Fueling Your Activity

Although I have specialized in sports nutrition for over a decade, this is my first blog post about it. I’ve always been overwhelmed at the idea of writing a short, general overview of the topic, when it is in fact such a complex one. When I work individually with recreational or professional athletes, our sports…

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Make 2018 the year of the prune

This time of year always brings about New Year’s resolution chatter. Much of that is focused on weight loss and cutting things out of your diet – today I’m going to ask you to add something instead. This one will surprise you. Wait for it…. California prunes. That’s right, you heard me. Prunes.   We…

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Why you need an Instant Pot

If you’ve been following me on social media lately, you’ll know that I can’t stop talking about my Instant Pot. I happen to think it’s a way cooler invention than sliced bread. In case you haven’t heard, the gadget was created by Canadian engineers, who found a way to combine a pressure cooker, rice cooker,…

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Picky Eating: Why is family mealtime such mayhem?

Do you get frustrated after you make a large family meal and your kids only take two bites? Or maybe you wish that there were some go-to meals that everyone could agree upon. The good news is that taking control of the dinner hour is within your reach. So many of my clients, and myself,…

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Solve your digestive woes

It’s a common story. You’re having lunch with friends, and you mention that you’ve been experiencing a health problem. And with that remark, your friend goes into “problem solving mode” by recommending a specific diet or ingredient that they think may help you. Your friend means well, but it’s better to get medical advice from…

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Say no to food fads

Let’s face it. Not everything we read online is true. And while many of us know that, it’s still easy to be taken in by popular ideas we see online or hear from friends. I spend a great deal of my day dealing with misinformation clients have found on Google or social media. How can…

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Take the Fight Out of Food This Nutrition Month

Do you ever get frustrated by food and nutrition? Maybe you can’t figure out why you feel bloated after eating certain foods, have family mealtimes that are mayhem or are unsure about which foods are best for a particular health condition. I call these “food fights” – they represents times when you struggle with yourself…

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Handling Halloween in a Healthy Way

Halloween is right around the corner and I am already fielding questions about what I will allow my kids to eat this holiday. Well the answer might surprise you – I let my kids fully embrace the holiday tradition…every sugar-coated, chocolate-filled aspect of it. Halloween was one of my favourite holidays when I was young…

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Feeding Your Child

As a mother of two young children, I know how difficult and frustrating it can sometimes be to feed them. Children are generally very good at following their bodies’ hunger and fullness cues, which sometimes don’t coincide with meal times. Additionally, they often have a lot of other priorities in their day that trump sitting…

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How to Feel Your Best on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and whether you have a partner or are single, chances are you will be partaking in the rich foods and alcohol that are hallmarks of the day. In fact, Canadians consume approximately 488 million litres of wine and spend nearly $1.5 billion on chocolate every year. Here are…

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