Tag Archives: Behavior

Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month: Take the fight out of food!

It’s hard to believe it’s already  March and that means, it’s Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month. This year’s theme, Take the fight out of food!, expresses so much about what is happening on the food and nutrition front nowadays. And front is definitely the right word as many people are at war with their food […]

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It’s holiday time: enjoy thoughtfully

T’is the season to be jolly. It’s definitely a time of year for enjoyment and partying. The “enjoyment” part, though, is sometimes forgotten. For some, stress can be much more evident whether it be due to family pressures or simply due to missing a loved one. But maintaining a healthy lifestyle and managing your decadent […]

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Oxygenated water & melatonin as antidotes for holiday stress? Give me a break!

  If I wrote a post  every time I heard nonsense about nutrition on the television, I would be permanently attached to my computer. But I simply could not ignore statements made on the Marilyn Denis Show on CTV this past week by naturopathic doctor, Natasha Turner.  Her segment Holiday Stress Survival Kit both astounded […]

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Come on Crayola – Keep your colours out of the mouths of babes

Exploring the world of brilliant colours can indeed be creative fun  for children. Eating these colours, though, is another matter entirely.  Science is showing that, for a vulnerable group of children, artificial food colours are linked to various adverse effects including hyperactivity. When you look back at the history of food, the popularity of artificial […]

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Are you really hungry for breakfast? How about an 8,000 calorie meal?

In the race for gluttonous offerings, we may now have a champion: the  Hibernator. Thank goodness, this breakfast can only be found across the Atlantic in Britain at the Bear Grills Café  in Congleton, south of Manchester. While the meal itself costs only  £19.95 (never mind the pounds you may accumulate from its consumption), you […]

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The #1 way to control eating while watching TV

Do you eat too much while watching TV or at the movies? A recent study by Dr. Brian Wansink, the mindless eating guru, looked at the issue and seemed to offer some advice. But  with all due respect to  Dr. Wansink, I have to disagree with his suggestion of using the opportunity to boost the […]

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Before you skip breakfast, read this

One after another, the headlines screamed, Why Breakfast May Not Be The Most Important Meal Of The Day, Skipping breakfast might not be bad for weight loss  and then finally the New York Times Magazine piece,  Is Breakfast Overrated? by Gretchen Reynolds where  she concluded,  “For now, the slightly unsatisfying takeaway from the new science […]

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5 easy ways to help stop portion distortion

Portion distortion is definitely a major contributor to girth control issues. Even if you’re going for healthy options (other than maybe low-calorie vegetables),  large servings can make the calories and pounds add up. While everyone knows that large servings of  high calorie fare such as  cake, cookies and fried snack foods can contribute to weight […]

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