Healthy Diet

Why Diet Plans Don't Work

Dain Wallis | Posted 04.18.2014 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

We are impatient by nature which is why a full-throttle diet overhaul seems like a great choice. People always want the quick and easy. Unfortunately, we are not wired to support such a plan. For this reason, when it comes to sustainable weight loss, a behaviour-based diet and lifestyle plan makes the most sense. How?

Don't Let the Word "Diet" Scare You

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 04.17.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

When people hear the word "diet," most think of calorie restriction, deprivation, making up for past indulgences, and as so forth. There is something unpleasant, almost punitive about the whole concept of dieting, which is unfortunate because it can make it harder to turn to healthier eating regimens.

You Can't Get Healthy Without Planning Your Meals

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Stop me if this sounds familiar. Wake up in the morning, late. Grab a coffee and a bagel (they're healthy, right?). Run out the door, get to work. Surprise meeting at 11:30, work through lunch. Decide a salad is the healthy option, but it's a Cesar salad. You had intended to be active during lunch, but because of the meeting, you won't be...

30 Ways Health Experts Keep Themselves Way Healthier Than Us

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada Living

March marks Nutrition Month and while we're proponents of being healthy any time of the year, we particularly enjoy having an excuse to pick dietitian...

When Getting Healthy, You Must Look Beyond the Scale

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

"I'd be happy if I lost 10 pounds." No greater lie has ever been spoken in the health world. I'm guilty of thinking it. I'm guilty of trying it. Happiness, and your reason for changing your diet, working out more, or doing anything health related can not be linked to weight loss. Not long term.

When it Comes to Health, Listen to Your Body (Not Your Friends)

Kelsey Matheson | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Living
Kelsey Matheson

Many people may tell you that their way is the "right way," and it may be for them, but you need to listen to your own body and do what's right for you. At every corner we are bombarded with messages of how to lose weight, have perfect skin, and defy the aging process. Let 2014 be the year that we decide to tap into our own bodies.

10 Diets (Yes, Diets) That Are Actually Good For You

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

We've all heard horror stories of extreme dieting plans that limit you to drinking fluids and eating ridiculous amounts of one single food. But for th...

Pack It: 5 Ways To Eat Your Vegetables At Work

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

In our new weekly feature Pack It, we offer readers five tasty, healthy and inexpensive snacks for the office, your commute or just those days when yo...

Starting Right Now, Change the Way You Treat Your Body

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Work with a personal trainer, tell them what you want to accomplish, then make the time meaningful and fun. Doing this will mean you will probably have the joy of making a different New Year Resolution next year. For this upcoming year, and starting right now, do the following.

For The Love Of God, Please Stop Doing Juice Cleanses

Emma Prestwich | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada Living
Emma Prestwich

If you lose weight while on a juice cleanse or detox, it's because you're losing water and not getting enough calories -- that's about it. Few people will realistically be able to maintain this kind of diet because it means starving yourself. We shouldn't be paying money to starve ourselves.

Ditch the Halloween Candy and Let's Get Fit Together

Natasha Koifman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

Seeing all the bags of candy out for Halloween and post-Halloween can be tempting, especially when you're a self-confessed candy addict, but visualizing myself entering 2014 as a more fit, stronger and healthier me...both mentally and physically (in my size 6 skinny jeans)...is all the motivation I need!

Is Your Kid a 'Positive Deviant' When it Comes to Food?

Britt Hamilton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Britt Hamilton

In some parts of the world, being the parent of a child who deviates from the norm can be a great thing. In countries where malnutrition is a major problem, there are still some healthy kids around. Despite poverty and food scarcity, some parents find ways to raise well-nourished children.

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.

10 Foods To Eat For The Rest Of Your Life

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Living

Sometimes you don't have to go far to find the fountain of youth. If you really want to feel younger and fight disease, consider looking no farther th...

How to Start Your Fitness Transformation

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 07.10.2013 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Who's ready to start a fitness transformation? The options are endless and everywhere, pick something and go with it. Rome wasn't built in a day. The expression is used far too often, but that's because it applies. Human nature is to want everything right now.

Improve Your Family's Diet Now!

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 05.31.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

We're not saying you need to make big changes to your diet, but sometimes small changes can make a big difference.

Healthy Tips For Healthy Weight Loss

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

I am not asking people to be perfect. Weight loss is all about getting the first 10 pounds off, finding motivation in the new energy, and the results. I am asking for smart decisions and to make getting to your cravings difficult. Have water close by, eat regularly to avoid sugar crashes and cravings for sugar, put fibre in your diet.

Key Tips to Keeping Your Health Resolutions

Rose Reisman | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

Only 45 per cent of North Americans make resolutions since most of us have tried numerous times and failed. Every day you have to work at it. But practice does make perfect in living well. You'll always be fighting the battle, but you'll win the war. Here are my key tips to keep in mind this 2013.

Healthy Diet Can Deliver Big Benefits For Heart Patients, Study Finds

CBC | Posted 02.02.2013 | Canada Living

The role of healthy eating in preventing heart disease is well established, but a new international study spearheaded by researchers in Hamilton sugge...

Six Food and Nutrition Myths Debunked

Rose Reisman | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

With all the latest studies on nutrition it's difficult to know what's relevant and what's not. Let's look at some of the most recent myths that might be confusing your food choices. Here are five food and nutrition myths debunked.

Feeling Sluggish? Time For A Cooking Oil Change

Meghan Jessiman | Posted 01.14.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Jessiman

In terms of oils, most health conscious consumers are on board with the notion, "canola and vegetable bad, extra virgin olive and coconut good." It seems like there are new varietals hitting the shelves everyday -- flavoured oils are hot right now -- but here's the rundown on a few you might want to consider adding to your pantry.

An Ex-Vegetarian's Take on Healthy Diets

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 12.02.2012 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

I decided to become a vegetarian when I was 11. Two months ago I decided to eat meat again. Believe me: I did not make this decision lightly. The reason that I ultimately decided to make the switch was a belief that it was time to re-evaluate the decision of the 11-year-old version of me. Many people used to assume that as a vegetarian I was healthier. People fall into the trap of believing that cutting out one particular food group will make them successful in their quest to lose weight and/or get healthier, but that's simply not true.

Start Fall Mornings With a Yummy Maca-Java Smoothie

Meghan Pearson | Posted 11.24.2012 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

Sometimes as the seasons inevitably change, so do our stress levels. To combat these fluctuations in our emotional and hormonal balance we should try and take best care of what we can control: our diet. This little gem of a smoothie is not only tasty, but functional to boot, thanks to the fibre and protein packed chia seeds, the healthy fat of avocado, and the caramel-y smooth addition of the amazing maca root powder.

Feeling Supersized? Blame Today's Mega-Portions

Rose Reisman | Posted 10.22.2012 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

One of the reasons for almost 60 per cent of Canadians being overweight is due to the large portions of food we're getting at restaurants, fast food chains and the supermarkets. Adults are about 25 pounds heavier than they were in the 1950s! No wonder we have increased incidences of heart and stroke disease, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. Here are some tips to remember when eating out...

What We Can All Learn From Olympic Diets

Hella Wella | Nancy Ryerson | Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada Living

By: Nancy Ryerson High-flying Olympic gymnasts and record-busting swimmers might seem like they’re a different species from those of us who just ...