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About

My Story

Homeostasis is run by an Ottawa-based Registered Dietitian who specializes in weight management, sports nutrition and prenatal/infant nutrition. Why did Sara decide to call her practise Homeostasis Nutrition? Because Homeostasis is the tendency of the body to seek and maintain a condition of balance or equilibrium within its internal environment, even when faced with external changes.

About Sara

Sara Awija BSc, RD received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Food Science and Human Dietetics from McGill University. 

She has completed her 40 weeks of internship (Professional

Practice - Stage) which is sequenced and integrated into each year

of study. Sara was exposed to a variety of practice settings

including clinical nutrition, community nutrition, and food service

management in Montreal and Ottawa. The program is designed

according to the Integrated Competencies for Dietetics Education

and Practice (ICDEP) and is accredited by the Partnership for

Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP). Sara holds a Certification

in Adult Weight Management.

Sara offers nutrition counselling, weight management programs

and creates customized meal plans based on food preferences,

lifestyle and goals.


Why Sara?

Sara has a unique approach to her practice and provides advice

that is realistic, easy to follow and emphasizes stepwise change,

balance and flexibility. She is a firm believer that small, gradual

changes to an individual’s eating and exercising regimen coupled

with patience, commitment and a positive attitude can lead to

permanent lifestyle change and a happier, healthier and more

fulfilling life.

Sara uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational

Interviewing, Nutrition Education/therapy, and Experimental

Techniques to aid her clients in challenging thoughts/behaviours to

attain a healthy weight. 

On the sports nutrition side, you would be working with a

professional who is also an athlete. Sara knows what it means to

optimize your nutritional intake. Not all calories are created equal,

especially when you are an athlete. By tailoring what, when, and

how much you eat, she can create a diet plan together that will

bring you to the next level. Each plan is customized to your unique

requirements. These requirements are influenced by many

variables such as your sport or activity, gender, body size, and age.

Below are a few of the nutrition areas in which Sara specializes:

  • Weight Management
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cholesterol Management, Blood Pressure Management
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Prenatal Nutrition
  • Infant Nutrition
  • Eating Disorders
  • Binge Eating Disorder/ Compulsive Overeating
  • Night Eating Syndrome

In her spare time, Sara enjoys being active, cooking, travelling and experiencing the newest restaurants and food trends in Ottawa and across the globe.

Sara is also a recreational athlete; cycling, hiking, surfing, power lifting, going for long runs every day and competing in marathons.

1,000 Happy Customers

Steve Jay

"5* I would not hesitate to strongly recommend Homeostasis-Nutrition That Fits to anyone and everyone who is serious about wanting to make healthy changes in their lives!!!"

Dalia Elkhouly Hammad

"Sara is very knowledgeable and professional in her field. She

speaks with passion about her work and I can easily tell how much

she enjoys what she does. I absolutely trust her advice and

suggestions when it comes to providing the proper nutrition for my

son. I believe anyone, hoping to achieve or maintain healthy

lifestyle, will greatly benefit from Sara."