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Welcome to my dietitian blog! In it I will share news, tendencies, ideas, recipes, and more articles to keep you informed on nutrition, dietetics, and well-being.
In this article we’re going to talk about the Scarsdale diet. We'll learn what it is, how it works and why you should be consulting with a professional to do it right.
Boy, do I have exciting news for you! Actually, it was exciting for me and I cannot but share it ASAP! In the end of July I was invited by Montreal Gazette to comment on a very sensitive topic for many many parents, i.e. how to get our children to eat their healthy nutritious school lunches.
Daily deal sites like groupon.com offer great deals on fitness clubs and fitness classes, gyms and personal training sessions. It can be a really inexpensive way to explore and see which types of exercise suit your lifestyle, schedule and budget without a long term commitment.
I recently watched the 2014 movie on food and nutrition “Fed Up” with Katie Couric as its executive producer and narrator and so I decided to share with you some of my thoughts on it. First, I would really like to recommend this movie to anyone who may wonder just how deeply big food industry has infiltrated our everyday life. Then, I would also recommend this movie to those who rely on low fat and low sugar products as a means of weight control.
I have noticed that children are more aware of themselves and the body types of others starting at 5-6 years of age. They can identify a classmate who is „overweight“ or „out of shape“. Though the words they use may be harsher and more direct.
How many of you ask yourselves, “What on earth am I going to do with the kids today?” The first thing we do is google “what to do in Montreal” only to find a thousand things to do that are either too far away, interest only one family member, are too expensive or require advance registration.
In my opinion the hardest part to making healthy lifestyle changes is starting. The task seems enormous and we know changes have to be made but either do not know where to start or have no context.
We are now convinced of the positive role that good nutrition has on our health and immune function. There is so much information available – some even conflicting – online, in the newspaper, on television and the radio. So the question becomes, where can we find trusted and credible sources of nutrition information?
Mothers everywhere are rejoicing as their little ones head merrily off to their first day back to class… and yet there is a knot of anxiety that sits in the pit of one’s stomach as D day comes near…
You know what a slow cooker is – this charming kitchen appliance that allows you to throw in some ingredients and then leave to work its magic. The magic is that it cooks for a few hours at a relatively low temperature without much attendance. “Voila”! – a fantastic dish for the whole family.
Many of us have understood from health professionals that fats are unhealthy and should be avoided. But that was years ago. The nutritional science, like any other field, is constantly developing and research has proven that not all fats are made equal.
It is truly shocking how little food you get today for so many calories. I’ve seen crackers 1×1 inch contain 90 calories for 4 units, 3 squares of dark chocolate commonly read 170 calories, 10 tortilla chips can skyrocket at 220 kcalories. For someone who is trying to watch their caloric intake it can be a nightmare navigating grocery stores or parties looking for palatable foods that contain a reasonable amount of volume per portion. Why? Because they are snack foods not sample foods – we don’t only consume four crackers at a time, our intake can be up to 10 times as many.
So we’ve enjoyed the pre-Halloween pilferage, we’ve shamefully-guiltily dug into our kids loot bags, we’ve rummaged through the office candy supply. Now it’s time to breathe deeply, take stock (or stalk-as in celery stalk) of the damage and regroup. Here are some tips to get your mind off the perpetual candy coaster:
Let’s start by answering the question. What is the difference between a nutritionist and a registered dietitian? As defined by Dietitians of Canada on dietitians.ca, dietitians are:
• Health care professionals who have earned a Bachelor’s degree specializing in food and nutrition and have completed supervised practical training through a university program or an approved hospital or community setting.
• Dietitians must be registered with Provincial Regulatory Bodies and are the only professionals who can use the titles “Registered Dietitian”, “Professional Dietitian” and “Dietitian”.
There is no one single way to diet. It is usually a combination of education, motivation and accountability. Call them what you like … diet plans, meal plans, or eating plans. It is very important to choose one that suits your lifestyle. If you choose a plan that is too complicated, too expensive to follow or involves a lot of planning there is a good chance that your level of consistency and compliance will decrease in a very short time frame.
Regardless of whether you have set a list of very specific goals or you are just probing for options, our Readiness and Motivation to Change Questionnaire will give you a clearer idea of where you stand on your path to weight loss and personal well-being. Answer the questions below honestly, sum up the corresponding number of points and find out your result and our suggestions for further action. And, of course, have fun while doing all this.
We know it’s a funny-sounding title, but it got your attention, right? And do not think this post is about getting depressed after a break up and eating all the ice cream and chocolate in the world. No, this is simply an article about how the people we love, despite their best intentions, may influence our eating habits and put obstacles on our way to healthy eating and weight management.
Probably a lot of you are well aware of the fact that an average dinner out could easily add 2000-3000 calories above your daily recommendations! Or, if you didn’t know this, at least you have had some related concerns.
The world of diets and nutrition programs is full of various rules, commandments, advice, and all sorts of tips and hints which should supposedly help you lose weight faster and easier. Well, while there are lots of valid guidelines, there are also some absolutely false assumptions out there.