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Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Lisa Rutledge is a registered dietitian who helps people redefine their relationship with food. She blogs at

Lisa Rutledge is a registered dietitian with specialties in weight management and disordered eating. She has made it her mission to help people with complicated relationships with food simplify eating and feel better about themselves. She works as a private consultant, runs workshops and presentations as well as shares her knowledge through her blog, podcasts and online videos. Lisa has worked with various media organisations such as CBC radio, Radio Centre-ville, MUHC magazine and the Montreal Gazette. She believes that a healthy life requires eating your foods you love.
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Doing Self-Care The Right Way This Holiday Season

The holiday season means constant activities, festivities, shopping, gatherings, and of course, lots of food. This can be exciting for many, and daunting for others. Food should not be a source of stress or guilt during the holidays (or ever) and it's important to make time for self-care to stay healthy and to reduce stress.
12/12/2016 02:25 EST
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Doing Healthy Vegetarian Eating The Right Way

A well-planned healthy vegetarian diet can lower the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and various types of cancer. Even making small dietary changes, such as participating in meatless Mondays, is a great first step towards a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle.
04/25/2016 09:12 EDT
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Why Heart-Healthy Eating Isn't As Bad As You Think

I have to admit, I hate talking about what not to eat. Not only is it boring and a kill-joy, but it perpetuates the myth that dietitians take away food choices. But, if you are trying to lower your cholesterol levels, here are some interesting nutrients you'll want to consider including more often.
02/08/2016 04:48 EST
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5 Misconceptions About Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are more than just "extreme dieting," they are psychological disorders that stem from complex underlying issues. There are many stereotypes and myths surrounding eating disorders, and the resulting stigma can make it more difficult for those affected to seek treatment.
02/01/2016 01:56 EST
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How To Have A Healthy Body On A Healthy Budget

Although the holidays are well behind us, the pinch of all that holiday spending is still being felt. On top of that, resolutions made to eat better can seem impossible when budgets are tight. The good news is that there are ways to eat well this winter while trying to cut back on food spending.
01/13/2016 12:23 EST
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Stop! Don't Just Jump Into Another Weight-Loss Program

If you feel that your eating is out of control, don't run into the arms of another diet, it will only make things worse. Instead, try eating three normal meals every day and consider how labelling foods as "bad" is affecting you and reach out to a local dietitian who practices mindful eating.
01/05/2016 09:31 EST