Food, Inc.

The film “Food, Inc.” will change the way you eat. If you haven’t seen it yet, you should. Gluttony Feeds Greed. Greed Feeds Gluttony. What do you suppose came first: a) a desire for all this processed and chemically created food, leading to its development, and life and earth-destroying growth, or b) the invention of the food itself, with the […]

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Blood sugar begins at breakfast

Whether you are trying to lose weight, feel more energetic, or improve your performance, breakfast is where the work begins. It is both the most avoided meal and the most over-abundant meal for most people. Eating juice and cereal carbohydrate-dense breakfast can be just as detrimental to you as skipping breakfast altogether. A high carbohydrate start will lead to a […]

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Need meat to meet your needs ?

We live in a meat-eating society, where a steak dinner or a juicy burger are favorite meals to be had. Burger joints are popping up around Toronto like Starbucks, and organic butchers are selling their slabs at every outdoor market and fine food store. With all the meat on the streets, however, there is a growing group of people who […]

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How much protein do we need?

While there is much debate about how much protein we need, about 20 grams at a meal is sufficuent for most of our amino acid need. Each of the following is 20 grams protein: o ¾ cup cottage cheese o 3 eggs (only eat 2 yolks) o ½ cup egg whites o 1 chicken breast o ½ can tuna o […]

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Protein keeps you lean

Protein stabilizes your blood sugar levels, meaning that the carbohydrates you eat will enter the bloodstream more slowly when eaten with higher protein foods. For example, cottage cheese with fruit will slow the rate at which the fruit enters your bloodstream. This is a VERY important thing to remember with regards to insulin sensitivity and weight loss. Protein will help […]

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Don’t blow it after breakfast.

Now that you’ve decided to give up glucose for breakfast, you may be experiencing some guilt for abandoning the starving cereal makers. Fret not – since most sweets and snacks have the same ingredients as cereal, new concoctions of corn syrup and processed grains will hit the shelves in new colourful boxes, in different sections of the grocery store. Like […]

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Start with a shake

I’m going to elaborate on the 1st rule. Breakfast. Slow and easy is the smartest way to break-the-fast. Protein and fat will energize you without the sugar hit that hinders all your honest efforts. There are four steps to a super shake : 1) Unsweetened Almond milk as the liquid base, instead of regular or soy. Why? It has 10 […]

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The caveman diet

No one can better attest to the power of proper fuel than an endurance athlete. Strenuous activity requires the right diet for both performance and recovery. While an inactive person trying to shed a few pounds can focus on calorie deprivation, someone who demands work from their body knows that the RIGHT food is the only way to keep their […]

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Choosing Which Fish to Fry

Fish is one of those foods that sits on both sides of the healthy food scale. On the one hand, it is filled with all things good, and on the other it is a source of concern due to high mercury levels in many fish and the environmental impacts of modern fish farming. I always recommend fish to people as […]

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