5 Health & Weight Loss Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet

Posted: January 27, 2017

From having lots of fibre and nutrition, to all the great taste sensations you can create, we told you in our last post about how hummus might be the best snack food ever. With origins in the Middle East and North Africa, hummus is a mainstay of many Mediterranean diets that also includes foods from Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal (in other words, just about every country or region surrounding the Mediterranean, in case you were wondering where the name read more…

Is Hummus the Best Snack Food Ever?

Posted: January 20, 2017

If the secret to a healthy diet is to keep your kitchen and fridge stocked only with low-calorie, low-glycemic-index, high-nutrient foods, then it’s very likely that few of your favourite snacks make the list. Do you like to dip tortilla chips in salsa, or look for the latest flavour of potato chips on the grocery store shelf, or think that there is nothing – and we mean nothing – better than chocolate? Then you’ll have to do a lot of read more…

7 Tips for Dressing Well When You’re Overweight

Posted: January 13, 2017

Yes, you’re doing your best to manage your weight. You eat a healthy diet, get good nutrition and add a little activity to your day. But you’re still not at your ideal weight.  And you’re OK with that. Your happiness doesn’t depend on the number on the scale. You’re doing what you can to live a healthier lifestyle and, until you get where you want to be, you’re happy with who you are. But you’d still do just about anything read more…

The Body Positive Movement – How Accepting Your Weight can Help You Lose It

Posted: January 6, 2017

If you haven’t heard of the body positive movement, here’s how it’s described on The Body Positive website . We are creating a world in which people are liberated from self-hatred, value their beauty and identity, and use their energy and intellect to make positive changes in their own lives and in their communities. While the movement was founded by two women, Connie Sobczak and Elizabeth Scott, who still run the ‘official’ organization, its ideas and ideals have been adopted and paraphrased by people read more…