Tag Archives: Holiday eating

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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Baker’s tax can take a hefty toll

  Don’t let your waist be a victim of the baker’s tax. Baker’s tax occurs when the person preparing the baked goods must sample each edible ingredient, such as chocolate chips, dried fruit and nuts, before it’s added to the bowl. Another example of this is sampling  at least one cookie as each pan is […]

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Why you really don’t want to skip your exercise now

Time is tight right now.  Between work, family, shopping and partying, there are few free hours in the day.  For many, when holiday activities abound, regular exercise is one of the first casualties.  It’s not just something that happens during  this holiday season but also at other times of the year when usual routines are […]

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5 top tips to help you survive the holiday buffet

December has just begun but if you look around, the holiday season is well underway.  It seems that festive feasting  starts earlier and earlier each year. A few smart strategies are key in order to ring in the New Year in roughly the same shape as you began your seasonal celebrations, especially when it comes […]

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Soup- an essential holiday appetite tamer

Chances are you’ve already come across countless strategies on how to survive the holiday season in roughly the same shape as you started.  But there’s one weapon against overeating that’s far superior to others: eating a steaming hot bowl of soup, particularly one chock full of chunky veggies,  before you hit the party circuit or […]

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In the real tradition of Chanukah: Enlightened Potato Latkes (yes- baked latkes!)

I just don’t get it.  The miracle of Chanukah is that one day’s worth of oil lasted eight days. How does that translate into eating everything that is fried as a way to celebrate the festival? It simply doesn’t make sense to me. And it’s not because I’m a dietitian. When you consider what Jews […]

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Party hard – eat safe

Are you tired of hearing about foodborne illnesses?  Well consider that, at this time of year  as holiday festivities get underway, the risk of food poisoning can soar.  While these illnesses are often thought of in terms of  stomach problems, there’s much more to be concerned about. Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of […]

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