Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P
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Lisa Rutledge is a registered dietitian with specialties in weight management and disordered eating. She has made it her mission to help people with complicated relationships with food simplify eating and feel better about themselves. She works as a private consultant, runs workshops and presentations as well as shares her knowledge through her blog, podcasts and online videos. Lisa has worked with various media organisations such as CBC radio, Radio Centre-ville, MUHC magazine and the Montreal Gazette. She believes that a healthy life requires eating your foods you love.

Entries by Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Why Body Acceptance Is The Secret To Healthy Eating

(0) Comments | Posted March 15, 2017 | 5:48 PM

Does it ever feel like traditional nutrition advice is a little old school? That the recommendation of drink more water, eat more vegetables and cut down on fat is just not speaking to you anymore?

Sure, it can comforting to hear the same healthy eating messages but if you find...

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Doing Self-Care The Right Way This Holiday Season

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2016 | 1:25 PM

Co-written with Nisha Parker

The holiday season means constant activities, festivities, shopping, gatherings, and of course, lots of food. This can be exciting for many, and daunting for others. Food should not be a source of stress or guilt during the holidays (or ever) and it's important to make time...

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Body Positivity Makes The World A Better And Healthier Place

(1) Comments | Posted May 25, 2016 | 5:34 PM

Co-written by Nisha Parker

It's no surprise that negative body image affects people of all ages and genders, considering how frequently the media exposes us to unrealistic standards of beauty. Open a magazine and you are bombarded with images of stick-thin fashion models, airbrushed women with poreless skin, celebrities with...

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Doing Healthy Vegetarian Eating The Right Way

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2016 | 9:12 AM

Co-written with Nisha Parker

Whether you are considering eating fewer animal products to save money or because you are trying to be more creative with meals, you'll find that going meatless at meal time is easier (and tastier!) than you may think.

Eating more plants is always a good...

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Stop Reaching For The Stars, Start Reaching Your Goals

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2016 | 11:03 AM

Setting goals is useful when we want to make a change -- whether it be to our eating habits, activity levels or other areas of our lives. However, setting a goal that is not realistic can actually be more harmful than helpful.

When it comes to choosing goals, we have...

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Moderation Is The Only Secret Ingredient You Will Need This Year

(0) Comments | Posted February 16, 2016 | 2:17 PM

I have an amazing recipe I'd like to share with you that has been inspired by my recent social feeds. It contains a secret ingredient that helps squash food cravings and cut down on portions, both of which help with weight management!

But first, a little background on what I...

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Why Heart-Healthy Eating Isn't As Bad As You Think

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2016 | 3:42 PM

February is Heart Month!
If you're thinking this has something to do with chocolates or roses, think again. This national campaign has been going strong for more than half a century. The goal is to raise awareness (and donations) for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and...

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5 Misconceptions About Eating Disorders

(1) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 12:56 PM

February 1 to 7 is eating disorder awareness week this year. Most people are already aware that they exist, but unfortunately many myths and misconceptions about eating disorders still persist.

Eating disorders are more than just "extreme dieting," they are psychological disorders that stem from complex underlying...

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6 Tips For Eating Healthy In Your Cafeteria

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2016 | 12:23 PM

Cafeterias are not often seen as healthy places to eat. With build your own pizza stations and meals combos that beg you to include an appetizers and dessert, it can seem hard to keeps meals balanced and appropriate for your hunger levels. It's not easy navigating through the many choices...

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How To Have A Healthy Body On A Healthy Budget

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2016 | 11:24 AM

Although the holidays are well behind us, the pinch of all that holiday spending is still being felt. On top of that, resolutions made to eat better can seem impossible when budgets are tight. The good news is that there are ways to eat well this winter while trying to...

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Stop! Don't Just Jump Into Another Weight-Loss Program

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2016 | 8:32 AM

  • Are you always on the hunt for a weight-loss program that will help you control your eating once and for all?
  • Have you joined and quit many diet programs in the past because they just didn't help you? Or because you felt ashamed for not losing the weight they promised?
  • ...
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Why I Won't Be Modifying Any Of My Holiday Recipes To Be Healthier

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2015 | 12:39 PM

There is one surefire way to reduce the stress of holiday cooking: stick to what you know.
However, in this world of "clean eating" and never-ending hacks on how to lighten recipes, it can be hard to feel comfortable preparing traditional recipes.

Here is the secret: there is a...

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The Unconventional Guide To Pulses

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2015 | 12:13 PM

Let me start by saying this is not an article about blood pressure. Believe or not the word "pulse" has a meaning other than the beating of your heart. In nutrition, the word "pulse" is derived from the latin word "puls" which means thick soup or potage, and refers to...

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The Health Benefits Of Not Going Wheat-Free

(1) Comments | Posted October 27, 2015 | 5:27 PM

There is no question that wheat is one of the most controversial topics in nutrition at the moment, and as a result many people are finding it difficult to decide what loaf to buy or whether to buy one at all.

Popular questions are "Is bread bad for me?"...

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The Truth About Coconut Water's Health Benefits

(2) Comments | Posted October 6, 2015 | 1:00 PM

Coconut water is definitely an acquired taste. Although many people love it, you're not alone if you wonder why some people like it! For those of you who are unfamiliar with coconut water, it is the liquid portion of immature coconuts. This is different than coconut milk which is extracted...

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Why You Should Just Let Your Kids Eat Their Halloween Candy

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2015 | 8:11 AM

I believe that it is normal to eat candy in moderation any time of the year.

It is also normal to eat a little more after collecting the spoils of Halloween.

Sure, it contains no vitamins or minerals or added physical benefits to our lives but eating a treat isn't...

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5 Lifestyle Factors That Determine Your Weight Loss Potential

(1) Comments | Posted September 21, 2015 | 5:12 PM

I love a good comparison, especially when talking about nutrition. I've lost track at the number of times I've described the body's metabolism and energy levels as being like a wood burning stove.

I encourage clients to imagine the many eating habit changes they want to make as bricks...

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Who Has the Time to Diet?

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2015 | 5:29 PM

Dieting is a waste of energy, time and money.

I don't know about you, but I certainly have none of those to spare!

I am a HUGE advocate of intuitive and mindful eating to manage health. It encourages a way of eating that fits with your "eating personality" and food...

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How Eating Treats Can Help You Manage Your Weight

(1) Comments | Posted August 30, 2015 | 9:19 AM

"This is the last time I'm going to eat a treat. Tomorrow, I'm back on the diet wagon!"

Does this sound familiar?

Bouncing between overeating and dieting (which usually means undereating) is very common and ultimately frustrating. The way to nip it in the bud? Cut out the undereating...

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How to Choose Healthy Bread in 3 Simple Steps

(1) Comments | Posted August 16, 2015 | 9:47 AM

Choosing a healthy bread can be tough in today's crazy world of food. Some people advocate low carb, or eating paleo or going gluten-free but where does this leave bread? If you chose to eat bread, there are three things to look for to make it a healthy loaf.

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