It Is Not About How to Lose Weight Anymore; Try This Powerful Technique

As a Dietitian, the #1 question I still receive in casual conversations is: “how can I lose weight?”. This question makes me want to teleport out of the encounter, not because I do not want to answer it, but because it is almost always the wrong question to ask. If you have ever discussed weight loss with others, you will quickly realize that …

Yogurt 101

Has anyone noticed how many different types of yogurt are in the grocery store nowadays? Even nutrition experts find it confusing.  Yogurt is a great part of a healthy diet.  It’s a good source of calcium, protein and some brands are fortified with vitamin D.  However, if you don’t read the labels, you can be caught eating up to 20g …

Why & How You Should Snack for Weight Loss or Weight Gain

Snacking is often recommended for various reasons such as increasing metabolism, eliminating cravings or boosting your nutrition. But when should we snack and what should we snack on? Weight Loss: The purpose of snacking depends on your goal. If you’re interested in weight loss then snacking is ideal because it prevents you from overeating during main meals. A good balanced …

What do Deep Fried Cookie Dough Balls and a Salad Have in Common?

  Nowadays, it is inevitable to cross paths with ridiculous (but interesting and sometimes tasty) food choices while trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As a Dietitian, I understand that for most of us it is impossible to steer clear of such foods. Which is why it is important to never feel guilty about trying out tasty foods even if …

Prediabetes: Its not too late!

  Prediabetes is a diagnosed condition that means a person’s normal body mechanism for dealing with blood sugar is almost not good enough. That same person will develop type 2 diabetes when the mechanism is no longer good enough. By the end of this post you will understand why prediabetes is easy to treat while type 2 diabetes is not. …

The Reason Why You’re Lucky to be Overweight

You might be wondering how one can possibly be lucky to be overweight. If you are overweight and happy with your body image then I completely respect you, no “fat-shaming” whatsoever. I wanted to write this article in response to the many people, like myself, who “easily gain weight”. Do you have friends who can go through Nutella jars and …

How to Positively Re-Direct your Morning Through Nutrition!

Having a good start to your morning is key in dictating your mood and productivity for the rest of the day. From a scientific point of view, mornings should be filled with happy hormones that will brighten your mood, allow you to think positive, interact with people positively and be as productive as you can. The good news is, we …

Lose 2 Pounds by Next Weekend

It’s the end of the week which means 2 things. Firstly, we try and forget all the negativity, stress and failures of the past week. Secondly, we get to plan for next week and learn from last week’s experiences (this was my attempt to paint a picture of “growth”). What if you make it a goal to lose 2 pounds …

7 Common Signs and Side Effects of Dehydration Explained

Hydration is one of the most important, yet forgotten, factors of living a healthy life. Our body is roughly 60% water and drinking is important to keep it that way. Severe dehydration is life threatening and hard to achieve if you are living in an area with access to clean water. However, chronic dehydration is a problem that can negatively …