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December 1, 2016

Tuna Rice Salad

Instead of a rich mayonnaise dressing, try this Tuna Rice Salad with a homemade dressing. Wonderfully refreshing and healthy. Perfect for the upcoming summer!
November 29, 2016

Weight loss and Diabetes

If you are overweight or obese and have diabetes, losing weight can help improve insulin resistance and give you better sugar control. The weight loss that will help you see a difference needs to be approximately 5 to 7 % of your actual body weight. For example, if you weigh 110 kg, you would need to lose between 5.5 – 8 kg before you see any benefits.
November 25, 2016

Diabetes and Exercise

Whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, or if you are at risk for diabetes, having exercise as a part of your lifestyle will certainly improve your condition and reduce complications.
November 24, 2016

Easy ways to improve your fiber intake

Since one of the many benefits of fiber includes controlling blood sugar levels in people with diabetes, it seemed fitting to post an article about it during diabetes awareness month.
November 16, 2016

Natural sugar vs. Added sugar

So why do you find yourself craving more sugar after eating food and drinks high in sugar? This is because sugar activates the brain's reward system. The reward system is a series of clinical pathways which entices you to want more.
November 15, 2016

Which forms of sugar are better?

Since dietary management of diabetes is mostly centered around sugar, I will be including a few posts on this topic this month. Sugar is found in many of our foods. It is one of the body’s main energy sources so we need to include some sugar as a part of a healthy, well balanced diet.
November 11, 2016

Recipe: Grilled chicken salad with avocado and mango (serves 4)

Here’s a quick and easy lunch or dinner choice for a busy day. Wonderfully refreshing and healthy. Perfect for the upcoming summer!
November 11, 2016

Top Tips for Managing Diabetes

November marks Diabetes awareness month so it seemed like a perfect opportunity to post on this topic. People diagnosed with diabetes are often told to be on a “diabetic diet”. But the dietary management of diabetes is the same as managing a healthy body weight so it seems unnecessary to give it an exclusive name and single out diabetes.
November 2, 2016

Metabolism and Nutrition

Nothing is more frustrating than seeing someone eat piles of food like a growing child and not gain a kilogram, whereas you treat yourself to a tiny indulgence and it shows up on the scale.
May 17, 2018

Hidden Salt

Sodium makes up the major part of table salt (sodium chloride). It is an important mineral that your body needs in order to function optimally, however too much of it can be harmful
May 8, 2018

Mediterranean Chicken & Veg Bake

This is such a simple and healthy dinner you can make during the week. You simply combine everything and bake in the oven!
April 17, 2018

Healthy Grocery Shopping on a Budget

We have heard many times from people that “eating healthy is expensive”. Today we are going to debunk this myth! Here are some tips that you can use on your next trip to the grocery store to get the most out of your budget.
March 28, 2018

Vegetable Frittata

Vegetable Frittata recipe to serve 2
March 27, 2018

Roast Vegetable Salad

I don’t think I’ll ever stop trying to get you to eat your vegetables! Here’s a great vegetarian lunch option and in honour of World Kidney Day that we celebrated this month (8 March), this recipe is kidney friendly too.
March 16, 2018

Coffee Smoothie

Sometimes mornings are really rushed, so how about combining your breakfast and your morning coffee pick me up in one? Try this delicious recipe! It can be also be used as a high protein and energy snack option.
March 14, 2018

Chronic Kidney disease (CKD)

According to the National Kidney Foundation 10% of the world population is affected by Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The leading causes of CKD are uncontrolled blood pressure and uncontrolled diabetes. If you have any of these conditions then maintaining a healthy weight, blood pressure, and good blood sugar control will help to prevent the development of kidney disease
March 1, 2018

Chocolate Overnight Oats

Here’s an overnight recipe for breakfast so you have no excuses for skipping it the next morning! This recipe serves 1.
February 26, 2018

Healthy Breakfast

Since I’ve been in practice, one of the most common issues I find amongst people struggling with their weight is that they skip breakfast. It has been estimated that at least one-third of us have been skipping it!
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