Diet and Nutrition

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.

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.