Do you want to lose weight? Perhaps you have hypertension issues and are looking for some dietary suggestions to help get it under control?
Are you thinking about going on a diet in the future? Well, if you didn't already know, it's essential to be in contact with someone that not only has experience when it comes to dieting but also has the knowledge to educate you on how your diet affects your health.
Did you know that 2 in 5 Canadians want to lose weight?
That's a huge number of the population, and it signals that something has gone very wrong with our eating habits! With fast food easily available and the price of a salad more expensive than a hot dog, it's not too much of a surprise.
Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, off-trail skiing, hiking, skating; these are all sport activities that go hand in hand with winter. We can definitely say that our current winter has presented us with a nice range of temperature changes. This sometimes requires that we adjust our clothing accordingly, but what about our sports nutrition?
If cooking is an art, then preserving the foods that will be used to concoct those dishes certainly is too! Who has never found a bunch of wilted parsley or soggy tomatoes in the back of their refrigerator? Does this situation sound familiar to you? If yes, this article is for you; the next few lines will reveal 7 secrets of the art of fresh food preservation.
We can’t avoid it, the current situation definitely perplexes our daily life. That being said, it’s still possible to keep up our balanced diet even if the way of doing so may change a bit. Flexibility and indulgence are two important aspects to keep in mind. There may not be as much of a variety of food offered at the grocery store, and we might need to adjust our recipes accordingly. Also, since our schedule is likely to change and the urge to eat is present more often, we have to be indulgent with ourselves.
In the current turmoil, maintaining good lifestyle habits can quickly become our last priority.
However, in a time like this, it’s more important than ever to maintain healthy habits in order to sustain good physical and mental health.
Here are 5 strategies to maintain these good habits during and after lockdown :1 | Create a routine of small daily challenges
Try to have small daily challenges like taking a walk, cooking a new recipe or doing crafts with the kids. This will help you maintain a structure regardless of a strict schedule.
Bloating can sometimes cause us discomfort. This article suggests ways to reduce them. First, I invite you to read the article “I have bloating! What does it mean?”. Also, a nutritionist/dietitian can help you target the approaches that are best suited to you, since it’s important to note that there is not one intestine that looks like another!
"The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the importance of mental health and the threats it currently poses to our mental health."
- Mental Health Commission of Canada
The importance of healthy stress management
In a climate of high uncertainty and constant adaptation, the stress levels of workers have increased dramatically in recent months. While some overcome it naturally, others need more resources to regain a good work-life balance and maintain good mental health.
Some love it, others hate it. But let's face it, these days, maintaining a routine is no easy feat.
But, first of all, what exactly is a routine? It is defined as "a mechanical habit, thoughtless, and which results from a succession of actions repeated over and over." (Thank you, Larousse Dictionary)
After reading this, we can see that at times, routine can get boring or even irritating. Eating the same meal, at the same time, every single day, talking about the same subject; it's not very exciting.
Routine to simplify our life
With winter finally here, the days shortened, as well as the historic confinement we are currently going through, it’s normal that our morale is affected; especially this season of the year. What exactly explains the special power that the sun has on our mood, and more importantly, are there any foods to counter the winter blues?
With the holidays around the corner, most gatherings are scaled back during COVID-19 but many of us will still have lots of eating and cooking with our closest family members. Mindful eating is one habit you can implement that can greatly help you eat better, improve digestion, manage weight and bring more enjoyment to meals.
Here are some tips to help you eat more mindfully:
The holiday season is upon our door! This time of the year is often synonym with outings or receptions with friends and family. As the years go by, it sometimes becomes difficult to get inspired and renew our great classics, not to mention the lack of time!