Nutrition

Claim your FREE cookbook and fight hunger

Want to claim a free cookbook and fight hunger? #feedthehope

That's right, today I'd like to share with you a free cookbook and give you an opportunity to play a role in fighting hunger in Canada. Help Us Feed the Hope - that's the title of an initiative by Catelli Foods in collaboration with chefs and dietitians {including me!} across Canada. You get recipes created by [...]

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4 Recipe Ideas for National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!

In honour of National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day (April 12), I shared four recipe ideas with Global Calgary that are nourishing and pleasing. Back when I was living my life with a dieting mindset, grilled cheese sandwiches were foods that I labeled “bad,” or foods I thought I shouldn’t have. It’s amazing how this has shifted [...]

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2 Keys to ease stress eating

2 Keys to Ease Stress Eating #nutritionmonth2017

We all eat when we’re not physically hungry and use food for comfort or to ease stress some of the time. That’s so normal. So human. The challenge is when food becomes a go-to mechanism for soothing, distracting, or numbing uncomfortable emotions. Or when it’s consistently used to “take the edge off” after a long, [...]

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A Mindful Approach to Picky Eating #nutritionmonth2017

A Mindful Approach to Picky Eating #nutritionmonth2017

Picky eating can make mealtime feel like mayhem. There is only so much you can do to get your kid to take in nutritious food before throwing in the towel and giving them whatever the heck they want. Makes perfect sense that managing picky eating is one thing dietitians are focussing on to help families [...]

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Buddha Bowl with Almond Turmeric Aioli

Buddha Bowl with Almond Turmeric Aioli

This was definitely the most delicious thing I ate this week. Seriously. How did I not think about making an aioli using almond butter, before this? The Buddha Bowl with Almond Turmeric Aioli was featured on Global Calgary in my segment about mindfully enjoying nuts and seeds. So now that you watched the video, are you ready [...]

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3 Unconventional Tips for Better Digestion #nutritionmonth2017

3 Unconventional Tips for Better Digestion #nutritionmonth2017

Embarrassing and uncomfortable digestive symptoms suck. When you are experiencing gas, constipation, bloating, diarrhea, etc., it makes sense you want to find a solution and you want it, like yesterday.  It’s natural for people with digestive woes to start looking into what they are eating that could be contributing. Unfortunately,  this can sometimes turn into [...]

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Should I really be doing that for my health? #NutritionMonth2017

Have you ever asked yourself: “should I really be doing that for my health?” Food fads are prevalent and this information age we live in can lead to incredible overwhelm. That’s why all week, as part of #NutritionMonth2017, dietitians across the country are educating about how to tease out fact from fiction and determine what [...]

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6 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Mentor

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Hiring a Mentor

So you’re tired of feeling stuck in your body, overwhelmed by the “should-do’s”, obsessed with what goes in your mouth, or like you just keep failing. And you’re considering hiring a wellness professional to help you move out of your rut and gain some healthy momentum. First off, kudos to you, it is a huge [...]

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3 Undeniable Benefits of Dieting

3 Undeniable Benefits of Dieting

Yup, I’m an anti-diet dietitian and I’m here to discuss the benefits of dieting. Dieting serves us in many ways, which is why we try diets again and again, until we finally hit our “diet rock bottom.” In today’s video, I reveal these benefits and offer perspective so you can get out of the dieting cycle [...]

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How to Prevent Overeating

How to Prevent Overeating This Holiday, Without Restricting

The season is upon us! Food is everywhere. Set yourself up for success by having a plan to prevent overeating this holiday, without restricting. I shared some positive and practical tips with my friends over at Global Calgary. I decided to run a LIVE round of the free, online 10-Day Mindful Eating Kickstart Challenge to [...]

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