The holiday season is a time to enjoy the pleasure of family and friends, and yes, food and drink. These tips will help you celebrate the festive season without feeling deprived, anxious or guilty about your food and beverage choices. If you enjoy Christmas baking, freeze the extras or give some away to friends and family. Continue to eat three, balanced meals throughout the day, even if you are going out for dinner or to a holiday party. Restricted eating during the day of
Goodbye “keto” diet. Hello “plant-based” diet! As a Registered Dietitian, I couldn’t be more pleased with the latest diet trend, because it isn’t actually a “diet”, it is a healthy, balanced way of eating that just makes sense. So what is a plant-based diet anyway? Many people interpret a plant-based diet as being vegetarian or vegan, but this isn’t the case. Although a plant-based diet is mostly made up of food from plants such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and pl
Snacks can be a healthy addition to your three daily meals and a way of getting some of the nutrients you may have missed at mealtime. If you feel like grabbing a snack between meals, ask yourself first if you are truly hungry or if you are eating because you are feeling bored, lonely, anxious, angry, happy, sad or stressed. If you are hungry, choose a snack that will energize you, nourish your body, and help you feel satisfied until your next meal. If you think you are cr
Canada's New Food Guide is here! This morning, Federal Minister of Health, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, along with Dietitians of Canada, were on hand for the launch of the new Canada’s Food Guide by Health Canada. The new food guide focuses not only on "what" Canadians should eat, but "how" they should eat. Some changes to highlight include: The former "Meat and Alternatives" and "Milk and Alternatives" food groups have been combined to form the "Protein Foods" group. Instead of
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