Tips for a Healthy Halloween

by Melinda D. Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE Halloween has turned into a whole season of temptations, not just a single night, and it can be really hard for anyone who’s trying to eat healthier. Here are a few tips and tricks to help manage the treats. Wait to buy candy. Plan to buy the treats…

The Best Thing Anyone Can Eat For Their Weight and Health

by Melinda D. Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE There’s one that dietitians, doctors and experts everywhere agree on– if someone wants to improve their diet and their health, they can’t go wrong if they focus on fiber! Though not glamorous or trendy, lots of studies have found fiber to be a key component of a healthy…

What’s The Best Choice?

by Melinda D. Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE As a dietitian, I am often asked, “What’s the best__ (bread, crackers, cereal…) for me to eat?” While there is no “best,” we want to offer you some “good-for-you” selections – and share some tips for how you can judge a food for yourself. As a general rule,…

The Case For Eating More Calories

By Madeleine Ortiz  If we are trying to lose weight, our first instinct may be to cut calories. The authors of the new Canadian Adult Clinical Practice Guidelines for Obesity, published in August 2020, spent years reviewing research about the best ways to lose weight and keep it off for good. They have concluded that…

Seven Essential Steps To Keep Lost Pounds Off…Forever

By Hope Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDE, BC-ADM (see brief bio at end)  Many people with excess weight or obesity are led to believe that the hardest part of tackling extra pounds is shedding them. Thus, most of the focus around weight management aims to answer the question: What’s the best eating plan (aka diet) to…

5 Reasons Children Don’t Need To Diet

By Madeleine Ortiz As a parent, the realization that my child is overweight and at risk of developing health complications can be terrifying. We want to protect our children and help them be as healthy as possible, but how do we do that? Dr. Julie St-Pierre, associate professor of pediatrics and McGill University in Montreal,…

Tips For Meal Planning During COVID-19

by Melinda D. Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE This is such an unusual time. It’s hard to plan meals since when we get to the store, we may not find what we’re looking for. Or if we’re waiting on a delivery – we can’t be sure when it will arrive or what will be in it! …

How To Cook With Beans And Lentils

By: Ansley Dalbo Cooking beans from scratch couldn’t be easier and once you do it a few times, you will DEFINITELY taste the difference between dried beans and those that come from a can. Whenever I make soup from beans that I’ve cooked myself, my husband will always say, “oh man, this tastes better than…

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Low-Carb, High-Energy Snack Ideas

by Melinda D. Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE Two super-popular snacks that are low in carbs and high in protein are nuts and jerky… get our tips for choosing the right option for you! 100 Calories of Nuts: Nuts are a great snack. They are packed with protein and healthy fats that keep you feeling full.…