Sadia Badiei

BSc. Dietetics

Self-Employed | Nutritional Plant-Based Coach | YouTuber

Eindhoven, Netherlands

Summary

I am a(n):

BSc. Dietetics

I am also a(n):

Self-Employed | Nutritional Plant-Based Coach | YouTuber | World Traveller | Blogger

Working full-time to produce high quality YouTube video content that help people live vibrant, uncomplicated and healthy lifestyles. I currently have 600,000+ YouTube subscribers. I also provide health and nutritional coaching on my personal website, Pick Up Limes (www.pickuplimes.com).

Over the course of my career I have personally helped 1000s of individuals deepen their nutritional health knowledge. I've also worked with 100s of individuals to develop customized habits and skills to overcome their unique challenges. Recently, I turned to YouTube to disseminate my knowledge even further. If you're interested in increasing your knowledge regarding nutritional health, what it is like to be a dietitian, working for yourself, becoming a content creator, building a YouTube following, etc. feel free to give me a call. I love helping others succeed in anyway I can.

Questions & Answers

Mentorship/Coaching

Feedback

Referrals

Brainstorming

Emotional Support

To ask me why I personally decided to adopt a plant-based lifestyle

To ask me about my own personal challenges in adopting a plant-based lifestyle and how I overcame them

To walk away knowing more about how you can reduce the risk of disease just by eating

For me to discuss with you the most important things I've learned over the course of my education and career regarding food via a 1-on-1 conversation

To learn five things I would tell my younger self to adopt to improve the quality of my life

To learn what I would teach my children about eating food

To learn more about what it's like to be a dietitian

To discuss how I go about producing, publishing and distributing my content online

To learn more about how I went about building a website, YouTube and Instagram following and how you can too

Suggestions, critiques and/or ideas on your content, website and/or videos

My Salary, Rates, Income & Benefits

My Current Role & Responsibilities

My Day-to-Day

What I am Currently Working on

How I got to where I am Today

What I Enjoy Most/Least About my Career

Recommendations For Anyone Entering my Career or Industry

Recommended Books, Articles, Blogs, Conferences, Tools, Apps etc.

My Education, Training & Qualifications

My Biggest Challenges, Successes, Failures & Lessons Learned

Issues I Care Most About Right Now & Why

Daily Practices, Habits & Strategies

What it's Like to Live and Work in my City

I completed a five-year program for a BSc in Dietetics. I worked as a Registered Clinical Dietitian at Vancouver General Hospital, British Columbia's Children's Hospital, and British Columbia's Women's Hospital and Health Centres, in addition to working as a private-practice Dietitian. I have worked with a vast assortment of clients with nutrition-related health concerns including those with osteoporosis, eating disorders, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. I have also worked closely with clients transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle, and clients with picky toddlers.

Listings

Health & Nutrition Career Coaching

Coaching for those who are interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare field.


Committing to a field of study can be an overwhelming decision. If you are interested in pursing a career in nutrition or in healthcare field you can use this opportunity to clarify any concerns and ask questions.


ANSWER QUESTIONS RELATED TO:
- program requirements to enter the field of dietetics
- what it's like to work in a hospital setting
- what it's like to work one-on-one with clients
- how to set up your own private practice
- the pros & cons of working in the field of nutrition
- the pros & cons of being a plant-based practitioner in the healthcare field


I attended the University of British Columbia where I completed a five-year program for a BSc in Dietetics. I completed my 10-month dietetic internship at three different hospitals in Vancouver, Canada where I had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of healthcare professionals, patients and clients.

I worked as a Registered Clinical Dietitian at Vancouver General Hospital, British Columbia's Children's Hospital, and British Columbia's Women's Hospital and Health Centres, in addition to working as a private-practice Dietitian. I have worked with a vast assortment of clients with nutrition-related health concerns including those with osteoporosis, eating disorders, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. I have also worked closely with clients transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle, and clients with picky toddlers.


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Business & Social Media Coaching

Deciding to pursue a career online can be met with a lot of resistance. It can be difficult to know where to begin, how to increase your following, and how to make an income online. Having overcome many obstacles, I can share insights and tips for those interested in starting a business online, starting a YouTube channel, or creating a blog/website.


Anyone interested in starting their own business, YouTube channel or website/blog.


