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Kristin Wiens, MSc, RD is a Registered Dietitian. She works as a clinician, research consultant and educator.
Jill Parnell, PhD is an Assistant Professor at Mount Royal University. She instructs courses and conducts research in the field of nutrition.
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In unsurprising news, recipes created by popular TV chefs tend to be higher in fat and calories than similar grocery store-bought meals. More evidence: Paula Deen’s fried butter balls… … With iodized salt intake decreasing as many flock to sea, … Continue reading
Note: We are so lucky to have the expertise of Casey Berglund, RD, RYT – a practicing dietitian AND yoga teacher – in this guest post on incorporating mindful eating into your everyday. Have you ever followed a rigid diet … Continue reading
We have all seen or personally experienced the weight relapse phenomenon – despite best efforts after significant weight loss, slowly but surely the weight creeps back up and may even surpass the initial weight. This begs the question: Why is weight … Continue reading
Trying to lose weight but cannot resist that evening dessert? A new study released in Steroids (1) suggests that having your sweet treat with breakfast may help you lose weight. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?
“The average 21-year-old will have consumed approximately 23,000 meals in his or her lifetime. Therefore, most of us should be considered experts in eating.” Brunstrom, 2011 (1). We make decisions about what and how much to eat every day… and if … Continue reading
Portion size is often touted as the key to weight control. Nutrient dense foods, high in nutrients and low in calories, are helpful in this regard. Another popular recommendation is for people to snack between meals. Snacking is proposed to … Continue reading
The obesity epidemic has reached a “critical mass” with a rather bleak future given the rising rates of childhood obesity and the lack of effective treatments. The Canadian Community Health Survey (2004 data) reports 26% of Canadians between the ages of … Continue reading
The movie theatre popcorn doesn’t taste particularly good, but you manage to eat a large bag without even breaking a sweat. You clean your plate despite being full half-way through dinner. The ice cream in the freezer disappears within days… … Continue reading
There has been much discussion about the proposed update to food labelling in the U.S. The change that is consistently mentioned? Serving size vs. portion size. These proposed new labels will include a more “realistic” serving size. The pop example is often … Continue reading