The Best all natural appetite suppressants

Hi Everyone, Let’s face it when we are working on changing our nutrition to decrease our calorie intake and limit our exposure to processed food, we can use some help overcoming cravings & the natural increase in appetite that some people feel in response to a lowering in calorie intake. Remember, the first thing is […]

Limit your Exposure to Food Processing for a Longer & Leaner Life

Limit your Exposure to Food Processing for a Longer & Leaner Life. Food processing includes any additives or technique that extends shelf life, therefore increasing profit margins for food companies.  Unfortunately, not much research is done into the long term effects on human health of these techniques.  Examples of the worst offenders include: sugar, refined […]

Best portion tool for Health & Fat Management

Hi Everyone, I’ve been away from blogging for a while.  We’ve been shooting for both my Youtube channel (Chizle Fuel & for a new reality Youtube series on which I’m the lead Dietitian (Transformation King). Links are in my Google+ profile below so you can check those out and subscribe today! I wanted to take […]

Overcoming Carbohydrate addiction

Hi everyone, Here’s a prior post that is timely again. It’s on overcoming carbohydrate addiction & removing those tremendously tasty refined carbs from your diet! Remember having a sound strategy requires you to know your triggers and have counters to them. For more information go to… https://www.youtube.com/chizlefuel = My nutrition channel. Subscribe today and start […]

The Meal Building Formula

As a registered dietitian for over 8 years and having been in the life-changing profession for over 12 years, I have counselled tens of thousands of people, however the bulk of the questions that are asked boil down to dozens of questions repeated over and over again (with slight variations). Interestingly, one of the main […]

Inflammation & Diet

1)      What is Inflammation Inflammation is a response to harmful stimuli including pathogens, damaged cells or irritants.  It is a protective attempt by the organism to remove injurious stimuli and to initiate the healing process.  Don’t confuse it with infection; caused by pathogens, Inflammation is rather the body’s response to the pathogen itself.  Inflammation is […]

Vegetables in your diet

Vegetables are the edible portions of plants. Main nutrients delivered in Vegetables: 1)      Vitamins and Minerals. Green-Yellow-Orange – high in Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Iron, Beta-carotene, Vitamin B-Complex, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Vitamin K. Folate (birth defects) – black eyed peas, cooked spinach, great northern beans, asparagus. Potassium (blood pressure) – sweet potatoes, tomato paste, […]

Vitamin D. The good. The bad. The ugly.

Vitamin D.  Vitamin D molecule (http://www.vitaguide.org) Vitamin D:  Steroid hormone vitamin; Five forms of vitamin D discovered – D1–5. Two forms matter most to humans: Vitamins D2 (ergocalciferol) and D3(cholecalciferol). The active form of vitamin D in the body is called Calcitriol (1,25-Dihydroxycholecalciferol). Calcitriol: promotes the absorption of calcium and phosphorus from food in the […]

It’s not what you know, it’s what you do with what you know that matters most!

I apologize for the delay since my last post, however, as I mentioned my wife and I just had our first child (beautiful daughter)!  This is a tremendous blessing and we are truly grateful, but combined with my work schedule, consultation business and ongoing deadlines surrounding my PhD time has been quite short with respect […]

Could that Valentines Day Chocolate be Good for You?

Dark Chocolate and Your Health Valentine’s Day has just passed and many people got some chocolates as a gift.  There are a lot of misconceptions out there about chocolate and whether it is good for you or not.  What type of chocolate is better? Etc… Let’s take a serious and in depth look at the […]

Sugar and your Diet

Sugar in the Diet. A friend of mine is currently purging sugar from his diet for the next month.  A great gift you can give yourself is to free yourself from the possible addictive nature of high sugar foods.  This got me thinking about some of the common questions and issues regarding sugar that arise […]

Fruits and Vegetables

Fruit and Vegetable Intake It’s long be touted that we need to consume adequate fruits and vegetables.  Many studies have shown that there are valid mechanism by which adequate fruit and vegetable intake supports longer health span and life span (Joseph J et al., 2009).  Conversely, it has been shown that inadequate intake is associated […]

SMART Goal Setting

I realized that I never re-posted this session on SMART goal setting, so here it is!  This is absolutely critical in order to set yourself up for success, whatever your goals are. Do NOT sell yourself short! You can achieve what you set out to achieve, just be sure to create the right road map […]

Steps to Successful Weight Management During the Holidays

The holidays are almost here and the number one question I get from my clients is always (to paraphrase) how can I enjoy the holiday parties and feasts like I always have and still achieve my goal of losing weight?  Of course, the answer simply put is that you can’t.  Let’s look closer at what […]