Weight Gain

The Hidden Ingredient That Could Be Making You Fat

Marc Davis | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Living
Marc Davis

It's earned a dubious reputation over the past several decades. So it now goes by up to several dozen different aliases.

Why We're All At Risk For Heart Disease

Marc Davis | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Living
Marc Davis

If you're still relatively young, don't roll your eyes because you don't think this topic is relevant to you. Instead, consider this sobering fact: While a heart attack comes on quickly, cardiovascular disease typically develops over many years, even decades.

How Sleep Loss Leads To Weight Gain

Marc Davis | Posted 03.31.2016 | Canada Living
Marc Davis

Here's an eye-opener that'll probably make you want to keep 'em closed: Most of us are sleep deprived. And it's taking a toll on our health. Sleep deprivation, or even just a lack of quality sleep, can stress your body by elevating your cortisol levels. When levels of this stress hormone are high, your body goes into survival mode, meaning it stores body fat.

Have Researchers Found A Way To Turn Off Food Cravings?

Jason Tetro | Posted 03.07.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Canada is dealing with an obesity challenge. At the moment, one in four adults and one in ten children are defined as being obese. One might believe the answer to obesity is simply to eat less and exercise more. Yet, over the last few decades, researchers have learned this condition is far more complex than initially believed.

Ditch The Excuses And Bad Choices And Combat Weight Gain

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Heredity is not necessarily destiny. This becomes clearer as we mature. A lifetime of habits and behaviour will likely have the greatest impact on how well we fare, more than what we started out with.

Sleep Well - Your Life May Depend On It

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 01.25.2016 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

While many young people may feel they can burn the proverbial midnight oil without paying much of a price, shortage of sleep and sleep disruption can wreak havoc on their middle-aged and older counterparts in ways not truly appreciated until recently.

The Holidays Don't Have To Include Weight Gain

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 12.15.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

The holiday season is a notorious time for unwanted weight gain. Office parties, family gatherings, and a thousand temptations wherever you turn can quickly lead to extra pounds that are hard to get rid of in the aftermath. Fortunately, none of this is inevitable, and you don't have to wait until New Year to get back on track.

Inequality Is Widening The Gap Between Fit And Fat

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Obesity rates and diseases stemming from weight problems continue to rise. While healthy eating and regular exercise have become commonplace among the educated and affluent, the less fortunate show little signs of improvement regardless of efforts by health experts and government policy makers.

Apps Alone Won't Help You Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

The season to gain weight is on us. We live in a world where there is an app to help, but no phone or gadget can do the work for us. You still have to move in order to be healthy, and you still have to say no to overeating all the time in order to have a optimally healthy body.

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 12.01.2015 | 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 other ...

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.