Nutrition that Fits Your Needs, Life, Goals
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.
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.
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
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
- 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
"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."