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Are you making these 3 mistakes {that are keeping you in eating overwhelm}?

In my last post, The #1 thing holding you back from health this season, I wrote about how I think uncontrolled eating and poor health over the holidays is caused largely by overwhelm. It is difficult to make decisions to support health when life feels chaotic and there are tempting treats everywhere! If you struggle [...]

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Tips for Healthy + Organized Meals and Snacks

The summer is coming to an end, kids are back at school, and you're trying to get yourself organized and into a healthy routine. Since September is the new January, there's really no better time to upgrade your eating habits and reap the many benefits of feeling well. Now you probably know a bit about [...]

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Top 10 Favourite Mindful Eating and Living Resources

On the regular, clients, friends, and colleagues ask me about my favourite resources and tools to support mindful eating and living. Let me tell you, there are many! From books and apps to kitchen appliances and dish-ware to programs and services.... the list goes on and on. So in an effort to start somewhere, I am [...]

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4 Tips to Help You Make Empowered Food Choices

Recently, I asked the following question in the Mindful Eating Challenge and Fuel, Flavour, Fun! For Life Facebook Groups: What is your biggest summer eating struggle? “My biggest struggle is feel like every day is a time to celebrate with more dessert or drinks!” “My biggest struggle is the appetizer menu! I have a group [...]

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BBQ better: Don’t let your barbecue be a chemical-forming factory!

With the weather warming up, barbeque season is in full force, and the T-bones and burgers are flying off the shelves! Though tasty, on the grill there are a few things to be mindful of in order to reduce your exposure to certain chemicals! Cooking muscle meats (beef, pork, fish, and poultry) at high temperatures [...]

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Hate your body? Then you gotta read this! {#NoDietDay Special}

It’s International No Diet Day - a day where we raise awareness about the harms of dieting and promote body acceptance, including fat acceptance and body shape diversity. Why do I care so much about body acceptance? Because beating yourself up is no way to motivate health and wellness for the long-term. When you engage [...]

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Can healthy eating be taken too far? What to make of #orthorexia

Can healthy eating be taken too far? This is a question I’ve been asked a lot lately in the media. In interviews with Global News, CBC’s The Current, and most recently, Chatelaine Magazine, I present my thoughts on Orthorexia - a proposed eating disorder characterized by an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating. You can watch and [...]

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The secret to eating well, for good!

Are you ready to find a solution to help you eat well, for good? Then the video is a must-watch. It is the last of the 3-part Fuel, Flavour, Fun! Video Training Series {If you missed the first two, you can find them here: Video 1 and Video 2.} At this point, you’ve likely read or heard me say: “Ditch the all-or-none [...]

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Top 3 mistakes you might be making on your health and wellness journey

Have you ever tried to change your eating habits, only to find yourself exactly where you started (or worse off) in just a few months? It seems we are good at *starting* a new program or plan to change our habits, but maintaining those habits for the long-term can be a bit of a challenge. I have [...]

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Chocolate for Good Health: Part Two

If you've not yet read Chocolate For Good Health - Part 1, you can find it here. Understanding the process from cocoa pod to chocolate-coated palate can provide you a baseline for understanding answers to the following questions: Can chocolate actually promote health? What kind of chocolate? How much? What's the evidence? I pulled this video from the [...]

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