Diet and Nutrition

10 Ways to Reclaim Your Willpower

Jean Luc Boissonneault | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada Living
Jean Luc Boissonneault

Did you know that your willpower depends on a limited psychological resource. That means that the more willpower you currently have to exercise the harder it will be to make a change. What you need to do is try to change your environment to remove as much need for willpower as possible.

Not All Processed Foods Are Created Equal

Abby Langer | Posted 10.08.2015 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

Wait! Aren't I supposed to be the champion of whole foods? The trumpeter of processed-food evil? The promoter of home cooking? The voice of nutrition reason? Yes, I am. But I'm also a mom, I'm also realistic, and I also know that most people can't and shouldn't cut out all processed foods.

3 Tips for Losing Those Tricky Last 10 Pounds

Jean Luc Boissonneault | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Living
Jean Luc Boissonneault

We all tend to gain a little fat where we don't want it to be as we age. For some people, that means losing the extra padding over the abdominals. For others, it may be on the butt and thighs. Getting rid of this stubborn fat is one the hardest challenges of a weight loss journey. It's like watching the finish line move away from you as you fight to reach the end.

What to Pack in Your Lunch Box

Theresa Albert | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada Living
Theresa Albert

Lunch box confusion is upon us yet again. It is a boomerang issue of what to pack that is healthy, that will get eaten, that avoids nuts and other allergens and that can be packed fast as well as consumed quickly.

5 Lifestyle Factors That Determine Your Weight Loss Potential

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Everyone has a different potential or ability to change their weight. Of the many aspects of weight management, those that can be modified are exercise, food (portions, type, timing of meals, etc.), relationship with food, stress levels and sleep. Many people forget that all of these influence weight and lifestyle choices -- it is NOT just about food and exercise.

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For... Modified Milk?

Dr. Christian Turbide | Posted 09.14.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Christian Turbide

Milk is said to be the building block of most dairy products including ice cream, yogurt, butter and cheese. However, since milk basically undergoes so many changes throughout the processing stage of these products, it can no longer be called milk, and ice cream can no longer be called ice cream. And so we are presented with "modified milk ingredients."

A Dietitian's Response to Nicole Arbour's 'Dear Fat People'

Abby Langer | Posted 09.10.2015 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

Last week, a self-proclaimed 'comedian' from Canada posted a video rant to YouTube titled "Dear Fat People." I had the dubious pleasure of seeing it in its entirety, and it was really really hard to watch -- not only because of the sheer cruelty spewing from this woman's mouth, but also because I felt embarrassed for her thinking she was being 'helpful' to overweight people.

Who Has the Time to Diet?

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 09.10.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

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 preferences, it is easy to integrate regardless of where you are geographically and perhaps most importantly, has nothing to do with starvation or deprivation.

Five Tips for Getting TIFF-Ready Skin

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 09.09.2015 | Canada Style
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Want to get your Skin #FITforTIFF? Here are my top tips for red carpet-ready skin.

How to Get Healthy This Fall

Rose Reisman | Posted 09.04.2015 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

With a little prep and creativity, healthy and filling meals can be made every weeknight! Shopping for the week, planning your meals in advance and cooking ahead of time are ways to help get healthy weeknight meals made.

You Don't Understand Vegetarianism

Samantha Pinter-Thompson | Posted 09.09.2015 | Canada Living
Samantha Pinter-Thompson

Here's a crash course: vegans do not consume any animal products. Vegetarians consume animal products that can be obtained without killing an animal (such as eggs and dairy), but do not eat any meat or fish. Pescetarians eat a diet almost identical to those of vegetarians, with the addition of seafood.

This Company Exemplifies the Power of Work-Life Integration

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada Business
Tiffany Leigh

The seamless integration of work and life has been imperative to the growth and successes of Clif Bar & Company. By fostering a community connectedness through group exercises, community service, and shared weekly organic meals together in their in-house cafe, they've openly discussed the types of food they want in their diets and for their families.

