Health & Wellness

October 23, 2017

Stop focusing on what is wrong with your diet and lifestyle. Do this instead.

One of the things I love about my job as a nutritionist and dietitian is that I get to help men and women in their 40’s and 50’s use nutrition therapy to get them have more energy, health and vitality. I feel a sense of optimism and excitement when we […]
September 11, 2017
11 Reasons why losing weight in midlife is hard

11 Reasons why losing weight in midlife is hard

Mid-life is one of the busiest and most-demanding times of our lives. We are growing our career, raising our families, caring for our aging parents, trying to nurture relationships (or making a gut-wrenching decision of ending a relationship), managing our finances and spending, while trying to take care of ourselves […]
August 23, 2017

This dietitian’s post-vacation grocery list to get back to healthful eating

If you are coming back from vacation, you will likely be coming home to an empty fridge. I recently came back from my summer vacation. While I was not starting from a totally empty pantry, I needed more fresh ingredients in my fridge plus a few regular household staples. As […]
July 12, 2017

13 Ways to Reduce your Food Waste

Did you know that the average household generates 7-10 pounds of food waste per week? Did you know 53% of this waste is avoidable? Vegetables and fruits account for 50-60% of total food waste, followed by cereal and grains (13% of total food waste), meat and fish (8%), dairy and […]
June 27, 2017

Healthful snacks to pack on a road trip

Summer is here and that means road trips! Along with your suitcases, you will want to pack some snacks! Whether it is for your hunger or the unexpected road delay like excess traffic or road delays, packing your snacks helps you be prepared. What do Canadians want from their snacks? Healthy, convenient, easy, […]
June 21, 2017

Maintaining diet and lifestyle progress on the weekends Part 2

Does your lifestyle thrive on the structure of the weekday but struggle over the weekend? You aren’t alone. Nutrition researchers have known this for years, which is why in most studies, data from weekend days are specifically collected, in addition to weekdays. In my practice as a Calgary dietitian and […]