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Kristin Brown

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Calorie Counting For Weight Loss – Not As Effective As You Think

I am going to keep todays post very short! I share many videos with my clients to watch in between our sessions for discussion the following week. Over the next few months I want to share some of these videos with you guys too!  This post ties in with the discussion of mindful eating we had last week (see here and here). I hear the question so often "how many calories does…
Kristin Brown
February 10, 2016
Paleo MeatloafEntreeRecipes

Paleo Meatloaf

This is a great meatloaf that you can prepare this weekend to have for lunches all week! This recipe is versatile - add any other vegetables you'd like. I've kept it simple with some carrots but spice things up with some leafy greens or whatever vegetables you have in your fridge! For all of you allergy or food sensitivity sufferers out there, have no fear - this recipe is dairy-free,…
Kristin Brown
February 7, 2016
Mindful Eating 2Blog

Mindfulness – The Key to Feeling Satisfied (Part 2)

On Tuesday we talked about the types of hunger and the first 3 tips for eating mindfully. Today we will continue the discussion and finish with the remaining 5 tips. If you remember from Part 1, eating mindfully does not have to be a complex concept and simply by taking the time to focus on our hunger levels and what we're eating we can really begin to understand the whole eat when…
Kristin Brown
February 4, 2016
Mindful EatingBlog

Mindfulness – The Key to Feeling Satisfied (Part 1)

What if I told you that the feeling that prompts us to walk into the kitchen and open the fridge or pantry is caused by different types of hunger? So often we think of hunger as being one feeling – that gnawing sensation we experience in the morning after our nightly fast or the feeling we have when we get home from work in the afternoon and are anxiously awaiting dinner.…
Kristin Brown
February 2, 2016
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Quick and Easy On-the-Go Snacks

Do you find yourself bored of the same old snacks everyday? Do you find yourself reaching for the candy dish or hitting up the vending machine just for some variety? Does your lonely snack of just an apple leave you hungrier than you were before your snack? This may sound like an infomercial but I have some great options for you!   Below I’ve outlined some tasty alternatives for traditional…
Kristin Brown
January 28, 2016
Chia Chocolate Muffin with ChickpeasDessertsRecipes

Chocolate Chia Muffins with Chickpeas

You read the title and you feel unsure about this recipe because the combination of chickpeas, chocolate and chia seeds could not honestly taste good.. This recipe is tasty, incredibly simple to prepare and is full of some great nutritional powerhouse ingredients. Did you know that chia seeds are a better source of antioxidants than blueberries? To prepare these muffins you simply throw all ingredients into your food processor or…
Kristin Brown
January 21, 2016
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How To Increase Energy Levels And Stabilize Your Mood Using Food

  Stable blood sugar levels are important for everyone, not just people with diabetes. When our blood sugar levels are stable, we have stable energy, stable moods and our hunger remains under control. We’ve all had that feeling before, we have a sugary treat and feel a burst of energy but then before we know it we are feeling tired, hungry or irritable (sometimes all three at once – yikes!)…
Kristin Brown
January 18, 2016
QuicheBreakfastRecipes

Easy Breakfast for Busy Mornings

This lazy-man's frittata is made for people who leave little to no time in the morning for breakfast. You can add any vegetables and spices you'd like, however to keep it as easy as possible I stuck to nothing you had to chop :) 
Kristin Brown
January 14, 2016
Maple Pork Tenderlion with BaconEntreeRecipes

Maple Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Bacon

This recipe is literally some of the greatest flavours thrown together to make an amazing dish! I recommend serving with roasted yams and brussels sprouts for a gourmet looking meal that is so quick and easy to put together (tip: make extra maple drizzle for the vegetables - you're welcome :) ).
Kristin Brown
January 10, 2016
Slow cooker chicken chiliEntreeRecipes

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

One of my favourite cookbooks has got to be Juli Bauer's Paleo Cookbook. Her recipes are absolutely delicious and do not contain obscure ingredients that are difficult to find. I've made a couple of tweaks to this recipes (we aren't a huge fan of overly spicy dishes) but otherwise I made the recipe as is. Throw all of these ingredients into your slow cooker overnight and the next morning you…
Kristin Brown
January 5, 2016
Paleo Shepherd's PieEntreeRecipes

Paleo Shepherd’s Pie

Nothing says comfort food quite like a shepherd's pie. This recipe was a huge hit in our house and it was so simple to make. I suggest preparing this on the weekend to have lunches ready for the whole week. This shepherd's pie freezes great - so double batch it and you can relax next weekend.
Kristin Brown
December 23, 2015
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4 Ingredients To Lose For A Healthier 2016

  Ready for a challenge? Your goal for this week is to sort through those sauces, dressings and syrups in your fridge and the cereal, cracker, and cookie boxes in your pantry. The aim is to look for the key ingredients below and then toss any products that contain them.   I don’t typically like to use fear mongering to provoke nutrition-related change with my clients. However, I feel particularly…
Kristin Brown
December 22, 2015
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Christmas Gifts for the Health Nut

The last shopping weekend before the holidays has officially arrived. If you’re looking for some last minute Christmas gifts for the health nut in your family, choose something on this list within your budget and I assure you, your gift will not disappoint! *I am not paid by any of these companies – I simply love these products!   Spiralizer (Retail $40 CAD) This little kitchen gadget is so incredibly…
Kristin Brown
December 18, 2015
Chicken Pork Apple BurgerEntreeRecipes

Apple Basil Burgers

These burgers are great for any meal of the day - pair them with eggs and fresh fruit for breakfast or serve as a traditional burger for lunch or supper. These burgers have lots of flavour and are so simple to prepare. The first batch I made with just ground chicken and there didn't seem to be enough fat so they turned out quite dry. Next time I did half ground…
Kristin Brown
December 17, 2015
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Detox Troubleshooting – Constipation

Hippocrates said, “all disease begins in the gut” over 2,000 years ago and boy, was he right. We detoxify our bodies naturally through sweat, urinating and eliminating waste. If one of these detoxification systems is not working properly then we end up reabsorbing substances that our body wanted to get rid of. Therefore, it’s critical that we are sweating and emptying our bowels regularly (1-3 times per day is great). Some…
Kristin Brown
December 15, 2015