ANSWER QUESTIONS RELATED TO:
- where to begin when wanting to start your own business
- how to start your own YouTube channel
- how to edit videos
- how to create original content
- how to make an income online
- how to grow your social media following
- how to start a website or blog
- how to create a brand

OFFER COACHING RELATED TO:
- creating a vision related to your business
- streamlining your priorities
- how to best utilize your time for maximum output


In under 6 months, I grew the Pick Up Limes YouTube channel from zero to over 300,000 subscribers. I was able to turn the business into a full-time, lucrative and rewarding career that allows me to travel the world and work from home. The demand for one-on-one counselling continues to grow and there is currently a long waitlist for those seeking nutrition and lifestyle counselling. Creating a business and brand doesn't happen and flourish overnight; it takes a lot of work, research and dedication. By sharing my experience, I can offer insights and tips to help you build a strong start.


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Relevant & Noteworthy Work Experience

Teaching Assistant (2013 - 2013)


University of British Columbia (UBC)


Vancouver, BC


Additional Details:

• Teaching Assistant for FNH 250: Nutrition Concepts and Controversies


Dietetic Intern (2013 - 2014)


Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)


Vancouver, BC


Additional Details:

• Completed rotations at Vancouver General Hospital, Lions Gate Hospital, and UBC Hospital
• Completed 14 weeks of clinical inpatient and 7 weeks of counselling outpatient rotations
• Rotations: spine; bone marrow transplant; cardiac rehabilitation; kidney clinic, hemodialysis; geriatric care; acute cardiac medicine; acute general medicine; neurology; ICU; diabetes clinic; gestational diabetes; women’s specialized health; maternity care


Clinical Dietitian (Casual) (2014 - 2014)


Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)


Vancouver, BC


Additional Details:

• Clinical Dietitian at Vancouver General Hospital; worked on several wards as a casual dietitian


Clinical Dietitian (Casual) (2014 - 2015)


Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)


Vancouver, BC


Additional Details:

• Clinical Dietitian at BC Children’s Hospital & BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre; worked in several departments and on several wards as a casual dietitian


Registered Dietitian (2014 - 2015)


MSK Health and Performance Clinic


Vancouver & Burnaby, BC


Additional Details:

• General practice Dietitian consulting clients with a range of nutrition-related concerns, including diabetes management, weight management, improving cardiovascular health, improving disordered eating habits, and adopting a plant-based lifestyle

Link/Company Website:

http://painproclinics.com/msk-health-and-performance-clinics/


Registered Dietitian (2014 - 2015)


Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)


Vancouver, BC


Additional Details:

• Dietitian for the Osteoporosis Program & Reproductive Mental Health Program

Link/Company Website:

https://www.reproductivementalhealth.ca


Registered Dietitian (2016 - 2016)


Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)


Vancouver, BC


Additional Details:

• Dietitian at BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services' Heartwood Centre for Women

Link/Company Website:

http://heartwoodwomenscentre.ca


Founder (2014 - 2016)


Pick Up Limes


Vancouver, BC


Additional Details:

• Provide personalized one-on-one nutrition counselling (www.pickuplimes.com)
• Create nutritious and delicious plant-based recipes, uncomplicated nutrition articles, and informative YouTube videos

Link/Company Website:

www.pickuplimes.com


Relevant & Noteworthy Education Experience

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Dietetics (2009 - 2014)


University of British Columbia (UBC)


Vancouver, BC


Additional Details:

I attended the University of British Columbia where I completed a five-year program for a BSc in Dietetics. I completed my 10-month dietetic internship at Vancouver Coastal Health including rotations at Vancouver General Hospital and Lions Gate Hospital.

I was previously a member of Dietitian of Canada and am currently a member of the College of Dietitians of British Columbia (CDBC). This membership allows me to practice as a Registered Dietitian within the province of British Columbia.

Link/Website:

http://dietetics.landfood.ubc.ca/about/program-overview/


YouTube Channel (Pick Up Limes)


I created a YouTube channel called Pick Up Limes where I post fun and informative videos on several topics, including: nutrition; minimalism; productivity; and travel. New videos are posted weekly! Here is a sample video outlining my meal prep tips to minimize time spent in the kitchen during the week.

Pick Up Limes: Nutrition Website


I created a website that offers counselling, nutrition articles and wholesome recipes because like my practice I wanted my site to also have a whole wellness approach to health.

