The Dietitian Dirty Dozen: Worst Nutrition Trends of 2017

Have you heard of the EWG’s Dirty Dozen List? It’s the Environmental Working Group’s yearly publication of which fruits and vegetables have the highest levels of pesticide residues on them. Their goal is to encourage consumers to purchase more organic produce vs conventionally grown. The trouble is, organic certainly DOES NOT mean chemical-free like you … More The Dietitian Dirty Dozen: Worst Nutrition Trends of 2017

The Ketogenic Diet: the key to optimal health or just another fad? 

If you’re a regular reader of my blog articles (Thanks and I love you!), you may also have noticed that this article has an oddly similar headline to the one I’ve used in some other posts. This is because so many different diets out there, while they may have vastly opposing views (as in, vegan … More The Ketogenic Diet: the key to optimal health or just another fad? 

The Vegan Diet- the key to optimal health, or just another fad?

Let me start by saying that this article took me a very long time to write. The controversy surrounding this diet compared to others is definitely heightened by ethical and environmental concerns, and I have been considerate in my framing of this topic to avoid getting into that realm. I don’t want to be misunderstood … More The Vegan Diet- the key to optimal health, or just another fad?

Why Weight Loss Should Actually Be Your Lowest Priority When Starting Your “Weight Loss Journey”

Wait…what? Let me start by sharing a little story with you, and then we’ll talk about why focusing on weight loss is often detrimental to making real lasting lifestyle changes. Don’t worry, I’m also going to give you my advice for what to focus on instead of the number on the scale! As a Dietitian … More Why Weight Loss Should Actually Be Your Lowest Priority When Starting Your “Weight Loss Journey”

The Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Health (that no one talks about)

Spoiler alert: It isn’t a new supplement or fad diet, or even any specific eating pattern at all….It’s cooking. Still with me? Great! I hope you aren’t disappointed to find out that there is still no magic bullet for good health. There is no single pill, shake, or even food that can prevent the myriad … More The Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Health (that no one talks about)

Is Butter A Carb?🤔

It’s time for some science!🤓 Today we’re talking about my favourite nutrition villain…(insert ominous music)…carbohydrates! Why are carbs my favourite nutrition villain? Glad you asked. I love carbs because A. They’re delicious and B. They can be terribly misunderstood. I love to share nutrition facts with you and clear up misconceptions, and when it comes … More Is Butter A Carb?🤔

Why I’m Not Going To Tell You How Many Minutes You Have To Run To ‘Burn Off’ That Fun Size Snickers

Ya know what I can’t stand? Those stupid charts that start floating around this time of year telling us how long we have to torture ourselves at the gym in order to pay for our sins of eating some Halloween candy. They’re everywhere, created by probably well-meaning people who believe that we just DON’T KNOW … More Why I’m Not Going To Tell You How Many Minutes You Have To Run To ‘Burn Off’ That Fun Size Snickers