Posts Tagged "nutritionist"

Healthy Snacks

Healthy Snacks

I’ve posted about this before, but we all need refreshers! You should never go longer than four hours without some fuel, so when your days are long and meals are widely spread out, you have to make sure you have some balanced in-betweeners to keep your blood sugar levels stable, energy high and body burning as it should. Here are some great healthy snack ideas to bring with you to work and/or to have throughout the day to bridge your meals. 4-5 dates stuffed with 4 -5 walnuts 1 organic apple, sprinkled with cinnamon, 1 tbsp almond butter 1/4 cucumber, 1/2 tomato and 2 tbsp hummus 1 hard boiled egg and an orange 5-6 dried mango slices and a 5-6 brazil nuts 4 hard...

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Jess’ Favourite Things, Dec 19: BOSU!

Jess’ Favourite Things, Dec 19: BOSU!

Duh! This is my very favourite fitness-related thing. The Bosu is my favourite fitness toy / tool. I use it in so many sessions, because I am a firm (pun intended) believer that stability work, combined with some soft-landing plyometrics, is the fastest way to get a hard body that is endurable from the inside-out. If you have a Bosu, with proper guidance you can do an amazing full-body workout with strictly bodyweight – no dumbbells required. Stability challenges require optimal muscle recruitment, and strengthen those suckers right down to the bone. Read: you will achieve a strong, long-lasting and compact body. Where do you buy it? Again, I recommend Foremost...

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Jess’ Favourite Things, Dec 16: Health Food Store

Jess’ Favourite Things, Dec 16: Health Food Store

Essence of Life is one of my favourite health food stores in the city. It is inexpensive, the staff are helpful, and it has everything I am looking for when it’s time to stock up on groceries, supplements, beauty products… you name it. Yesterday I had the perfect snowy Sunday afternoon simply taking my time perusing through the tight yet super-stocked aisles, putting a basket together of both things on my list, and things that jogged my inspiration while there. Moonbeam coffee in hand. Head over to Kensington market and check out this little gem of a shop. You won’t be disappointed! Plus, it has wonderful health-inspired stocking stuffers....

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Jess’ Favourite (Health) Things, Dec 2

Jess’ Favourite (Health) Things, Dec 2

FRESH! Yes, this vegetarian restaurant is across the street and thus lends itself to very frequent visits.  But, one big reason I love Fresh so much is because I’ve worked with its recipe creator, and can vouch for the ingredients it uses in my favourite dishes.  There are no nasty fillers in the food – it is a list on clean, top notch ingredients. I can recommend it to my clients whole-heartedly. Fresh is delicious, satiating, and has a dish for every palate. My top faves are: *The Beach Bowl *The Grounding Greens Bowl *Mega Life Salad *California Salad *Ace of Kales Salad *Electrolyte Green Smoothie   Fresh has a location on Crawford at Queen,...

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Saghi’s Before and After So Far

Saghi’s Before and After So Far

Saghi has been writing about her experiences over the past little while, and has been training with me for over a year. She has candidly expressed her difficulty with her emotional attachment to food, her (sometimes extreme) highs and lows of motivation, and her occasional indulgence in her beloved “Sweet Chili Heats” Doritos (something I may not ever, in my lifetime, understand – haha!). Saghi has come a long way aesthetically, but the real changes are in her self-compassion demonstrated through her health practices. Saghi has completely changed the way she eats, and how she thinks about food.  She is enthusiastic about the balanced nutrition she puts...

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