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January 16, 2017

This blog post is about balance.  For your meals, that is.  Everyone talks about it, but what does that mean?  Awhile ago, I wrote a blog post about the Food Guide.  You can read it here.  A quick review: there are 4 food groups.  That's all you need to...

January 1, 2017

Happy new year!  As the day dawned on 2017, I couldn't look at Facebook or Instagram without seeing SO MANY posts on new years resolutions, or posts asking what mine was going to be, or encouraging me to make a new years resolution.  Perhaps it's my contrary nature, or...

December 20, 2016

A question I get a lot is what's the difference between a Dietitian and a nutritionist?  It's a good one; there's often a difference in price and insurance coverage, so it totally matters to clients. The difference boils down to regulation, Dietitians are registered by...

December 7, 2016

In my non-RD life, I'm a triathlete. I'm not winning any races; I’m a recreational but avid triathlete at least.  Recently, I've been taking part in a study that required me to do three 15km time trials in the lab over 3 weeks, and included a prize for the person with...

November 27, 2016

There is one very easy way to manage your eating that doesn't involve counting calories, measuring food or showing up to dinner parties with your own containers of food.  There are a couple of versions of this, so you may have seen it before, but it's called the 'Your...

November 16, 2016

I've been talking about hydration a lot recently.  Both with my clients and in day to day conversation, which is kinda weird.  Also, the topic isn't exactly dinner party conversation, but as a registered dietitian, I find myself talking about strange things with strang...

November 2, 2016

I live in Canada, which means I've learned Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating for as long as I remember.  Currently, it's rainbow-shaped, those of you who are older may remember other shapes. 

Depending on who you ask, it's either the gospel, or not worth the pa...

November 2, 2016

Welcome to my blog. This is something I've been thinking about starting for awhile.  There are so many blogs out there I wondered, do I have something unique to say? Is my life interesting enough to write about, will people want to read it? There are so many 'healthy l...

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Cambridge, Ontario


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