“Healthy Eating” or “Unhealthy Obsession”?  

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By Erin Phelan  If you work in the fitness industry, you are familiar with the shades of grey surrounding healthy eating. Food is a complex issue, and highly emotional for many of our clients –  not simply those who are overweight, or are living with obesity. For a percentage of our clients, healthy food becomes…

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Celebrate Food as More than Nourishment

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By Carol Harrison, RD As we move beyond the pandemic, many Canadians intend to recommit to improving and maintaining their health. How can we, as fitness professionals, help? Not only are we craving better health, we are craving connection too. That includes the connection to the people who produce our food, the people we eat…

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Food Substitutes for Healthier Meals 

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What we eat matters. Food is a source of nourishment for our body and mind and choosing the right kind to eat is essential for good overall health. Good nutrition is even more important than the hours we spend in the gym. Foods that are good for us are the ones packed with nutrients that…

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Food Substitutes for Healthier Meals 

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What we eat matters. Food is a source of nourishment for our body and mind and choosing the right kind to eat is essential for good overall health. Good nutrition is even more important than the hours we spend in the gym. Foods that are good for us are the ones packed with nutrients that…

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Everything You Need to Know About Eggs  

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By Carol Harrison, RD  March is Nutrition Month in Canada, and it’s a great opportunity to remind your fitness clients and class participants about the synergistic effects of eating well and exercising. Don’t be surprised if they have questions – there’s a lot of conflicting and confusing nutrition advice out there.   Keeping up with developments…

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Get to Know Paleo: An Introduction to the “Caveman” Lifestyle

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By Marilyn Napoli How many options is too many options? A burning question to be asked when it comes to the world of health and wellness. With a plethora of dietary options and information, it’s sometimes hard to solely focus on just one topic and filter through all the “fluff”. That’s why I caught up…

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What’s All the Buzz About Plant-Based Diets? 

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By Carol Harrison, RD  It seems everywhere you look on social media, lifestyle influencers and trendy eateries are touting the benefits of plant-based diets. We could all benefit from eating more veggies, fruit, and other whole plant foods, but what is often missing in the conversation is a critical look at what should come off…

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Nutrition Tips for Heart Health

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By Taylor McKnight Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, accounting for 1 in 4 deaths, and In Canada, it’s the second leading cause of death after cancer. A healthy heart is important for everyone. It ensures that the heart can effectively pump blood and oxygen…

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3 Better-for-You Holiday Baking Hacks (Plus Recipe!)

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We all have favourite holiday baked treats, from cakes and cookies to tarts and truffles. This season, enjoy your tried-and-true decadent desserts – maybe with a healthy-ish twist. I’ll share a tip for reducing sugar in recipes, but in my books, better-for-you baking is more about adding nourishing ingredients like fruit, veggies, nuts, whole grains, and healthy fats than taking…

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Morning, Noon and Night: Why Eggs Are Always a Good Idea

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How do you like your eggs? I am partial to scrambled, poached, and sunny-side up – just three of the many ways to enjoy this nutritious superfood. Remind your clients to keep a carton of eggs in their fridge to always have a delicious source of protein – and that is not all. Here are why eggs deserve a bigger role in your clients’ diets:  They are a…

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