Dieting

Why Secret Eating is More Common Than You Think

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

I consulted with a client the other day who wanted to admit something embarrassing. The admission started out like so many others that I've heard: "I've never told anyone this but when everyone is in bed, sometimes I sneak into the kitchen and eat foods I am not supposed to. I feel out of control, like I cannot stop myself, eat more than I want to and end up feeling panicked and guilty. What is WRONG with me?!"

Five Things Every Canadian Should Know About Obesity

Carolyn Shimmin | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada Living
Carolyn Shimmin

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of Canadians living with obesity over the past few decades and it is often cited as a risk factor for other chronic health conditions including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and some forms of cancer. This means that obesity is frequently a hot topic in the news. But media stories often miss the mark when it comes to informing Canadians about the complex factors that lead to obesity.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth: Healthy Baking Swaps and Lightened up Valentine's Day Desserts

Lindsay Jang | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada Living
Lindsay Jang

With the sweetest holiday of the year fast approaching, sugar and chocolatey treats are on the brain. As you probably know by now, I'm the first to promote balance and am all for enjoying your favorite treats, but if you're looking to lighten up one of your favorite recipes, or try something new, this one's for you!

Five Steps To Fight Age-Related Weight Gain

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

Be mindful of portion size but think mostly in terms of quality, not calories. An energy-equivalent portion of kale and processed fast foods are not equivalent in any other way, as the cruciferous kale is akin to a warehouse of nutrition with anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and anti-carcinogenic health benefits.

How To Get Back on the Diet Track After Holiday Indulgence

Abby Langer | Posted 02.11.2015 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

Don't use the holidays as an excuse to not be active. It may take a bit of planning, but it's still important to move your body. Sweating out stress and overindulgence is a great feeling, so take advantage of whatever activity you can get in. Glycogen, which is the way your body stores carbohydrate, is the fuel for exercise, and after a huge meal you've got lots of it.

Stay Healthy This Holiday Season By Looking for Food Clues

Rose Reisman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

This holiday season let's try a different tactic. Be proactive rather than reactive and you won't have to worry come January. Food served at restaurants, events and parties tastes delicious and can hard to resist as it contains excess fat, sugar and sodium, yet the descriptions never sound that unhealthy. Let me be your interpreter! Here are some clues to look for when eating out to decipher those tricky food descriptions.

5 Reasons to Develop a Loving Relationship with Carbs

Lindsay Jang | Posted 01.05.2015 | Canada Living
Lindsay Jang

Why is it that our body's primary source of fuel has become a dirty word? Along with all of the other nutrition noise out there, confusion about carbs definitely tops the list. Let me help you reconsider your relationship with some compelling info about why carbohydrates are, in fact, worth your time.

Losing Weight Is as Easy as 1-2-3? Nope

Kelly Coffey | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada Living
Kelly Coffey

Of course we get sucked in when the pretty nutritionist tells us that losing the weight is as simple as 1-2-3! Optimistic, we watch her video. But despite what we want to believe, we know that being told what or how to eat isn't the solution. Being told what and how to eat does not help us lose weight and keep it off. It just doesn't work. Period.

Weight Loss, Dieting May Not Make You Happier: Study

The Huffington Post Canada | Joanna Adams | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada Living

The diet may start tomorrow, but if it doesn't, it's not the end of the world. Really. A new British study surveyed 1,979 overweight or obese adult...

The Only 5 Things You Need To Do To Live Longer

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Living

We get a lot of advice about how to stay healthy (heck, we give a lot of advice about how to stay healthy). According to one Toronto doctor, however, ...

This Is Why You Keep Failing At Your Diet Plans

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada Living

A new study published in Annals of Behavioral Medicine says effective dieting goes beyond "sheer willpower and self-control." Heather McKee of the Uni...

Fat Isn't Offensive -- Using it as an Insult Is

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

Why should the word fat be illegal? It's not offensive unless we make it offensive. Try this: instead of banning fat talk from your home, invite it in with the understanding that the second it starts to get mean, it will be asked to hit the road. Fat isn't offensive, using it as an insult is.

