Weight Loss Tips

Battling PTSD, This Woman Made The Gym Her Anti-Depressant

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 02.25.2015 | Canada Living

Who: Ellierose O’Rourke Occupation: Nurse City: St. John’s, N.L. Height: 4'11" By The Numbers: 177 pounds at my heaviest, currently 112 p...

Top Tips For Keeping The Weight Off From A Celebrity Trainer

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.11.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Rather than feeling like you can never indulge or be social, be mindful of your choices. Pay attention to how much food you put onto your plate. You likely already know which foods you can load up on (think green veggies) and others that require more moderate portions and self-restraint (like the guacamole and tortilla chips).

From 275 Pounds To A Lean, Mean Body Building Machine

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada Living

Who: Zoe Pineau, nail technician and fitness instructor Age: 31 City: Stratford, P.E.I. By The Numbers: 275 pounds at my heaviest, currently 1...

Top Tips For Weight Loss And Weight Management

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.15.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

To avoid the lapse into previous habits and find some helpful tips on weight loss and maintenance, I spoke with Emma Andrews, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Plant-Based Culinary Professional, and National Educator at Vega. Emma shared her top tips for keeping lean and healthy in 2015.

A New Friend And An Amazing Boot Camp Helped Sindhu Lose Over 50 Pounds

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 01.13.2015 | Canada Living

Who: Sindhu Suppiah, financial analyst Age: 26 City: Markham, Ont. Heaviest weight: 210 pounds Current weight: 159 pounds Total weight...

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.

Weighing Yourself Could Actually Help You Lose Weight: Study

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 12.19.2014 | Canada Living

The more frequently dieters step on the scale, the more weight they lose, according to a new study from the Cornell Food & Brand Lab. Once-a-week i...

When You Lose Weight, Where Does It Go?

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 12.19.2014 | Canada Living

In the midst of a global obsession with dieting lies an oft-pondered question that not even many healthcare professionals can answer correctly: Where ...

Weight Loss Surgery Was Just The Beginning Of Dawn's Journey

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada Living

Who: Dawn Barnable, Realtor Age: 44 City: Trenton, Ont. By The Numbers: 284 pounds at my heaviest, currently 160 pounds (though 140 pounds at m...

After Losing 51 Pounds, This Man Isn't Giving Up

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada Living

Who: Mitchell Shannon Age: 23 City: Oshawa, Ont. By The Numbers: 242 at my heaviest, currently 191 for a total loss of 51 pounds. I am also 18 ...

You Can Have a Healthy Vacation and Have Fun at the Same Time

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 01.07.2015 | Canada Travel
Kathleen Trotter

Too many times people return from vacation having had a great time, but also being down on themselves due to letting unhealthy habits dominate. People tend to overeat, drink more, and skip their work outs. It sucks to get away only to return feeling worse physically and emotionally than when you left! My friend Em and I are living proof that you can go on a vacation that is both healthy AND fun!

After A 122-Pound Weight Loss, Robyn Is Happier Than Ever

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 11.04.2014 | Canada Living

Who: Robyn Trew, Sr. digital communications advisor at the YMCA of Greater Toronto Age: 26 City: Toronto By The Numbers: 312 at my heaviest, 190...

Teen's Drastic New Look After Losing 13% Of His Body Fat

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada Living

Who: Andy Mazzucco Age: 16 City: Vaughan, Ont. By The Numbers: 203 at my heaviest, currently 170 pounds of lean muscle for a total weight loss o...

It Doesn't Matter How Quickly You Lose Weight, It Will Come Back

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada Living

Weight-loss guidelines have long counselled dieters that kilos shed too quickly are likelier to creep back than those lost at a slower pace. But an...

5 Healthy Habits I Adopted in my 30s

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

I've always touted myself as a health conscious person with a passion for fitness, but it is only in the recent years that I realize I've been doing things and thinking about things all wrong. Here are a few of the good health habits I've adopted in my 30s.

How This Woman Went From Trendy Diets To Personal Trainer

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.08.2014 | Canada Living

WHO: Abbie Hunt AGE: 25 CITY: Kingston, Ont. By The Numbers: 180 at my heaviest, currently 120, for a total weight loss of 60 pounds. The Weig...

Your Friends' Bad Eating Habits Will Bring You Down With Them

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada Living

The very presence of an overweight diner can inspire you to order less healthy food and eat more of it than you may have intended, according to resear...

A Workout You Can Do From Bed

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

Let's be honest, some days it's hard just getting out of bed, let alone hauling a** to the gym for a workout. So I crafted a workout routine we can all do from the comforts of bed. That's right, an exercise series that openly welcomes eye boogers, pyjamas, night guards and bed head.

How Unhealthy "Health Food" Is Derailing Your Diet

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 11.23.2014 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

If you are struggling to lose weight and / or adopt a healthier lifestyle, you may be inadvertently sabotaging your efforts by making "unhealthy health choices." These less obvious culprits -- what I call "unhealthy health food" -- tend to slide under the radar and inadvertently sabotage progress.

Toronto Man's Incredible 215-Pound Weight Loss Story

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada Living

WHO: Matthew Jones AGE: 25 CITY: Toronto By The Numbers: 450 at my heaviest, currently 235, for a total weight loss of 215 pounds in 18 months. (...

Cutting Out Junk And Setting Goals Helped This Man Lose 140 Pounds

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada Living

WHO: Jamieson Wolf, writer and office worker AGE: 36 CITY: Ottawa By The Numbers: 310 at my heaviest, currently 170, for a total weight loss of ...

This 50-Year-Old Is Now 140 Pounds -- Here's How She Did It

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada Living

WHO: Teresa Labonte AGE: 50 CITY: Winnipeg By The Numbers: 186 at my heaviest, currently 140, for a total weight loss of 46 pounds The Weight...

How This Man Used Facebook To Reach 160 Pounds

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.13.2014 | Canada Living

WHO: Sobora Duy AGE: 34 CITY: Montreal By The Numbers: 205 at my heaviest, currently 160, for a total weight loss of 45 pounds The Weight Gai...

Weight Loss, Dieting May Not Make You Happier: Study

The Huffington Post Canada | Joanna Adams | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada Living

The diet may start tomorrow, but if it doesn't, it's not the end of the world. Really. A new British study surveyed 1,979 overweight or obese adult...

Want to Get Lean? Don't Carb Load Pre-Workout

Dain Wallis | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

For as long as I can remember, I've been told that it's paramount to load up on carbs before any kind of physical activity. As I've gotten older, wiser and tried things for myself, I've realized that this is complete overkill. In most cases, eating carbs before working out is like filling up a near-full gas tank and watching excess gas spill all over the ground.