“No one food will make or break your diet”

When a woman like Edwena talks about nutrition you’re going to want to listen to what she has got to say. Her family inspires her to cook, she loves learning from her aunts and she believes that all foods fit in a healthy diet. She thinks foods are for nourishing and not for demonizing.

She’s of the opinion that people should make cooking a priority and the government should be taxing overly processed foods while subsidizing local fruits and vegetables.

Baking Slimfast Brownies with RD Luke

Luke is a Registered Dietitian & Performance Nutritionist. After owning and operating
a successful private practice in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada for four years, he moved to Minnesota to join the nutrition team at EXOS – Athletes Performance Institute. He provides performance training and nutrition to elite and professional athletes across North America and internationally. He has provided nutrition counseling and coaching to various NHL and minor hockey league players, as well as CIS and NCAA players. Read more about his baking escapades, his what fad diets really get to him and his overall outlook on nutrition prescriptions.

Andrea Hardy

Andrea is known for, “But first, let’s eat” her popular blog on redirecting nutrition information to the basics and the importance of enjoying our food rather than the diet ideology.
We sat down to tea to discuss the barriers to healthy eating, our first memories of cooking and eating and of course our favorite foods.

WTF is a nutrition buzzword

The latest on nutrition found here. Buzzwords are used on food labels to convince consumers that the food may be healthier than it really is. Read more for my thoughts

Cheese addictions and the (lack) of science behind them

The science behind a fear mongering news clip stating that cheese is as addictive as crack. Truth is that it probably isn’t and the media is just over reporting this hypothesis. So a new study on food came out, surprised?

This time we’re led to believe that cheese is as addictive as crack!

Do you know anyone who has critically cheesed themselves? I don’t and I’m a Registered Dietitian. I feel like if this was happening on the reg, I’d probably hear about it by now.

So what you aren’t reading in the papers is the following:

Apparently study was conducted by asking 500 people some questions from the YFAS (Yale Food Addiction Score ) the ambiguous questions on the YFAS can be found here. The study concluded that they have preliminary evidence (from a questionnaire) that not all foods are equally implicated in addictive like eating behaviours and that these foods were thought to be highly processed. Paleo, Chrono, Dieting, Science, Nerding, 310 diet.

The (healthy) overweight individual

No one’s weight defines who they are as a person.
I’ve seen another person attacked on social media solely due to their weight in Alberta. Some people are trying to discredit the knowledge and ability of overweight individuals due to the fact that they are visibly overweight.
WHAT THE FUDGE ???
Health is a multifactorial state that truly cannot be easily defined. Quite often a person’s appearance does not define whether they are healthy or not.

Cheat meals. WHY? WHY? WHY?

We don’t look to cheating for success in academics, work pursuits or love so why are people looking to cheat in their diets? Seriously, who in their right mind wants to admit they’ve cheated and have cheated the love-love relationship with food? Not me!
I love food, I’ll admit and I’ll live for my next meal which I’ll happily enjoy, while not waiting for my next cheat day.

Spice-cubes

What to do with your fresh spices before they spoil or rot in the fridge. Try making spice-cubes next time fresh spices are on sale, the bundles are large at the farmers market or yours are close to going off.