Customized Weight Loss and Wellness Plans Designed by a Health Care Professional.
Customized Weight Loss
and Wellness Plans
Designed by a
Health Care Professional.
Customized
Weight
Loss and
Wellness Plans

McKinnon Health Solutions offers a holistic approach to losing weight - and keeping it off. As a CRNBC Registered Nurse Practitioner, NSHC Certified Health Coach, and BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer, Kirstin McKinnon knows there’s no such thing as a “one-size-fits-all” diet. Kirstin’s skills, training, and multi-faceted approach to weight loss starts in the brain - followed by the plate.
Kirstin’s individualized approach to healthy eating and wellness brings together research from different fields of study to create an effective weight loss program.

Being overweight can harm your health. Achieving a healthier weight can prevent or improve health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.

Guiding Principles

Kirstin McKinnon, founder of McKinnon Health Solutions, has a passion to help people achieve their weight and wellness goals. Kirstin has developed a weight and wellness program that focuses on mindset and strategy. A mindset for success is essential to take command over issues such as a lack of self-belief, stress, negative thoughts, and sabotaging thoughts. These are huge barriers to long term weight loss and wellness. Secondly, by using the right strategies for weight loss at the right time, you will increase your success. Kirstin addresses topics such as nutrition and meal planning, how to cope with cravings or situations that can make you fall off track, and discovering the physical activity that is right for you. Using this program, Kirstin will design a weight loss and wellness plan that is unique for you. There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach. With every appointment, you will further progress your weight loss and wellness plan, and Kirstin will coach you to implement this plan and stay on track.

Two primary reasons why people struggle with losing weight and keeping it off are either their mindset is not set for success, or they chose a “diet" that is not sustainable in the long term. Kirstin focuses on these obstacles so that her clients discover a healthy way of thinking, eating, and being physically active that they can enjoy for the rest of their lives.

Right Strategies at the Right Time

  • Use of behaviour therapy, health coaching, and support to help clients achieve their goals
  • Replace old unhealthy habits with new healthy habits
  • Change from knowing what you “should” do, to doing it and sticking to it
Learn more about Kirstin's Use of Behaviour Therapy

Behaviour Therapy

Behaviour therapy is aimed at changing old unhealthy habits into new improved habits to help you lose weight and keep it off. Behavior therapy is different from psychotherapy. Kirstin has been trained in behaviour therapy which uses the right strategies at the right time to help clients achieve their goals. Most people go through cycles of “dieting” and losing weight, costing them not only financially but also emotionally. They feel defeated when they re-gain the weight months later. Research shows that most diet and exercise programs for weight loss do not work in the long term. Even the best laid out nutrition and exercise plan is likely to fail without the use of behaviour therapy. People often say they know what they “should” be doing to lose weight, but they struggle with making the changes and sticking to it. This is where Kirstin uses behavior therapy, health coaching, and support to help you change from knowing what you “should” do, to doing it and sticking to it.

A Nurse Practitioner, Personal Trainer and Health Coach all in one.

Kirstin is highly qualified and committed to helping you achieve your weight loss goals through customized weight loss and wellness plans. Want to reduce your blood pressure, lower your cholesterol, or your risk of heart attack? This is your time, let’s get started!

What is a CRNBC Registered Nurse Practitioner?

Nurse Practitioners (NPs) were first regulated in BC in 2005 by the College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC). NPs are Registered Nurses who have met advanced practice education and met the requirements to prescribe medications, order tests, make referrals to specialists, and diagnose conditions (Canadian Nurses Association, n.d.).

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 CRNBC Registered Nurse Practitioner

What is a BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer?

A British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) certified personal trainer has met the BCRPA and National Fitness Leadership Alliance education and performance standards to “design and instruct comprehensive, individualized, safe, effective and appropriate exercise programs for clients” (BCRPA).

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BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer

What is a NSHC Certified Health Coach?

Health Coaching is the use of evidence-based skillful conversation, clinical strategies and interventions to actively and safely engage clients in health behavior change to better self manage their health, health risk, and acute or chronic health conditions resulting in optimal wellness, improved health outcomes, lowered health risk and decreased healthcare costs.

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Who could benefit from McKinnon Health Solutions?

  • Anyone who is overweight and...
  • Knows what they “should” be doing to lose weight but are struggling with getting started or sticking to it
  • Has “tried every diet out there and nothing has worked”
  • Needs guidance on how to lose weight
  • Has cycled through losing and regaining weight
  • Wants to embark on their first weight loss journey

This is your time, let’s get started!

You can request an appointment via our contact page.

Clinic Hours

  • Mon-Fri: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Evening Appointments by Request
  • Weekends: Closed
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