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Sweeteners and Weight Loss: A winning Combination?

31 December, 2016 No Comments

***To make this article easier to read, I use the term sweetener(s) to cover non nutritional/artificial/synthetic sweeteners.*** With the arrival of the new year and the resolutions that are taken at this time, losing weight is often a priority for many. This article doesn’t focus on weight loss itself, as we have already covered this […]

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3 Ways to Enjoy Halloween Candy (and not overdo it)

Are you able to enjoy Halloween candy without over-doing it?  Did you know that how we approach Halloween treats is how we will approach other food temptations?  This topic is important since every holiday (ie. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, Easter) has food temptations. The good news is that we do not have to […]

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Microbiome and Obesity: More Closely Linked than we Think

11 October, 2016 2 Comments

Scientific progress is lending increasing clarity to the role of microbiomes (the set of genes possessed by micro-organisms that inhabit our body). New, often unsuspected roles have been attributed to them in recent years.  Microbiome is actually involved in digestive health, normal brain function, immunity and the development of certain diseases such as cancer.

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TOP 10: Salads Under One Dollar

Salads are a great option for lunchtime. They’re easy to customise, easy to transport, and even easier to make. It can be tempting to run to the corner store though or even a fast food restaurant and buy an overpriced (and under-nourishing) salad in order to feel healthier when you’re pressed for time. Instead, why […]

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Do You Need a Spring Cleanse?

The word “detox” or “cleanse” sounds so powerful, right? Like it will work some serious magic. Advocates of the “cleanse diet” say it will reset your body; improve energy, digestion, metabolism etc. But does it? What is involved in this drinkable concoction and is it worth your hard earned cash? As a society, we are […]

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In Defense of Carbs

“I have been cutting my carbs”, “I am avoiding carbs”, “I don’t eat carbs” – these are all things I frequently hear from conscientious dieters. “After all,” they say, “aren’t carbs bad for me?” Thank you Dr. Atkins for leaving people so confused and worried about this misunderstood macronutrient. Contrary to popular belief, carbs are […]

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International No Diet Day

In order to take steps against the propaganda of weight loss diets, International No Diet Day came into being. The idea came to a British woman, Mary Evans Young, also a long time anorexic, who was teaching management courses for women. This day, which happens every year on the 6th of May, is now celebrated in […]

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Change your Dietary Habits, One Day at the Time

Each year since the late 1970’s, in Canada and around the rest of the world, Nutrition Month is celebrated in March. The theme for this year’s campaign in Canada is “Take a 100 Meal Journey – Make Small Changes, One Meal at a Time”. Why 100 meals you ask? It’s approximately the number of meals […]

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TOP 10 Light Recipes

1 February, 2016 No Comments

In winter we’re all tempted to eat rich, hearty foods. To fight this bad habit, here are our TOP 10 light recipes, ideal for keeping your New Year’s resolutions!

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30 Inspirational Quotes to Boost your Motivation

23 January, 2016 No Comments

It’s that time of year once again to make our New Year’s resolutions. The most common one being to lose weight. To help you stay motivated, we’ve found 30 inspirational quotes to boost your motivation!

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Mindful Eating Secrets (To Prevent Over-Eating)

Have you ever gone to a dinner party and left feeling stuffed beyond belief? You may have even whispered, “Why did I eat so much?” The thoughts of the fantastic party are over-shadowed by your utter discomfort. Has this happened to you? It’s happened to me.

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Top 7 Merry Christmas Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

The song says, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”. Do you agree? Or is it the most wonderful time of the year to give up your healthy eating intentions because of the inevitable over-abundance of food and sweet temptations?