Flavour of the Week

TGIF


  • Exercising and eating less can promote weight loss; whereas, popular diets, liquid diets, diet foods, etc. are not associated with weight loss. Shocking! (sarcasm intended) We realize the situation is complex and the study is not evaluating weight maintenance but we hope everyone is getting the message. A healthy diet and lifestyle never hurts.
  • Curious about chia seeds? Check out the quick synopsis from the Globe and Mail.
  • Nearly one-quarter of health care costs (in the US) are associated with obesity, obesity-related conditions and their management – that’s 190 billion dollars each year, or over $2,000 per obese person.
  • Cheap and healthy – what could be better? FitNut’s list of good for you, inexpensive and delicious (yes, rutabagas are good!) foods.
  • Skipping breakfast – add increased risk of diabetes to the growing list of maladies facing those who miss the most important meal of the day.
  • As simple as cutting out 64 calories per day? Whether reducing food intake or increasing physical activity, researchers estimate in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine that 64 calories would be all it takes to meet current goals for reducing childhood obesity. So, what does 64 calories* look like?
        • 1 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
        • 18 minutes walking the dog
        • 7 Doritos Cool Ranch chips
        • 20 minutes playing frisbee
        • 16 jelly beans
        • 14 minute bike ride
        • 145 ml fruit punch drink
        • 16 minutes playing Wii Nintendo Sports

*Energy expenditure based on 45 kg child – information from activity calculator on www.eatracker.ca; nutrition information from Canadian Nutrient File (2010) or manufacturer’s website.

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