Weight Loss Tips

Searching For Motivation? Try Having Some Fitness Fun

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

I love sampling different fun fitness classes -- both at home (in Toronto) and when traveling. Trying something new helps me stay motivated, plus booking my workouts before I fly ensures that I always work out. I would never forfeit my money by not showing up.

'I Wanted To Love Me:' How One Mom Dropped 92 Pounds

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Living

"I wanted to see my kids grow up."

Say Goodbye To Food Cravings For Good With These Tips

Dr. Allana Polo | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Allana Polo

Cravings seem to be a normal part of life for many people. And yet, in my work as a naturopath, cravings often signal an imbalance in the body. The body is literally craving what it most needs. The best scenario for both peaceful living and healthy weight management is that your body seeks only healthy foods.

The Keys To Sustainable Weight Loss

Dain Wallis | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

Are you gaining weight despite "doing all the right things?" When it comes to fat loss, more exercise and less food is not always the answer. Although this approach makes sense in a vacuum, the human metabolism is far more complex. Here is your guide to cracking the code on sustainable weight loss.

After Accepting Her Body, This Saskatchewan Mom Dropped 72 Pounds

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 11.01.2016 | Canada Living

"I spent a lot of time hating my body."

Fed Up With Feeling Sick And Tired, This Woman Lost 168 Pounds

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 10.04.2016 | Canada Living

"I wasn’t looking for a quick fix, so I took my time."

This Is Not Your Average, Sugary Smoothie

Dr. Rhea Mehta | Posted 09.28.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Rhea Mehta

Fortunately, not all smoothies are unhealthy or dangerous -- in fact, green smoothies, when made with the correct vegetable to fruit ratio, along with healthy fats and plant proteins, not only provide greater nutrition than many common sit-down meals, but also serve as an easy, real-food alternative to many dubious prescription medicines.

Body Weight Workouts That Get Results

Jamie Logie | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

Bodyweight exercises are something that can be done anywhere, anytime and still give you a great workout without having to fight for parking spots at the gym or manoeuvre around the selfie taking crowd. Here's why bodyweight exercises can be very beneficial and a few combinations of them for a quick workout when you're in a rush.

Woman's Incredible Weight Loss Helped Her Fight Depression

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Living

"I was tired of slowly killing myself with food and alcohol."

This Winnipeg Man Lost Over 200 Pounds For The Sake Of His Kids

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 09.06.2016 | Canada Living

"I realized that I was no longer living a life of my choosing."

Make Health Decisions As If You Were Making Them For A Loved One

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada Parents
Kathleen Trotter

Get rid of your destructive internal dialogue. You wouldn't let your best friend or child talk badly about their body and self-worth; why is it okay for you to berate yourself? Obviously be honest. Don't tell yourself you are making healthy choices if you're not, but don't metaphorically flog yourself with unproductive self-hate.

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.