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Our Top 3 Immune Boosting Supplements

Posted: March 26, 2020

With spring finally here, you might be chomping at the bit to get outside for a bit of fresh air. But, even though the cold and flu season is behind us, you still need to worry about maintaining a healthy immune system to fight off viruses and infections.  Viruses can attack anytime and anywhere. To help you stay healthy, you need to support your immune system all year round. How? Give immune-boosting supplements a try!   Herbal Supplements That Boost read more…

What to Do Instead of Dieting for Sustained Weight Loss

Posted: March 10, 2020

Following our last post about “ Why Dieting is Worse for You Than Being Overweight ”, we thought that many of you might be wondering what you can do to help you manage your weight. The first step would be to get yourself out of the “dieting” mindset of drastically changing your diet for a short period of time, hoping for long-term results. Sustained weight loss can only happen with sustained transformations to your diet and lifestyle.   4 Things You Can Do Instead Of Dieting  There are way 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…

How to Stop Gaining Weight

Posted: November 29, 2019

How does it happen? Everything’s fine. You haven’t changed sizes in a while and you’re okay with your weight, even if you’re a little over where you should be. Then, one day, seemingly out of the blue, you can’t button up your jeans. Or your shirt is too tight in all the wrong places.  You’ve just entered the world of a select group of people: those who don’t necessarily want to lose weight, but just want to not gain any read more…

4 Ways to Lose Weight After Age 50

Posted: November 22, 2019

What gives? It seems like once you get to a certain age, everything starts going downhill. Suddenly you need reading glasses, you can’t get up off the couch without groaning, and, no matter what you do, you seem to be getting – how shall we say? Plumper? Yup, no matter how young you feel otherwise, age becomes an increasingly unavoidable factor in your life. And it can affect your fitness, health and, yes, your weight. Here’s our top four ways read more…

Make Halloween the Start of Healthy Eating Habits for Kids

Posted: October 3, 2019

  Whether or not your eating habits are the greatest, you want your children’s habits to be better. But considering that sweets are tied to celebrating almost every holiday throughout the year, from Easter chocolates to Thanksgiving desserts, it can get tough to maintain healthy eating habits for kids. Oh yeah, and then there’s Halloween. That one day a year when we send our children out to get free candy from just about every house in the neighbourhood. There’s probably 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…

How To Break A Weight Loss Plateau

Posted: July 12, 2019

Why is weight loss so difficult?! Even when you find a way to steadily lose weight with a healthy, balanced diet, suddenly, one week, the weight loss just stops. You haven’t changed a thing and, honest to goodness, you haven’t cheated. You’ve hit a weight loss plateau, which is very common. Fortunately, there are ways to break a weight loss plateau. Unfortunately, the slow down or even a reversal in your weight loss can be so discouraging that you stop read more…