Food

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…

What Happens To Your Body When You Stop Eating Sugar?

Posted: June 5, 2019

Before we get into what happens to your body when you stop eating sugar, we need to understand some facts. You can’t cut out sugar from your diet entirely. The natural sugars in fruits, vegetables, grains and other foods give your body energy. So when we say “stop eating sugar”, we’re talking about the refined sugar in the processed foods you eat, or in the soft drinks and juices you drink, or that you put into your tea and coffee.  read more…

Foods To Avoid With Gallbladder Pain

Posted: May 29, 2019

So when’s the last time you thought about your gallbladder? We’re going to place our money on “can’t remember” as the answer. There are a couple of reasons why you don’t think of your gallbladder like you do other organs including your stomach, heart, lungs and kidneys. Gallbladders cause problems in only a small minority of people, and they are not essential to your life. If you are unlucky enough to suffer gallbladder pain, it is highly likely due to read more…

What Causes Hot Flashes After Eating?

Posted: May 8, 2019

If you’re like 75% of all women, you’ll experience hot flashes during menopause. In fact, hot flashes are one of those tell-tale menopausal symptoms that let you know just where you are in life! While they can strike at any time of day or night, many women experience hot flashes after eating. Menopausal and perimenopausal women often have unstable hormone levels. Not only are the swings common triggers for emotional reactions, but the hormone imbalances can also cause physical symptoms read more…

3 Types of Foods To Avoid With Shingles

Posted: April 23, 2019

While they all manifest themselves differently, with somewhat different symptoms, herpes, shingles, and chickenpox all spring from the same varicella-zoster virus. it’s also known as the herpes zoster virus or the herpes virus. Shingles manifests itself as a painful rash that may cause blisters, itching, and pain. While there is no known cure for shingles, a shingles vaccine and chickenpox vaccine can help prevent the condition. That said, there are ways to minimize symptoms that you can do on your read more…

Make These Foods Part of Your Diet Plan After 40

Posted: March 5, 2019

It’s no secret that women over 40 go through a number of unavoidable changes in life. From the hot flashes suffered by menopausal women, to lower activity levels that make losing weight a tougher task than it already is, if you’ve hit the big 4-0, you better be ready for it all. But you don’t have to take it all sitting down. In fact, getting active, doing some strength training and putting together healthy meal plans can all deliver lots read more…