8 Tips for Healthy Eating Out

8 Tips for Healthy Eating Out

8 Tips for Healthy Eating Out Whether you are sitting down to a Sunday brunch or a four-course dinner, navigating a restaurant menu can be challenging, especially if you are trying to eat healthily. Fortunately, dining out doesn’t need to sabotage your diet all you need are some simple strategies and tips for healthy eating…

How to Control Your Cravings

How to Control Your Cravings

How to Control Your Cravings We’ve all been there; all of a sudden you feel a strong urge to run to the corner store late at night because you absolutely need that one sweet treat, and just can’t go to bed without it. Although cravings can be incredibly intense, there are some simple strategies to consider…

Food and Exercise are not a Transaction

Food & Exercise are not a Transaction

Food & Exercise are not a Transaction When it comes to improving health, food and exercise go hand in hand, as they both vitally important tools in living well, feeling well and improving longevity. However, it is important to understand that food and exercise are not a transaction, and therefore they should not be treated…

A Guide to Gluten-Free

A Guide to Gluten-Free Grains

A Guide to Gluten-Free Grains The popularity of gluten-free products has grown tremendously over the past few years, and therefore the question of whether or not to go gluten-free is a popular one. An estimated 1 in every 100 – 200 people in North America have Celiac Disease, many of which are undiagnosed, and are unable to digest…

Natural vs Added Sugar: What's the Difference?

Natural vs Added Sugar

Natural vs Added Sugar While most people already know that sugar is not good for them, many people are confused as to the different between natural and added sugar, and if they are in fact created equal. Look at any food label and you might see the word “sugar” but whether that sugar is added or…

Healthy Travel Snack Ideas

18 Healthy Travel Snack Ideas

18 Healthy Travel Snack Ideas When it comes to travelling, healthy eating is often one of the first things that tends to get thrown out the window. Although I am all for indulgence (Hello, wine and chocolate!) I still think it is important, and possible, to eat well while you are on the road. Whether…

Calorie Counting

Is Calorie Counting Necessary?

Is Calorie Counting Necessary? Calorie counting is a hot topic in the world of nutrition, but is calorie counting truly necessary? Although the camp surely divides on this topic I think the answer is quite simple. The funny thing about calorie counting is that most people a) don’t know what calories are, and b) don’t…

All About Probiotics

All About Probiotics

All About Probiotics Turn on the news or open the latest newspaper and you will see the term probiotic popping up everywhere. Until 5 or 10 years ago, you rarely heard the term probiotic, let alone microbiome,  but today it is commonly used in everything from television ads to food packaging. But do you even…

14 Health Foods That Aren't Healthy

14 Health Foods that aren’t Healthy

14 Health Foods that aren’t Healthy Eating well involves one simple thing; eating real food, it’s actually that simple. The issue is that everyone has a different definition of what ‘real food’ is. To me, real food is something with one ingredient, not something made of ingredients, and the more you focus on cooking with one…

Spring Produce Guide

Spring Produce Guide

Spring Produce Guide Not only does spring bring the sunshine and warmer weather, but it is the start of a new season of fresh and local produce. Eating seasonally is not only a great way to discover what your area has to offer, but a great way to help save your wallet as well! So…

A Guide to Sea Salt

A Guide To Sea Salt

A Guide To Sea Salt Salt is a topic of nutrition controversy and has been blamed for many health concerns from heart disease to high blood pressure. In fact, salt is one of the most common questions people ask me about, and with good reason, it can be very confusing. With so many brands of…

How to Practice Mindful Eating

How To Practice Mindful Eating

How To Practice Mindful Eating In the world of food, what we eat is huge topic of conversation. This is healthy, that is unhealthy, don’t eat that, eat this – there is a lot of information out there and among that information, there is also a lot of contradictory information. However, when it comes to…

how to avoid getting hangry

How to Avoid Getting Hangry

How to Avoid Getting Hangry ‘Hangry’ is the (unofficial) technical term for being so hungry that you are angry. In fact, most of us have experienced it, perhaps we just didn’t realize what it was called. It is that moment in time when you become cranky, moody, irritable, or when you are about to have a massive…

the best natural sweeteners

The Best Natural Sweeteners

The Best Natural Sweeteners At this point, it is common knowledge that added sugars are bad for our health. Sugars, found in everything from baked goods to granola bars and marinades, are not only adding pounds to our backsides but stealing our vitality. Sweet treats should most certainly be consumed in moderation and treated as…