Diet and Nutrition

Why You May Need To Sleep More To Stay Slim

Marc Davis | Posted 04.26.2016 | Canada Living
Marc Davis

If you're trying to shed a few unwanted pounds in time for summer, you may be sabotaging yourself without realizing it. Scientists have now discovered that a shortage of sleep can make you gain weight, regardless of what you eat and how much you exercise.

5 Mainstream Health Myths Exposed By Top Experts

Dr. Rhea Mehta | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Rhea Mehta

There's no one-size-fits-all approach to health and fitness. When you follow solid health advice the path to your health goals won't happen in under four weeks, but you'll begin getting closer than you ever did before. And you'll do it in a way that feels almost natural and enjoyable.

No, You Don't Need To Eat Avocado Seeds

Abby Langer | Posted 04.06.2016 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

I'm not sure what's going on with the Internet lately, but there's some really crazy stuff coming out on there. One of the latest "trends" -- and I use quotations on that word only because I think there's a limited number of people who would actually try this -- is eating avocado seeds.

Is Sugar Secretly Killing You?

Lyda Mclallen | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada Living
Lyda Mclallen

Saying no and depriving yourself of sugar can do more harm than good. By saying no while your body is craving a particular type of food, you're essentially torturing yourself, and it can result in binge eating. The trick is to listen to your body and allow yourself to eat those sweet cravings in moderation. Eating in moderation will prevent you from binge eating later and having a sugar relapse.

Here's How Exercise Haters Can Fall In Love With Fitness

Alicia Jones | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Living
Alicia Jones

No matter how beneficial fitness can be, the pain, the time consuming effort and the negative sensations have ironically created a very unhealthy relationship between you and this very healthy activity. Truthfully it's not your fault. There are some very legitimate reasons you may have grown to hate fitness, but there is hope.

4 Mouth-Watering Low Calorie Pasta Substitutions

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Sure, pasta fits into a healthy 80 Twenty lifestyle, but the common complaint from pasta lovers trying to watch their waistlines is difficulty controlling portion sizes. A cup of pasta looks a little sad when compared to the amount you would typically serve yourself. Especially when you compare to restaurant portions which can be 6 cups of pasta or more!

A Few Of My Favourite Things -- The March Edition

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Crunches have traditionally been the "go to" abdominal exercise; but I am on a mission to change that! Why? First, crunches round you forward, which promotes a hunched-over posture. So, even if you manage to sculpt your abs, no one will see them because you will be bent over. Plus, we all sit too much anyway, and sitting already rounds us forward... Ditch crunches and instead do functional exercises.

The Health Benefits Of Curry Powder

Lyda Mclallen | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Living
Lyda Mclallen

The combination of spices in curry powder can supply you with potent antioxidants. This mixture of spices can help improve your digestive system and improve the health of your gut. Adding curry powder to your diet will promote efficient food digestion and will increase the number of good bacteria in your bowels.

Seaweed May Be The Next Health Superfood

Jason Tetro | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Imagine for a moment a fully sustainable food product with no land, animal, or lab requirements. This may seem impossible, yet it does exist in the form of seaweed. Each and every year, up to 5 billion tonnes of these algae are harvested as food yet this number only represents a small amount of what is available on Earth.

9 Food Hacks That'll Change The Way You Eat Forever

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

We all follow certain habits when preparing and eating many of our favourite foods. But these food hacks will have you rethinking your mealtime methods.

Why You're Aging Ungracefully

Dain Wallis | Posted 03.10.2016 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

It doesn't matter if you're male or female, 25 or 75, by eating enough protein and engaging in regular weight training, you can slow aging, better your appearance, improve your health and prolong your life, as well as the quality of your later years.

A Solid Recovery Routine Is A Runner's Secret Weapon

Canada Running Series | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada Living
Canada Running Series

Do you find yourself squeezing in workouts around the rest of your life -- before work, during lunch breaks and in the evening? While your workouts are important, it is also critical to take your recovery seriously -- the little details have a bigger impact on your training quality than you might think.

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.

The Right Mindset Is The Key To A Healthy Lifestyle

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Virtually everyone knows that adopting a healthier lifestyle is important, and most of us even really want (in theory) to be active and make more ideal nutrition choices. The problem is, wanting and doing are two very different things.

8 Ways To Deal With Picky Eaters

Dr. Christian Turbide | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Parents
Dr. Christian Turbide

I have a few suggestions and strategies you can use to help your picky family be on board with the changes you want to make, without them even realizing it. Try one, or a few of them, and keep reminding yourself that change may not happen overnight, but each shift is a step forward to better nourishing your loved ones.

What Is The Best Diet For You?

Dain Wallis | Posted 02.23.2016 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

Paleo. Atkins. Zone. Dukan. Bodybuilding. Raw. South Beach. Weight Watchers. If It Fits Your Macros. Carb Backloading. It's fair to assume that every diet you hear about has indeed worked for some people, for without success no diet would ever gain the traction necessary to be known the world over. With that being said, here's the dirty little secret that nobody ever talks about: There is no diet that works for everyone.

Paleo Diet Is Unhealthy and Fattening, According to Australian Researchers

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 02.19.2016 | Canada Living

At the end of the day, it all comes down to calories.

This Is Why We're Afraid Of Carbs And Confused By Fats

Dain Wallis | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

In the span of roughly 50 years, the government and mainstream media condemned dietary fat before making a now near-complete 180. In 2016 butter is no longer bad, and in case you missed the headlines, the U.S. government declared cholesterol no longer "a nutrient of concern for overconsumption" and completely removed it from their dietary guidelines.

Healthy Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Recipe

Lyda Mclallen | Posted 02.09.2016 | Canada Living
Lyda Mclallen

A Mediterranean Quinoa Salad might look light but don't be surprised if you feel full after a few bites. It will keep you filled, fueled, and satisfied, making it one of your go to meals.

A Few Of My Favourite Things This Month

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

One of the best things about my job is that I get to have so many interesting health and fitness conversations; I am constantly discovering new yummy recipes, kick-ass workouts, and motivational tips and tricks.

How Your DNA Can Help You Find The Perfect Diet

Jonathan Rizzolo | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Living
Jonathan Rizzolo

There's one thing in common between the eating habits of our ancestors: no one counted carbs or fat. They simply ate the foods that were natural to their environment and experienced remarkable health. Living under these conditions for thousands of years led to genetic changes in each group that were then passed on to you and I.

So How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

Dain Wallis | Posted 02.19.2016 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

For years it was blindly accepted that too much protein was bad for health and that only bodybuilders needed to worry about this part of the diet. For the fitness crowd, it's also been generally accepted that you need to crush a protein shake after every workout in order to avoid losing gains. Well folks, the research is out and let's discuss where things stand.

6 Foods That May Worsen Symptoms Of Depression

Abigail Keeso | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Living
Abigail Keeso

When we think of these "bad foods," we don't stop to think about how they might affect our mental health. The reality is that one in five Canadians will experience a form of mental illness at some point in their lives and what you eat can have a big impact on this.

6 Tips For Eating Healthy In Your Cafeteria

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 01.21.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

If you are looking for ways to eat better from the cafeteria, we've got you covered! Here are 6 tips you can use to help you make healthy choices in your cafeteria:

Why Breakfast Is The Most Important Meal Of The Day

Dr. Christian Turbide | Posted 01.21.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Christian Turbide

So much of our health, our happiness, our success and our relationships come down to how well our bodies work. I want to talk about the most important facet of what we eat and when we should eat it. I'm talking about breakfast. Breakfast has been a source of controversy and debate.