This is why your scale can’t always be trusted! (Personal)

This is why your scale can’t always be trusted! (Personal)

Do you ever fantasize about hitting a particular number on the scale?  Maybe you even think your life would dramatically change and your self-esteem would skyrocket! Now, have you ever come so close and yet…..you still didn’t look the way you imagined?  Somehow you were still looking at a very similar image staring back at… Continue Reading

The BEST vegan strawberry smoothie…!

The BEST vegan strawberry smoothie…!

The BEST vegan strawberry smoothie that tastes like sherbet! If you’ve been following me for awhile you know I love my green smoothies and the MOST important ingredient to make a green smoothie taste sweet and delectable is without a doubt, lemon. In Ontario right now, we are just at the end of strawberry season,… Continue Reading

Is Your Fruit Smoothie Making You Fat?

Is Your Fruit Smoothie Making You Fat?

Whole food is the way to go, there is no argument there. Fruit is a fantastic whole food and I encourage you to eat several servings a day. Here comes the but….. BUT, if you think that 100% bottled fruit smoothie at your local grocery store, Starbucks, or even a fresh smoothie at your favorite… Continue Reading

Ditch the “diet” mindset in 5 easy steps!

Ditch the “diet” mindset in 5 easy steps!

Those who don’t struggle with their weight may often wonder why the heck it’s so hard for those of us that do. Could it really be that eating healthy is that complicated?  The truth is there are many underlying issues like hormones and digestion that can make losing weight more challenging. However, the biggest challenge… Continue Reading

Is Insulin Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Efforts? Part 3

Is Insulin Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Efforts? Part 3

We are now at Part 3 in my series on hormones, so I trust you’re well aware that hormonal factors have a massive impact on body composition. As I discussed in Part 1 of this series, wherein I focused on thyroid hormones and Part 2 where we explored the estrogen connection, carrying extra weight is… Continue Reading

The Top 3 Foods This Nutritionist Won’t Eat!

The Top 3 Foods This Nutritionist Won’t Eat!

Artificial Sweeteners Long before I became a Nutritionist, in my 20’s, I ate every single “zero sugar” food (now I wouldn’t even call it food) going! Diet pop, diet juice, diet yogurt, diet granola bars, diet chocolate bars, if it had less sugar and carbs, I was happy to eat it! It wasn’t until I… Continue Reading

Fit, Healthy and a Great Mom? Is it Possible? Hell YES!

Fit,  Healthy and a Great Mom?  Is it Possible?  Hell YES!

I remember it very clearly. Sitting across from a young mother who was really not sure if she was buying the message I was selling. She looked me square in the face and said “I just assume that woman like YOU are bad mothers.” To say this statement caught me by surprise is a huge… Continue Reading

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