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  • Eating your way to mindfulness

    This guest post was written by Liz Higgins, dietetic intern. Thanks Liz! We are all creatures of habit, and our busy schedules make it challenging to change our routines. This is especially true when it comes to food and eating. But, change is possible. Here are a few simple tips to help on your journey to a positive relationship with food. Target your food triggers Food triggers are the sights, sounds, smells, thoughts, feelings, and…

  • How to Ditch Your Diet

    This is a guest post by Liz Higgins, MHSc, dietetic intern. Thanks Liz! As a former dancer, Liz is no stranger to the world of dieting and food restriction. She always felt pressure to maintain her physique, which led her down the scary path of yo-yo dieting and calorie counting. Like Liz, many men and women face similar challenges, and may turn to dieting in order to lose or manage weight.

  • Wait…. are you really hungry?

    Some days,  is so hard to have a healthy relationship with our bodies, and know when we are really hungry! There are many environmental cues that impact our desire to eat. Food advertising on buses, convenience stands, and snack foods at grocery store check outs are just a few examples. Our emotions can also affect our eating habits, whether we’re celebrating a birthday or relieving stress at the end of a long day. Both the…

  • How to Eat your Cake and be Fit too! How to have a healthy holiday

    Yay! It is holiday season and it is time to celebrate! This time of year is fabulous for all kinds of winter activities: skating or snowy walks, baking beautiful treats (did someone say chocolate?!) or just wrapping up warm under the duvet and watching your favourite programs with your loved ones. The holidays can be about slowing down, having time with those we love most and reflecting on a year that has passed while planning…

  • Diet can help combat Seasonal Affective Disorder in gloomy winter months

    This article originally appeared in Yahoo Style, Nov 27th 2015 You might be craving chocolate and sweets in the winter, but that may be contributing to your poor mood. Everyone knows that having a healthy diet is part of having a healthy body, but what about having a healthy mind? Can diet affect our mental health, too?