Tag: Weight Loss
***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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Canadian researchers at York (Toronto) and Alberta (Edmonton) universities have shown that it is harder to lose weight today than it was in 1971. They evaluated the information of a database (NHANES, National Health and Nutrition Survey), which covered 36,377 US adults between 1971 and 2008, on the basis of food, and 14,419 adults between […]
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.