Dieting

It's The Simple Choices That Pay Off Most For Your Health

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Instead of trying to overhaul all of your eating and lifestyle habits at once -- which often is overwhelming, complicated, expensive and sometimes even disgusting -- give your taste buds and life rhythms time to adjust. Find simple, realistic and effective healthy substitutions.

My Favourite Things: August Edition

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada
Kathleen Trotter

This is my fifth "favourite things" themed blog. I was inspired to start the series this past February; I was sharing a healthy recipe with a client a...

For A Healthier Lifestyle, Make (And Own) Your Priorities

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

You need to become conscious of how often you mindlessly say you are "too busy" to make healthy choices. Then take a moment to ask yourself what is really going on. You may be busy, but are you really too busy?

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!

How To Lose Weight, Dignity, And Money All At Once

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

This month, The FDA approved a device that promises quick weight loss in minimal time and it has many physicians furious. The device is called AspireAssist and it's appalling. a tube is surgically implanted into the patients stomach using a port valve, which is an opening just above the belly button that can be opened or closed to drain food. Let's discuss the implications of all this.

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.

Marketing Adult Diet Products To Kids Is A Nightmare

Abby Langer | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

Are you kidding me? Why? Why? Why would you give obese or at-risk kids meal replacement shakes? Why would you not at least give them a CSA box or food vouchers for fresh foods or oh my god I don't know, maybe a cooking class? But meal replacement shakes? And why in the world would you frame it as 'a culture of giving'?

'The Succulent Six' Invite You To Say No To Dieting For A Day

The Huffington Post Canada | Amanda Montgomery | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Living

Today is International No Diet Day!

Experts Debunk The 9 Most Damaging Health Myths They Know

Dr. Rhea Mehta | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Rhea Mehta

There are far too many "health gurus" preaching so-called "health advice." Problem is? Most of it is just not true. I reached out to the REAL leaders in this industry and asked them ONE simple question: "What's the most sabotaging health myth you wish the mainstream world had not been exposed to entering 2016?"

Teatox: What A Tea-Based Detox Really Is And Isn't

Sheena Brady | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Living
Sheena Brady

We've all heard of the ever-so-popular detox programs; whether you're reducing your alcohol consumption, juice cleansing, or simply removing high fat content from your diet, we've all been there, we get it. But, have you heard of North America's biggest detox trend: teatoxing?

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.

Yes, We Really Do Eat Our Feelings

Gillian Mandich | Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada Living
Gillian Mandich

One of the most essential components of metabolism isn't a vitamin, a chemical or a molecule -- it is your psychological relationship with the food, meaning that how you think and feel about what you are about to eat impacts how your body digests it

Food Isn't Good Or Bad, It's Just Food

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Yes, some food choices are healthier than others, but sometimes both choices can be healthy. Especially if we are looking at whole, natural foods rather than highly processed, packaged foods. You really can't go wrong!

Dietitians Debunk Some Crazy Popular Diets

Abby Langer | Posted 02.29.2016 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

Lots of diets sound like they're based on scientific fact, but what happens a lot is that the people promoting these diets tweak good science into big untruths (and sadly, big profits). It's sometimes barely perceptible that this is happening, and it makes their products seem legit when they're totally not. Luckily you've got help now to figure these things out!

What Is The Best Diet For You?

Dain Wallis | Posted 02.23.2016 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

Paleo. Atkins. Zone. Dukan. Bodybuilding. Raw. South Beach. Weight Watchers. If It Fits Your Macros. Carb Backloading. It's fair to assume that every diet you hear about has indeed worked for some people, for without success no diet would ever gain the traction necessary to be known the world over. With that being said, here's the dirty little secret that nobody ever talks about: There is no diet that works for everyone.

Paleo Diet Is Unhealthy and Fattening, According to Australian Researchers

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 02.19.2016 | Canada Living

At the end of the day, it all comes down to calories.

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.

The Media Isn't To Blame For The Ruthlessness Of Eating Disorders

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

Eating disorders don't care if you're male or female, under 10 years old or over 50 years old. They'll destroy anyone who's ripe for the picking. When I speak at school or to parents about body image, the issue of media manipulation always comes up and for good reason. We are definitely influenced by what we see and hear in our magazines and TV screens, but does the media CAUSE eating disorders? I say no.

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.

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.

You May Want To Reconsider 'Healthifying' Your Meals

The Huffington Post Canada | Melissa Baker, MHSc, RD | Posted 01.04.2016 | Canada Living

It's not always healthier to "healthify" recipes.

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.

Creating An Amazing 2016: It's Not About Making Resolutions

Marcia Sirota | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

It's only through self-acceptance that you can find lasting and sustaining motivation to improve yourself and your life. Positive energy supports positive change; negativity promotes paralysis.

How to Prevent Sabotaging Your Own Fitness Goals

Mandy Gill | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada Living
Mandy Gill

Have you ever wondered how empowering it would feel to make a commitment to yourself in fitness and/or nutrition and fully follow through with it? Forget resolutions, forget starting Monday. You are fully capable of becoming fitter, faster, losing weight, gaining weight, running a half-marathon.