Diets

"The Shape We're In": Is the Sun Setting on 'Big Food's' Glory Days?

Bill Bogart | Posted 11.04.2014 | Canada Living
Bill Bogart

Sales of sugary cereals are declining, purchases of soft drinks have been sagging for some time. Of course, much more needs to change but these and other shifts are causing grumbling in the boardrooms of Junk Food Inc.

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.

All Popular Diets Do the Exact Same Thing, So Pick One You Like

Marilyn Linton | Posted 11.03.2014 | Canada Living
Marilyn Linton

In an analysis of data from nearly 50 trials (7,300 people) significant weight loss was observed with any low-carbohydrate or low-fat diet, with weight loss differences between diet programs small, so small as to be insignificant. That's "any" low-carb or "any" low-fat diet. Any. Just pick one you think you can stick to and live with. In other words, whatever works!

Canola Oil Could Actually Help With Diabetes, Cholesterol: Study

University of Toronto News | Posted 08.27.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Canola is Canada's oil, and new research from the University of Toronto suggests it should also be one of the oils of choice for people with Type 2 diabetes.

Five Ways To Lose Weight Without Going Hungry

Lindsay Jang | Posted 06.08.2014 | Canada
Lindsay Jang

We know that refined sugars don't do much for us, but how does this impact weight loss? Refined sugars in things like sweets, juice and pop are digested and absorbed very quickly. This can leave us with spikes and drops in blood sugar levels that leave us tired, grumpy and craving more sugar.

Trendy Diets and Why They Fail

Rose Reisman | Posted 05.01.2014 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

Trendy "DIETS" all work... in the short term. It's always easy to lose weight if you cut calories and specific food groups. The truth is you have to change your daily lifestyle with respect to food. Not an easy task but definitely doable. In order to win the "war," you have to win the daily "battles!"

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...

5 Things To Consider Before Doing A Detox Diet

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada Living

Our bodies are equipped with ways of eliminating toxins, but the organs in charge of these vital processes are overwhelmed at times, especially in the...

The Blood Type Diet -- It Doesn't Work

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living

A team of Canadian researchers has quashed the theory behind a popular diet that prescribes eating foods according to your blood type. The news may...

10 Of The Most Popular And Strangest Diets Out There

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.17.2014 | Canada Living

Going through the most searched diets of 2013 on Google makes us wonder: Were Canadians super curious about how to lose weight, or were they just fasc...

8 Fad Diets to Avoid This Holiday Season

Dave David | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada Living
Dave David

The holiday season is right around the corner, and that means one thing for millions of consumers: weight gain. Here are eight trendy diets and weight-loss cures that you may be hearing more about in the coming months, and why you should avoid them.

Summer Fun in a Turtleneck

Mary Dimino | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada
Mary Dimino

Women usually start summer with a weight loss goal. And like most of us, I work tirelessly to achieve that weight loss goal before summer fully arrive...

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...