Weight Gain

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.

A Life Coach's Take On Nicole Arbour, Fat Shaming and Bullying

Ken Rabow | Posted 09.09.2015 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

Hello Nicole -- you are not alone. There are lots of people who look like you. When they see someone like me who is overweight, they make judgments. You can't begin to understand what it means to be someone who needs to protect themselves with a layer of fat to feel safe.

Don't Blame Your Job For Your Weight Gain

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Living

Numerous studies have often blamed job stress for weight gain, but perhaps they've been wrong all along says a new European study. According to num...

How To Keep the Weight Off When You're Away From Home

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Whenever you travel, whether by plane, train, or automobile, bring a few healthy edibles along so you won't have to make do with whatever is available, she recommends. Don't wait until you become too ravenous, only to fall victim to the next temptation that comes your way, like fast food or snacks out of a vending machine.

Overeat During the Holidays? You Probably Haven't Stopped

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 03.04.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

The problem is that once people start eating larger portions on special occasions, they tend to continue doing so, although they may believe they are not. Insidiously, it becomes a regular habit that leads to ever-increasing food consumption year after year.

Don't Rush To Get Back in Shape After the Holidays

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 02.27.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Chances are the holidays have left you sleep-deprived, perhaps even more than usual. So you may want to go to bed a little earlier or sleep in for a few days, if you can. There are plenty of things you can do to readjust your sleep pattern, so you wake up refreshed instead of hung over.

Posting Calorie Values on Menus Shows Long-Term Success

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 01.14.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

The idea that providing more information about food served in restaurants, such as calorie and fat content, would reduce the risk of weight problems has widely been greeted with skepticism and outright rejection. Now a new study presented at the Second Annual Obesity Journal Symposium in Boston showed that calorie labeling on menus can indeed influence the choices people make.

Wait, We're Confused: Fatty Foods Can Be Good During Stress?

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada Living

New research disputes popular belief that stress speeds up the metabolism, suggesting that bumps in the road are when it's most important to stick to ...

The Disease That Causes Unusual Weight Gain in 17 Million Women

The Purple Fig | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

For more than a decade, I searched for an answer, a cure, for the symptoms causing my life to slip away from me. Initially, doctors assumed the swelling in my legs was a result of fluid coming from my veins. I underwent five different surgeries in hopes of change, but in each case was left disappointed.

5 Everyday Foods That Make You Bloat

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Living

Altered and carefully placed on its hanger, your wedding dress is ready and waiting for you. But will your measurements be the same on the big day? It...

Yes, Marriages Makes You Gain Weight

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

Saying "I do" could have an impact on your waistline, according to a survey conducted in the U.K. by Forza Supplements and reported by the Daily Mail....

Enjoy Holiday Glee Without Weight Gain Guilt

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

Why does it feel like even before the tinsel's been removed from the tree or the wax has melted from the Menorah, we are bombarded with messages from TV talk shows telling us it's time to repent for everything we've eaten or had to drink during the holidays? Here are a few common mistakes we make post-holiday season.

Avoid Emotional Eating this Holiday Season

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

As the holidays are nearing, even those among us who mostly manage to stay in shape have to wonder how they can prevent serious damage to their waistline this time of the year. It's no secret: from Thanksgiving (or earlier) through New Year's Day, we all indulge in lots of parties, festive meals, and treats all abound.

To Commit to Losing Weight, You Must Be in Control

Arya M. Sharma, MD | Posted 12.11.2013 | Canada Living
Arya M. Sharma, MD

Recently I saw Betty* in my clinic. She is 44 years old and never had a "weight problem" till her eight-year-old only son met with a fatal road accident. That was 12 years ago. Since then she has steadily gained almost 10 pounds a year, which is why she is now 120 pounds heavier than she was at 32.

7 Odd Things That Make You Gain Weight

Everyday Health | Leslie Pepper | Posted 10.09.2013 | Canada Living

It’s no secret that taking a months-long hiatus from the gym or indulging in dessert night after night can cause pounds to creep on. But many ot...

Feeling Toxic? Four Tips For a Fall Detox

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

The large number of pollutants we encounter every day complicates the body's detoxification efforts, which in turn leaves the body more vulnerable to illnesses and disease, not to mention hormonal imbalances. While you may have the perfect detox diet and supplements already lined up, by integrating these four steps you will ensure a more successful fall cleaning.

Big Breakfast Belief Challenged

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.20.2013 | Canada Living

It seems like conventional wisdom: Eating breakfast helps prevent weight gain because it reduces the need to snack later in the day. But a new stu...

Why Ex-Smokers REALLY Gain Weight

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 08.30.2013 | Canada Living

Nervous nibbles alone do not explain the weight that people tend to gain when they give up smoking, Swiss researchers said Thursday, turning the spotl...

Why Sleep Loss Makes You Fat

AFP | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada Living

Scientists said Tuesday they had found evidence that a lack of sleep causes changes in brain activity that lead to people feeling hungrier and craving...

Does Marriage Ruin Your Health?

2life | Natalie Lavoy-Furtado | Posted 05.29.2013 | Canada Living

Why is it that all of the things we love make us gain weight? French fries, deep-fried chicken wings and a blissful marriage... wait, what? Acc...

Confessions of a Sugar Addict

Kiesha James | Posted 06.19.2013 | Canada Living
Kiesha James

You make me feel better. You're there for me. You do not judge me. But then I crash. I struggle to be honest with the problem. I see 205 flash before me. 175. 190. 130. 145. 150. 140. The fluctuations indicative that the real issue is not me and not you, but the abuse. Hello, I am a sugar addict.

Are You Pear Shaped? What You Need To Know About Estrogen

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 06.03.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

Estrogen balance is essential for achieving and maintaining fat loss. In fact, excess estrogen is as much a risk factor for obesity -- in both sexes -- as poor eating habits and lack of exercise.

The Reason You're Gaining Weight

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

People get fat from eating too much and exercising too little. At least that's the most widely held explanation for the growing obesity crisis around the world. But it's not that simple, says Dr. Achim Peters, a professor of neurology at the University of Lübeck in Germany.

Men And Women Think About THIS 3 Times A Day

2 For Couples | Neil Morton | Posted 07.17.2012 | Canada Living

Thinking about your weight regularly -- and even daily? You're not alone. A troubling new study from Travelodge in the UK reveals the extent of...

Gaining Weight Could Mean A Bigger Baby, Mothers Warned

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.22.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - If an expectant mother hopes to limit her chances of giving birth to an abnormally large baby, new research suggests her wisest course of ac...