For so many of us removing unwanted fat and trying to lose inches from our bodies has become a source of endless frustration. Zerona Canada is a company that knows exactly how that feels and has developed a new, non-invasive body sculpting procedure designed to remove fat and contour the body without invasive surgery. [Read more…]
After I stopped nursing Benjamin, I noticed a bunch of changes in my body as my hormones returned to normal after six years of pregnancy and breastfeeding. My hair felt a little coarser. My skin seemed to get damaged easily. And, most annoyingly, I started to put on a bit of weight.
My weight isn’t usually something I worry too much about, but I weaned my son in the winter so I also wasn’t getting the physical activity that I usually did. The combination of circumstances led not just to some extra pounds but also to a loss of energy, intense late-night sugar cravings and an overall feeling of “blah.” I hoped that the nice weather would bring a change but even when spring arrive and I was getting out of the house more, I still wasn’t feeling like my usual self.
Fortunately, that’s when Webber Naturals got in touch with me about trying PGX, an all-natural supplement that helps stop food cravings, reduce appetite and provide a lasting feeling of fullness. It sounded like it might be just what I needed to get rid of my extra weight and get my energy back so I was excited to learn more. First, though, I had a phone consultation with Dr. Stephanie Rubino, a licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, to ensure that PGX was right for me. [Read more…]
Is it really any wonder that diets don’t usually work? Don’t eat this, eat more of this, don’t eat at this time, always eat at this time, write down what you eat, count your carbs, keep track of your calories…honestly, what person could or would want to keep up a system like that forever?
That’s why I was intrigued when I heard about the Swap & Drop Diet from Best Health magazine. Created to give Canadians a sensible plan for living better and feeling great, it sounded like a diet that could actually be maintained. I received a copy of the book so that I could see for myself what it was like.
The Swap & Drop Diet approaches healthy eating with a great week-by-week plan that lets women ease into a healthier lifestyle. I really appreciated the way that the diet introduced a new challenge to focus on each week. From eating breakfast every day to mastering some simple stress relief techniques, the goals were simple and effective tools to overall better health. [Read more…]
Summer is a time of activity, which is one of the reasons that summer is also a time that many people start thinking about getting into shape. Of course, wanting to look good in summer’s skimpier clothing and bathing suits plays a role as well! I tend to put on some weight every winter since my activity level goes down so much and this year I’ve been making a conscious effort to get back on track with some healthy habits.
If you’re embarking on a journey to better health, remember to take into account a few different strategies. Healthy eating, exercise and appetite control should all be part of your plan. Here are three easy tips to get you on the path to better health!
And make it a breakfast high in protein if possible. A recent study at the University of Kansas found that while all breakfast eaters showed reduced hunger for the rest of the day, those that consumed a high protein breakfast had an even greater reduction in appetite that lasted all day long.
Switch it up!
There are all kinds of easy healthy recipe substitutions for some of the most common foods that have more vitamins, more nutrients, more fibre or fewer calories. Use brown flour, rice and pasta instead of white to add more fibre to your diet and feel full longer. Substitute applesauce for oil or butter in your favourite baked recipe and enjoy delicious low-fat home-baked treats. Or put evaporated skim milk into your coffee instead of cream to enjoy the same creamy taste with a fraction of the fat.
Plan your meals!
Meal planning can save you money on your monthly food budget, but it can also save your health! By planning healthy meals in advance, you won’t have to settle for quick and unhealthy convenience food or be tempted to eat out.
In my experience, it’s the little changes that make the biggest difference when trying to live a healthier lifestyle, because they’re the ones that can be maintained long-term. I may not be able to head out for a five-mile hike once a week year-round, but no matter what the weather is like, I can always cook with brown rice instead of white! So take it slow, make one or two changes a week and start moving towards a healthier you!