Kingston Retreat Archived

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The Kingston Keto Retreat will take place December 1, 2018, from 9:30AM until 5:00PM. Doors open at 9:00AM.

Mingle time is 5:15PM – 6:00PM in the lounge of the hotel.

The Ambassador Hotel and Conference Centre

1550 Princess Street , Kingston, Ontario, K7M 9E3, Canada

Kingston Keto Retreat will include:

  • For those registered for the Kingston Keto Retreat, one-on-one nutrition consultations available on Sunday December 2 in meeting rooms at the Ambassador Hotel. Go to the Consultation page for more info.
  • Door prizes
  • Box lunches for purchase
  • Post conference mingle time in lounge
Registration is now open!


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Menu of Boxed Lunch

Cost is $25 (incl. taxes)and must be ordered in advance.

-a basic green garden salad with oil and vinegar dressing

-roast chicken (no additives or fillers)

-real (unprocessed) cheese


-dill pickles

-some 72% dark chocolates


almonds (separately packaged)

Retreat Schedule

Saturday December 1

9:00 a.m. Doors open
9:30 – 9:45 Welcome and introduction – Wendy Moore
9:45 – 11:45 Megan Ramos
11:45 – 12:30 LUNCH BREAK (box lunches available for $25: pre-order purchase or bring your own).
12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Doug and Tiia
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. BREAK
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Amy Berger
5:15 – 6:00 p.m. Mingle time in hotel lounge

All speaker sessions will have a 15 minute break in the middle.
There will be books, merch and sponsor tables in the conference room during the day.

Sunday December 2:

Individual one-on-one nutrition consultations for registrants to the Kingston Keto Retreat.
From 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Go to the Consultation page for all the info


What’s in Kingston?

Kingston Parliament
This used to be Canada’s Parliament Building until Queen Victoria moved the capital of Canada to Ottawa.

Here’s link to Kingston’s Visitor Guide, the Eat and Sleep part.
It’s very well done.

Visit, dine and sleep in Kingston.

Topics for the Speakers

Amy Berger

Intro to the Personal Fat Threshold Concept

Learn why:

  • Type 2 diabetes and other metabolic dysregulations occur in people of all shapes and sizes
  • Keto/LCHF diets, fasting, and bariatric surgery often reverse metabolic problems long before significant fat loss has occurred
  • Low fat diets do work for some people (it’s true!)
  • Overweight & obesity may be “protective” against certain metabolic complications

 Keto Fixed Everyone Else; Why am I Still Struggling?

  • A frank & honest conversation about the emotional & psychological aspects of dietary adherence
  • Opening the conversation for those who struggle with emotional eating, binge eating, and other self-sabotage even on keto
  • Tips for changing negative inner monologues that are roadblocks to success
  • Actionable advice to start getting the results you want

Megan Ramos

  • Should you fast or feast before the holidays?
  • What kind of fasting should you do?
  • Why are time restricted eating windows so important
  • Biggest issues witnessed during the holiday season
  • Are you going to eat carbs?  How do to do safely
  • How to recover from the holidays: feasting
  • How to recover from the holidays: fasting

Dr. Doug Bishop and Tiia Bishop

  • Maximize metabolism through the holidays with movement
  • Exercise and stress
  • Exercise and insulin
  • Fat-fueled exercise
  • Strategies to deal with saboteurs
  • Maintaining your lifestyle through the holidays and after
  • Strategies for low carb control through holiday chaos
  • Maneuvering the holidays with mindfulness


Registration Was Open

You are now able register for our first Keto/LCHF/Fasting retreat in Kingston, Ontario.

Please access the registration form, either by printing, filling it out and sending us a scan or photo of the completed form
getting the PDF and using a PDF Editor to complete it and email it to us at the address on the form.

Kingston Keto Reteat Registration form

Kingston Keto Registration


Payment can be made by Interac E-transfer or by credit or debit card through our PayPal button at the bottom of this page.
If you have a Canadian bank account we would prefer payment by Interac E-transfer to save money on the Paypal fees. Send E-transfers to the email address on the form.

Your registration for the Kingston Keto-Retreat is not confirmed until you receive an email from Wendy.

Please feel free to contact us if you have questions.


We are unable offer refunds. If you have registered but can no longer attend this retreat, you may transfer the registration to a friend or we can transfer it to someone who is interested but can’t attend for financial reasons.



Speakers’ Bios


Amy Berger •

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Amy Berger, MS, CNS, NTP, is a U.S. Air Force veteran, Certified Nutrition Specialist and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner who specializes in using low-carbohydrate nutrition to help people reclaim their vitality by eating delicious foods, and showing them that getting and staying well doesn’t require starvation, deprivation, or living at the gym. Her motto is, “Real people need real food!” She blogs at, where she writes about a wide range of health and nutrition-related topics, such as insulin, metabolism, weight loss, thyroid function, and more.

