Weight Loss Tips

Summer Carnival Food That Won't Expand Your Waistline

Dr. Allana Polo | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Allana Polo

A trip to the carnival or fair is a summertime staple that most people don't want to miss. While the rides and excitement can be a strong lure, the food is also a much-loved reason for visiting. Notoriously deep fried, however, it doesn't exactly meet my standards for healthy or a good choice when you are trying to drop or maintain weight.

It's The Simple Choices That Pay Off Most For Your Health

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Instead of trying to overhaul all of your eating and lifestyle habits at once -- which often is overwhelming, complicated, expensive and sometimes even disgusting -- give your taste buds and life rhythms time to adjust. Find simple, realistic and effective healthy substitutions.

5 Common Super Foods (You Didn't Realize Were Super)

Dionne Laslo-Baker, PhD Medical Science | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Living
Dionne Laslo-Baker, PhD Medical Science

If you are like me, you try to find super foods that are not only super for you but taste delicious. After all, aren't we supposed to enjoy what we eat? Many of the fresh fruits we associate as 'summertime' treats are also some of the most beneficial in terms of their 'functional' benefits!

My Favourite Things: August Edition

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada
Kathleen Trotter

This is my fifth "favourite things" themed blog. I was inspired to start the series this past February; I was sharing a healthy recipe with a client a...

After Losing 130 Pounds, This Woman Learned To Love Herself Again

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Living

" I wanted to finally be happy and look at myself with love."

For A Healthier Lifestyle, Make (And Own) Your Priorities

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

You need to become conscious of how often you mindlessly say you are "too busy" to make healthy choices. Then take a moment to ask yourself what is really going on. You may be busy, but are you really too busy?

Eating Smarter Helped Me Maintain My Weight Loss

Jacki Andre | Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada Living
Jacki Andre

I started thinking about all the lessons I've learned from being overweight and dieting for much of my 45 years. I did a little research. I came up with a plan. I lost 51 pounds by January 2016, and my weight has hovered (mostly) between 52-54 pounds lost since. This is how I did it.

Spice Up Your Core Workout With Add-On Sets

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

When it comes to working out, boredom is the kiss of death. It is hard enough to make yourself train at the best of times -- and almost impossible when you feel like yawning! Core workouts can be particularly yawn-worthy. Front planks, crunches, bike kicks... snore. The great news is, your workout doesn't have to put you to sleep!

This Edmonton Mom Of 4 Dropped 142 Pounds For Her Kids

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 06.28.2016 | Canada Living

"Little by little I felt my energy increasing and some weight was coming off."

My Favourite Things: The "Fit For Summer" Edition

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada
Kathleen Trotter

As a trainer, I am constantly coming across new "fun" exercises and healthy recipes, but what is the use of learning all this great info if I don't sh...

He Was Always 'The Big Guy.' How One Man Dropped 111 Pounds

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Living

"I tried the grapefruit diet, the starvation diet, the no carb diet, you name it, I tried it."

The Hidden Costs Of A Poor Diet

Dain Wallis | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

If you're someone who justifies poor eating habits based on cost, it's time to look in the mirror and determine whether you're misinformed, complacent, or both.

One Alberta Man's Incredible Journey To Lose 110 Pounds

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Living

"It wasn’t just the weight that changed. It was how I saw myself and how I saw my life."

5 Simple Ways To Be Healthy At Work

Dr. Allana Polo | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Allana Polo

If you are going to spend a lot of time at work, you need to make sure you are living well, even amongst the stress and strain of deadlines and performance reviews. The good news: it's not as hard as you think. Try incorporating some of these simple principles and ideas into your average workday.

5 Fun Nutrition Facts You May Not Know

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Ditch the "drink as much water as possible when exercising" and "always drink eight to 10 cups of water during daily life" mentality! Fitness professionals used to be told to advise everyone to drink as much as possible when working out, and to always drink a minimum of eight to 10 glasses of water per day. Turns out, neither guideline is ideal.

This Natural Phenomenon Can Help You Lose Weight

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Living

All the more reason to get outside.

A Few Of My Favourite Things -- The May Edition

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Instead of understanding health as all the things you have to give up, adopt what I call the "find your kiwi" approach. A "kiwi" represents something healthy that you truly love -- or at least something healthy that you don't despise; one is always more apt to continue a program when it includes foods and activities one likes.

How A Young Teacher Lost Almost 80 Pounds

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 05.17.2016 | Canada Living

She's such an inspiration!

How To Create And Stick With Healthy Habits

Dr. Allana Polo | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Allana Polo

Instead of beating yourself up for your lack of self-discipline, let's talk about what might be missing from your attempt to create a healthy habit. You can't "do better" if you don't know how to put your goals into action.

The Adorable Reason This Stay-At-Home Dad Lost Almost 50 Pounds

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 05.03.2016 | Canada Living

"I set myself a goal. I said I was going to do it and I did."

We Busted These Fad Diets By Drinking Them For You

Abbey Sharp | Posted 04.21.2016 | Canada Living
Abbey Sharp

Weight loss isn't as easy as those before and after photos may make it seem. There is no one food (or drink, more like) that's going to sculpt your abs and give you buns of steel. Likewise, there isn't any one food that's going to miraculously boost your energy, get rid of "brain fog," and "cut inflammation." Yep, lot's of quotation marks around here, guys, and you know what that means.

This Woman Lost 4.8% Of Her Body Fat In Less Than A Month

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Living

"I learned how to balance things out even if I end up eating that slice of cake."

7 Ways To Prepare Yourself For Successful Weight Loss

Dr. Allana Polo | Posted 04.07.2016 | 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.

How This Woman Lost 115 Pounds In A Year

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Living

Like always, it's about diet and exercise.

A Doctor's Diagnosis Inspired This Woman To Get Strong And Lean

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada Living

"I cut out processed foods, caffeine and alcohol."