By Andrea Holwegner, Health Stand Nutrition Consulting Inc. – for CBC.ca “>Thinking about making some nutrition and lifestyle changes for the new year? While all of us have unique areas we need to work on, I want to reflect on the most important moves you could consider making to protect your long-term health. Our country’s […]
Where do food cravings come from? By Andrea Holwegner, Health Stand Nutrition Consulting Inc. Food cravings can sometimes be the body’s way of correcting a deficiency. Athletes for example that are depleted of glycogen (the storage form of carbohydrate in the muscle) will often be hungry and crave carbohydrates as the body attempts to restock […]
Do you measure your happiness only by acceptance from others? It’s time to adopt new measures for a happier and healthier you. Click here to read Be Yourself: 10 steps to a healthier you (Healthy Measures Ontario)
By Andrea Holwegner, For The Calgary Herald January 20, 2011 Vanessa, a married woman in her 40s and the loving mom of two beautiful young girls, originally came to see me to gain control of a bingeing problem. She had always been an all-or-none eater. A “good day” consisted of only healthy eating. No sugar, […]
One of the things they didn’t tell me when I became a registered dietitian was that for the rest of my life there would be people observing my nutrition habits.
The festive holiday season is certainly no exception, but at times it can feel like I am being followed by food paparazzi who are waiting to jump all over me when I eat something unexpected…
Figuring out food and how to balance your nutrition is a challenge, considering there is conflicting information wherever you turn. Sometimes with so many options, I think we complicate things more than we need to do. I vote for simplifying eating by starting with the following four concepts…