Lisa Kehler

Registered Dietitian (RD), Life & Wellness Coach

Does it feel like food planning and dieting has taken over your life? Do tough emotions drive you to the fridge? Do life decisions revolve around food, points, weight or how you feel about your body? If you’re exhausted from all of this and ready for real and lasting change, as a dietitian and food freedom coach, I can show you how to learn to eat naturally, in a way that leaves you feeling better physically (and not worse emotionally) so you have the time, energy and money to do the things that really bring you joy.

Have you recently gone through a change in your life and feel like you don’t know what to do next? Do you feel stuck and those goals you’ve set seem out of reach or you’ve tried without the success you were looking for? Do you feel like you don’t have any source of joy left in your life? Maybe you’ve lost touch with what actually does bring you peace and joy? As your life coach, my job is to help you clarify what it is you truly want, to create a vision of what it feels like to live this vision, and then break it down into small steps you can truly accomplish that will add up to big change faster than you can imagine right now. My job is to set you up for success. There is no failing in coaching, only learning. 

Conversations with Safe Harbour Therapy
Episode 98 – Natural Eating with Lisa Kehler
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Year Graduated1996 University/1997 Internship
CredentialsRegistered dietitian since 1997
Licensed by College of Dietitians of Manitoba
Member of Dietitians of Canada
Am I Hungry Mindful Eating Facilitator
Wellcoaches-trained Health and Wellness Coach
Yoga Teacher 200hr level

How I Work

I combine gentle, foundational nutrition and mindful eating tools to help end chaotic eating and balance nutrition so you can learn to trust your body to tell you what and how much to eat. I share the power of coaching to harness your strengths for the journey and create a vision for true well-being for you.

My Story

My passion is to support women in finding their own path to freedom and vitality. I know the stress of constantly regretting what you ate and obsessing over what you’re going to eat next. I also know the feeling of anxiety, that feeling that you are never where you’re “supposed to be” (and really having no idea of where that is) or doing what you’re “supposed to be doing” (and really having no idea about that either). And the shame and fear that comes with feeling totally out of control with no North Star to base big and small decisions on.

My approach is rooted in a whole-person view, compassion, non-judgement, respect, reliable information and a non-diet/health at every size philosophy. We start where you’re at and explore the way forward together.


  • Body image
  • Binge eating
  • Emotional eating
  • Disordered eating
  • Balanced nutrition
  • Structured eating/ending chaotic eating
  • Health at every size
  • Healthy weight for your unique body
  • Goal Setting Issues
  • Women’s Issues
  • Yoga Mindfulness
  • Life Transitions
  • Self Empowerment

Treatment Approach

  • Food Freedom Coaching
  • General (non-therapeutic) Nutrition Counselling
  • General Health and Wellness Coaching
  • Life Coaching


I found Lisa and Off Your Plate Nutrition through a web search and her individualized approach really resonated with me. Lisa is a skilled coach who helped me to gain insight into the difference between emotional hunger and true hunger.
Her guidance helped me to finally end the restrict, binge, repeat cycle I was stuck in for so many years. I have happily said goodbye to diets. I now trust myself to monitor and respond to real hunger and to meet my emotional needs without food. I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in making a long-term change.
K.P. // Client

You have a lot to offer women who are struggling with being mindful with food and being gentle with themselves. The part about being kind to myself and not beating myself up about eating really stuck with me.
Knowing I can eat whatever I want, as long as I know why I’m eating it and what the feeling is behind it. I’m not focusing on weight so much as being happy with myself and doing things I enjoy instead of eating.
K.W. // Client

She compassionately, with brilliant insightfulness uses her many years of intense studies and practices, to masterfully coach you through the life changing awareness and knowledge of Mindful eating practices. This becomes an intuitive, life balancing way to healthfully nourish our body, mind and ultimately spirit. Lisa is a master at this delicate art. Truly, my life and feelings around food, now have a fresh positive place in my inner psyche. Diets are archaic, Mindful eating is forever.
M.C. // Client

“I feel like we poked around the remnants of an old smoking fire and found a small ember. I thought my fire was dead and now it’s coming back. I have hope again. Our talk has reconnected me with the hope for a better me.”
B.C. // Client

“I’m finally free of this tyranny and can enjoy being in the kitchen again.”
H.K. // Client


Sliding scaleNo
Free 20 minute consultation?Yes. By phone
Accepted payment methodsPaypal, e-transfer, cheque
Accepts coverage?No direct billing
Accepted Insurance PlansN/A

Podcast & Blog

Episode 98 – Natural Eating with Lisa Kehler

written by Lisa Kehler on 06/05/22

You’ll eat to feel better, physically and emotionally. Scarfing down a box of chocolates on the couch because you’re sad, lonely, mad or tired just won’t make sense anymore. What will make sense is figuring out what that craving and urgent need to eat and only eat is really telling you. Finding the space in the urgency to figure out what you really need to find peace again. This is how that chocolate bar doesn’t turn into three and a bag of chips to boot.

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54 – What is your Quarantine 15 for self care? with Lisa Kehler

written by Lisa Kehler on 03/09/20

The Quarantine 15.  Has the Covid-19 pandemic added extra stress and anxiety around your relationship with food and your body? You aren’t alone. Social distancing, working from home, gym and yoga studio closures, isolation and a myriad of other unexpected challenges we couldn’t have imagined have impacted us on so many levels. If you struggle […]

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Episode 28 – Diet Culture with Lisa Kehler

written by Lisa Kehler on 20/02/20

WHY CHALLENGE DIET CULTURE? Diet culture is a manufactured way of seeing the world where the shape, size and weight of a body is more important than its physical health or the mental health and wellness of the person residing in that body. Diet culture diminishes our personal power by promoting a widespread message creating […]

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