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Grounded Health Holiday Gift Guide 2016

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It’s that time of the year again – the Grounded Health Holiday Gift Guide is now available! If you missed last year’s gift guide, click here for some more awesome ideas for the health nut in your life! If you have someone on your list who is passionate about health and wellness, one of the gifts below are sure to be a hit! One of the best parts? I have…

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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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Should You Follow A Meal Plan

Should You Follow A Meal Plan?

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For someone who has been going on and on about the benefits of quitting a diet and quitting calorie counting, how can I say that I like meal plans and that I use them with a lot of my clients? Click here and here to read these posts. Hypocrite much? Meal plans have been getting a lot of bad press lately (Precision Nutrition wrote a great post earlier in the…

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Got Stress? Try this!

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Publishing this post on a Monday could not be any more appropriate (and don’t worry, I’ll keep it short)! Today we are going to chat about stress and how it plays a role in our overall ability to lose weight. I have this conversation with my clients at least once each week and I have SO many examples of how reducing stress will actually assist with weight loss. The big…

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Should You Be Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar?

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Grounded Health Nutrition turns 1 this week and I am SO incredibly excited and proud of how far we’ve come in the past 12 months. 76 blog posts (now 77), a move to a new city (where we purchased our first home) and a brand new business (steep learning curve, but the support you guys have given me is amazing). Before I get too sappy, let’s get to the real reason…

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Why You Should Quit Your Diet

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Let’s start off with some interesting research findings shared by fellow dietitians Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch: “Dieting twins, who embarked on just one intentional weight loss episode, were nearly 2-3 times more likely to become overweight, compared to their non-dieting twin counterpart. Furthermore, the risk of becoming overweight increased in a dose-dependent manner, with each dieting episode.” “A team of UCLA researchers reviewed 31 long-term studies on dieting and…

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But what does the research say?

Conflicting Nutrition Research?

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Should I be vegan? Should I be paleo? Should I follow low fat? Should I follow low carb? Does this cause cancer? Does that protect against heart disease? Should I worry about my cholesterol? … What does the research say? I’ve been wanting to write this post for a while, mostly because someone asks me at least once a week – “doesn’t research show that (insert food here) causes (insert chronic…

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Why I No Longer Have A Scale In My Office

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To Scale Or Not To Scale When I first opened my private practice I knew one thing had to change – there would no longer be a scale in my office. There are two schools of thought on this issue and for a long time I thought that weighing yourself on a regular basis was a good way to keep you “honest” and “on track” because, let’s be real, sometimes…

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This Is Your Brain On A Diet

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I often talk with my clients about the impact that restrictive diets have on our metabolic rate but today I want to dive a little bit deeper. What we don’t often think of is the impact that restrictive dieting has on us psychologically. I’ve heard from clients time and time again that when they “diet” all they think about is food – that it becomes more difficult to eat healthy…

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7 Things You Can Drink That Are NOT Water

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I get this question All. Of. The. Time… I get it, water is not the most flavourful thing in the world and if you’re bored with just drinking water, I have good news for you – there are options!  Just a note: I am not affiliated with any of these companies. These are products that I enjoy and recommend because I think they taste great :).  1. Homemade Iced Tea My…

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What Are You Cooking With?

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For the longest time I had been using non-stick pans for cooking, especially during my low fat eating days when it allowed me to put no oil in the pan and still cook a perfect egg white omelette (insert eye roll here). These pans were covered with the famous Teflon® coating. Teflon is the brand name for the man-made chemical polytetrafluoroethylene, which has been used commercially for over 50 years….

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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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Artificial Sweeteners For Weight Loss?

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We all know that person, the person who can eat anything and their weight does not budge. Alternatively, we also hear people say, “if I just smell a donut I gain weight”. For many years we’ve suspected that this was due to differences in metabolism or physical activity but new research suggests that this could be related to our population of gut bacteria. There are many contributing factors that impact…

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Should you hire someone to help you lose weight

Should You Hire Someone To Help You Lose Weight?

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People ask me all the time, “so what do you actually do?” and I have yet to come up with an answer that does not end up with me word vomiting all over them. If I simply say “I help people eat healthier” then I usually hear “I know what to do, I just don’t do it”. At first I use to brush this statement off with a little bit…

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Conquering Nighttime Snacking

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So last week we talked about reorganizing your kitchen to help support your weight loss goals. This week let’s chat about the one thing that holds SO many of us back when we are trying to reach a particular health goal…. Nighttime snacking. If it weren’t for nighttime snacking, I think many of us could say that we would not struggle with our nutrition choices at all, am I right?…

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