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Dietitian Spotlight: Sham & Kam

1. Tell us about yourself

Hi There… It’s Kam & Sham, co-founders of Full On Faith Nutrition! We call ourselves the “dynamic dietitian duo,” but really we are just two women who got tired of seeing our people struggle with preventable chronic diseases. We watched members in both of our families fight with illnesses like diabetes and subconsciously accepted that as a natural part of aging. But who has time?! Together we’ve decided to fight back and change that narrative by claiming the abundant life we’ve been promised!

2. What’s your favorite part about being a dietitian?

Faith without work is dead, right? So, we love being ‘bout that action! Many of us pray for health and healing, but flop on the action steps. We know all the things that can get in the way (lack of time-money-motivation-etc.) and our favorite thing to do is break down those barriers. Our faith-based approach to wellness links food and faith because we believe that is the most impactful way to make a lasting change.

3. Describe what your typical week looks like?

Hmmm… well this is a tricky question because no week is ever the same (which we appreciate). We both have full-time positions, but the real work begins after 5pm. We are passionate about providing delicious and easy ways to add more nutritious foods to your routine – especially the foods you wouldn’t normally try. Whether it’s writing nutrition articles, testing recipes, and/or preparing for speaking engagements, we are always on the grind. Nothing beats talking with someone about how they don’t like <insert vegetable> and changing their mind within the first bite!

P.S. We’ve had quite a few cauliflower converts with this recipe 

4. How do you find the balance between work & personal?

There are so many ways to find balance, but here are a few strategies that work for us…

Set The Tone – Start each morning with quiet time –prayer, meditation or other– to find inner peace and direction. Instead of waiting to see what the day brings, try telling each day what you need.

Walk It Out – Walking for at least 15min. each day is a great way to clear the mind when stress starts to build. A quick break in the middle of the day can help you stay more focused and get work done sooner – allowing more time to enjoy family and friends.

Remind These Fools – Take a moment to focus on affirmations and positive self-talk during the day. It is easy to get caught up on the things you haven’t done/accomplished yet, but remember to stop and remind these fools (but mostly yourself).

  • You DO have time to make it happen.
  • You CAN accomplish the goals you’ve set.
  • You ARE deserving of your wildest dreams.

If any of these ideas sound helpful, please try ‘em and share your thoughts!

5. What are 3 foods you can’t live without?

  • Baked, grilled, roasted, or pie’d, we never say no to sweet potatoes!
  • Mac n cheese… as long as it’s baked in the oven we are down for the cause – even those of us who are lactose intolerant *cough* Kam *cough*.
  • Brussel sprouts because. Just because.

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Ladies, thank you so much for contributing to our spotlight! You are both a source of inspiration for dietitians and dietitians-to-be. To learn more about Sham and Kam, be sure to visit their website, and follow them on the gram @Kamaria_RDN & @Shamera_RDN! 

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