Food

Bread: How to Make it Part of a Healthy Diet

Posted: August 13, 2020

It’s one of the oldest processed foods on the planet. It’s a staple of our diets. Even with all that going for it, it’s also one of the most disparaged things we eat.  It’s bread and there may be nothing else we eat that is loved by some, and avoided at all costs by others. And both of those groups might consider their reasons for loving or hating bread to be related to wanting a healthy diet. When Bread is read more…

Towards a Better Understanding of Emotional Eating

Posted: February 17, 2020

It’s not like being overweight isn’t frustrating enough by itself. But, to add to the stress, many people don’t understand why they are overweight. It may not be in their family history, they may eat a healthy diet and they may be active regularly. But still, they carry the extra weight. From the barrage of unrealistic media images to human genetics, there are many factors that may not be immediately apparent, but that can make it more difficult to manage read more…

Your Mid-Winter Healthy Snacking Guide

Posted: January 22, 2020

Ok. That’s it. The holidays are over. It’s time for full-on hibernation mode. Except, while the animals in the woods eat a lot of food before hibernating, human hibernation can mean going on a Netflix binge while huddled under blankets with a big bowl of cheesies. Hibernation also means you’re probably less active. The combination of increased time in front of the TV, computer or Instagram, and simply not getting outside as much, delivers a double whammy to your weight read more…

Want to Lose Weight? Stop Dieting

Posted: January 14, 2020

“Most diet trials in the best journals fail even the most basic of quality control measures.” That line in the heading of a recent New York Times article hit us like a lightning bolt. Before we go any further, generally speaking, a diet trial is a controlled test of different diets on humans. Yes, we’ve told you many times about why it’s so difficult (impossible for many) to achieve healthy, sustained weight loss from weight loss diets. Yes, the best way to lose weight read more…

Do Plant-Based Burgers Help You Lose Weight?

Posted: January 6, 2020

One of the most difficult hurdles faced by anyone who’s trying to lose weight is the temptation of fast food. It’s hard to beat the combination of great taste and not having to cook it yourself. But if you’re trying to lose weight, you know that the majority of fast-food options are not a good idea. By itself, a Burger King Whopper packs almost one-third of the recommended daily calorie intake for adults, and when you have it in a read more…

Why You Get Food Cravings and How to Get Rid of Them

Posted: September 30, 2019

It could be because you always go for a smoothie after work. Or chocolate seems to be the one thing that can take your stress away. Or sometimes you just have to eat a pretzel, or potato chips or cocktail peanuts.  When you feel like you just need to eat or drink a certain thing, and you just can’t do anything to get rid of them, you’re in the midst of a craving. Cravings are normal. They don’t mean you’re read more…

How To Lose Weight By Not Focusing On Weight Loss

Posted: September 21, 2019

Do you know how to lose weight?  If you look at the numbers of people who do it, going on a weight-loss diet is the answer. In one online survey conducted in 2017, 42% of Canadian adults said they went on a diet in the past year with the specific intent of losing weight.  But, despite almost half of us going on weight loss diets, Statistics Canada says that over 60% of adult Canadians are overweight or obese. So it looks like the weight-loss diet thing read more…

How to Ruin a Great Weight Loss Diet

Posted: September 14, 2019

Maybe you’ve had some luck with a keto diet. Or maybe you’ve just started eating healthier, balanced meals. If you managed to lose weight and keep it off so far, you’re having more success than most. But, while it’s a great accomplishment, it can become a problem. A problem that most people who are trying to manage their weight aren’t prepared for.  Losing your excess body weight is really just the first step towards living your life at a lower read more…

3 Insightful Things You Can Include in a Food Journal

Posted: August 30, 2019

Anyone who has put in any serious effort to manage their weight knows the benefits of keeping a written journal of what they eat every day. You can get a much better idea of your eating habits by seeing them in writing. And, depending on what information you include in a food journal, you can get surprisingly deep insights that can reveal not just what you eat, but why you’re eating and why you may be overeating Try Tracking the read more…

4 Fast Healthy Snack Ideas for Weight Management

Posted: August 25, 2019

Just the words “snack food” sound tempting. Snacks are delicious and fun to eat, and they’re just a snack after all, right? Except poor snack food choices can shipwreck even the most disciplined, healthy, balanced diet.   The following fast, healthy snack food ideas will not only let you avoid the added sugar, salt and unhealthy fats of processed snacks, they’ll help you keep your weight management on track too.   Try These Quick and Easy Low-Calorie Snack Ideas It’s not read more…

This is Exactly How Much Fibre You Need Every Day

Posted: August 15, 2019

A nutritional specialist will tell you how many calories you should eat and even what balance of macronutrients is best for your weight loss goals. A personal trainer will tell you how long you should exercise and what the best exercises are for your body type and goals. But can anyone out there tell you how much fibre you need to eat every day? Fibre’s Health Benefits Dietary fibre is the part of plant foods that your body can’t digest read more…

What’s the Difference Between Probiotics and Prebiotics

Posted: August 3, 2019

Before you understand the difference between probiotics and prebiotics, you should know some potentially disturbing facts about what’s going on inside your body. Your body is also home to live bacteria. When harmful bacteria enters your body, your immunity system kicks in to help fight it and avoid the diseases and infections it can cause.    If the bacteria thing by itself isn’t disturbing enough, check these numbers. Including red blood cells, there are over 30 trillion human cells in read more…