Calories

Soda Giants Vow To Make Big Change

CP | Candice Choi, The Associated Press | Posted 11.23.2014 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper said Tuesday that they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 per cent over the ...

Why the McDonald's Nutrition Ambassador 'Mr. Happy' Makes Me Sad

Tosca Reno | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada Living
Tosca Reno

Say hello to "Mr. Happy," McDonald's new ambassador of nutrition. Yes, nutrition and McDonald's are now in the same sentence! I'm scared and sad. I don't want to learn from a box. I don't want to learn from a scary, big toothed, slightly creepy object. How am I supposed to trust that? Nutrition needs to be clean, whole, nutrient dense and not in a box. I can make a fast food meal that's more nutritious and much faster than McDonald's can -- raw spinach greens, easy over eggs and a green smoothie. It would take 10 minutes flat and I wouldn't have to leave my house or put expensive, air polluting gas in the car!

17 Everyday Foods With A Lot Of Calories

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.24.2014 | Canada Living

Counting calories can get exhausting, especially if you're trying to lose weight. Unless you're weighing or measuring everything you consume each day,...

5 Tips For Timing Your Meals To Maximize Fat Loss

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

Your mother always told you that breakfast was the most important meal of the day -- but does it matter when you eat it? And what if your dinner time fluctuates wildly from day to day? Does meal timing actually matter? Yes! Eating at the appropriate times throughout the day will help maximize fat burning, avoid hormonal interference and keep hunger at bay.

Five Ways to Boost Your Metabolism and Burn More Calories

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 10.09.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

If the lazy days of Summer has you feeling sluggish your metabolism might need a boost. Get your energy back up with these five tips -- like choosing the right foods, keeping to a schedule and more -- for boosting your body's thermogenic rate.

Most Restaurant Food Has Too Many Calories, Studies Find

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

That too much fondness of fast food can cause weight problems is old news. But the idea that nearly all types of restaurants dish up meals that can ex...

Should We Force Restaurants to Display Nutritional Information?

Rose Reisman | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

We cannot force people to make healthier choices but empowering them with proper information is the first step. With clear labeling, the customer then has more knowledge about what they're eating and can make an informed decision. The control is in their hands, not the restaurants'.

This Week in Health: Dangerous Foods

Theresa Albert | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada Living
Theresa Albert

Here's a health news recap for the week of April 21-27, 2013. A Texas Christian University study found learning how much exercise it would take to shed the extra weight from the food you're about to eat can be a powerful weight loss weapon.

Ditching This Food Will Save You 54,750 Calories A Year

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.10.2012 | Canada Living

For those of you love to count every little calorie, you may want to look at the bigger picture. If your daily food and drink consumption consists...

How Much Should You Really Care About Calories On Menus?

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Living

Calories aren't just the first number you ignore on the nutritional label anymore — they could be coming to a menu near you soon. With the announ...

Politicians Face Trending Scandal: FatGate

David Gratzer | Posted 10.24.2012 | Canada Politics
David Gratzer

Only a few years ago, if you'd attacked a politician for his weight, or complained about where she ate her dinner, it would be seen as poor form. Reporters could write about a politician's views on taxes and trade, but the burgers and buns on his dinner plate were off limits. How times have changed.The fight against obesity has mobilized a growing number of public health zealots, who've taken a punitive, selective and judgmental approach to anti-obesity policy.

Fatty Summer Foods to Avoid at Every Fair, BBQ and Pool Party

Rose Reisman | Posted 09.16.2012 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

The summer months encourage you to be outdoors, exercise and eat fresh and healthy. But the heat slows us down; the abundance of entertaining is out of control and it's just so easy to overeat those luscious grilled meats, potato salads and ice cream. We also are out at events more and can get caught off guard by the offerings. Since we still have the better part of the summer ahead of us, here are some tips to maintain your health and weight while out and about.

Five "Diet" Foods That May Be Making You Gain Weight

Rose Reisman | Posted 09.09.2012 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

So often we're led to believe that certain foods we consider healthy are also "diet" foods. For example fruits, vegetables, olive oils, lean protein, yogurts, marinades or anything labelled low fat, low calorie or low sugar have to constitute a healthier diet. But just don't take these foods at face value. You have to be careful of how you consume them. Check out these top five culprits.

The Problem With "Cleansing" in North America

Rachel Ryan | Posted 07.31.2012 | Canada Living
Rachel Ryan

Motivated by the impending summer weather and wardrobe, I decided to do a "cleanse." The cleanse restricted my diet purely to consumption of vegetables, fruit and meat. No soda, no alcohol, no sugar, no artificial sweeteners, no salt. At first, I was gung-ho, then I went outside...

Don't Go Overboard When Eating on a Cruise

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.25.2012 | Canada Travel
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

I like being pampered and spoiled as much as the next vacationer. Knowing that my every need will be catered to at a moment's notice is something I could get used to very quickly. And I can understand why so many people call cruise ships the experience of a lifetime. But here are some tips so that you don't go overboard when it comes to calories!

Doing The Laundry? Burn Some Calories

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.03.2012 | Canada Living

Most of us like the idea of getting two for the price of one; after all, if you can knock off two frankly annoying tasks at the same time, why wouldn'...

Holiday Party Survival Guide

Meghan Telpner | Posted 02.08.2012 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

The windchill has set in and it is that time of year again when our calendars fill with the fun (and not-so-fun) holiday soirées. There are easy ways to make it through the season without needing to buy new jeans one size up come January -- and to do so without feeling totally deprived.

How The Mind Works Differently For Obese People

CBC | Posted 11.19.2011 | Canada Living

The brains of people who are obese may be wired differently for impulse control, such as resisting a doughnut when their blood sugar level...

Top 5 Smoothie Fixes

Joy McCarthy | Posted 10.11.2011 | Canada
Joy McCarthy

For every amazing smoothie recipe I've created, I've had a least two flops. Meaning, I tried a little of this and a little of that, only to choke it back because I went overboard on something. All my experiments will help you, because I'm going to share my top five smoothie fixes.