All tagged Nutrition

Why Alcohol May Be Hurting your Training & Diet Progress + Tips to Drink Smarter

If you’re like me, the warm weather has likely got you spending more time outside, whether at the cottage, at the beach or on a patio, in the company of friends and family. And with these activities, it is likely you are enjoying a drink, or a few. While having some drinks in moderation is no biggy, being unaware of our drinking choices can get in the way of our health and fitness goals. This can mean not being conscious of how much we are drinking, the types of drink choices we are making, and what happens before and after we drink.

Sugar: Added vs Natural & What you Need to Know (Part 1)

In my opinion, sugar has to be one of the most controversial topics in the nutrition and health field today. It has been associated as the cause of several different chronic diseases including diabetes, cancer, and heart disease, and positioned as the root of the so-called “obesity epidemic”. To complicate matters further, there is much confusion about what sugar actually is, and whether different types of sugar are less harmful to our health than others. In today’s blog post, we will discuss the difference between added vs naturally occurring sugars, which types of sugar you need to be mindful of in your diet, and how to know if you might be getting too much “added” sugar.

Are Sugar Substitutes Good For Your Health?

With so many alternatives to sugar available, and more and more diet products popping up on the market, there has been growing controversy about their safety concerns and potential health benefits. Because of this, I was inspired to take a deep dive into the world of artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes, and look at what the research says in terms of safety and benefits for weight management.

Edamame Hummus

Hummus is a versatile food, making it an ideal plant-based staple in any healthy diet. This non-traditional hummus recipe is made with edamame beans, immature soybeans that are harvested before they start to harden. Edamame beans are very high in protein, complex carbohydrates and minerals such as magnesium and calcium.

Fitness and Health: Your Guide to a Plant-Based Approach

“Plant-based” is definitely a buzzword these days, and with the release of the new CFG, everyone is talking about plant-based protein. It has become popular to debate whether we can live off of (and enjoy) a plant-based diet. Further, with eating less animal-based proteins, can we still stay “fit”? You may be wondering, what are the fitness and health benefits that come with a plant-based diet?

Health & Travel: Tips to Feel Your Best

Travelling, whether it’s for vacation or a work trip, typically throws us off of our usual routine. But, that doesn’t mean we need to throw everything out the window. Finding the balance between enjoying new foods and experiences on a trip, while still maintaining activity and a nutritious diet, helps us feel our best. I’ve learned over the years that it does take some extra work to maintain that balance, but it is worth it.