One of my favourite snacks has always been crackers. Unfortunately, most crackers are pretty unhealthy and not a great source of nutrients on their own. Crackers from a box are processed, refined and stripped of their nutrient value. On top of that, they are often filled with vegetable oils like canola, safflower, sunflower or cottonseed oil which are unstable inside the body. Most boxed crackers are full of refined carbs and unhealthy fat but have little to no protein or fibre content- the more you eat, the more you keep eating!
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I am absolutely IN LOVE with these fish cakes. They are so easy to make and they taste like they're straight out of a restaurant (if I don't say so myself)! I created these because I wanted a variation on salmon that tasted great and wasn't so boring. These will definitely hit the spot! Here's the ingredients you'll need:
It's no surprise that dieting for long-term weight loss, doesn't work. We know this by study after study showing that over 95% of people who lose weight on a weight loss diet, will gain the weight back in less than 3 years (if you can keep it off that long to begin with). Most people gain the weight back within a few months, truth be told. I have worked with so many clients that are frustrated and ready to give up all together after being through the dieting-weight loss-cycle over and over again.
It's January! New year, new you, and new goals to achieve.
"This year I'm going to lose weight and get fit. I'm going to change the way I eat and exercise 5 days a week. I'm finally going to lose this extra weight once and for all"!
Sound like you?
You, and millions of others, are making the decision to get healthy this year. And good for you! Even though many new years resolutions end up fading out by March, the initial drive to get healthy is a huge component of how successful you'll efforts will be.
Have you ever looked through a magazine and wished you looked like the people you saw, noticed billboards of perfect bodies as you're driving, or compared yourself to the models in the posters you see as you walk through the mall?
Have you ever noticed how perfect these models appear to be and wondered to yourself "how could I look like them"? Have you thought "I'd be happy if I only looked like that"?
It seems like there are more and more articles coming up in the news about sugar consumption, and the risks that excess sugar poses on our health. While this realization is nothing short of common sense, people still have the notion that sugar consumption, is no big deal.
Just like cigarettes were once considered "safe", and even recommended by physicians, sugar is following suit. With study after study showing the damage that sugar causes on our liver, health professionals still say that consuming sugar in moderate quantities is safe.
As you look at the way majority of people consume food, it’s easy to see that if we don’t change not only the way we eat food, but the way we view food on a whole spectrum, we are truly in for a rude awakening. We’ve made a mess of our food system to say the least. All you have to do is look at your local grocery store shelves to see that the food that’s being consumed in abundance isn’t really food at all.
One of the main excuses I hear when talking to people about changing their diet is that eating healthy is too expensive. I realize that eating processed, mass produced food may appear to be cheaper, but in the long term it will cost you much more than you think. Does eating healthy really cost you more money? I want to share with you that eating healthy may cost you a little more money on your grocery bill, but will save you more money as you keep your body free from disease and your productivity levels higher.
I'm sure everyone is very aware of how many job losses Canada has seen in the last year, particularly how many job losses Alberta has seen. Analysts speculate that by the end of 2016 Canada will see around 185,000 job losses in total, and not just in oil and gas exclusively, but other job related fields have been effected as well. Not only has low oil prices and the plummeting Canadian dollar been affecting people's bank accounts, but it's affecting their weight and their health too.
How many times have you gone on a specific diet, lost weight, and gained it all back?
If you're involved in the stock market, I'm sure you've heard all about Weight Watchers soaring prices after Oprah took a 10% stake in the company buying 6.4 million shares and being awarded to buy 3.5 million more. The stock more than doubled in it's worth and she made an estimated 70 million dollars in just one day!
This is one of the questions I get asked the most as a practitioner, and although the question seems simple, it has no one definite answer at any given time. Why? Because you are different from me, and your needs will vary and change all the time.
As human beings, we like to have a plan of action. We want to know everything so we can make a hundred lists and spreadsheets of every detail about our lives. We need everything categorized into neat and tidy little boxes so we feel more comfortable knowing we have everything "under control".