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10 Tips to Stay Healthy This Summer Season

I often hear from clients, friends and family that is very difficult to maintain healthy habits throughout the summer. With long winters and a relatively short patio, bbq and cottage season, it is difficult to resist the temptation and overindulge with food and drinks. I’m a strong believer in a balanced approach to nutrition and healthy living. I think having fun and enjoying the pleasures of life, including food, drinks and social connection, is part of living a healthy lifestyle but I see many of us get carried away during the summer and want to have ALL the fun at once! The problem with this, is that we go into excesses and more often than not, we end up feeling sluggish, bloated, and overall unwell. The good...

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Re-thinking New Years Resolutions and Our Health Goals

I love the feeling of a new year and the possibilities it brings! And while I don’t set New Years resolutions anymore, I have a natural inclination to go inwards and think of aspects of my life around which I want to reflect upon and make some changes throughout the year.   As human beings, we naturally want to reach higher and sometimes a challenge is exactly what we need to discover just how much we’re actually capable of. While I’m all for supporting people in setting goals for themselves, I find many of us simply set goals that are unrealistic. This eventually takes us back to square one, yet with a greater sense of frustration, disappointment and failure. This is particularly common among those of us...

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5 Tips to Get Back on Track after the Holidays

If the Holiday Season left you feeling sluggish and heavy, know that your body is resilient and can get back on track sooner than you think! As we start a new year, many of us feel the temptation to go into extremes: diets that emphasize deprivation, harsh workout routines and severe calorie restriction… but before you jump into the next regime, give yourself and your body a few days to get back to normal.   Try the these 5 simple tips to get back on track after the holidays and see how you feel:   1- Mix 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar in 1 little pure water and sip throughout the day: this does wonders to help balance blood sugar levels helping tackle the post-holiday cravings. 2- Avoid weighing yourself for...

Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal of the Day?

Absolutely! A healthy diet includes eating breakfast each morning, preferably within 1 hour of waking! People who eat a healthy breakfast are more likely to: Consume more vitamins and minerals, and less fat and cholesterol in their diet (1) Have better concentration and productivity throughout the morning Have better control of their weight Lower their risk of coronary heart disease (2) Don’t currently eat breakfast? I encourage you to start.  Here are a few tips that may help: No appetite? Try a cup of warm lemon water first thing upon rising.  This will prepare your digestive system for your next meal.  When your body is primed, your appetite will follow. Start small. Once your body grows accustomed to eating breakfast again, your appetite will return. No time? Prepare food the night...

Healthy Habits: Ensuring Your Success

HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s my first post of the year, website like this and honestly, help I’m not sure where January has gone.  As such we are long past setting New Year’s resolutions and long past failing them.  Myself included!  What I want to talk about today is successfully changing our behaviors and how making new healthy habits can be fun.  To do this we first need to understand the what, this why and how of habits.  Keeping this in mind I will outline some simple steps to take to help make 2017 a year of positive change.  Finally, I will leave you with some closing thoughts on empathy and how this can be the motivation you may have been missing. What Are Habits? Habits...