5 Tips for How to Handle the Halloween Haul - a dietitian's perspective

5 Tips for How to Handle the Halloween Haul - a dietitian's perspective

It’s that time of year again when cute princesses, scary ghosts and cackling witches show up at your doorstep for Trick or Treat … (let’s be honest, they just want a treat!). As a registered dietitian, I often get asked about Halloween and how to “manage the candy situation” that night, as well as dealing with it the other 364 days of the year. Let me cut right to the chase and present my sophisticated theory …

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The greatest gift to give your daughter this Christmas

The greatest gift to give your daughter this Christmas

I don’t know about you but I am exhausted with “how to stay healthy over the holidays” articles that appear this time of year. If you haven’t lived in a cave for the past few years, you likely don’t need to be reminded that eating fruits and veggies is a good idea and that too much chocolate can leave anyone with gut-rot.

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Why this dietitian writes New Year’s Resolutions in December

Why this dietitian writes New Year’s Resolutions in December

In our culture, January is often seen as the ideal month to resolve to do better, make changes in our lives and generally a time to set personal goals for the new year ahead. And while I am all for setting goals and making positive improvements in our lives, the timing - coming right out of a holiday period where we have consumed lots of delicious food, drinks and treats, doesn’t help. In fact, I would venture to say that it typically does more harm than good.

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5 sensible strategies to enjoy a splurge-worthy Easter

5 sensible strategies to enjoy a splurge-worthy Easter

This weekend marks the Easter long weekend, which for many will involve larger holiday meals with turkey or ham, potatoes and all the trimmings … and lots of sweets including chocolate Easter bunnies, eggs and other traditional delicacies. I often get asked how I keep my weight in check over these treat-filled holidays. Truth is, I have no fancy tricks up my sleeve. What I do have are some sensible strategies that I apply to my eating throughout the year, which allow me to fully savour my conscious indulgences without guilt.

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