Category: Our Tips

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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The Do’s and Don’ts of Getting Lean During the Hockey Season

20 October, 2016 1 Comment

To look lean requires a low amount of superficial (just below the skin) body fat stores and a good amount of muscle mass. This is why leaning out usually involves both decreasing body fat stores and increasing muscle mass. What the average athlete has trouble understanding is that these two processes are opposing each other. […]

Top 5 Ways a Hockey Player can Keep Energy High During Busy Times

Back-to-school means back to the busy season. Eating right and making good food choices can help keep your and your hockey players energised through the most hectic schedules. Here are 5 great ways to keep you energy up even during the busiest time.

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Five Reasons to Disregard Food Sensitivity Tests

For the past four years, I have wanted to request CBC Marketplace do an expose on the increasingly popular, “food sensitivity tests”.  These blood tests cost around $500-$700 and screen over 250 different foods to determine which foods you are “sensitive” to.  Awareness needs to be raised as millions of well-intentioned consumers are being swindled by […]

3 Tricks to Snack Like a Dietitian

Have you mastered the art of snacking? Do you feel in control of the foods you choose and the amounts you eat? Or do you snack by default or merely what’s available?

All About Food Allergies and Allergens

2 August, 2016 2 Comments

An allergen is a substance which can cause an allergic reaction. Food is one of the most common allergens, but in actual fact it is specific food components (proteins) that are recognized by the immune system and could set off such a reaction. These allergenic proteins are usually very stable even when heated (exceptions exist), […]

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SOS Tips for Choosing Fruits and Vegetables

1 August, 2016 No Comments

Everybody has their own criteria for choosing fruits and vegetables from the produce section.  It’s not uncommon to see people pressing, touching, squeezing, smelling produce to try and suss out how ripe it might be. But what is the best method for choosing fruits and vegetables?

How to Prepare for Hockey Camp

The problem with summer camps or pre-season tryout hockey camps is that they are usually a shock to your body.  The gruelling on-ice and off-ice sessions will deplete your energy stores often much more than you have been used to.  If your body is not prepared for the shock, you may feel more tired and […]

Insider nutrition from Bratislava’s Hockey Medicine Conference

From food timing to the best tools being developed for hockey players the top 5 picks of insider information from the European Congress of Hockey Medicine is here for you to check out.

10 Star Ingredients of Italian Cuisine

I’ve put together a list of 10 star products in Italian cuisine that should absolutely be in your pantry or fridge in order to cook authentic Italian dishes. To be sure, every Italian mother or grandmother has plenty of other great ingredients in their cupboard, but this partial list is perfect for any aspiring “cuoco” […]

Should I eat a low carb diet in the off-season?

High carb foods can be your best tool to perform well while executing sprinting or power movements. However, carbs can also hinder you if you eat too much of them. Simple unrefined carbs from white breads, processed cereals, and candies are the most confusing as there are many times when these are not good to […]

10 Food Scraps That You Should Never Throw Away

18 April, 2016 No Comments

Food waste is a serious problem all around the world. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), about a third of the food produced worldwide winds up in the trash. In the industrialised world, the majority of the waste comes from consumers who buy too much food and throw it […]