Category: Nutrition

Guest Post from Promenade Dietitian Carly Hochman: Snacking For Success!

2013-11-06

Whether you like to shake it in Zumba (like I do), build muscle in muscle mix, sweat it out in cycle, or hit the machines, a hearty snack is very important after working out to help repair muscle tissues and replenish glycogen stores. A sensible snack should include a source of complex carbohydrates as well …

Thinking of a Post-Thanksgiving Detox? Read This.

2013-10-15

What is de-toxing? And is it actually good for you? After a weekend of turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and more than a little wine, you may feel like you’re in need of a commercially-available “cleanse” or “detoxification regime,” or something similar. Before your start mixing apple cider vinegar with honey and cayenne and calling …

Eating Healthy In The Fall

2013-10-08

Between Thanksgiving, Halloween, and the seemingly endless chain of holidays between now and February, eating healthy can be difficult. It’s fall! All you want to do is a roast another chicken and mash more potatoes. But eating healthy doesn’t mean leaving behind all your fall favourites. It just means tweaking some of those favourites to …

Eat Meat? Eat It Better. Here’s How.

2013-09-27

Do you eat meat? Have you considered eating less? More and more people are going “flexitarian,” which is to say that they are avoiding meat and other animal products in their diets, but not entirely. In a recent New York Times column author of How to Cook Everything Mark Bittman explains the charms of flexitarianism: …

Guest Post: Vegan Gluten-Free “Pasta” Recipe!

2013-09-05

This is a guest post by WFCC Promenade PT Heather Chapman, who also writes the blog Vegan’s Secret. Head over there for more great raw, vegan ideas! This raw vegan recipe was inspired by Fully Raw Kristina’s recipes. It is one of my new favourite recipes! I just got my new spiralizer and could not …

Guest Post by Nutritionist Maria Pawlicka: Strategies for Beating Food Cravings

2013-07-08

Food cravings – a strong desire for a specific food at a particular time – can make choosing the right foods at the right times very challenging for many people. When new clients come in for a consultation, I often hear them talk about their “cravings”. Most of them think that they can’t be eliminated …

Guest Post by Nutritionist Maria Pawlicka: Best Foods for Fat Loss!

2013-06-19

Everyone wants to eat good food, and many women are looking to lose weight and belly fat. But not everyone knows what the best foods are. I always recommend a balanced meal of protein, healthy fats and good carbohydrates: these foods will feed your metabolism, helping you to destroy unwanted pounds of fat forever! So, …

So, Which Vitamins SHOULD You Be Taking?

2013-06-13

Last week, The Guardian published an expose on the ineffectiveness of multi-vitamins. It seems that the vitamin industry is fuelled in part by a long history of inflating the results of their usage, and that taking too many vitamins can actually be quite harmful. In October 2011, researchers from the University of Minnesota found that …

Should you go gluten-free?

2013-05-14

It’s Celiac Awareness Month, so you may have come across sales on gluten-free products in your grocery store, or you may have read more news items than usual about going gluten-free or about the unique health concerns posed by celiac disease. So: should you go gluten-free? First, it’s important to understand that the only people …

What’s The Deal With Juice?

2013-05-03

You may have noticed that juices are extremely popular and trendy right now, with everything from organic juice blends available at your local grocery store to hand-delivered juice cleanses being hawked by none other than Gwyneth Paltrow. If you’re thinking of incorporating more fruit and vegetable juices into your diet, here are some things to …