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Make A Positive #2015Revolution with Special K and Prize Pack Giveaway! CAN 01/31

| January 5, 2015 | 159 Comments
Make A Positive #2015Revolution with Special K and Prize Pack Giveaway! CAN 01/31

It is the start of a new year, and with this new start, people like making resolutions to help making changes in their lives. Me, I am not going to make a resolution. Like many Canadians, I never stick to the resolutions I have made, and then I feel bad for the rest of the […]

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The Other Way to Get Kids to Eat Their Vegetables

| December 29, 2014 | 22 Comments
The Other Way to Get Kids to Eat Their Vegetables

Mashed cauliflower in your hair, broccoli all over the floor, avocado dried to the high chair and peas up the nose. Sound familiar? Trying to feed a toddler vegetables? Getting kids to eat their vegetables can be a very messy job when they are young and a frustrating power struggle when kids get older . […]

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3 Reasons to Supplement with Vitamin D this Winter

3 Reasons to Supplement with Vitamin D this Winter

Winter is approaching which means it is time to start thinking about supplementing with Vitamin D.  Of course, getting all your vitamins and minerals through food is ideal, however vitamin D is the exception and I recommend everyone should supplement with it for the following reasons: 1. Vitamin D is not available in food in […]

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Healthy Snacks: Re Think What You Take On-the-Go

| November 14, 2014 | 22 Comments
Healthy Snacks: Re Think What You Take On-the-Go

  Healthy Snacks: Re Think What You Take On-the-Go Snacks and kids just seem to go together. A trip to the grocery store- pack snacks, visit to the park, swimming lessons, drive to grandmas, wait at the Drs office, sitting in a stroller . . all require copious amounts of snacks to both keep kids […]

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6 Tips to Teach Kids About Nutrition

| October 14, 2014 | 14 Comments
6 Tips to Teach Kids About Nutrition

A child’s relationship with food starts young and while it may be the parents and caregivers who make the choice of what will be served for meals, it is usually the child who decides what will be eaten! How many times have you been on the kitchen floor picking up the latest casualty in what […]

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Some Exercise Facts To Help You Get Motivated and Stay Motivated

| October 1, 2014 | 9 Comments
Some Exercise Facts To Help You Get Motivated and Stay Motivated

There are many benefits to exercising regularly, such as looking good, feeling sharper, and an improved sex life. But you probably already knew all that. The trouble is getting motivated to start exercising in the first place, and even more challenging, staying motivated to work out regularly. The good news is that there are plenty […]

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Healthy Nut-free Snacks for School

| September 12, 2014 | 15 Comments
Healthy Nut-free Snacks for School

    Healthy Nut-free Snacks for School It’s back to school time and lots of parents are asking the question, “What nut-free snacks can I pack for my child?”.  Having a nut-free policy is essential to ensuring the safety of those children with nut allergies.  However, removing nuts can make it challenging to provide snacks […]

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You Are Making a Healthy Food Choice – or Are You?

| June 27, 2014 | 19 Comments
You Are Making a Healthy Food Choice – or Are You?

You grab a whole grain fruit muffin for breakfast on your way to the office, a salad at the drive thru for lunch while on the road on the weekend and pass out granola bars to the kids for an afternoon snack.  Sounds like you are making some great healthy choices. But wait. . . When we […]

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#Review: Family Cookbook and The Disney Muppets Character Encyclopedia, by DK Canada and #Giveaway ~ CAN 07/14

| June 19, 2014 | 38 Comments
#Review: Family Cookbook and The Disney Muppets Character Encyclopedia, by DK Canada and #Giveaway ~ CAN 07/14

I don’t know any Mom who isn’t always on the search for healthy, well balanced, kid friendly recipes.  Having a 1 year old and a 3.5 year old makes the search complicated, as I am trying to find foods the 1 year old can feed herself that aren’t too fussy or messy, but yet are […]

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Still Fighting Spring Allergies? Try Quercetin!

Still Fighting Spring Allergies? Try Quercetin!

Are you still fighting spring allergies and looking to try something new?  Why not try some quercetin! Quercetin is a plant chemical found in black tea, apples, grapefruit and onions.  It has anti-oxidant properties and reduces inflammation. Your body contains mast cells which hold histamine.  The mast cells break down and release histamine in response to […]

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So Dairy, Great For Fat Loss– Yeah Right!

| June 4, 2014 | 21 Comments
So Dairy, Great For Fat Loss– Yeah Right!

Dairy, tastes great, goes down really nice, smooth and creamy, and it’s good for you right?  What’s not to love.  There are very little bad things you can say about the dairy products that you grew up eating in mass quantities.  I mean its got protein and calcium, everything a growing boy or girl needs, […]

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The Difference Between Fitness and Health (Part II)

| May 15, 2014 | 15 Comments
The Difference Between Fitness and Health (Part II)

So the last time we were talking about the differences between health and fitness from a standpoint of nutrition with a little bit of exercise, but now let’s really get into the weeds about your nutrition habits and why the diet you were eating so healthy before may not cover all of your FITNESS GOALS […]

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Eating For Runners

| May 9, 2014 | 13 Comments
Eating For Runners

I am a runner.  It has taken me a long time to really say that and mean it.  I used to duck around the label and dream of when I would actually confidently use it to refer to myself.  Well, it has taken 8+ years of steady running, countless 10k races and 6 half marathons…but […]

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Meatless Monday: What’s for Dinner?

| May 5, 2014 | 16 Comments
Meatless Monday: What’s for Dinner?

