Have Dietitians totally screwed up mainstream dietary advice, doing more harm than good with our recommendations? Many fad diet advocates like to target Dietitians and Government-produced nutrition guidelines as a major factor in the rise in obesity and chronic disease we’ve seen over the past several decades. They claim that our recommendations to eat a … More Nutrition Recommendations and Healthy Eating Guidelines: Have We Totally F****** Things Up?
Let me start this article off with some background info and a story…. My name is Stephanie Hnatiuk. I’m the owner of my own Nutrition Counseling and Personal Training Company. I work as a Diabetes Educator and a Clinical Dietitian. My work often takes me all over this lovely province of Manitoba teaching fitness and … More Yes, You DO Have Time To Cook
Alternative medicine and nutrition therapies have been gaining significant popularity in recent years. Maybe it’s the internet making these things so readily available, or maybe it’s our increasing obsession with finding the fountain of youth and optimal health, but people are turning to unconventional medicine more than ever. Obviously as a Dietitian and Personal Trainer … More Have You Been Diagnosed With a Fake Health Condition?
Yes, even that new one you read about on Facebook today. Even the one your coworker is doing and feels AMAZING a week in. Even the most “flexible”…”eat what you want and still lose weight!”…”You’ll totally get rid of cravings forever” Diet is going to fail. Unfortunately only about 5% of people who start a … More Your Diet is Going to Fail (and here’s why)
Wanna know a secret? Good health is actually very simple. Much simpler than the diet and weight loss industry wants you to think it is. Let me explain… Beginners often find themselves confused over conflicting nutrition advice, or worry about how much cardio vs weights they should be doing. Should they be eating meat or … More Your Healthy Living Checklist: 5 Simple Things You Can Do To Achieve Good Health
Ahh, New Year, New You! After spending the last several weeks enjoying the holiday festivities and all of the delicious treats it has to offer, it’s no wonder that weight loss is one of the most common new years resolutions we make. Nothing helps us shove aside the guilt of overeating during the holidays like … More New Year, New You? How to Get Off The Weight Loss Hamster Wheel
The Holidays can be a mindful eating disaster. Social events, Christmas baking and boxes of treats taking up about every visible surface can make it really easy to start snacking mindlessly. When we see food we eat food, especially treat foods like christmas baking and chocolates. Personally, when the chocolatey holiday treats start showing up … More Surviving the Holiday Food-Fest: Your How-to Guide
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
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?
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?