May Contain Nuts

May Contain Nuts- Why Carbs are not the Enemy

Today its eggs, yesterday it was carbohydrates, tomorrow it will be something else. Food is not the enemy. Many diets vilify particular foods and create clear “do” and “don’t” eat groups. Like children, being told you cannot have something makes you want it more. You then feel you have “cheated” on your diet. You feel ashamed, crappy, and you think ...

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May Contain Nuts – You can still drink Milk

By now, many of you have seen Canada’s new food guide. For those of you who have not-it has temporarily done away with serving sizes and suggested daily intake- this will come later this year with phase 2. No longer is there a four colored rainbow sprawled across the page depicting four categories of food. Instead, there is a circle ...

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May Contain Nuts – January 2

The New Year is upon us. A time for reflecting on the past, and planning for the future. A time when many feel compelled to set a resolution they will actually carry out this year. This year, set a resolution that is realistic, attainable, and will not fall by the wayside by mid-April. Set the resolution to eat more! Eat ...

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May Contain Nuts – Eating for Mental Health

October 10th is World Mental Health Day; it is estimated that mental health conditions cost Canada $51 billion dollars annually. “Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, ...

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May Contain Nuts – Stop the Food Fight

With summer coming to an end and school starting, so is the afterschool routine. With this comes dinner time, some parents most dreaded time of the day. If the dinner table has become a battleground it’s time to throw in the towel and try a new approach-one that may shock your children. Let them eat what they want in whatever ...

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May Contain Nuts – Eat The Cake

May Contain Nuts- Eat The Cake August 2018 Jenelle McAuley, RD Tell me about your diet. And no I don’t mean your Atkins diet or keto diet- those are not diets, they are torture. Tell me about all the things you eat. My diet? It contains fruits and veggies, coffee, lots of coffee. Some days it’s green smoothies and salads, ...

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May Contain Nuts – Staying Hydrated

The sun is finally shining and you may want to run outside and soak up every well-deserved minute of it, especially after this past winter. You may want to sign your kid up for every summer sport to get them out of the house-and your hair, no judgement! With summer finally among us (is it safe to say that yet?), ...

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May Contain Nuts “Learned Behaviour”

Learned Behaviours How many times were you told as a child you had to eat everything on your plate? If you are anything like me, I am going to guess you heard it until the day you moved out-and then again every time you visit home! Many of our parents lived in the “waste not want not” era where nothing, ...

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May Contain Nuts – May ‘Permission vs Restriction’

May 10, 2018 @ 08:03 Do you ever find you are “allowing” yourself to have a treat, or having a “cheat day”? If your everyday dietary regime requires a cheat day, then maybe you should break-up! You are evidently unhappy and unable to sustain the diet trends you are following! Quit restricting yourself! Although we are adults, we act just ...

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May Contain Nuts – The Fullness Equation

Apr 9, 2018 @ 08:24 Ever find yourself snacking just after supper, or lunch? You pick a little here and a little there, and before you know it your snacking has turned into another meal. Maybe your previous meal did not leave you full and satisfied. Enter the fullness equation! Having meals that contain both fibre & protein helps us ...

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