Moving through the Bs

I’m going to talk about two B vitamins today: B2 or Riboflavin and B3 or Niacin because they are quite similar in their functions. B2 plays a key role in energy production by helping your body metabolize fats, proteins & carbs. This means B2 helps your body to use food for energy (like it’s suppposed […]

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Was Happy Hour too Happy?

We’ve all been there. You meet some friends for a cocktail after work with the intention to have one drink and than go home to cook a healthy dinner. But one turns into a few, and because alcohol stimulates the appetite; you end up giving into temptation and ordering some not-so-healthy pub grub off the […]

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Introducing…B Vitamins! Butternut Squash Coconut Curry Stew

B vitamins need an introduction because there are so many of them, and they are really important, so I want to make sure I do them justice. First of all they are considered a water-soluble vitamin, which means they are found in plant foods, our bodies don’t store them (like fat-soluble vitamins) and they are easily lost […]

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Learn your ABCs and DEs

When I told some of my friends that I was studying to become a nutritionist, and one of my first topics would be vitamins they all breathed a sigh of relief and said, “Great! I just want to know which vitamins I should be taking!” Like I’ve said before, everyone is different and has different […]

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The Scoop on Vitamins

I find there’s a lot of hype around vitamins these days, and it can be a little overwhelming. You think you should be taking vitamins, but you’re not quite sure which ones to take & why. Here’s my take on vitamins: if you eat a healthy diet 80% of the time (fresh, raw fruits & vegetables, whole […]

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Oven-Baked Fish with Garlicky Spinach

Lately I’ve been trying to incorporate more fish into my diet because it’s a really healthy protein, high in omega-3 fatty acids (which are an amazing preventative of cardiovascular disease, good for your brain & keep your skin looking youthful), and a good alternative to meat protein (chicken, beef, pork & lamb). If you were following […]

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Detox – Day 4

I woke up early again this morning (I’m really looking forward to sleeping in a bit tomorrow morning!) and went down to the gym in our building for a workout. I did half an hour of cardio and some push-ups & abs. I split up my 30 minutes of cardio between the treadmill and the […]

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Detox – Day 3: Moroccan Stew Recipe

I woke up at 6am this morning and did some studying for my course. I just started the Anatomy section; it’s so difficult! Although some of the terms are coming back to me from my highschool biology class; I guess I was paying attention. Terms like: golgi apparatus, nucleus and cytoplasm. I was really hungry […]

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Detox – Day 2

Day 1 of detox was actually quite easy. I would say the hardest part for me was avoiding coffee, a sweet after lunch (there are Lindor chocolates everywhere in my office!) and a glass of wine while I was cooking. But I felt really good when I woke up this morning; the most awake and […]

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Detox – Day 1

I love the holiday season, but I don’t love how I feel after it’s over. I tried to stick to healthy food choices and I managed to squeeze in a workout here and there, but I definitely had my fair share of drinks, sweets and food. I realized that from December 16th – January 2nd […]

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