Online Nutrition & Food Blogger

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I started recipe development for fun a few years ago when I was learning about the plant-based lifestyle. I'd make dishes and desserts at random and give it to my family and friends. No one knew it was vegan, and when they found out they'd ask for the recipe. The problem was, I never really wrote anything down!

I decided to develop a blog where I could archive these recipes... then I started taking pictures of the food and realized my passion for food photography. And so Pick Up Limes was born!

Recipe categories are:
- Breakfasts
- Hot & Cold Bevereages
- Smoothies
- Snacks
- Salads
- Soups
- Sides
- Dips & Condiments
- Meals
- Desserts


http://www.pickuplimes.com

Recipe Example: Bean & Oat Burger with 3-ingredient Cajun Mayo

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People say that eating plant-based can't possibly taste as good... and boy, I'd beg to differ! The aim with many of my recipes are to show just how delicious and satisfying plant-based food can be. And to show that no favourite foods are off limits, like burgers for example! This comforting and hearty bean burger will satisfy every burger craving - and trust me, you won't miss thing.
For each recipe I post, I also link a downloadable PDF that you can download to save for later, print, or share with friends and family. Enjoy!


http://www.pickuplimes.com/single-post/2016/12/28/Bean-Oat-Burger-with-3-ingredient-Cajun-Mayo

Nutrition Article Example: Calcium on a Plant-Based Diet - Everything You Need To Know

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There's a lot of nutrition confusion out there, and it's time-consuming to do the research to find out what's true and what's embellished. To make life a whole lot easier, I create simplified nutrition articles that give you the information, and JUST the information you need to make informed choices.


http://www.pickuplimes.com/single-post/2016/12/23/Calcium-on-a-Plant-Based-Diet-Everything-You-Need-to-Know

Social Media: Instagram

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My Instagram account illustrates my personal whole wellness approach to health; lots of travel, lots of fresh and local food, nutritious recipes, lots of activity... and plenty more! I upload photos and videos to my account daily.


https://www.instagram.com/pickuplimesdotcom/

World Traveller

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Taking 6 months off work to travel was the single best decision I've ever made. Terrifying, no doubt. But I couldn't be happier I took the plunge.

Travelling solo, I started in Thailand. Only 3 weeks later I met my now partner, from the Netherlands, on a tropical beach in the south of Thailand. Together we travelled to Cambodia, and then I continued my solo travels to Bali, Indonesia when he returned to Europe. I was considering visiting China next when instead I decided to put yet another plot twist in the adventures: I would go to Europe instead! I visited the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, France and Belgium before returning back home to Vancouver.

Travelling has now become a lifestyle for me, not just a once-a-year holiday. I've moved from Vancouver to the Netherlands where I currently live, and I'm always planning my next trip.

Hobby: Hiking

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I feel Vancouver is the Mecca of trails and hikes. I feel lucky to have called it home.
There's nothing as rewarding as hiking to the top of a mountain and looking out at the view.
I love nature, fresh air, greens, and mountains so hiking is more of a hobby for me than it is exercise.
Now I look for trails and hikes no matter what country I'm in: it's a great way of exploring a new place!

Hobby: Cycling

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I started cycling when my sister gave me her old road bike as a gift. Living in Vancouver was a great place to start. I started slow: the 5km bike to and from work. Gradually I increased the distance until I was cycling up to 70km a day at one point. I then bought a new road bike when I arrived in Asia for travels, and took it with me wherever I could. I now live in the Netherlands: a country known to have more bicycles than people. For a population of 17 million, that's a lot of bikes! There's just so many benefits to it: save on gas, save on money, save the environment, and good for your health. Thanks for the hand-me-down, sis!

Hobby, Inspiration & Influencers: Audiobooks & Audiofiles


I read as much as possible, but find I can get through many more books when I listen to them instead in audiobook form. It allows me to listen to it while in transit, on my bike, while doing chores around the house... it's so much more versatile.

My go-to genre is self-improvement. Here are some of my favourites:
- The Compound Effect, by Darren Hardy
- How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie
- Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert
- Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill
- Psycho-Cybernetics, by Maxwell Maltz
- The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg
- The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho
- The Five Secrets you Must Learn Before you Die, by John Izzo
- The Four Secrets, by Don Miguel Ruiz
- The Mastery of Love, by Don Miguel Ruiz
- Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, by Carol Dweck
- The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch
- The Happiness Advantage, by Shawn Achor
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey
- Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell
- The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell
- The Astonishing Power of Emotions, by Esther and Jerry Hicks

The video above is one of my favourite audiophiles, called The Strangest Secret, by Earl Nightingale.