Eating Cotton And 10 Other CRAZY Diet Fads

Everyday Health | Beth W. Orenstein | Posted 11.07.2013 | Canada Living

By Beth W. Orenstein, Everyday Health Over the centuries, people have tried some pretty crazy things in pursuit of weight loss, from chewing b...

I'll Never Be a Facebook Hottie...And I'm OK With That!

Sylvia Forrest | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Sylvia Forrest

My wish for those who truly desire a six-pack is that they achieve it. My wish for those who can never achieve it is that they stop caring. Certainly there are other worthwhile goals out there, and other paths to happiness and fulfilment.

When Choosing a Diet Plan, Separate the Wheat from the Chaff

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 12.21.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

If your goal is to lose weight, almost any diet that restricts calorie intake will do the trick, at least for a while. What should be met with suspicion are weight loss plans and programs that promise quick results and lasting success with little effort. In the real world, no such thing exists.

How to Repair The Damage From Four Bad Health Habits

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

I was recently on The Dr. Oz Show and he asked his viewers what their most-regrettable health habits were. We collected the top four and I provided holistic ways to counteract them. Read on for what I told Dr. Oz, and use these tools to make up for some past mistakes.

10 Ways To Ruin Your Diet This Fall

Everyday Health | Madeline Vann | Posted 09.26.2013 | Canada Living

By Madeline Vann, Everyday Health The last thing any of us wants is a diet “do-over.” Yet there are diet mistakes that can send you back t...

Gluten-Free: The Help Versus the Hype

Marilyn Linton | Posted 10.25.2013 | Canada Living
Marilyn Linton

Gluten-free awareness is great as are the increasing number of "free from" products and restaurant menu choices. But gluten-free diets for those not diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity are mostly hype -- until proven not.

5 Sneaky Ways You're Sabotaging Your Diet

29Secrets | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada Living
29Secrets

We all know the ingredients of healthy living: eating nutritious, good-for-you foods, laying off the junk and leading an active lifestyle. It all seems pretty simple, but the truth is, there are little habits we've all been guilty of that could be sneakily undoing all your best efforts.

What Not to Say to Your Overweight Child

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

Dear parents of an overweight child, how many times have you said something a little unkind to your child about their weight because you felt it would benefit them in the future? Confused about what to say and not to say? Here are a few sentences that should be immediately and permanently deleted from your vocabulary.

I'll Start My Diet After Dessert

Mary Dimino | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada Living
Mary Dimino

Why should I try to change myself to look like the chick in the Brazilian Fat Blasting Dance video? I'm not Brazilian and I'm not blasting anything. Call me a conscientious objector. Leave me where I lay, with my box of assorted chocolates; each piece bitten slightly so that I can see inside.

Emotional Overeating Part 2: How to Tell if You're Doing it

Marcia Sirota | Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

2012-09-06-bookcover.jpg So, how do you know that you have disordered eating? What differentiates a mild or moderate over-eater from a more serious one is related to two fundamental factors: the degree to which you've been wounded emotionally, and the degree to which food has become the solution to your emotional needs.

Drunkorexia -- Too Much Booze And Not Enough Food -- Has Long-Term Effects

CBC | Posted 10.13.2012 | Canada Living

A Simon Fraser University study in British Columbia is warning calorie-conscious young people, worried about gaining weight from binge drinking, not t...

How Damaging Is Yo-Yo Dieting?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 09.05.2012 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Some diet regimens require participants to adopt radical changes in their existing eating patterns, including cutting out entire food groups such as fat or carbohydrates. While this can result in quick weight loss, it also makes it tempting to revert to old eating habits later on.

14 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Diet

Everyday Health | Madeline Vann | Posted 05.30.2012 | Canada Living

By: Madeline Vann Weight loss comes down to more than just eating your veggies. But if you really feel like you’re doing all the right thing...