Jef L'Ecuyer

Registered Dietitian, RD at SOScuisine.com

Member of the Quebec College of Dietitians (OPDQ) and Dietitians of Canada,Jef graduated from McGill University in December 2014. Recently graduated and passionate about culinary arts, Jef poses a simple, effective and practical look at daily meal planning. With this in mind, she works in conjunction with the mission of SOSCuisine...

Recent posts from Jef

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Should We Add Fermented Foods to Our Diet?

We see more and more fermented food in grocery stores and markets… but there is nothing new to the concept. In fact, fermentation has been used for thousands of years to preserve food. Fermentation is defined as a controlled decomposition of one (or more) food(s) by microorganisms. More often than not, the microorganisms responsible for […]

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Quantity of Carbohydrates in Our Diabetes Meal Plan

We recently received a comment from one of our diabetes menu users who was puzzled by the amount of carbohydrates in the menu. It seemed to him higher than the official recommendations… What at first glance may seem true, is in fact due to the exceptional precision of our system. I take this opportunity to […]

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Look for Gluten… or Rather Fructans

Many people choose to eliminate gluten for all kinds of reasons. The most common one? To improve their well-being and stop digestive disorders. A large majority of these people see their symptoms improving. It is, therefore, easy to make a direct link between stopping gluten consumption and the reduction of symptoms. Hence the name non-celiac […]

Maintaining Your Weight Loss Long-Term, Is it Possible?

23 April, 2018 No Comments

Until now, the majority of studies have told us that after a restrictive diet, people tend to return to their usual weight, even when weight loss has been significant. This slightly fatalistic statement could be put in question following a recent study published in the European Journal of Endocrinology. This study concludes that, if weight […]

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Top 5 Most Confusing FODMAP Foods

11 April, 2018 No Comments

The low FODMAP* diet can give a real helping hand to many trying to have better control over their symptoms related to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)… but it can also be a little complicated and hard to follow! You can eat this food, but not this one, on the other hand, if you don’t eat […]

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The Hidden Power of Food

27 February, 2018 No Comments

As part of Nutrition Month 2018, I want to take you on a journey; discovering the different powers of food…

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Fibromyalgia: 5 Diet Tips to Cope With It

11 January, 2018 No Comments

In my previous article on fibromyalgia, I shared how a low-FODMAP diet can help manage its associated gastrointestinal symptoms. If this type of diet isn’t for you, or if you have neither stomach aches nor other functional digestive issues, I have a few other tips to help you live better with fibromyalgia. Note that these […]

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Fibromyalgia and FODMAP: A Possible Solution?

7 January, 2018 No Comments

Fibromyalgia (FM) affects between 2 and 4% of the population. Up until now, there are no efficient solutions to manage the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia (FM). However, according to a group of researchers, a low-FODMAP* diet could not only reduce gastrointestinal symptoms, but also improve quality of life and reduce pain for people affected by […]

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Can Fasting Help Prevent and Manage Chronic Disease?

21 December, 2017 No Comments

As mentioned in my article Fasting to Live Longer?, I will now talk to you about the role of fasting in weight loss and weight management, in some chronic illnesses and in cancer.

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Fasting to Live Longer?

21 December, 2017 No Comments

Fasting seems to be the new trendy thing to do. Whether that’s fasting for a few hours, a few days, or intermittently, a host of benefits are associated with it. But are the benefits real?

5 Diet Tips to Avoid Acid Reflux

15 November, 2017 No Comments

According to statistics, up to 25% of people suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The symptoms can be varied, but in most cases, this means heartburn.

Stomach Ache in Children and a Low-FODMAP Diet

24 October, 2017 No Comments

We’ve often talked about FODMAPs* in the last two years on our blog (for example here, here and here). One topic we’ve never touched on? Low-FODMAP diet for children who suffer from functional digestive issues (stomach ache, diarrhea, constipation, gas, etc.). I’m going to make the most of a recent article on this topic published […]