This is your brain on a dietBlog

This Is Your Brain On A Diet

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…
Kristin Brown
July 21, 2016
What Can I DrinkBlog

7 Things You Can Drink That Are NOT Water

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…
Kristin Brown
July 5, 2016

What Are You Cooking With?

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.…
Kristin Brown
June 30, 2016
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Ask the RD: Which Vegetables Should I Cook, Ferment or Consume Raw?

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…
Kristin Brown
June 23, 2016
Artificial SweetenersBlog

Artificial Sweeteners For Weight Loss?

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…
Kristin Brown
June 16, 2016
Should you hire someone to help you lose weightBlog

Should You Hire Someone To Help You Lose Weight?

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…
Kristin Brown
June 9, 2016
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Conquering Nighttime Snacking

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?…
Kristin Brown
June 3, 2016
Reorganizing Your Life For Weight LossBlog

Reorganize Your Life For Weight Loss

Let’s face it, losing weight is not easy.. but what if I told you that you could make a few simple switches that would help support you in your weight loss journey without having to make any major changes? Awesome, right? So today let’s go through some of the top tweaks you can make in your day-to-day life and the organization (or lack thereof) of food in your kitchen that…
Kristin Brown
May 27, 2016
Intermittent FastingBlog

Eat. Stop. Eat. Should You Intermittent Fast?

For ages, health and nutrition professionals claimed “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” and that “we must eat on a consistent interval throughout the day to keep our metabolism revved”… but is this actually the case? My answer: Not necessarily. Intermittent fasting is something that has become popular in the media in the past couple of years and for good reason. Intermittent fasting is a WAY of…
Kristin Brown
May 18, 2016
Brown FatBlog

What Color Is Your Fat And Why Should You Care?

If you saw my post on the Grounded Health Facebook page earlier this week (follow me here), you know that changes in our basal metabolic rate (how many calories our body burns at rest) can make a significant difference in whether or not we gain or lose weight over time. So, if we can increase our basal metabolic rate (BMR), and as a result burn more calories throughout the day, we…
Kristin Brown
May 11, 2016
Ask the RDBlog

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

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…
Kristin Brown
May 3, 2016
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Ask The RD: What And Why Do You Supplement?

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…
Kristin Brown
April 26, 2016

I’m so BLOATED – What You Need To Know To Banish The Bulge Of The Bloat

Contrary to popular belief, bloating throughout the day is not normal and we have the power to engage in activities and restructure our eating schedule to help banish the bloat! First, it is important to understand that our digestive process is not triggered only when we begin eating. Our digestive systems start firing before the point when we put food into our mouths. Can you remember a time when you…
Kristin Brown
April 19, 2016

The Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Food You May Be Missing Out On

Today we are going to cover some useful information on a spice and supplement that has been getting quite a bit of media attention over the past year. As we’ve discussed in previous posts, chronic inflammation is the building block of many chronic diseases, including cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease. There are many things we can do in terms of diet to help decrease the inflammation in our body,…
Kristin Brown
April 12, 2016