‘Tis is the season to be eat, drink and be merry, and I love it!

I’m spending the holidays at home and can’t wait for the feast. Luckily for me vegetables have always been featured on my family’s menu, and often take centre stage. Is it the same in your family? Or maybe the vegetables get overlooked during the holidays as you prepare to overload on them in the New Year (resolutions, right?)    

Did you know that there…

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Eat the pie and keep your goals this holiday season

The holiday party season is upon us, which means abundance of meals, parties, and gatherings that are filled with delicious but generally unhealthy foods. Of course there is more to be enjoyed this season than these large meals, but the festivities most certainly can become centred around the dinner table.

 

Many of my clients and friends give up on their health goals during this time of year, planning on picking…

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Food – friend or foe?

Food friend or foe

Isn’t it funny that something essential to live causes so many of us anxiety, and insecurity? Not to mention confusion!! I don’t think there is any other topic in the world so wildly discussed, with so many opposing points of view being promoted as the “right way”.

 

Then you need to add the very complicated relationships so many of us have with it. We use to celebrate when things are…

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6 major food cravings and what they really mean

Hands up if you ever had a craving for any type of food? I am so glad you raised your hand, friend! Have you ever wondered why you just cant stop eating chocolate? Or maybe you crave savoury food?? I’m totally the savoury type of girl. Well, that plus, it would be really hard for me to say NO to a really indulgent, vegan, gluten free brownie. So there…

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4 reasons to chew your food properly

You must have heard that you should chew your food a minimum 15 times before swallowing, in some cases upwards of 30-40 times! But do you actually do it?

I know I’ve been guilty of just inhaling my food, with no thought given to chewing, and I have been missing out on its benefits.

 

  • Enables the right amount of food eaten

Research has shown that chewing food slowly and thoroughly can…

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3 tips for killer salads

I’m obsessed with a good salad and I’m always looking for new ideas or ingredients. When eating out is usually the salad that disappoints me. There really is nothing wrong than mouth watering description followed by 3 sad spinach leaves with a couple of cubes of roasted butternut squash, and a splash of balsamic vinegar.

 

A salad is easy enough to make and I can imagine you won’t be necessarily…

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What would you do if…

Today I want to keep it short and sweet and actually give you homework.

Get your journal out (just pen and paper will do too, so don’t look for excuses here) and answer this question:

 

If I was in my ideal body what would I do this year?

 

This is it – just one question to explore and journal about. And please share in the comments so I can support you.

 

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I gave my power away to a number on the scale.

I used to think it was all about my weight, all about that number I saw every time I stepped onto the scale. The number that was always too high and never good enough. I was never good enough. I used to be obsessed with lowering this number to unreachable lows. The lower the number, the better I would be.

 

The obsession with The Number was underpinning everything else. I…

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Is poison hiding in your kitchen?

The media, coupled with the “all-knowing experts,” advise us to steer clear of pesticides, household cleaners, processed foods, food additives and preservatives. If it were up to the experts, we would all be living rural, growing our own food, drinking purified water, and walking everywhere. While this might be the ideal way to live to avoid poisons, unfortunately for you and me, it’s probably not possible (even though it’s…

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Fight stress with food

You don’t need me to tell you that stress is a very real threat to your health. In addition to taking over your brain with negative thoughts, stress can lead to serious physical symptoms that can be a major detriment to your body and mind. It also prevents you from losing weight!

When the mind is stressed, it puts a lot of pressure on your body, which means that the…

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