Food

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…

How to Eat More Healthy Comfort Food

Posted: February 12, 2019

What is your idea of ‘comfort food’? For some, it might be a nice warm soup on a cold winter evening. For others, only an old standby, like mac and cheese, offers the flavours and familiarity they crave. And still others might consider anything they eat while they watch TV or read a book to be their comfort food. Regardless of what you think it to be, if you’re trying to manage your weight, you should make sure you only read more…

How to Stay Motivated to Eat Healthy Foods

Posted: January 22, 2019

Even if you ever managed to improve your diet and eat healthy meals, there’s a good chance you slipped back, and least a little bit, into your old eating habits. But don’t beat yourself up. Changing your diet and trying to lose weight is not easy. The secret to success may just be in learning how to stay motivated to eat healthy foods in the long term. 3 Ways to Find the Motivation for Ongoing Healthy Eating One of the read more…

Here’s a Healthy Grocery List for Weight Loss That’s Under $50

Posted: January 8, 2019

Sure, you’d love to eat healthy meals. But eating healthily seems to be more expensive, right? Wrong. In fact, if you want to spend the least possible amount at the grocery store, you should buy only simple, healthy foods, like fruits and vegetables, and make your own meals. And you can create a healthy grocery list for weight loss that comes in at under $50.00 . Before You Make Your Grocery Shopping List If you’re not sure about what to include on on a healthy read more…

How Does A Food Pyramid Help Individuals Eat A Healthy Diet?

Posted: December 27, 2018

Even for those of us who want to eat a balanced diet, how to do so can be a challenge. Yes, you know that maybe you should eat more vegetables and less salty or sugary snacks. But just how should individuals plan their diet for healthy eating? What are Food Pyramids? In 1942, Canada introduced its first food pyramid in response to wartime food rationing. The overall goal was to improve the health of Canadians by outlining the right foods, read more…

Why This Healthy Cream of Broccoli Soup is a Nutritional Power Boost

Posted: December 12, 2018

How’s it going between you and broccoli? Sometimes described as looking like a little tree, many people feel broccoli tastes like a tree too. If you’re in the ‘tastes terrible’ camp about broccoli, a healthy cream of broccoli high-protein soup may be the answer. Make Healthy Eating Delicious One reason why changing to a diet of healthier, more nutritious foods is that many people don’t like the taste of it. It’s why your parents had to threaten no desserts or TV when read more…

An Apple a Day Keeps the Weight Away

Posted: November 26, 2018

The old saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” has been around on one form or another since the mid-1800’s. That means apple’s were well known to be particularly healthy over 150 years ago. And we are still discovering new health benefits of apple’s today. So “an apple a day…” is not just good advice, it keeps getting better all the time. 7 Ways Apples Help Your Health and Weight Loss Here are just a few reasons, new read more…

Do These Three Things to Improve Your Weight Loss Success

Posted: October 29, 2018

You’re great at losing weight. You’ve done it lots of times. Except, if you’re like most people, you’ve put the weight back on, and maybe more. In a way, losing weight isn’t the real problem. Keeping it off and maintaining your lower weight is the real gauge of weight loss success. From thinking it’s as simple as cutting calories, to mindless, emotional eating , we’ve told you about many of the reasons why you might not have been able to stay at read more…