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Disclaimer: This website is designed to provide basic nutrition inspiration only and is not meant as a substitute for personal health or nutrition advice from your registered dietitian. 

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 I’m sharing tips and inspirations to nourish your body, stay strong, and live your life vibrantly, as you age. 

December 12, 2016

As a dietitian, I hear a lot of talk about weight gain at this festive time of the year. A quick online search for “holiday weight gain” brought up 2,040,000 results (in 0.60 seconds!). Wowza!

What’s the worry?

There’s a nasty rumour going around that people gain between five to ten pounds over the holidays. Not so. Research shows that it’s closer to about one to two pounds.

That doesn’t sound so bad, right?

It’s true that a little extra holiday cheer at a part...

December 9, 2016

Apples, peanut butter, pepitas and dried cherries -- this combo is a flavour burst and nourishing post-run fuel all in one super snack. Aside from basic nutrients, apples have a high antioxidant capacity, and you know what they say about an apple a day....

December 7, 2016

In Part 1 of my 10 Tips to Survive Holiday Parties, I gave you strategies to help you navigate a holiday party as a guest. But what if you are the host?

I’ve created these final four tips to surviving the holiday party especially for the host with the most:

7. Serve fewer food choices.

Studies show that the more choice (flavours, smells and colours) available, the more people will eat, whether they’re hungry or not. So, less variety at a holiday table is actua...

December 7, 2016

The festive season is in full swing over here. I’ve baked over 10 dozen cookies, hosted a cookie swap, enjoyed a couple of holiday lunches, and have a party coming up on the weekend. And it’s only the first week of December!

Without a few strategies in place, festive cheer could quickly squash my healthy habits.

Sure, a holiday party or two won’t break your healthy living bank. But, if you’re attending a year’s worth of parties in one month, here are my 10 to...

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