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Stress and Weight Gain

Stress and Weight Gain

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If you are trying to slim down for summer, and despite eating healthy and exercising you aren’t getting the results you want, then it is time to consider other factors that can affect your body weight, such as stress. In this two-part blog I discuss how stress contributes to weight gain and what you can do about it. Stress has become a powerful and disabling force that each and every one of us has to deal with every day. How we manage our stress is critical. Without the...

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Meatless Mondays

Meatless Mondays

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In our Thursday “Ask A Health Expert” post on our Facebook page, one of our readers wrote: I like the idea behind Meatless Mondays but I hate fish. Are there options that won’t leave me starving? Our nutrition expert Amy responded: If going meatless, focus on fat sources and alternative protein. Let’s talk fat today: cook your vegetables in a generous portion of ghee (clarified butter) or coconut oil; drizzle olive oil over salad and top with nuts,...

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Weight Loss Vitamins For Women: Taking Charge Of Your Health

Weight Loss Vitamins For Women: Taking Charge Of Your Health

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Obesity is a dangerous health risk. Too much weight can put a very serious strain on a woman’s cardiovascular system. This can result in hypertension and high blood pressure, both of which may be very difficult to control. Moreover, there is the very real risk of Type 2 diabetes. People with serious weight problems need avoid weight loss found through skipping a meal. Healthy weight loss does require attention to nutrition, and weight loss vitamins for women can help....

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Is Coconut Oil the Newest Fad or is There Something To It?

Is Coconut Oil the Newest Fad or is There Something To It?

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know that coconut oil is the new ‘must-have’ product in your home. It boasts an array of benefits which span from the bathroom to the kitchen, and it seems almost too good to be true. People have been asking me whether it’s just a fad, but it looks like coconut oil is definitely here to stay! The truth is coconut oil has been used for thousands of years in other cultures. It is a staple in Ayurvedic medicine, the...

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Surviving Wedding Season

Surviving Wedding Season

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It’s spring time, and we all know what that means, wedding season! That’s right. It’s time to inventory your party dresses and revamp your shoe collection. You’re on the wedding circuit this summer! The ceremony will be beautiful and the reception venue amazing, the only question is, how are you going to survive the dinner? Here are a few strategies we found helpful when faced with the dilemma of eating healthy while still having fun at a wedding. Control yourself...

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Keeping it Smooth

Keeping it Smooth

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We all lead busy lives and including enough fruits and veggies into our diet can be a struggle.  Canada’s Food Guide recommends that women between the ages of 19-50 should be eating seven to eight servings a day. To give you an idea of what that looks like on your dinner plate, you would have to eat 21 spears of asparagus or up to 140 grapes. That’s a lot of food to fit into your daily routine! So instead of eating them, we revved up the juicer/blender and made these three...

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