Diet and Nutrition

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 02.01.2016 | 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.

7 Strategies For Successful Weight Loss

Dr. Deidre Macdonald, ND | Posted 01.20.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Deidre Macdonald, ND

Do you want to lose weight, but have trouble sticking to a plan? No matter what diet you are on, these strategies will help you get your head in the game and set you up to succeed. Taking charge of your eating habits is an essential step to taking charge of your health.

How To Make A Pasta Dish With All The Benefits Of A Salad

Lindsay Jang | Posted 01.18.2016 | Canada Living
Lindsay Jang

This pasta is as delicious as it is beautiful. You get to enjoy the goodness of a comforting pasta dish with all of the plant powered benefits of a salad. This dish is packed with antioxidants including vitamins A and C to keep your body and skin glowing from the inside out.

Diets Are Stupid, And Other Things To Tell My Daughter

Deborah Fulsang | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada Parents
Deborah Fulsang

On this second week of January when so many of us have thrown in the towel on our January 1 resolutions -- apparently only eight per cent of people actually manage to succeed with their New Year's goals -- I'm here to diss "The Diet" in favour of common sense, moderation and a few other nuggets of truth I want to pass on to my daughter.

16 Foods You Should Eat In 2016

Abby Langer | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

I chose each item on the list because it met certain criteria: it has to taste good (not like dirt, ahem heartnuts and acai), it has to be reasonably accessible in most major centres, it should be healthy and or/add something to your overall diet. Some of these items you can make yourself, and some of them are kitchen staples (or should be).

How To Deal With The New Year's Resolution Crowd

Jamie Logie | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

On January 1, the flood gates open and gyms are taken over by an abundance of new members. You've probably noticed this wherever you choose to get fit, and the crowds can be tough to navigate as lineups form for cardio equipment, classes turn people away and overcrowding becomes commonplace.

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.

Debunking The Detox Delusion: How To Do A Science Based Detox

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

As January marks the New Year and new beginnings, health resolutions are in full swing with aspirations for healthier, cleaner and leaner versions of ...

5 Simple Steps For Meal Prep Done Right

Lindsay Jang | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Living
Lindsay Jang

Follow these simple tips for organized, efficient and stress-free meal prep. It will set you up for a variety of delicious and nutritious meals without investing all of your precious time and energy.

These 5 Tips Will Keep You From Overeating Over The Holidays

Jamie Logie | Posted 12.09.2015 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

There are work events, dinners, parties and more food than you could ever need, so how can you manage it all? If you have been pretty mindful of your diet, the holidays don't have to be a time where it needs to go completely off the rails. You can stay on top of it with these five tips.

6 Ways To Stay Happy And Healthy This Holiday Season

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 12.03.2015 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Holiday perfection is not possible, not to mention, it is not fun. So, instead of being restrictive this December, make your holiday survival strategy all about moderation.

5 Reasons To Start Using Chia Seeds

Jamie Logie | Posted 11.28.2015 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

It's amazing how much is packed into this little seed. Just consider it the mighty mouse of the food world.

What You Need To Know About GMO Salmon

Abby Langer | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

My gut reaction to the first genetically modified animal produced for consumption was like many peoples'; a bit of disgust with whole lot of 'why'!?. Before I wrote this piece though, I wanted to be able to give you all the relevant information about the 'frankensalmon' so you can form your own opinion about it.

The Unconventional Guide To Pulses

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Let me start by saying this is not an article about blood pressure. Believe or not the word "pulse" has a meaning other than the beating of your heart. In nutrition, the word "pulse" is derived from the latin word "puls" which means thick soup or potage, and refers to the dry seed of the legume family.

The Dangers Of Health Obsession

Jamie Logie | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

Health obsession might not seem like a bad thing, but when a person is reaching the point that they have created stress over missing a certain healthy food item, or that they had to cut their gym session short, they might be heading in the wrong direction in regards to finding true wellness.

Why People Give Up On Diet And Health Advice

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Nutrition counselors have arguably the lowest success rate among all health-care professionals. We have plenty of repeat customers, especially after the holidays, but we are also faced with a large percentage of "drop-outs," meaning clients who eventually give up on weight control, regular exercise, and improving their lifestyle choices.

Why Eating 1000 Doughnuts Isn't as Hard as You Think

Jean Luc Boissonneault | Posted 10.23.2015 | Canada Living
Jean Luc Boissonneault

Carbs are like ninjas. They sneak past the dispatcher. They go through the stomach and into the intestinal wall without getting caught. In the end the secondary signalling systems catches them but by then you may be laying down in the fetal position.

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.