Sugar cravings? Blame it on your gut bugs!

Sugar cravings?  Blame it on your gut bugs!

First it was Thanksgiving, then Halloween and now we are on the verge of the holiday party season. No big deal you tell yourself, it’s just “one treat”, right? Except….when it turns into a week and then a month and there is no end in sight….. It’s like you’ve taken a bite of the forbidden… 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

Are Your Hormones Messing With Your Fat Loss Goals? Part 1-Thyroid

Are Your Hormones Messing With Your Fat Loss Goals? Part 1-Thyroid

As you may know, I’m a Nutritionist, who specializes in weight loss, or at least that’s what people think they are seeking me out for.  The reality, however, is often somewhat different. Allow me to explain. Carrying extra weight is simply a symptom of an underlying problem.  As a registered Nutritionist, it’s not so much… Continue Reading

The Kale Salad that Converts!

The Kale Salad that Converts!

Getting enough greens in your diet is so crucial to your health and can certainly aid in weight loss!   Kale is a fantastic place to start!  The sheer amount of nutrients and phytochemicals alone in this green leafy vegetable is a little “crazy” in a totally AMAZING way! One of these phytochemicals -glucosinates, has… Continue Reading

Green Vitality Smoothie!

Green Vitality Smoothie!

Generally in the fall or spring, but sometimes, just because I feel its necessary, I cleanse. Now let’s get something straight, I don’t cleanse for weight loss purposes or to fit into a sexy dress for a party. I do so to give my body a much needed break. A good cleanse removes acidic and inflammatory foods and allows your body to focus on healing and detoxifying itself naturally. Continue Reading

No Dairy? No Problem!

No Dairy?  No Problem!

Question: “If I give up Dairy products, how will I ensure I get enough calcium”? Answer: Dairy is not the most absorbable form of calcium! Intake from foods like almond milk, tahini, soaked almonds, bok choy, sardines, salmon, dark leafy greens and bone broth (tastes better then it sounds!) are much better choices!   600… Continue Reading

Creamy Pumpkin Spice Superfood Smoothie!

Creamy Pumpkin Spice Superfood Smoothie!

As much as I love summer and feel extremely grateful to have been able to spend a great deal of time cottaging in Muskoka.  I have to admit, I really look forward to the fresh cool mornings that Fall brings here in Southern Ontario.  The smell of the air is incredible!!  It really adds energy… Continue Reading

A “Kraft Dinner” kind of Night!!

A “Kraft Dinner” kind of Night!!

Last night was “Date Night”!  It was already 6pm and the kids were starting to get a little “wonky”, it was indeed witching hour!  So how does a nutritionist throw together dinner and get showered and ready for a date in an hour???  Kraft dinner, right??  All kids love pasta!  Those of you that know… Continue Reading

Whole Food Lunching!

Whole Food Lunching!

I confess!  I have NEVER had to make school lunches on a consistent basis. We have always lived close to the school and therefore, my daughter had the privilege of coming home and eating hot healthy lunches! I know, I’m super lucky, right? Well, that has all changed! My eldest daughter is in Grade 5… Continue Reading

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