Bittens Addiction | Cheryl Poulin
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Cheryl Poulin

SUGAR®-certified and licensed
HMA®-certified and licensed Food Addiction Professional
iPEC, CPC – Certified Professional Coach, Carbohydrate Restriction Specialist
iPEC, ELI MP – Certified Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner
Completed LCHF/ketogenic nutrition and treatment
Completed Addictive Eating Training
Completed Professional Training in Low Carbohydrate High Fat / Ketogenic Nutrition and Treatment
Completed LCHF in Clinical Practice
Completed Ketogenic: The Science and Practice of Therapeutic Carbohydrate Restriction
Completed Nutritional Medicine: The Basic Science


Addiction happens in the brain, but it manifests outwardly as a mess of many symptoms. I spent most of my teenage and adult life trying to fix those symptoms by dieting. It didn’t work.


It turns out, I’m a sugar/food addict. I always turned to food to provide relief from the challenges of life. I used food for everything except what it’s intended for – nutrition. I celebrated with it. I entertained with it. I patched up my psychological wounds with it. And I abused it for the sheer high I got from having it. I finally realized this was more than a willpower thing. I was hooked. So, I looked for and received the help I needed to get well. What I discovered as I got better led me down the path of wanting to help others with food addiction issues. So here I am.


I’ve been a certified coach, specializing in therapeutic carbohydrate restriction since 2014. I’m passionate about the power of coaching. It helps break down barriers to assist men and women in attaining new heights and living in optimal health. I know that lasting change comes from the inside.


As a SUGAR®-licensed and certified specialist, I’m equipped to assess my clients in terms of their addiction to sugar(s) and help prepare them for a better future.


Being HMA® certified gives me the tools and knowledge to help my clients who are addicted to sugar/food. This training has elevated my coaching skills to a whole new level.


It’s my deep pleasure to help men and women achieve the same measure of success that I’ve experienced. My understanding and a ton of empathy help me support my clients to successful outcomes. I’ve “been there and done that,” so I get it.


My current toolbox includes the diagnostic SUGAR® tool to determine the addiction to sugar. In addition, I use the ELI® assessment tool to help my clients discover the attitudinal tendencies that drive their behaviour.


I see myself as an educator, so when you visit my website, you will see a continually growing list of articles I’ve written that can help you better understand food addiction and the role nutrition plays in achieving excellent health. The site is ever-growing and a true labor of love.


In my spare time, I paint and make art. It’s a meditative outlet that fuels and regenerates my spirit. I live with my husband and two mischievous cats in a beautiful, wooded country setting.


For more information, you can contact Cheryl at

Website: No Sugar Coach
Phone: 613-832-4099

Located in Ottawa, Ontario Canada