April 16, 2019

Does this sound like you? You’re in a rush to head out to work or class, so instead of making yourself breakfast, you grab a granola bar or an apple or even consider your morning coffee breakfast? Lunch rolls around and you have a sandwich or salad at your desk, maybe...

April 12, 2019

How many hours do you sleep a night? Whatever number your answer is, chances are that you need more. Recent U.S national surveys have found that in the past 50 years, there has been a decrease in self-reported sleep by one and a half to two hours. Studies have shown an...

April 8, 2019

Do you find yourself stopping at drive-thru’s a couple of times a week? Are you trying to change your habits and make healthier choices? Start with where you’re getting your food from and what’s in your food! A recent study found that 58% of the average person’s daily...

April 5, 2019

We’ve all heard our parents tell us that sugar is bad for you, but are some sugars worse for you than others, and how much sugar is too much? Over 70% of all food contains some form of added sugar and consumption of soft drinks such as soda has increased more than five...

April 1, 2019

Despite sounding counterintuitive, eating large portions of low energy dense foods can help to maintain satiety longer after meals which in turn can result in weight loss. It’s been found that people who eat larger portions of low energy dense foods lost 40% more weigh...

March 27, 2019

A surprising strategy that can help with weight loss is reducing red meat consumption.  Many studies have found that vegetarians and vegans tend to have an overall lower body mass compared to those who eat meat. Lower body mass can be attributed to the vegan/ vegetaria...

March 25, 2019

Activity tracker, smart watch, fitness tracker, whatever you want to call them - these devices have taken the world by storm in recent years. Studies have shown a positive correlation between activity tracking and weight loss.

The World Health Organization recommends ge...

March 22, 2019

 

If you’ve ever tried to diet, you know that in the long run, dieting does not work. Research shows that "you can initially lose 5 to 10 percent of your weight on a number of diets” but ultimately the weight not only comes back, but people tend to gain more. If you fin...

March 13, 2019

High intensity interval training or HIIT has become very popular in recent years. But what exactly is HIIT, how do you do it and is it actually beneficial for weight loss?

HIIT is a form of cardio where you perform an exercise at maximum effort or "all out" in a quick b...