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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