Diet and Nutrition

How To Stay Healthy Over The Summer

Jane Dummer | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

We wait all year for long summer days filled with BBQs, pool parties, cottage weekends and food festivals. But these endless social events can have you overindulging in food and drink more than any other time of year. So how can you stay healthy over the summer? We asked our experts for their advice.

Eating Smarter Helped Me Maintain My Weight Loss

Jacki Andre | Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada Living
Jacki Andre

I started thinking about all the lessons I've learned from being overweight and dieting for much of my 45 years. I did a little research. I came up with a plan. I lost 51 pounds by January 2016, and my weight has hovered (mostly) between 52-54 pounds lost since. This is how I did it.

Spice Up Your Core Workout With Add-On Sets

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

When it comes to working out, boredom is the kiss of death. It is hard enough to make yourself train at the best of times -- and almost impossible when you feel like yawning! Core workouts can be particularly yawn-worthy. Front planks, crunches, bike kicks... snore. The great news is, your workout doesn't have to put you to sleep!

Living With Crohn's Is A Bitch -- Going Gluten Free Isn't

Deepi Harish | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Living
Deepi Harish

Plant based and gluten free sounds like torture to me and unmanageable, because I don't have the discipline to make a drastic lifestyle change. I rather enjoy eating the foods I love and pay for it when I have to. But making the change improved my life in so many ways.

My Favourite Things: The "Fit For Summer" Edition

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada
Kathleen Trotter

As a trainer, I am constantly coming across new "fun" exercises and healthy recipes, but what is the use of learning all this great info if I don't sh...

Are Meal Replacement Drinks Good For You?

The Huffington Post Canada | Melissa Baker, MHSc, RD | Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada Living

A registered dietitian looks at the pros and cons of meal replacement shakes.

FDA-Approved 'Bulimia Machine' Product Of A Quick-Fix Society

Abby Langer | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

There's been a lot of visceral (read: ICK) reaction to the stomach-draining device that was just approved by the FDA. An alternative to traditional dieting and more invasive than traditional bariatric surgeries, the AspireAssist system is definitely a new way of preventing calories from being absorbed by the body.

RECIPE: Fresh Watermelon Mint And Feta Salad

Lindsay Jang | Posted 06.10.2016 | Canada Living
Lindsay Jang

This Fresh Watermelon, Mint and Feta Salad is so simple I can hardly call it a recipe...but I'm going to anyways so that I can share this deliciousness with you guys 🙂 Don't be fooled by it's simplicity, the compliment of flavors in this one is sure to please your tastebuds.

The Advantages Of Frozen Produce

Jamie Logie | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

You only use what you need at the time and the rest can remain frozen. If you think of how quickly produce spoils I'd be pretty sure you've thrown away your fair share of it over the years.

5 Reasons To Add Spirulina To Your Diet

Lyda Mclallen | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Living
Lyda Mclallen

You might be surprised to learn that spirulina is the algae you might see floating on top of a pond. It is that same algae that stops you from going for a swim. This algae is excellent for you. When you eat it in its final form of Spirulina, it is safe to eat.

5 Nutrition Keys To Follow After Surgery

Jamie Logie | Posted 06.07.2016 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

If you have gone through any form of surgery, have it upcoming or know someone who does getting informed on how to heal and nourish yourself after will be a huge step in helping the recovery process. To allow your body to heal efficiently and quickly you want to make nutrition a priority as I found myself having to do not long ago.

Not All Seniors Have Access To Basic Needs Like Proper Nutrition

Michael Gazer | Posted 06.06.2016 | Canada Living
Michael Gazer

While it's great to hear a majority of Ontario seniors have access to proper nutrition, there is still a big number of those who don't for many reasons. And as more individuals live longer and independently, it's important to continue the dialogue about how to create solutions, especially during Seniors' Month in Ontario.

The Hidden Costs Of A Poor Diet

Dain Wallis | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

If you're someone who justifies poor eating habits based on cost, it's time to look in the mirror and determine whether you're misinformed, complacent, or both.

Are You Too Busy To Eat Healthy?

Dr. Christian Turbide | Posted 05.30.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Christian Turbide

A small investment of time pays off by keeping you healthy, eating well and feeling your best. Ultimately, it makes life easier. Even the simple strategy of cooking once and eating twice by making more than you need and enjoying leftovers is effective in promoting better nutrition on a daily basis.

5 Fun Nutrition Facts You May Not Know

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Ditch the "drink as much water as possible when exercising" and "always drink eight to 10 cups of water during daily life" mentality! Fitness professionals used to be told to advise everyone to drink as much as possible when working out, and to always drink a minimum of eight to 10 glasses of water per day. Turns out, neither guideline is ideal.

Allergies? It's Time To Un-Restrict Your Diet

Amanda Orlando | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada Living
Amanda Orlando

If there's one thing I've realized over the years, it's that the only reason I should feel restricted is if I make myself feel that way. There are endless combinations of food that can be put together to create a delicious meal, and by seeing it that way I keep my eyes open to new possibilities.

4 Reasons You Need To Drink More Water

Jamie Logie | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

Your brain needs water to function properly and if more people were hydrated there's a good chance Donald Trump would not be getting the votes that he is.

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.