My clients are often asking for suggestions when it comes to meatless dinner options the whole family will love.  It just seems like we get stumped when it comes to finding recipes that don’t fit the meat/potato/veggie profile. There was a time years ago when I competed in fitness competitions and I ate a lot […]

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The Difference Between Fitness and Health (Part I)

| April 24, 2014 | 12 Comments
The Difference Between Fitness and Health (Part I)

So we’re sitting down having dinner at the BConnected Conference and we’re talking about the usual amounts of fitness and nutrition wisdom that I try to impart on everyone who will listen and the topic of “eating healthy” comes up.  Let’s get one thing straight; everyone eats healthy.  Everyone.  True? Oh, boy…here we go! Now […]

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A Parenting Sampler: Fitness, Healthy Food and Baby Sleep – Proceeds to CHEO – Monday, April 14th, 2014

| April 7, 2014 | 4 Comments
A Parenting Sampler: Fitness, Healthy Food and Baby Sleep – Proceeds to CHEO – Monday, April 14th, 2014

It was 2 am and my baby’s breathing was labored.  He was visibly struggling for air, his neck muscles activated trying to pull in air against resistance.   My empathy for him was crippling, and there was a terrible feeling of uncertainty in my chest about how to help him.  Finally, we pulled the trigger…. that’s […]

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It’s All Good: Karma Wellness Water (A Review)

| March 6, 2014 | 34 Comments
It’s All Good: Karma Wellness Water (A Review)

It’s All Good: Karma Wellness Water (A Review)     I’ll be honest, I don’t normally drink energy drinks or vitamin waters, so I was unsure of Karma Wellness Water for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I had heard that vitamin water was actually pointless because a vitamin’s potency deteriorates in water making vitamin water nothing […]

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Love Your Body

| February 14, 2014 | 10 Comments
Love Your Body

  My clients know that my approach is gentle.  I’m not pushy, I don’t yell and I won’t jump on your back.  Don’t get me wrong, my clients work hard… but it comes from a place of LOVE and compassion. I’m always encouraging my clients to love their bodies no matter what stage they are […]

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5 Reasons Why Diets Fail

| February 4, 2014 | 15 Comments
5 Reasons Why Diets Fail

So you’re trying to lose some weight so you start looking around the interwebs for some popular diets.  There are so many to choose from nowadays.  You can go onto Amazon and download the latest diet books for about $20 bucks, read them front to cover and then go start killing yourself in about two […]

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Improving your Home and Self with Books from DK Publishing Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 02/09

| January 22, 2014 | 8 Comments
Improving your Home and Self with Books from DK Publishing Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 02/09

I spent this past weekend with two wonderful books from DK Publishing. The first book was entitled Home Workout. The premise of this thick paperback instructional book is to provide readers with easy to follow pilates, yoga, abs and body toning workouts that can be done from the comfort of home in a mere 15 […]

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3 Exercises to Slay Fat for Good

| January 14, 2014 | 11 Comments
3 Exercises to Slay Fat for Good

Congratulations you’ve made it to 2014!  Do you know what a great year this is going to be and why it’s going to rock?  Because you’re committed.  You’re determined, focused, motivated and above all else you have a plan to burn that body fat and keep it off.  For good this time! Well that’s awesome […]

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The Truth About Supplements for Moms

| November 29, 2013 | 16 Comments
The Truth About Supplements for Moms

It was late in the evening at the local YMCA which has a nice gym that I used to train frequently with my wife. The weights were clanking with the hustle and bustle of young bodies lifting various weights. I was in between sets of bench press and pull ups when a group of young […]

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Losing Your Figure During the Holidays? Four Tips to Surviving the Holiday Pounds

| November 19, 2013 | 16 Comments
Losing Your Figure During the Holidays?  Four Tips to Surviving the Holiday Pounds

So it’s that special time of year again! The holidays are now upon us. I’m a little late for Canadian Thanksgiving, but I’m American so I can be a little late on getting this one out. You always get one freebie for the year right? Now is the time for festive holiday parties filled with […]

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Fitness Fun: One Mom’s Journey to Living a Fit Life

| November 18, 2013 | 5 Comments
Fitness Fun: One Mom’s Journey to Living a Fit Life

We’ve all seen the controversial picture of mom of three, Maria Kang asking other moms, “What’s your excuse?” Some women felt this picture was motivational, while others took note of the fact that every mother’s situation is different and getting in shape so soon after having a baby isn’t always attainable. I tend to agree […]

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