5 Mistakes Generation X Makes With Their Diets

Abby Langer | Posted 08.21.2015 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

Millenials aren't the only ones with nutrition issues. With major life changes involving kids, finances, and jobs, Generation X is getting into a bit of nutritional hot water. This is how.

It's OK to Eat Butter - Again

Dr. B.J. Hardick | Posted 08.19.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. B.J. Hardick

Once again, expert opinion and the official stance on fats have changed. Haven't we been down this road before? That's right, earlier this year we had to apologize to cholesterol. We've certainly heard the flip flop even prior to that as we've journeyed from the fat-free craze to the acknowledgement of good fats.

Here's What You Should Look for in a Workout Snack

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 08.19.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

was at the grocery store the other day just looking for a pre-workout (healthy) snack. There was a whole wall of "healthy" workout bars to choose from. Different sizes, flavours, high protein or high carbs, so many choices to choose from.

10 Tips for Living a Healthy and Long Life

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 08.19.2015 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

You can't choose your parents or age, but there are many things you do have control over. The secret lies in eating a varied and balanced diet, and making sure you put your body's needs are at the top of the list. Remember that if you have too much of one thing, you're likely missing out on another! Be wary of health crazes and fad diets. You need to ask yourself, "Can I do this forever?" Here are 10 top recommendations from Sunnybrook experts to help you achieve a long and healthy life.

5 Slow Carb Swaps for Energy, Weight Loss and Health

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 08.19.2015 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

With slow carbs, your blood sugar will go up slowly, won't go up as high, and will peter off gradually, looking more like a gentle wave than a tsunami. This means you avoid the Spike-Crash-Crave cycle. Research suggests that the most effective long-term weight loss diet features moderate amounts of protein along with slow carbs.

How to Diet and Have a Social Life

Dr. Christian Turbide | Posted 08.17.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Christian Turbide

Social pressure can heat up really fast if you have taken on changing your life in a way that is very different from those in your life -- your family, friends and coworkers. They may not be thrilled with your lifestyle changes and can present a lot of discouragement, even if they are well-meaning.

How to Choose Healthy Bread in 3 Simple Steps

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 08.16.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

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.

Nutritional Health Is Most Valued Among the Young and Affluent

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 08.14.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

You would have thought, "the older, the wiser." But when it comes to diet and lifestyle choices, today's young people seem to be doing better than any living generation before them.

Tips and Tricks for Making a Successful Switch to the Paleo Diet

Mandy Gill | Posted 08.13.2015 | Canada Living
Mandy Gill

The Paleo Diet isn't just a diet trend. It's actually the world's healthiest diet, because it focuses on foods humans are genetically adapted to eat. The Paleo Diet includes everyday foods that mimic the diets of our pre-agricultural, hunter-gatherer ancestors.

Why You Should Stop Using Agave Nectar

Dr. B.J. Hardick | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. B.J. Hardick

We live in an increasingly health conscious era, though it is oddly juxtaposed against our fast food, fast results, sweet tooth culture. If we can find a way to make the best of both worlds, it's bound to be a big seller. Such is the story of so-called natural sweeteners.

Are These Three New Sweeteners Safe or Scary?

Theresa Albert | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada Living
Theresa Albert

Everyone is removing sugar from their coffee, tea and cereal topping choices and opting for honey, maple syrup or raw sugar. But every single sweetener has its downside, the goal should always be the reduction of foods that contain added sugars.

4 Nutrition Mistakes That Millennials Are Making

Abby Langer | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

We didn't want to talk about the boring and obvious mistakes such as binge drinking, skipping meals, and not eating enough vegetables so we're focusing on a few of the more current diet fads that are trending among 20- and 30-somethings.

In the Nutrition World, Sometimes One Equals Five

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 08.05.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Don't aim to be perfect all at once. Making small changes allows us to make more changes over time and to make big changes with less willpower. You'll feel less of a sense of a struggle and be motivated to make more changes in the future.