Leah and Rachel sat down with me in a vegan restaurant to give me the down low on nutrition. They shared their opinions, one too many kombucha and some laughs during their competitive interview to see who knew more about each other’s nutrition opinion. Leah thinks that we need to work on our own lifestyles and stop relying on convenience and Rachel thinks we need to improve accessibility to food.
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.
Lemlem was a pharmacist by trade in Ethiopia for eight years before moving to Canada. She is currently a Pharmacy Intern (with permit) and will soon be writing the necessary exams to attain her Canadian Pharmacist designation. Lemlem was kind enough to share her experiences as an immigrant to Canada for my Nutrition Month project….
Cheryl is a Registered Dietitian who wanted to share her expert opinion on the excessive amounts of sugar in juice cleanses and why she loves pasta so much.
How can juice cleanses be helpful? They overload the body with excessive amounts of sugar while depriving it of protein and fat.
We took a moment to talk about the barriers to healthy eating and weight management. Her opinion was that part of the problem is related to sleep, time and stress management.
Thandi talks to me about the inspiring Richard Branson, cooking disasters and the Candida diet. She believes that the government should focus more on agriculture in the Caribbean to promote local farming. Thandi is another example to prove that nutrition and healthy don’t have absolute definitions. She even shares how she has found ways to eat healthy with her barriers of working in confined spaces for long periods of time in the British Virgin Islands.
Laureen is a Physiotherapist with a BEd who has a passion for helping people become more active. She is a true advocate of healthy living. Read more about the time she microwaved whole raw eggs and what she thinks healthy really means.
Mitch from Evolve Fitness Ltd in Halifax, Nova Scotia talks to me about the epidemic of childhood obesity, pizza and intermittent fasting.
An easy recipe to follow for a professional tasting lasagna that doesn’t even have pasta in it.
You won’t miss lasagna noodles after you try this.
Serve it with homemade bruschetta.
In this recipe you’ll also find my secret pasta sauce recipe. The 2 tsp of sugar I add help take away some of the acidity from the tomatoes.
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
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.
Recipe tips from a nutrition expert, Dietitianeats AKA Emma on how to serve your leftovers over and over without getting complaints. These easy additions are sure to please your family or guests!
Try adding curry poutine, meatball subs and Tex-mex salad to your meal repertoire. This will decrease meal fatigue from serving too much of the same leftovers. Yes- curry poutine!
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.