Diet.

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.

5 Misconceptions About Eating Disorders

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Eating disorders are more than just "extreme dieting," they are psychological disorders that stem from complex underlying issues. There are many stereotypes and myths surrounding eating disorders, and the resulting stigma can make it more difficult for those affected to seek treatment.

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.

I'm A Gluten-Free Mom, And My Kids Eat Cake

Miriam Pearl | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada Parents
Miriam Pearl

It's important to go beyond teaching your kids what's safe for them by also teaching them to distinguish between what is good food, what is not so good food and what is pure crap. I don't believe it's important to never ever let them eat treats.

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.

Weight Loss Tips From Around The World

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada Living

England serves up food in smaller portion sizes.

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.

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.

AMRAP Training: A Workout That's Anything But Boring

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

AMRAP stands for "as many rounds as possible." AMRAP is an example of time-based training. With AMRAP, you aim to fit in as many cycles of a circuit as possible within a set time frame. The faster you get through the reps of each exercise, the more times you will complete the entire circuit.

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.

Counting Calories Is A Helpful Tool In The Short Term

Kia Khadem | Posted 01.18.2016 | 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.

How To Reset Your Body After The Holidays

Leah Morrigan | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Living
Leah Morrigan

It was one of those moments when I proclaimed, "I'll never eat again!" For me, it was just that one meal, but for others, this may have happened daily for a couple of weeks, so you may not feel your best right now. The time has come to clean out your system and renew your energy.

2 Must-Try Vegan Dishes That Will Make Carnivores Question Meat

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Living

Your enchiladas won't know what hit 'em.

Stop! Don't Just Jump Into Another Weight-Loss Program

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

If you feel that your eating is out of control, don't run into the arms of another diet, it will only make things worse. Instead, try eating three normal meals every day and consider how labelling foods as "bad" is affecting you and reach out to a local dietitian who practices mindful eating.

Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick By Breaking Bad Habits

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

How can you become a healthier version of yourself if you're not willing to question your habits or beliefs and do things differently? Basically, stop being married to what you "do" or "don't do." If you are unhappy with your health (or who you are dating or your job), what you are doing is obviously not helpful or useful!

What The Heck Are These Diets People Searched For This Year?

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 12.17.2015 | Canada Living

Sorry, but there's no such thing as a miracle weight loss pill.

Our Diets Are The New Designer Labels

Abby Langer | Posted 12.10.2015 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

Know that no matter what you wear, what you eat, and which cleanse you're on, you're no better than anyone else in the world who doesn't subscribe to your food value system. I love that you're trying to take care of yourself, but just as you (hopefully) wouldn't laugh at someone's clothes, please don't use your food choices to shame others.

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.

A Taste Of Gratitude Can Help You Stick To Your Healthy Diet

Jonathan Rizzolo | Posted 12.02.2015 | Canada Living
Jonathan Rizzolo

Is it possible to eat well, really well, without wanting to rip out your teeth? The answer is yes, but again, there's only one way to make this work. If you want a healthy diet to become a lasting part of your lifestyle, you have to enjoy healthy food! That's where gratitude comes in.

Sticky Situation: Handling Dietary Restrictions During The Holidays

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

It's the most wonderful time of the year. There are cocktails, potlucks, buffets and traditional dinner invitations. But what is one to do about all those dietary restrictions and trends? Whether you are a host or guest, you may be wondering about diet dos and don'ts -- rules and responsibilities.

The Amazing Health Benefits Of Cacao Nibs

Jamie Logie | Posted 11.13.2015 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

With cacao nibs, you are looking at the most natural form of chocolate and something that has received minimal processing. These little beauties are packed full of nutrition and have many proven health benefits.