Yea Mon!

After a much needed vacation in sunny Jamaica it’s back to reality. The -20 degree frigid weather was a pretty harsh reality, but it’s good to be home anyways. Our trip was amazing! My sister’s wedding was beautiful and the resort we went to was awesome. We stayed at Couples Swept Away in Negril, which […]

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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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