The Perfect Diet

On a summer’s evening, a month or so before I started nutrition school, my guy and I drove out to our favourite old-timey ice cream place. I ordered my usual – a hot caramel sundae with nuts – and since it had been a tough week, hell it had been a tough 30 years, I upgraded my sundae to a size medium even though it was always too much and left me with a stomach ache.

As I sat there eating the ice cream I didn’t even want, ashamed that I was once again overeating, I thought to myself, “when I’m a nutritionist I’ll finally have the perfect diet.”

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The “Healthy Sugar” Myth

If you haven’t heard, sugar is the new smoking. We are eating way too much of it, in all kinds of places that we don’t expect, and it’s wreaking havoc on our health.

Once you know the detrimental effects of too much sugar the obvious next question is “what is a healthy sugar?” It’s a legitimate question and one that I get asked all the time. Because we all want a little sweetness in our lives and if  “healthy fats” and “healthy carbs” exist then certainly healthy sugars do too?

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What to Eat When You Just Had a Baby

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Pretty much every pregnancy or birth preparation book that I’ve read has ended on the day the baby arrives in the world, with little to no mention of how to care for you in the days, weeks and months following the birth of your baby. Both pregnancy and delivery are major physical events that take a toll on your body, and can be compounded by the physical, mental and emotional stress of caring for a new baby. While nutrition might feel like the last thing on your mind your body needs nutrients now more than ever.

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What to Eat when it’s Hot AF

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There are three things to consider when adopting a seasonal approach to eating:

  • What you eat
  • How much you eat
  • How you prepare your food

What you should be eating in the summer should look pretty different than what you are eating in the winter – unless of course you’re living close to the equator where every day is beautiful and you have fresh, local produce in abundance all year round!

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