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. Before you give up on trying to eat healthy or worse, run into debt buying pomegranate juice and goji berries, hear me out. Not surprisingly, there is middle ground between eating Kraft dinner and hot dogs every night and breaking the budget with boxed salad and […]

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Why vitamins and minerals are so important. BONUS: how to choose a multivitamin.

We all want to eat healthy for different reasons. One major reason a lot of people have in common is to get all the necessary vitamins and minerals. Use this guide to help you understand why dietitians recommend eating a variety of foods to ensure all the essential vitamins and minerals are eaten.  If you are thinking of taking a vitamin or mineral supplement, it is best to stick with a multivitamin. The simplest advice is to chose the multivitamin that most closely matches your gender and age groups. If you would like to read more about choosing a healthy […]

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Free Online Talk: Fight Fatigue, Eating for High Energy Levels

Do you wish you had more energy?Thinking your nutrition may be slowing you down? In today’s world, life can be pretty hectic. Too often healthy eating gets put aside to make time for other priorities. Join Lisa for a live 30min discussion on how to eat to maximize energy levels. This will be followed by a question and answer period where you can ask anything you like! This talk took place on August 26th.You can watch a recording the webinar right here!If you would like to be informed of future nutrition webinar, CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR FUTURE TALKSI […]

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In the nutrition world, sometimes 1 equals 5

Have you ever wondered why it can be so hard to accomplish one small goal you’ve set for yourself? It’s supposed to be easy, right?. Just one thing to do to be a little healthier…but it never gets done! For starters, aim to make the smallest slice of change that is consistent with your long term goal. For example, try introducing one serving of vegetables when you normally would have eaten none. This is much more doable than aiming to eat 4 servings per day if you currently eat only 1. Making small changes allows us to make more changes […]

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The secret ingredient for real corporate wellness

Companies who care about their employees’ health are often seen as being responsible and forward thinking. But could these good intentions be paving the way to harm?  A few books have come out this year debating this question “do corporate wellness programs help or harm employees?” There have been numerous articles talking about the subject, as well as debates such as the one on the CBC radio show Q.  One of the books in question is called The Wellness Syndrome and it was written by Dr. Andre Spicer and Carl Cederström. They state that some company’s extensive wellness efforts caused employees stress. You can […]

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The Dirty Truth Behind Juice Cleansing

truth behind juice cleansing

  If you are following any of the diet and nutrition fads, you have likely run into the idea of juicing fruits and vegetables and juice cleanses. The so-called miracles of juice cleansing range from promising weight loss to improving digestion to detoxing the body. What is the truth behind juice cleansing?   Despite all the outrageous claims circulating about the effects of sugar on health, drinking juice, as part of a balanced diet, poses no health risk and can be a good (and delicious!) way to incorporate more vegetables and fruit in your diet. The pitfalls of juicing come into […]

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Three Ways to Celebrate No Diet Day (MAY 6th)

This blog post was written by Leslie Schilling and Rebecca Scritchfield, Co-Founders of Dietitians for Body Confidence www.RD4BC.com.Healthy bodies come in all different shapes and sizes. We see it every time we hit the gym, get our hair done, or just walk down the street. May 6th is International “No Diet Day” – a day where people everywhere can say “I don’t need no stinkin’ diet.” Wouldn’t it be great to throw some self-love motivation out to the universe? Here are three ways anyone can celebrate “No Diet Day”1. “I love me some ME!” There’s no point in trying to look like a […]

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I want to change! …I think…

Whether you want to make a change in your eating habits or help someone else do so, it’s no secret that having motivation to change is key. What is often not spoken about are the 3 parts of motivation: being ready, willing and able to change. HOWEVER, wanting to change is not the same as being ready to make that change, being willing to do what it takes to change or having the ability to make concrete changes. Being able to change or having the ability to change means you have the needed skills, resources, and confidence to make the […]

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skinny is the OLD “healthy”. Welcome to 2013!

Study upon study has proven that it is more important to focus on living/eating healthy rather than just “being skinny” for healthy living. One major issue that perpetuates the misconception that skinny = healthy is the fact that other health professionals (doctors, nurses, etc) often focus on weight to help decrease risk for certain diseases or disease progression. Although it is true that excessive weight (if all other aspects of lifestyle are disregarded) may put certain people at risk, there are far more aspects to look at when evaluating a persons health. Perpetuating the idea that higher weights translate into unhealthy […]

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So called “healthy” habits

Nothing gets my goat like pseudo nutrition advice – and unfortunately the most damage is caused by people who are believed to be “experts” with no actual knowledge. Case in point: bodybuilding and workout “gurus”. In the past, I have been involved in the “workout” or “bodybuilding” world. I have since decided to focus on other domains of nutrition partly because somethings just never sat right for me with this area of “nutrition”.  Firstly, there is not much of an opening for dietitians. Too many trainers take over the role of dietitians, psychologist and even doctors. Unfortunately, they do not have actual knowledge to […]

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