Beliefs & Influencers: Plant-based Living

Plant-based living has changed my life much more than I could have anticipated when I adopted the lifestyle a couple years ago. I'm passionate about the benefits it has on health, the environment and welfare of other beings. I spend much of my free time learning more about the evidence behind this way of life.

My go-to site: nutrition facts.org by Dr. Michael Gregor, M.D. This site has wonderful short, informative, evidence-based videos on the latest research in nutrition and health.

My go-to book: Becoming Vegan by Vesanto Melina and Brenda David, Registered Dietitians. They have also written a book called Becoming Vegetarian and Becoming Raw. Wonderful resources for anyone new to the lifestyle, or even for the pros that want to learn more.

www.nutritionfacts.org

Reviews Received

(4 Reviews)
Knowledgeable:
Helpful:
Good Communicator:

Mimi Alden
October 18, 2017 | 60 minutes
Knowledge Requested:
• To discuss how I go about producing, publishing and distributing my content online
• To learn more about how I went about building a website, YouTube and Instagram following and how you can too
• Suggestions, critiques and/or ideas on your content, website and/or videos
• Recommendations For Anyone Entering my Career or Industry
• My Day-to-Day
• Recommended Books, Articles, Blogs, Conferences, Tools, Apps etc.
• Daily Practices, Habits & Strategies
• My Salary, Rates, Income & Benefits
Review:

What a great experience! Sadia is beyond wonderful, excellent communicator and provides genuine and helpful tips. I highly recommend her and the Pick My Brain platform :)


Aminah H.
September 12, 2017 | 60 minutes
Knowledge Requested:
• To learn more about how I went about building a website, YouTube and Instagram following and how you can too
• Suggestions, critiques and/or ideas on your content, website and/or videos
• Recommendations For Anyone Entering my Career or Industry
• How I got to where I am Today
• Recommended Books, Articles, Blogs, Conferences, Tools, Apps etc.
• My Biggest Challenges, Successes, Failures & Lessons Learned
Review:

I reached out to Sadia primarily for coaching and emotional support around my ideas. We chatted mostly about how to develop the right mindset to move forward on my projects - and our conversation was both helpful and enjoyable. Sadia is a great listener and offered encouragement, insights, resources, as well as practical tips to implement immediately. Highly recommended!


Divya Sonti
September 11, 2017 | 30 minutes
Knowledge Requested:
• To discuss how I go about producing, publishing and distributing my content online
• To learn more about how I went about building a website, YouTube and Instagram following and how you can too
• Suggestions, critiques and/or ideas on your content, website and/or videos
• My Biggest Challenges, Successes, Failures & Lessons Learned
Review:

Sadia is detailed and thorough in giving advice. She answered questions on the technical aspects of developing content and also answered questions about her process. I found her tips and advice helpful and encouraging. If others are seeking advice and direction on creating online content, she is an excellent guide. She was organized and friendly during our 30 minute conversation. It was absolutely worth the time.


Sushma Ki
August 15, 2017 | 30 minutes
Knowledge Requested:
• To discuss how I go about producing, publishing and distributing my content online
• To learn more about how I went about building a website, YouTube and Instagram following and how you can too
• Suggestions, critiques and/or ideas on your content, website and/or videos
• How I got to where I am Today
• Recommended Books, Articles, Blogs, Conferences, Tools, Apps etc.
• My Salary, Rates, Income & Benefits
Review:

I had a wonderful chat with Sadia. I reached out to her for advice around building my own YouTube channel and creating content. We discussed the points I was struggling with and she gave me reassurance and more information than I was expecting.
She provided practical and valuable tips for my personal situation and explained them in detail. This motivated me to get started immediately and use it to create changes in my work methods.
I also learned things when she shared some of her own experiences and talked about tools she uses herself. Her recommendations will save me a lot of time and frustration and will make my process more enjoyable.

The call was organized, open and professional and at the same time, it felt like I was talking to a friend because she was so kind and helpful.
Near the end of the conversation, she summarized the points that she had suggested. And also made sure I understood and followed the things she was explaining. Very pleasant experience!


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