5 Tips to Eat Slower & Lose Weight Faster

Posted: September 26, 2013

We all know someone who seems to take forever to finish their meal. The frustration sets in when you’re finished your meal, all set for dessert, and they’re only half way through. But, chances are that the slow eaters in your life also don’t have to worry about weight management. Eating too much food is a basic reason for weight gain. Your brain does not get the signal that you are full until 20 minutes after you start eating. That read more…

What About Artificial Sweeteners?

Posted: September 24, 2013

You may never have heard of him, but you have probably used his discovery at some point. Constantin Fahlberg discovered saccharin, the first commercially available artificial sweetener, in 1878. Since then, we have had a love/hate relationship with artificial sweeteners. We love that we can enjoy sweet foods and drinks without weight-gain worries or fears of raising blood sugar levels. But artificial sweeteners never seem to taste quite like real sugar and some studies have raised flags about their effect read more…

The Good & Bad of Frozen Entrees

Posted: September 19, 2013

There’s a scene in the film “Bullitt” where the star, Steve McQueen, goes into his neighbourhood grocery store, walks to the frozen food case and stacks six frozen dinners. Heading to the checkout, he has finished his weekly grocery shopping in a matter of seconds. Cool. But it’s not so cool if you’re concerned about calories, fat consumption and sodium in your diet. And everyone should be. The convenience of frozen dinners is undeniable. In minutes you have a hot, read more…