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Just vow to be mindful. Aim to make more healthy choices this season than last.
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You restrict because you go overboard at the holidays, but you are going overboard because you feel deprived and restricted.
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If this study is correct, the vast majority of us are eating a "healthy" mix of macronutrients.
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If you're at a critical point with your weight and your health is going to suffer, drugs or surgery may prove to be a lifeline worth grabbing hold of.
We all have a personalized justification system we use to rationalize our unhealthy choices.
We have adopted this diet for ourselves and our families, for health and well-being reasons. And we continue to eat this way because we love what we eat.
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There are definitely positives, but you should be aware of the negatives too.
Find your "linchpin" habit: the one that, when adopted or deleted, creates a huge ripple effect.
Hippocrates' maxim is likely a misquotation — one that many people have a vested interest in continuing to promote.
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It requires a careful implementation strategy.
"You can combine foods to get adequate protein, but this takes effort and mindfulness — skills a vast majority lack."
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The mirage of the "perfect" diet just sets us all up to be disheartened and discouraged.
Fasting diets work for weight-loss just as well as any other traditional caloric restriction diets — which is VERY POORLY.
Just because something is called a salad does NOT make it the best choice.
You shouldn't judge a person by their exterior because you don't know their story.
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This summer, capitalize on the beautiful weather by taking your workouts outside! Who needs to waste valuable time getting to and from the gym -- or lose fitness ground by slacking on vacation -- when...
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There's little doubt white bread has become a symbol of poor health choices. For years, a war against the loaves has been waged in the hopes of convincing people to avoid intake. Canadians have been warned against even daring to eat this staple of Western life.
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Too many of us let "brain propaganda" highjack our lives. You know what I am talking about: "Who cares if I hit the snooze button and miss my workout just this once?" Or, "I can eat this cake - what does it matter?" Or, "Why even try to lose weight... I am just going to fail. I can't do anything right."
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Contrary to what the Ontario Ministry of Health is saying, listing calories on menus will not make us healthier. In fact, it can actually make some of us sicker. Giving people partial information with which they're supposed to make informed decisions is just not going to work.
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If you struggle with your weight or if you are stuck in a routine that has you emotionally drained, understand you are not alone. Also understand that an entire industry has been created to sell you products, diets and fad workouts that you just don't need and, usually, don't work.
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As a dietitian, most think I spend my life pushing diets full of fruits and vegetables and giving the side-eye to anyone who dares eat chocolate in my presence. HELL NO, PEOPLE! I've learned something very important: that most people (including myself) respond really well to leniency and permissiveness in diet.
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If you follow health tips in the media, you'd think the nutritional sciences are a mess: Is butter good for you or is it bad? Should I eat breakfast or skip it? Should I eat like a caveman? Or maybe should I eat more like a bird? So here are three popular nutrition diet trends to steer clear of -- based on the best evidence.
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You've probably noticed nutrition claims on packaged foods when you've gone grocery shopping. Boxes, cartons, cans and bags filled with some of our favourite foods all seem to be screaming "fat free," "low sodium," or "light."
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Over the last few weeks, researchers have discovered a natural yet nasty phenomenon leading to troubles in the elderly. The reports focus on two very different parts of our bodies, the immune system and the microbial population in our guts. Though both studies were conducted in mice, the results unveil an inconvenient reality we may all face as we get older.
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There's a lot to be said about the deliciousness of deep-fried foods. You can pretty much fry anything these days from chicken to Mars bars to...even, butter! The possibilities are truly endless. And while deep-fried foods are super tasty, we all know that deep down it's not the healthiest of options.
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I am not arguing that to be successful you need to eradicate unhelpful thoughts, cravings, and urges altogether. That goal is unrealistic and simply sets you up for failure. Having desires makes you human. I love training and I still sometimes want to skip it. Instead, learn how to manage cravings and urges.
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In February 2016, I compiled my first "favourite things" blog -- a list of current favourite exercises, nutrition tips, recipes, and health mantras. This edition includes a workout format, helpful tips for eating out, a mindfulness trick for improved posture, and a life mantra that has profoundly improved my daily existence.
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Apart from sterilization, all treated milks eventually will go bad. Yet little research has been conducted to best understand how long milk will remain drinkable. This has left us relying solely on the best before date on the package to determine if we are risking a nasty mouthful.
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Eating less may not be a problem if a person is reducing their level of physical activity. However, it is vital the diet is sufficient enough in calories and nutrients to maintain healthy organs, muscles, and bones. Skipping a meal every so often is not an issue for your body but when it becomes a regular occurrence it can lead to malnutrition and serious health problems.
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For decades, good oral health has focused on three primary activities. We brush to keep teeth white, floss to maintain healthy gums, and for some, rinse with mouthwash to freshen breath. We want to keep bad microbes at bay. But there is a catch to this strategy.
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Have you started your spring cleaning yet? This is the perfect opportunity to set aside time to clean up both your kitchen and your diet. Here are some easy ideas to declutter, get organized, and re-energize with nutrient-dense healthy choices to keep you in tip-top shape this spring.
To lose weight, help lower blood pressure, improve energy or decrease anxiety, you need to change your preferences - your daily habits - so that more often than not you are making healthy choices. You need to be consistently healthier. It sounds obvious, but consistency falls into the life category of "simple, but not easy."