Whether you want to lose weight or build muscle, Cristina will create your own healthy eating plan that delivers great results. Her areas of expertise include chronic disease, digestive disorders, emotional eating, prenatal nutrition, sport nutrition and weight management.
Christina has a relaxed approach with food and nutrition and does not promote restrictive or perfect diets. Instead, she will give you the practical tools to build balanced eating habits that you can maintain for life. She will teach you simple strategies to boost energy, reduce cravings and maximize nutrition to achieve your health and fitness goals. She applies evidence based recommendations to all health conditions and provides you with an individual plan that fits your lifestyle.
Cristina Sutter earned a Masters degree in Community Nutrition from the University of Toronto after studying Dietetics at the University of British Columbia. She also has a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University and worked as a personal trainer before becoming a dietitian. Cristina was a University Instructor at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and Langara College, where she taught the fourth-year sport nutrition course for several years.
Cristina works with elite athletes. She worked with the Vancouver National Swim Centre for 4 years, travelling with Swimming Canada’s team to world championships. The Womens Canadian Alpine Ski Team, BCParaAlpine Ski Team, BCGymnastics, BCBasketball, BCFieldHockey, SFU Varsity Swimming, SwimBC and the WhitecapsFC youth residency program are just a few of the teams she has worked with over the years. Cristina is the SportMedBC Sun Run InTraining Sport Dietitian and she enjoys working with recreational athletes who are training for their next big race, whether it’s a 10K or ironman.
Cristina enjoys working with youth. Sometimes it helps if someone other than mom and dad talk about nutrition. Cristina understands kids and knows how to empower them to make great choices. She has a sensitive and genuine demeanor that creates a safe learning environment for children and youth.
Cristina understands how to break the vicious cycle of emotional eating and has helped many clients to understand and overcome their emotional battle with food. She is highly skilled at assessing the relationship between self-esteem, stress and eating behaviours and will teach you the strategies to relearn new patterns of eating and thinking about food.
"I highly recommend Cristina, she knows sport nutrition and she gets results. Her nutrition expertise helped keep me fueled and hydrated during summer and altitude training. Cristina built me a competition meal plan that helped eliminate muscle cramps on race days.”
Nutrition counselling helps you to reach your health and fitness goals through healthy eating habits that fit within your lifestyle. This is not a temporary diet. In fact, it is important to include your favorite foods in moderation, to enjoy a healthy relationship with food. Our registered dietitian will teach you how to balance your meals and snacks with foods that give you energy and keep you fueled for longer.
Learn how you may be sabotaging your goals and receive a personalized nutrition plan to help you build lifelong eating habits that will achieve long term results. Whether you are trying to overcome emotional eating or digestive symptoms, our registered dietitian will help you identify your triggers and establish proven strategies to create new patterns of eating. Your registered dietitian will provide you with the right information and support to feel empowered, motivated and confident that you will be successful in your new way of eating.
"I just want to say how much my son (Jr A hockey) has profited from your nutritional coaching. Nii Noi had a goal to lose weight but also train and maintain his energy to show up at main camp in the best shape possible. Over the four months he followed your program it transformed his whole outlook on food, his way of eating and along with training gave him the head start he needed to have a very successful start to the season. He credits your plan in combination with his summer training as why he has been at the top of his game this season."
Cristina conducts a complete nutrition assessment and provides you with nutrition strategies and a sample meal plan that is tailored to help you achieve your goals. She will explain how different foods are affecting your body and help you to make simple changes that fit within your lifestyle. Ultimately, she understands that some changes are hard to make and works with you to set realistic and effective goals.
Check in with Cristina for support and guidance to monitor your progress and help keep you motivated and on track to reach your goals. Follow-ups are encouraged every 2-3 weeks and can be booked after an individual consultation.
Please bring a 7-10 day food & training journal to your appointment (see the document below for tips on how to complete one) that includes the times, amounts and types of food and exercise. If you have digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disorder, please follow the IBS Food & Symptom Journal Instructions.