Meet RNC's Founder
Mohamed is a Toronto-based Registered Dietitian and educator who is passionate about helping others develop a high quality lifestyle that keeps them healthy and happy.
Mohamed received his degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Waterloo, in his third year he went through his own transformation and journey (read below) and found his passion was in helping others become healthy. Upon graduating he enrolled in the Applied Human Nutrition & Dietetics degree at Mount Saint Vincent University and graduated 3 years later. He is a licensed Registered Dietitian and a former personal trainer.
Mohamed is also part of Cleveland Clinic Canada's team of healthcare professionals working in the Executive Health Program. He enjoys presenting and has delivered engaging presentations in many corporations. In his free time, Mohamed coaches kids in Water Polo and runs a young entrepreneurship development program for high school students. Mohamed enjoys exploring nature, reading, learning new skills and spending time with his mischievous cat & clown dog (Dawn & Shrimp!).
Your story was once mine too
Again? That was the one word that occupied my mind every time I stepped on the scale and saw an increase after I dropped some weight. It was becoming so unpredictable that I didn’t want to think about it anymore. So I would bury the idea of losing weight and forget about it. Then there were times where I felt like I had to do something about it, so I would obsess about it. At these times I would come across a diet that promised results and would dive into it only to fall off a few weeks later. In a span of 2 years I had tried almost everything that promised to work. What I found out at the end shocked me and changed my worldview.
Ten years ago I tried most diets you could think of. They were all different but the same cycle was becoming obvious. I would lose weight, get happy and excited, start to plateau then all of a sudden I would gain the weight again. One of my lowest points came after a specific diet got me to drop a few lbs (at the expense of feeling very low energy) only for my weight to start increasing again 3 weeks into it, I relapsed to what I did when I wasn’t dieting and gained triple the weight back in a span of 3 weeks. I worked really hard for 3 weeks only to end up weighing more than I started. I felt defeated and hopeless, “this is one problem I will never solve” I thought. Weight loss wasn’t for me. Perhaps my genetics had already decided my fate for me. I largely blamed my environment at the time (I grew up in Egypt) and settled that my weight was out of my control. That was my conclusion.
From Bad to Worse
When I moved to Canada my life changed, but I actually started to gain more weight. I had no clue how to cook or eat and found myself frequently ordering in for dinners, buying frozen dinners, binging at night because of my massive cravings. It was a recipe for disaster and my weight started going up faster than ever.
Luckily for me I was in a completely different environment. I stopped blaming everything around me because everything around me was now different! How could it be that 2 totally different environments are to blame for my health? I found out that the common factor was myself. So I started taking responsibility and had a serious conversation with myself. No excuses, no blaming, no shaming, no judging. What happened after was a massive transformation.
My transformation didn’t start with a weight loss or exercise program. As I reflect about it right now, I can tell you that I did not know what was happening to me at the time. I was going through some changes without knowing it. I did not know that my mindset was changing. I did not even decide or plan to change my mindset. I did not expect what the future brought me. I only did one specific thing.
I committed to myself mentally that I would never give up. I said it to myself and I acted like it. I committed to reaching the destination I longed to be at and knew I deserved. What happened in between? I went through my own journey, a beautiful, special and truly empowering one. One that has led me to where I am today. In less than 3 months I shifted my mindset and put my nutrition on auto-pilot. It became the easiest thing to do. I was just going through life and the results kept coming. I started feeling amazing and my body started to drastically change. Any weight I lost was kept off. I reinvented myself, reframed how I see nutrition and changed my body the way I wanted. I still ate burgers, pizzas and cheesecakes (my 3 favourite foods) but I wasn’t afraid of weight gain because I never gained it back again.
Ten years ago, I had zero plans of living a healthy lifestyle helping others find their own balance through designing a journey for them. Now I want to share my knowledge with people who shared my pain. The concepts and rules I learned will shock you when I teach it to you. Your “aha” moments will come naturally and your life will truly change.
Registered Dietitian & Founder of RNC
Our philosophy revolves around one simple concept: Never give up. We never give up on our clients or purpose.
We have a team of mixed talent led by RNC’s founder and Registered Dietitian Mohamed Rezk. We bring different tools and skills to the table but the one thing we all share is our commitment to helping our clients succeed and become the best version of themselves.
Our purpose is to empower people to take control of their lifestyle by developing strong and healthy habits.