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Have A Scale In My Office

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

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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Teflon

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

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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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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nighttime snacking

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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Intermittent Fasting

Eat. Stop. Eat. Should You Intermittent Fast?

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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…

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Brown Fat

What Color Is Your Fat And Why Should You Care?

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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…

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eatingtoolittle

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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supplements

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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cauliflower

Quick and Easy Cauliflower Rice

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So often we prepare particular foods simply because it’s a habit or we feel as though we would be missing something if they weren’t on our plate (think starchy carbohydrates: pasta, rice, bread, potatoes, etc.) They can be filler foods that aren’t overly nutrient dense but we eat them regularly anyway because they are easy to prepare and require minimal thought. What if I told you that you could swap out rice occasionally…

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weekends

Does Weekend Eating Keep You From Reaching Your Goals? I’ve Got A Solution

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Ready to have a weekend filled with delicious food that does not leave you feeling (insert how you feel after a few days of indulging here)? I often hear from my clients, “I do so well during the week but on the weekend I feel too tired to prepare meals”. Big meal prep usually happens on Sundays for my clients, which is great – they have prepared meals ready to…

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breakfast cookie

On-The-Go Gluten Free Breakfast Cookie

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This breakfast “cookie” is not a typical sweet cookie (although it does contain a touch of dark chocolate because it’s cool to have chocolate at breakfast 😉 ). I recommend making these cookies ahead of time for quick grab-and-go breakfast for yourself and your children. I recommend adding a protein source to this breakfast (hardboiled egg, plain Greek yogurt, etc.) to complete the meal and to help keep you fuller,…

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Sugar cravings

8 Tips For Decreasing Sugar Cravings

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This post comes at a good time – right after our homes have been plagued with glorious Easter chocolate… if only we didn’t consume SO much of it and if only it didn’t CALL to us as it sits leftover and forgotten in our children’s baskets. This is probably one of the top questions I hear from my clients – they want to know WHY their sugar cravings are so…

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No Potato Soup

Dairy-Free No Potato Bacon Soup

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I have many clients who are sensitive to nightshade vegetables. Nightshades, for those of you who don’t know, include potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant and peppers and all of the spices that are derived from these foods. This recipe has been adapted from the Merit and Fork website (I am a lazy cook, so I’ve shortened a few steps and omitted some ingredients).  Bacon gives a wonderful flavour to everything (just make…

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