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Ask The RD: Is Mayo Healthy?

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This is a question that I get a lot and my response is often surprising to many of my clients. Is mayo healthy? It absolutely can be! I have to admit, one of my FAVOURITE things about my job is teaching people how to make SIMPLE swaps in their food choices that will have a big impact on their overall health (ex. changing sweeteners, swapping cooking oils, condiments, etc.). Today I’m going…

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Ask the RD: Which Vegetables Should I Cook, Ferment or Consume Raw?

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Q: Which vegetables are best to eat raw and which are best to eat cooked? What is a good balance between raw vegetables, cooked vegetables and fermented vegetables?   A: Before I dive into answering this question, I want to start by saying that eating ANY vegetables is AWESOME and if thinking about which vegetables to eat cooked and which ones to eat raw overwhelms you, do NOT worry! Let’s…

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Ask the RD: Is Eating Too Little Hindering My Weight Loss?

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Q: Is eating too little hindering my weight-loss. Is eating right and moderately healthy but in too little quantity not helpful for weight loss? I feel like I eat moderately healthy – all whole foods/homemade meals/limited added sugars (I do get sugar from fruits), hardly eat out (maybe once a month for a family outing) but it seems like I can’t lose weight. Ever since I have had my kids…

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Ask The RD: What And Why Do You Supplement?

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I received a great question to my Facebook page last week asking the reason behind my vitamin selection. This is a great question because so many of us (my past-self included) would take supplements and not really understand why. I would take a supplement because I heard it was healthy and that’s all I really needed to know (so I thought). There is SO much nutrition and health misinformation out…

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Ask the RD: Will Drinking More Water Help Me Lose Weight?

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Q: Will drinking 2 litres of water per day help me lose weight?   We hear all of the time “you need to drink lots of water in order to lose weight”… but why? And what’s “lots”? Why should you be carrying your water bottle (glass or stainless steel please) around with you during the day? Today we are going to dive into the topic of water and weight loss…

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Ask the RD: Which Oil Should I Use?

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Q: What is the purpose of all of the different types of oils? What oil should I use for cooking and which one should I use for dressings?  A: I love this question because it is so important but so often overlooked!  Why do we worry about which oil to use? It is extremely important to consider the oil you’re using when cooking or baking because some oils are NOT suitable for…

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Fat-Free or Full-Fat Dairy?

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Q: Is it better to have skim/low-fat milk or whole milk? A: This is such a great question and one that is getting more and more media attention. Dairy does not agree with everyone (lactose, whey or casein sensitivities are common) but for those of you who enjoy a serving or two of dairy every day, what should you be choosing? We’ve heard for so long that cutting fat from…

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Ask the RD: Why has My Weight Loss Stalled?

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Q: Hi Kristin, I have been working hard to lose weight for the past few months and so far I am down ten pounds. In the past month my weight has stalled completely even though I haven’t changed my eating at all. What can I do to get the scale moving again? Thank you! – A A: Hi A – Thank you for submitting your question! I definitely work through this…

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