Tag Archives: Weight loss

Our kids need help!

          At first glance, you might think that these store shelves are already stocked for Halloween but you would be wrong. This is “So ready for school” Canadian style. Really? Is this what kids need to see as they stock up on school supplies. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying […]

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Wake Up Weight Watchers

  If you’re active on social media, you may have come across the hashtag #WakeUpWeightWatchers  this past weekend. It’s a response to the company offering a free six-week program to teens as young as 13 to help them with weight loss – as long as they have their parent’s permission. The good news for those […]

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8 tips to spot fad diets and health scams

It’s hard to believe just how many fads come and go. But some get so much hype that it’s really tough to sort through the fact from fiction. Here are some tips to help guide you. • If it promotes common every day foods as being toxic to everyone, steer clear of the recommendation. Case […]

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Oprah’s shocking lack of self-esteem

  l I expected more from Oprah. This incredibly powerful woman implies that she cannot fulfill her potential because she’s overweight. In her commercial  for Weight Watchers, entitled Oprah’s New Weight Watchers Journey , she comes out with the following statements: “Inside every overweight woman is the woman she knows she can be.” “You’ve gotten […]

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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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5 top ways protein aids waist management

•    Protein boosts your metabolic rate In scientific terms, protein induces thermogenesis – a heating effect on the body.  Think of it as turning up your thermostat and burning more fuel. While all 3 macronutrients – protein, fat and carbohydrates – increase your calorie burning after you eat them, protein has the greatest impact.   This […]

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How to get off the diet rollercoaster: read The Diet Fix

Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, M.D., an Ottawa physician who specializes in bariatrics and writes the popular blog, Weighty Matters, is well known for his blustering  criticisms of the food industry.  He believes our environment is a major contributor to the obesity epidemic  and as a result, is a very outspoken advocate for change. But as intolerant  […]

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