As I write this note, I am enjoying some of the decadent chocolate baked goods the team at Health Stand has provided me as gifts. Don’t be a scrooge and nitpick your favorite holiday treats and make family and friends that are celebrating traditional foods feel badly. It’s not what you do between Christmas and […]
Listen to my monthly radio program with Angela Kokott, host of Calgary Today for our segment, “You are what you eat” to get the goods on healthy eating. Listen to Episode 53 part one here: Take a Health Vacation For The Rest of the Year? Listen to Episode 53 part two here: Take a Health […]
How to manage 3 common dietary restrictions (calories, lactose & gluten) A recent survey* by Udi’s Healthy Foods identified that 40% of Canadians will abandon their diets this holiday season. The holidays are a particularly difficult time of year to be mindful of calories if you are trying to lose weight. They can also be […]
1. No bad foods, just bad diets Don’t be a scrooge and nitpick your favorite holiday treats and make family and friends that are celebrating traditional foods feel badly. It’s not what you do between Christmas and New Year’s, but what you do between New Year’s and Christmas that really counts. Health should be measured […]
At this time of year, it’s natural to think about – and struggle to achieve – your wellness goals. This was definitely the case with a previous client of mine.
Cynthia was a baby boomer with two teenagers and a busy job in the oil and gas industry. Her goal was to lose the 25 pounds she had put on over the past two decades. Cynthia was discouraged that despite following many diets and trying to exercise, she could not seem to lose the weight for good.
Examining why people fail at something they want to achieve is often more beneficial than reviewing successes. Before setting your New Year’s resolution, consider these three reasons people fail, inspired by a 2008 article in Canadian Psychology written by Richard Koestner…