Instead of dieting, try a different approach to wellbeing this new year

With the new year comes an onslaught of advice on how to atone for our eating during the holidays and “get back on track”. But what if I told you that the way we “get back on track” can actually create and perpetuate a cycle of overeating and undereating? The very things we are encouraged to do to be healthier (which usually means lose weight or eat fewer calories) leads us straight towards bouncing between being too strict with food and reactionary “over” eating. Tired of swinging between eating well and binging? If you are tired of feeling like you […]

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STOP! Before jumping into another weight loss program, you have to read this

Are you always on the hunt for a weight loss program that will help you control your eating once and for all? Have you joined and quit many programs in the past because they just didn’t help you? or because you felt ashamed for not losing the weight they promised? Does it seem like no one can understand your struggle with food? Before you start another diet program, hear me out. This advice could save you a lot of money and wasted energy thrown in the wrong direction and right into the deep pockets of the weight loss industry. The […]

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[Guest post] How To Keep Our New Year’s Resolutions

I came across Dr. Laura Van Schaick-Harman‘s advice while searching out what other health professionals recommend to successfully make changes. Perhaps not the typical information you’d expect a dietitian to research, but as I have mentioned before, dietitian’s jobs have quickly evolved. With Pinterest and Instagram and countless blogs about healthy eating, a dietitian’s job has evolved from telling people what to do, to motivating and supporting them to make the changes they have decided upon. Most of my clients know what they want to change but struggle with how to make the change and seeing the barriers that get […]

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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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Why low glycemic index foods are one secret ingredient for health

Written by Jenna West for Custom Nutrition Have you walked into the grocery store lately and been overwhelmed about what bread to buy? Or what cereal to choose? There are so many options on the market that it has become more difficult to shop than ever before.The rise of chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease motivates some people to become more careful about the food choices they make. If you are looking for an easy tool to help make healthy choices and help prevent the onset of chronic disease, the Glycemic Index has been shown to do […]

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Breakfast made easy!

1. Plan ahead: By getting foods ready the night ahead, you’ll be more likely to eat AND have more time to eat. Here are some great breakfast ideas that can be made ahead of time:  -a smoothie (blend 1 cup of milk with 1/4 cup of sliced almonds, 1 banana, 1/2 cup frozen berries and a sprinkle of wheat germ). You can even blend up a few servings ahead of time and freeze them.  -yogurt parfait (sprinkle 1/3 cup of oats on to 1 cup of yogurt and top with 1/2 cup of berries. Let sit in the fridge overnight […]

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Wording carries a lot of weight!

Have you ever found yourself wanting something you can’t have- seemingly only because you can’t have it? Have you ever found yourself eating more food than you wanted after being denied it – maybe because you wanted to take back control over your own decisions? If so, then you are not alone. People want to see themselves as being in charge of their own decisions and behavior. Threats to their freedom of choice can motivate them to restore their sense of freedom and self-determination by acting against the rule as soon as possible. This is why having a coach or […]

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Think taking the addiction approach to food is best? Think again.

I am so sad to hear of yet another book toting overeating or binge eating as food addiction. In the brief adaptation I read recently in Macleans magazine, I find it interesting that everything the author is describing as addiction can also be considered binge eating. More specifically, the trap of the binge eating and restrictive eating cycle. I am flabbergasted that people continue to chose the “addiction” route versus the mindful eating approach to dealing with a skewed relationship with food. It astounds me because the way in which they are treated are quite different- one being very harsh […]

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5 reasons NOT to start a diet this new year

1. Failure is the probable result: most diets fail to help you lose weight or keep it off for any length of time. It is very likely that you’ll regain the weight back – if you have managed to actually lose any.  They fail for many reasons- mostly because you are human and diets are made for robots. What I mean is that humans (YOU!) were meant to eat good food, enjoy foods you love once in a while, eat with flexibility and eat with pleasure and occasionally for pleasure. Most diets take all of that away. They quiet your greatest internal […]

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Protein shakes: helpful or harmful?

Recently I was asked about protein shakes. This question is a common one, especially at this time of year, so I thought I would share it! “I had found a basic whey protein shake that was not so expensive, with very few listed ingredients, and was taking that to kick start my metabolism in the morning. I am NOT a breakfast eater, at least not until being up for a few hours, but I could do the shake before leaving work. I was seeing some weight loss results, directly due to that or due to overall better eating habits is not certain. My problem is […]

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