Nutrition

2014-07-15 06:43:19
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Summer is here and with it comes the dreaded trip to the beach.  We all worry about how we will look in our swim suits, but just because you're trying to get that flat belly, it doesn't mean you have to sacrifice food and your enjoyment!  There are foods out there that can make you feel full while giving you that flat belly we all hope to achieve.   Almonds and other nuts Eating nuts gives you the protein that you need to make it through the day- cutting down the chances that you will...

2014-06-06 05:54:28
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Staying hydrated on a hot summers day is important and imperative when maintain a healthy lifestyle. Drinking water helps maintain the balance of body fluids, promotes weight loss, flushes out toxins, boosts your immune system increases energy/ relieves fatigue, helps your kidneys, keeps your skin looking good and is a natural headache remedy. The new big thing this season is Infused Water. Here are some recipes for you Honeydew and Raspberry Agua Fresca 1 (5 lb) ripe honeydew...

2014-05-09 12:07:46
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Outside it feels as though spring has FINALLY arrived. With the warmer weather comes more running around, and less time to actually sit down and enjoy a healthy meal. Have no fear, enjoy one of these healthy smoothies that will keep your diet on track and fill you up!  Enjoy! Vitamin C Blast Smoothie 1 large pink grapefruit, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks 1/2 cup (125 mL) crushed pineapple, canned or fresh 1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh or frozen strawberries (if using fresh, add 1/4 cup...

2014-04-14 10:15:00
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This dark, rainy spring weather is enough to make you want to curl up in bed and sleep until summer arrives. If you're in need of a boost of energy, here are a few tips to get you going! Hydrate Become conscious of the amount of water you are consuming in a day.  Water levels have a huge impact on your energy levels and can be enough to turn a dreary day into a fast paced, energy filled one. Carry a water bottle around with you to refill during the day and drink from it often. And...

2014-03-28 09:01:21
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We all know that moment. You're sitting at your desk, working away and you're suddenly hit with an intense craving, whether its for something sweet, salty or fried. Instead of heading for the vending machine or closest corner store you do the healthy, grown up thing and pull out a stick of gum. For some of us chewing gum might work, but for others despite our best intentions the taste, smell and need for junk food remains in our minds. Your body is smarter than you think when it comes to...

2014-03-18 09:49:55
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We all have cravings for those foods that we know we shouldn't eat. Chinese food, pizza, chocolate, that deep- dish apple pie drizzled with caramel sauce and ice cream. If you're anything like me, you find them hard to resist and over time you know you're going to give in and enjoy the taste. It's the after effect that I don't enjoy. The bloating, feeling of unease and guilt behind ruining a healthy streak isn't worth that delicious food. Thankfully there are healthy options. Here are just...

2014-03-12 10:54:21
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If you were to ask the majority of athletes if they would consider becoming vegetarian you would most likely be greeted with a misconception that a plant- based diet is unnatural and doesn't provide adequate protein.  However, there is now a greater population that is turning to towards vegetarianism and agree that it is a more natural, and healthy way to go. I'm not saying that you should give up meat all together and become a vegetarian.  Instead people should look to support a...

2014-03-10 08:00:38
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As the first woman to win a wrestling medal for Canada, Tonya Verbeek is a force to be reckoned with. The 55kg medalist is officially the most decorated Canadian wrestler of all time. In 2004 Verbeek took home a Silver at the Athens games, and later went on to win bronze in the 2008 Summer Olympics and a second silver at the 2012 Olympics in London. To add to her legacy she has also won two bronze and a sliver at the world championships and has both a bronze and silver from the Pan...

2014-03-10 08:00:25
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Avocados 'Every dietitian I know agrees that avocados are a must-eat food. They are a great source of healthy fats, which help fill you up so you'll be less likely to want a snack later on. Plus, they taste really decadent. —Carolyn Brown, a registered dietitian at Foodtrainers in New York City Almond milk 'No matter what we think about dairy, most of us agree that it's too easy to overdo. Yogurt, cheese—even that whey protein in an energy bar is dairy. It sneaks into more than...

2014-03-10 08:00:17
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Working on your New Years resolution, but not seeing any changes? It's proven that 75% of weight loss doesn't happen in the gym, but in your kitchen. Simple food swaps could be all that you need to push your healthy eating to the next level and see the changes in your body that you've been looking for. * Instead of eating sugar coated breakfast cereal, try a delicious whole grain cereal such as Shredded Wheat or porridge with some added fruit. This will ensure you get your fiber and fruits...

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    Summer is here and with it comes the dreaded trip to the beach.  We all worry about how we will look in our swim suits, but just because you're trying to get that flat belly, it doesn't mean you have to sacrifice food and your enjoyment!  There are foods out there that can make you feel full...
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