Less Sugary Fizzy Drinks

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I’ve written about the amount of sugar in pop and other drinks in the past. I did a Facebook live video showing how many teaspoons of sugar there are in a bottle of various drinks. It still shocks me just how much sugar we can consume from a drink!


My girls and were lucky enough to be given a Soda Stream to try and see how it all worked. They have been badgering me for ages for one and at the recent One of a Kind Show, I got to check out the flavored syrups that they now offer. I steered clear of the syrups replacing the most common soda pops and checked out the new Sparkling Gourmet Waters that get their sweet from a sugar alcohol (nothing scathing about that, yet) and stevia. They don’t upset blood sugar or cause tooth decay apparently. The Fruit Waters are my kids’ favourite. They are sweetened with fructose and fruit juice concentrate. Would I prefer that they just drink water? Yes! However finding a middle ground where they are enjoying what they drink without having over 10 teaspoons of sugar is what I’ve strived for. And I think we found it.

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4 Myths about Weight Loss and Your Health

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It’s that time of year when the focus is on weight loss and eating healthy. There are many myths out there about health and when it comes to shedding a few pounds, these seem to be top of the list: 

Myth #1 – Not All Calories Are Equal

Just as each food isn’t the same taste, flavour or offers the same nutrients, calories differ between all foods. Fruits and vegetables contain fibre and have a different affect on the body than say, a fruit or veggie juice. Calories from sugar cause fat storage and increase hunger. Calories from fat and protein encourage fat burning.

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Worthy Food Trends for 2017

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Not all food trends created are equal. I’ve scoured what’s out there for the coming year, and complied a list that will inspire.

Vegetarian comfort foods. Traditional white flour pizza bases can be replaced with cauliflower bases, piled high with Pinterest inspired plates, loaded with vegetables leaving meat lovers in it’s dust.

Move over kale. Other greens are about to to hit centre stage. Seaweed, beet greens, chard, turnip greens, mustard greens and carrot tops are all so vogue this coming year.

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Amp Up Your Plants 2017 Challenge

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Happy New Year!

 

Well, it’s the New Year. Again.

Where did 2016 go? I think I just blinked and there it went.

If you’re like most, you’re feeling motivated to do something different: change your mindset or habits, take up something new that you think will help you feel better. I feel motivated after a busy December and then a few chill out days after all the festivities. I am ready to get back on track with a bunch of things. One of them is of course, is food. After the overindulgences of the holiday season, I remember how crappy one can feel eating and drinking too much, just how addictive sugar is, how bloated I feel when I eat wheat, while neglecting fruits and vegetables.

2017 is your year to get back on track!

 

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