Eating Patterns

October 16, 2019

Does your diet need an upgrade?

Data from the 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey found that almost half (48%) of the foods Canadians eat are from ultra-processed foods suggesting that many Canadians need an upgrade to their diet. Are you one of them? Almost all food is processed in some way. Food processing includes physical, biological […]
February 15, 2019

Should you use a meal kit service? My meal kit review

We’ve all been there. It’s 5 pm and there’s nothing organized for supper. We’re over-whelmed with work and home life. Maybe we’re tired of planning and organizing meals, or we’re resentful that we don’t have the help we need. Am I the only one who can’t get my sh*t together? We […]
January 18, 2019

My Favourite Nutrition Resources

There are thousands of places you can go for quality nutrition information. In this post, I share with you some of my favourite nutrition, health, and cooking resources as well as healthy recipe sources.* Do you have a favourite resource not listed here? I’d love to hear from you! Food […]
January 8, 2019

You might be thinking about your weight but are you thinking about your bones?

This post was written in sponsored partnership with our friends over at California Prune Board, helping me to help YOU energize YOUR nutrition. All opinions written here are my own. Typically, in January, people are cued to set new goals for the year ahead. While many people in midlife are […]
December 5, 2018

Healthy holiday eating tips: How to avoid the January lifestyle setback

If you are working on building a healthier lifestyle, the holiday season can feel overwhelming and tough. Just as you are building your confidence with your new habits – drinking less alcohol, adding more color to your plate, planning your snacks to manage your appetite, moving more – you come […]
November 5, 2018

Midlife weight gain in women: what can you expect? What can you do about it?

On average, women gain about 1.5 pounds/year during their midlife. After menopause, many women find that their middle gets “thicker” as a result of where their body stores adipose (fat) tissue. As we go through life, our bodies change. Why do women gain weight in midlife? Midlife women are exposed […]