Megan Ramos •


Megan Ramos has worked alongside Dr. Jason Fung since 2003. She is a clinical researcher by trade with the majority of her research focusing on preventative medicine. Megan co-founded the Intensive Dietary Management Program with Dr. Fung in 2014 after being diagnosed with diabetes herself and was the program’s first guinea pig.


Dr. Doug Bishop •

Dr. Bishop and daughter Tiia

Dr. Bishop received his Doctor of Medicine (MD) from Queen’s University and later went on to receive his Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Degree (FRCP), specializing in Internal Medicine from the University of Ottawa. He has been a practicing specialist in Internal Medicine since 1978 with an interest in hypertension, diabetes and cholesterol disorders, and has since developed a keen interest in obesity management and its treatment. During his tenure as Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa, Dr. Bishop was awarded “Best Medical Teacher”. 

Throughout his life, Dr. Bishop has been an avid athlete and now competes in the master’s division in swimming and triathlons.
After 23 years of consulting in Internal Medicine and treating disorders, he decided that prevention of these disorders was the paramount direction he wanted to take. He became a member of the Obesity Medicine Association in 2000 and attends their twice-annual conventions to stay current with new information on the causes and management obesity disorders. Using his knowledge of medicine and fitness, Dr. Bishop created his Weight Management Clinic in 2001 in order to develop and implement a spectrum of tools for nutrition, motivation, and fitness. His main goal is to guide individuals toward a long-term healthy lifestyle. 

Dr. Bishop is genuinely concerned about each of his clients and is passionate about his work. He not only has the desire to help people with the prevention of chronic disease but to encourage and assist them to take charge of their lives and feel in control of their own health and happiness. 

 Tiia Bishop

Client Counselor & Personal Trainer

Tiia has been working closely with her father at the Weight Management Clinic since 2004. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology & Psychology from Wilfred Laurier University, has completed many Obesity Medicine Association courses and a course in Motivational Interviewing at Northeastern University. Tiia is a certified Bariatric Assistant, a certified Personal Trainer Specialist through Can-Fit-Pro, and has developed individualized exercise programs for a large portion of our clients. When counselling clients, Tiia is able to combine her expertise in physical fitness with her current knowledge and skills to promote healthy lifestyles and help clients achieve their goals.


Wendy Moore – Retreat Organizer •

Wendy-harpI began my journey into the low carb world in 2015 and then went on to discover keto and fasting, eventually making these an integral part of my lifestyle.

I have been a touring professional musician for over 20 years and in October 2014 I was literally brought to my knees with a massive blood clot from my ankle up through my abdomen.  This clot was discovered only 4 hours before I was to board a flight to Ireland for a 32 show tour.

Had I boarded that plane, it likely would have been game over for me. A few angels got their wings that night I’m sure… and I’m eternally grateful.  It turns out that I have a hereditary blood clotting disorder which is totally manageable with medication.

The night before my clot, I did an easy 10 k run with no swelling symptoms.  I had been a fully active triathlete and half-marathon runner up until then for a number of years.

That was the last time I ran.

Miraculously, the blood clot only caused minor circulation damage and I was back to pretty much full mobility (without the running) within 4 months.

That is when my low carb journey began.

While couch-bound, I had started a lot of reading on reducing inflammation (my left leg was almost twice the size of my right).  It seemed that minimizing sugar and carbs was a big recommendation.

I had also started gaining weight from being more sedentary (and indulging in carb loaded foods) so reducing leg inflammation AND losing 20 pounds was my goal.

Starting a low carb food plan helped both of those goals but not significantly.

I needed to take things a step further so I tried going keto and eventually adding various fasting durations.

Finally success!

Now, 4 years later, I am at my ideal target body weight and my leg inflammation is gone.  I am fully active in swimming, cycling, yoga and strength training.

I’ve decided to retire now from major music touring and to focus on my continued passion for living a keto/fasting lifestyle and to helping others achieve success with their goals, weight loss, and major health benefits of living a keto lifestyle.

Some of the specialists who have taught and encouraged me are the guest speakers at this retreat: Dr. Doug Bishop, Amy Berger, and Dr. Jason Fung’s Intensive Dietary Management Clinic run by the program director, Megan Ramos. Their websites, blog posts, suggested readings and support have been invaluable.

My dream is to host kept retreats. To quote Kevin Costner in the movie ‘Field of Dreams’:  “Build it and they will come!”

Please come out and be a part of this retreat. Whether you are new to the worlds of keto, low-carb or nutritional fasting, just have a curiosity about it, or you are ‘keto-ing’ already, this will be valuable.







Kingston Keto Retreat – no lunch

Payment for the Dec. 1 Keto Retreat in Kingston.