Category: Food For Thought

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The Hunger-Mind-Body Connection & Levels of Hunger/Fullness

  Hunger-Mind Body Connection: There is an intricate system between your body and mind that works in a coordinated method to signal you to eat. Your body tries to get your attention in multiple ways including physical sensations as well as changes in mood and energy. Now I am sure some of you are reading and thinking, I know when I am hungry, why … Read More The Hunger-Mind-Body Connection & Levels of Hunger/Fullness

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Recognizing & Dealing with Diet Talk

With holiday season approaching, we are likely to be in situations that are FILLED with diet talk. Read on to learn about how to recognize and deal with diet talk. Recognizing Diet Talk: Diet talk is EVERYWHERE. It’s on television, social media,  in magazines, at the grocery store, the dentist, the hair salon, family get togethers…it’s unavoidable. Diet talk includes any conversation around restricting … Read More Recognizing & Dealing with Diet Talk

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Packing a Lunch that Nourishes!

To celebrate #back2school, we are excited to share some tips for back to school lunch-packing. We know, every parent’s favourite activity, perhaps a fair trade-off for not having to entertain little ones during the day?! Below, we will be sharing ways to pack a nutritional punch in your kids’ lunches and answering some common questions when it comes to assembling a nutritious lunch. These … Read More Packing a Lunch that Nourishes!

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Understanding Fullness

     “Eat when you are hungry, stop when you are full.” Is it really that simple?  The act of eating is so much more complicated than this. In a previous article we scratched the surface of the variations and complexities of hunger, but when it comes to fullness, how do we know when it is time to stop eating? How does being satisfied … Read More Understanding Fullness

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Understanding HOW we Eat

WHY and HOW we eat are just as, if not more, important than WHAT we eat. Sure it is important to have a basic understanding of nutrient-dense versus nutrient-poor foods, but in the moment, the reasons behind WHY we are eating can play a role in whether we reach for a nourishing trail mix versus a large container of ice cream (and eat the … Read More Understanding HOW we Eat

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Understanding WHY we Eat (The 3 types of Hunger)

WHY Do We Eat? One of our readers reached out to us with this question for our Food and Mood series: “Why, when we feel like crap, do we want to eat crap?” Sound familiar? Imagine this: You just arrived home after sitting in heavy traffic. At work, your colleague was laid off and their workload ended up on your plate- with no pay … Read More Understanding WHY we Eat (The 3 types of Hunger)

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Summer Hiking Fuel & Healthy Hydration

We (Sydney and Britt) love to hike! Here are some of our top tips for nutrition and hydration while hiking! Plan Ahead! Make sure you consider the length of your hiking trip and what the weather will be like. Don’t forget to think about how much you can comfortably carry and what utensils you may need for food storage and eating. Hiking Fuel & … Read More Summer Hiking Fuel & Healthy Hydration

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Knowledge + Action = CHANGE

“Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice”- Anton Chekhov You can have all the knowledge in the world but unless you reflect and determine how you can apply that knowledge, your life isn’t going to change a whole lot. Acquiring new knowledge about something is certainly a step that is more often than not needed for change but if you … Read More Knowledge + Action = CHANGE

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Don’t Make Resolutions, Make Goals: 5 Tips for Goal Setting in the New Year

“Going after a dream has a price. It may mean abandoning our habits, it may make us go through hardships, or it may lead us to disappointment. But however costly it may be, it is never as high as the price paid by people who didn’t live.”- Paul Coelho Changing habits at any time during the year is really tough. People often “fail” at … Read More Don’t Make Resolutions, Make Goals: 5 Tips for Goal Setting in the New Year