Calories

Knowing Why You Overeat Is The Key To Making Healthier Choices

Marc Davis | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Living
Marc Davis

Do you know your body's enemies? If weight gain is one of them, then it's useful to know exactly how it can get the better of you. Here's how: Our meal portions are too typically loaded with insulin-spiking processed carbohydrates. And we're conditioned to eat far too many of them. But why exactly do we indulge too much?

Mini-Fasting Has Kept Me Strong And Lean Into My 50s

Marc Davis | Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada Living
Marc Davis

Seriously, it's a game-changer. This is all about cutting your daily caloric intake, while simultaneously optimizing your body's ability to burn fat. This can be done by way of a little daily caloric restriction.

Traffic Lights On Menus Means You're Probably Going To Eat Less

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Living

Burgers and fries? Red light.

This Plate Cuts Calories As You Eat

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada Living

Get in our kitchen, now!

12 Ways To Turn Housework Into A Workout

Lyda Mclallen | Posted 03.07.2016 | Canada Living
Lyda Mclallen

You might be surprised to learn that you don't just need to go to the gym or bundle up for a power walk to stay fit. Your daily chores can help burn calories and can add up to a personal fitness routine as well. There is a reason they call it housework. You can burn some serious calories during a marathon cleaning session.

You Can Eat Out And Still Lose Weight With These Tips

Dr. Allana Polo | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Allana Polo

The belief that eating out equals a lot of calories paralyzes many dieters -- they feel that in order to lose weight and maintain the loss, they have to stay away from restaurants forever. This is a depressing thought.

Counting Calories Is A Helpful Tool In The Short Term

Kia Khadem | Posted 02.08.2016 | Canada Living
Kia Khadem

Storage Wars, Parking Wars, Shipping Wars. Those are all great shows to watch on TV. Diet Wars, however, is not a TV show, but rather a social media phenomenon I see daily. It's people arguing about the best approach to weight loss -- counting calories versus intuitive (mindful) eating.

How To Reset Your Body After The Holidays

Leah Morrigan | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Living
Leah Morrigan

It was one of those moments when I proclaimed, "I'll never eat again!" For me, it was just that one meal, but for others, this may have happened daily for a couple of weeks, so you may not feel your best right now. The time has come to clean out your system and renew your energy.

This Weight Loss Calculator Is Holding You Accountable

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 08.14.2015 | Canada Living

Using an online calculator to help you lose (or gain) weight isn't a new concept, but asking people what they're willing to do to see change is. L...

Five Things Every Canadian Should Know About Obesity

Carolyn Shimmin | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada Living
Carolyn Shimmin

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of Canadians living with obesity over the past few decades and it is often cited as a risk factor for other chronic health conditions including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and some forms of cancer. This means that obesity is frequently a hot topic in the news. But media stories often miss the mark when it comes to informing Canadians about the complex factors that lead to obesity.

The Many Health Benefits of Snowshoeing

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

I love snowshoeing. It is a fantastic way to be outdoors and is easy to do. Just strap on the snowshoes and start walking. Another part of snowshoeing that I really like is that you can go with a group of friends and all be at different fitness levels or abilities and enjoy nature together.

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 02.23.2016 | 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...