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September, 2015 |
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  • Nutrition,  Weight Loss

    How Much Sugar is in your “Healthy” Fast Foods

    The Sugar Shocker…. It is always eye opening at the amount of sugar hidden in foods. I think we all assume when we purchase an ice cream cone or cookie that we are signing ourselves up for a decent dosage of sugar. What I always find shocking is the sugars that are hidden in foods we assume are healthy…or at least healthier! You have probably heard me say this time and time again, but the recommended amount of added sugar…

  • Nutrition,  Supplements,  Weight Loss

    I’m a Sugaraholic…

    Everyone is well aware that sugar is not good for us, and that in general we eat too much of it. With all of the knowledge about sugar, I still find that we as a society have a lot of stereotypes about sugar.  Things like… “Well, I know I eat too much sugar, but I am not overweight so it is okay”. “I can’t completely take all of the junk out of my house. The kids like it, and they…

  • Exercise,  Nutrition,  Weight Loss

    Top 8 Things Your Child Should Be Doing To Prevent Obesity

    Although this is an older study published in a 2008 edition of BMC Public Health all of the points are still valid today. This study looked at a wide range of preschool regulations in 50 American States. This study reviewed the eight particular characteristics that the authors notes as key to preventing obesity. 8 Things Your Child Should Do To Help Prevent Obesity: Children have free access to water Sugar-sweetened beverages are limited Foods of low nutritional value are limited…

  • Nutrition,  Recipes

    5 Easy Healthy Lunch Ideas that the Kids will Eat

    1) Bento Box This has to be my ultimate favourite option as you can easily balance their meal. It is kind of like the healthy version of a lunchable! Protein: Egg, Turkey or Chicken Salad mixed with olive oil mayo or vegenaise Nitrate Free Deli Meat – Vincenzo’s has great options… Hard Boiled Eggs – 1-2 peeled eggs sprinkled with salt or pepper Pulled chicken or pork from the previous night’s meal Fried cubes of tofu, or edamame beans for…