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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 www.LisaRutledge.ca

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 www.LisaRutledge.ca, 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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The Unconventional Guide To Pulses

Let me start by saying this is not an article about blood pressure. Believe or not the word "pulse" has a meaning other than the beating of your heart. In nutrition, the word "pulse" is derived from the latin word "puls" which means thick soup or potage, and refers to the dry seed of the legume family.
11/18/2015 01:13 EST
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The Health Benefits Of Not Going Wheat-Free

Dr. William Davis writes, "Modern grains are silently destroying your brain." That's right, a credible doctor told the public that wheat is killing us. Stephen Yafa argues that Davis' Wheat Belly misinformed the public about wheat: it is not the grain itself that is bad for us, but rather how the grain is processed.
10/27/2015 05:13 EDT
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The Truth About Coconut Water's Health Benefits

You have likely seen coconut water sold in fitness centers and yoga studios where it is heavily advertised as a natural rehydration beverage. This is because the companies that produce commercially available coconut water claim it contains significantly more electrolytes than sports drinks. However, you might be unaware that many of the companies that produce coconut water have exaggerated the health benefits.
10/06/2015 01:00 EDT
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5 Lifestyle Factors That Determine Your Weight Loss Potential

Everyone has a different potential or ability to change their weight. Of the many aspects of weight management, those that can be modified are exercise, food (portions, type, timing of meals, etc.), relationship with food, stress levels and sleep. Many people forget that all of these influence weight and lifestyle choices -- it is NOT just about food and exercise.
09/21/2015 05:12 EDT
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Who Has the Time to Diet?

I am a HUGE advocate of intuitive and mindful eating to manage health. It encourages a way of eating that fits with your "eating personality" and food preferences, it is easy to integrate regardless of where you are geographically and perhaps most importantly, has nothing to do with starvation or deprivation.
09/09/2015 05:29 EDT
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In the Nutrition World, Sometimes One Equals Five

Don't aim to be perfect all at once. Making small changes allows us to make more changes over time and to make big changes with less willpower. You'll feel less of a sense of a struggle and be motivated to make more changes in the future.
08/05/2015 08:27 EDT
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In the Nutrition World, Sometimes One Equals Five

Don't aim to be perfect all at once. Making small changes allows us to make more changes over time and to make big changes with less willpower. You'll feel less of a sense of a struggle and be motivated to make more changes in the future.
08/05/2015 08:27 EDT
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Stress Eating Is Not a Good Solution

Reaching for food to unwind at the end of a long day usually backfires. Not only does it rarely help with boosting energy levels, but some people become more stressed once they start to think about the calories they ate.
07/21/2015 12:24 EDT
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How to Eat Healthy While on Vacation

Summertime means different things to different people. Some are excited to get out of hibernation and go travelling. Others see vacations as a scary time where they are likely to binge or overeat, gain weight and feel even more out of control with their health.
07/13/2015 05:45 EDT
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How Corporate Wellness Programs Can Alienate Employees

Labeling people who don't participate in the program as lazy or singling out people to participate can do more harm than good. People who are perceived as being unhealthy by their peers (this is usually based on their physical appearance) may be bullied or coerced into needing to participate.
06/29/2015 04:51 EDT
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Why Secret Eating is More Common Than You Think

I consulted with a client the other day who wanted to admit something embarrassing. The admission started out like so many others that I've heard: "I've never told anyone this but when everyone is in bed, sometimes I sneak into the kitchen and eat foods I am not supposed to. I feel out of control, like I cannot stop myself, eat more than I want to and end up feeling panicked and guilty. What is WRONG with me?!"
06/18/2015 05:44 EDT
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Tackle Frequent Cravings Using Mindful Eating

Cravings are, for better or worse, a normal part of life. This means learning to deal with them in a healthy way is a big part of weight management. The goal should not be to eliminate cravings but to understand what triggers them and how to ride out the "wave of the crave."
05/23/2015 08:21 EDT
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4 Steps to Developing Mindful Eating Skills

So many people struggle with eating when they are not hungry. This in turn can trigger feelings of guilt and shame especially if you are trying to lose weight. Understanding whether you are eating due to hunger or other reasons begins with being mindful before taking the first bite.
04/24/2015 12:58 EDT
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How Eating Grains Can Help Salvage Your Food Budget

The bad news is that some food prices may rise higher than inflation this year. The good news? Not all food prices are predicted to actually rise. In fact, prices of grains may not rise at all. Unfortunately, many people are unnecessarily avoiding grains thanks in part to the gluten-free trend and the popularity of the paleo diet.
03/23/2015 04:56 EDT