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Five "Health Foods" That Are Hurting You

(5) Comments | Posted January 9, 2013 | 8:53 AM

Ah, health food; it's a tricky business. Often, an edible item the public has come to believe is synonymous with healthy living is actually just the product of some very seductive food marketing and doesn't offer any health benefits to consumers at all.

Take soy or chocolate milk as...

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How To Cocktail the Smart Way this Holiday Season

(0) Comments | Posted November 30, 2012 | 2:56 PM

Some people go into the holiday season expecting to gain a few pounds. I say, that's the wrong perspective. Yes, inevitably you will indulge in a few favourites, but as far as calories in versus calories out is concerned, as long as you are still being active and getting your...

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Feeling Sluggish? Time For A Cooking Oil Change

(4) Comments | Posted November 14, 2012 | 11:00 PM

The fear of dietary fat finally seems to be subsiding in North American culture and this is a very good thing. The bottom line of weight loss is this: if you want to lose fat, you need to consume some of it. The trick though, is making sure the fat...

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How To Control Your Snack Habits

(1) Comments | Posted November 8, 2012 | 11:29 AM

Here's the thing about meal plans: they are absolutely genius -- and practically fool proof -- when adherence is strict. When one fails to plan to follow their plan, however, by say, not doing their weekly food prep or pulling into a drive-thru when hunger strikes, the results they are...

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Don't Be Tricked by Treats: How To Avoid Overindulging At Halloween

(1) Comments | Posted October 31, 2012 | 10:47 AM

Let's face it: Halloween is a holiday dedicated to candy so the opportunities to derail your regularly balanced diet are going to be all over the place for at least a week. Even longer if, instead of the candy leaving the house with the trick-or-treaters, it's also coming home in...

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My Ten Favourite Things About October

(2) Comments | Posted October 21, 2012 | 12:00 AM

By nature, I am a cynic. I learned very early on that real life is not sunshine and lollipop-based, and, while a healthy dose of reality is, well, quite healthy, it does not a bubbly or optimistic child make.

In recent year, however, I have come to believe that...

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