Mindful Eating

Doing Self-Care The Right Way This Holiday Season

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 12.12.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

The holiday season means constant activities, festivities, shopping, gatherings, and of course, lots of food. This can be exciting for many, and daunting for others. Food should not be a source of stress or guilt during the holidays (or ever) and it's important to make time for self-care to stay healthy and to reduce stress.

Anyone Can Become A More Mindful Eater

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 12.12.2016 | Canada Living

Are you grateful for your food? Here's how to really get present about your plate.

What Eating Local Reminded Me About Healthy Eating

Lindsay Pleskot | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada British Columbia
 Lindsay Pleskot

This experience certainly made me slow down a bit and put more thought into where it is I'm getting my food, who I'm supporting and what I'm putting into my body. It is a way to get involved in and share our culture and traditions, and enjoy the love and nourishment that good wholesome foods provide.

Spicy Mango and Lime Popsicles Recipe

Lyda Mclallen | Posted 10.05.2016 | Canada
Lyda Mclallen

If you ever visit Mexico or any Latin American country don't be surprised if you see locals eating chili sprinkled mangos on a stick. Mango and Spice ...

Leaving Judgements Behind Makes Us More Mindful Eaters

Shahzadi Devje | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Living
Shahzadi Devje

Mindless eating can lead to weight issues, ill-health, and an unhealthy relationship with our body and food. Such absent-minded eating habits prevent our brains from capturing the memory of what we ate. We continue to eat more throughout the day in search for the satisfaction-factor. What's the solution?

5 Ways To Stay Sane While Planning Your Wedding

Lindsay Pleskot | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada Living
 Lindsay Pleskot

When I thought about wedding planning, I imagined myself curled up on the couch with girlfriends, sipping a glass of wine and flipping through bridal magazines. While there were definitely days like this, there is so much more to wedding planning than I could have imagined!

Love Your Food, Love Yourself

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

To understand the true value of food is to understand what the body requires to fully function. I know, it sounds corny when health counselors sometimes advise their clients to 'listen' to their body, but it does make sense. The body does make its needs known if we pay attention.

'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!

7 Ways To Prepare Yourself For Successful Weight Loss

Dr. Allana Polo | Posted 04.08.2017 | Canada Living
Dr. Allana Polo

Weight loss can feel like an enormous mountain to climb. Before slashing calories, counting calories or even making the healthy changes to portion sizes, food choices and activity levels, I have seven suggestions that will prepare your body and mind for the mountain ahead.

Yes, We Really Do Eat Our Feelings

Gillian Mandich | Posted 03.24.2017 | 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

Try These Tiny Tips And You'll Be Eating Healthier In A Month

The Huffington Post Canada | Melissa Baker, MHSc, RD | Posted 03.02.2016 | Canada Living

March is Nutrition Month! Make small changes each week that will better your health.

Stop! Don't Just Jump Into Another Weight-Loss Program

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 01.05.2017 | 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.

Why I Won't Be Modifying Any Of My Holiday Recipes To Be Healthier

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 12.21.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

I am against cutting calories or using specialty ingredient to the detriment of recipes, your budget and meal satisfaction. Before you lighten-up a recipe and feel compelled to eat too much of it because it just doesn't taste good, hear me out.

Determined To Eat Healthy At Thanksgiving? Let This Be Your Guide

The Huffington Post Canada | Melissa Baker, MHSc(c), RD | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada Living

Step #1: Don't walk into dinner starving.

Who Has the Time to Diet?

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

I am a HUGE advocate of intuitive and mindful eating to manage health. It encourages a way of eating that fits with your "eating personality" and food preferences, it is easy to integrate regardless of where you are geographically and perhaps most importantly, has nothing to do with starvation or deprivation.

Sitting Down For Meals Will Help You Eat Better

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada Living

Eating meals on the go continues to be a no-no. A new study, published to the Cambridge Journals, finds students who prepare and consume meals reg...

How Unliking, Unfriending and Unfollowing Can Help You Manage Your Weight

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

The best solution to this information overload is to take a nutrition "research" hiatus. This used to mean stopping the weight loss chit chat, putting down the diet book or avoiding buying the latest fitness magazine. But now, since the birth of the Internet, it should also include our Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook feeds.

Got the Mindless Munchies? Three Tips for Mindful Eating Practice

Casey Berglund | Posted 06.04.2016 | Canada Living
Casey Berglund

Mindless eating is not uncommon; in fact, it's something I discuss regularly with clients. And the good news is this: you don't have to be a zen master or nutrition guru to become a mindful eater, you just need to start with a few simple steps. Here are three tips to help you build your mindful eating practice.

Tackle Frequent Cravings Using Mindful Eating

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 05.23.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Cravings are, for better or worse, a normal part of life. This means learning to deal with them in a healthy way is a big part of weight management. The goal should not be to eliminate cravings but to understand what triggers them and how to ride out the "wave of the crave."

4 Steps to Developing Mindful Eating Skills

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

So many people struggle with eating when they are not hungry. This in turn can trigger feelings of guilt and shame especially if you are trying to lose weight. Understanding whether you are eating due to hunger or other reasons begins with being mindful before taking the first bite.

How to Eat Mindfully

Meghan Pearson | Posted 05.02.2015 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

Mindfulness is simply the awareness of the present moment. It's living in the here and now. Not only is mindfulness valuable in day-to-day life so that we may be more aware of the bliss in every single moment of our lives, it is also a useful tool in keeping our physical body in health

Can't Control Yourself Around Cake? Try This

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 11.19.2014 | Canada Living

If you've ever felt regret over eating a piece of cake, but told yourself you just couldn't help it, you know exactly how hard it is to overcome tempt...

Lifting Up That Fork? Not So Fast ...

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

One way to eat less is to simply slow down, a new U.S. study suggests. Eating your meals more slowly may help you consume fewer calories while also fe...

How to Tell If You're an Emotional Eater

Dr. Divi Chandna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Divi Chandna

Most of us can relate to feeling sad or moody, and having a piece of chocolate as a pick-me-up. Many of us do this because we may be blissfully distant or unaware of our emotions. Below, I will describe the difference between emotional eating and physiological eating. Here are some tell-tale signs that we are emotionally eating.

Five Ways to Spring Clean Your Diet

Lindsay Pleskot | Posted 05.29.2013 | Canada Living
 Lindsay Pleskot

Spring has sprung! It's time to pack away the chunky knit sweaters and start getting ready for bikinis and sundresses. If you're feeling like your diet could use a little cleaning up before you're ready to bare it all, follow these tips and you'll be well on your way!