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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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