weight loss

Vegan Thai Green Curry

2021-01-25

Ready in 35 minutes Serves 4 people INGREDIENTS ½ block (6 oz.) firm tofu, pressed and diced Avocado oil (or cooking oil of choice) ½ cup finely diced white onion 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh ginger 3 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons Thai green curry paste* 1 can (14 oz.) full fat coconut milk 1 …

Vegan Zucchini Pesto

INGREDIENTS 1 avocado ripe 1 clove garlic ½ cup fresh basil leaves 1 Tbsp lemon juice 15 mL 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 mL Water as needed Salt and pepper to taste 2-3 zucchinis spiralized or cut into ¼ inch wide strips DIRECTIONS Sauce: In a food processor, blend avocado, garlic, basil leaves …

Run or Rosé? Try Both!

2014-09-18

Do you enjoy a glass of wine? Of course you do. Wine is refreshing and delicious, the perfect thing to send off a tough day at the office and to accompany your dinner. Plus, with all that reservatrol, it’s good for your heart too. Or is it? Studies keep popping up, all with conflicting advice. …

Build Your Endurance To Get Fitter, Faster!

2013-08-19

Endurance is an under-rated virtue. When we think of physical endurance, we might think of marathons or triathlons — festivals of lactic acid agony and endorphin ecstasy that last hours and require months of training. But every marathoner and every triathlete started training with a single step. They built their endurance from the bottom, just …

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, …

Prepare for Summer The Healthy Way

2013-04-08

By now, you will have likely read a number of articles on how to get your “best bikini body,” or your “best beach bod,” or something of that nature. It’s spring, which means bikini season in glossy magazines and on fashion and beauty blogs. Our personal trainers and kinesiologists can help you with that, of …

Passover? Holy Week? Still Want To Eat Healthy? Read On!

2013-03-25

Like any holiday season, Passover and Holy Week can be a challenge for people trying to eat whole, healthy foods. Brisket! Matzoh ball soup! Devilled eggs! Carrot cake! And when considering the restrictions on leavened foods and grains that dictate Passover cuisine, your go-to party and potluck dishes might be out the window come Seder …

Sweating Out the Negativity

2013-03-22

How difficult is it to stay positive at the gym? We work hard to create a supportive environment and enriching experience at our gyms, but we know it’s tough to stay positive one hundred percent of the time. We all have some free-floating anxieties, and at the gym, when we’re already tired out, we’re even …

Guest Post: The Truth about Eating and Fitness

2013-02-05

Today we have a guest post from our very own WFCC nutritionist, Maria Pawlicka, who works hard with our members to develop amazing recipes and nutrition plans to help them look and feel their best! If you’d like to work with Maria, please feel free to get in touch with her by email or by …