A minimalist guide to diets

With such a wide variety of diets on the market, you may wonder which one is the best one. The truth of the matter is that there isn’t one diet that is better than another. They all have benefits. Take a look at the minimalist guide to diets below. Whether you follow a paleo, vegan, mediterranean or other diet, the diet that […]

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Lifestyle and Fitness, Mental Health, Nutrition

A message from a cereal box

In Canada, a popular breakfast cereal is Multi-Grain Cheerios by General Mills. This morning, while having breakfast, I was reading the back of the box of Cheerios. This is what I read: We believe that: Nutrition is healthier than deprivation. Diets are full of empty promises. Weight scales can’t measure self-confidence. Measuring tapes can’t track happiness. […]

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Disease and Illness Prevention, Nutrition

Hara hachi bu: Less is more

This post is the first in a series of two. Hara hachi bu is a Japanese expression and a traditional custom from the Islands of Okinawa, Japan. It means to eat until 80% full. Saying hara hachi bu before a meal, is a healthy reminder to stop eating just before you feel completely full. Hara hachi bu is smart eating. It […]

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Mental Health, Nutrition

When diets go too far

For health reasons, diets are often prescribed and necessary. However, in the U. S., 80% of girls, as young as 10, decide to diet without any valid health reasons other than to lose weight and alter their body image. In the TED Talk below, neuroscientist, Sandra Aamodt explains how self-prescribed dieting is not reliable and […]

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