The Most Common Lifestyle Goals and Strategies and tips to achieve them

Today, I want to chat anecdotally about two common lifestyle goals that I encounter regularly and the specific strategies that seem to work best to help clients achieve them. I) Leaning out/Burning fat/Losing weight It is critical for health & longevity not to have too much excess weight on your frame & especially around your […]

Are Low Carb Diets the Devil?

Hi everyone, A quick disclaimer to go with my post.  I hope you find the information useful! Remember, I do not know your case at all.  Be sure to discuss this with your doctor or a health care provider who does know your case well, before attempting.  I am providing you with information to better understand […]

What’s missing from modern Health Sciences & Medicine?

I’ve been a practicing Dietitian for the last 9 years.  I got my Masters of Science (Thesis) in Human Nutritional Biochemistry from McGill University and am currently preparing my PhD Thesis Research proposal for submission & eventual defense! One thing that has become painfully clear over my years submerged in health and medical sciences and […]

My Take on Hormesis, it’s good or bad, depending on the dose!

Hormesis Today, I want to chat briefly about the concept of Hormesis. Hormesis is a biological phenomenon likely best known from Toxicology in which a beneficial effect results from a low dose exposure to an agent (or a practice) that can become otherwise toxic or lethal when given at higher doses.  You will often see […]

Lessons from a Dietitian to help optimize your odds of fat loss success!

Hi everyone, Please enjoy my take on some of the key things I’ve learned over my years consulting as a Registered Dietitian.  For more details you can see my profile.  I want all of you to know that I am embarking on a mission to more completely understand human nutrition. In the years that I’ve […]

Why the Paleo diet could save us all!!!

As I mentioned in my profile, I’m a Registered Dietitian in Canada. I have counselled thousands of people in fat loss and weight management and helped them succeed in achieving their goals. Through constant modification of approaches and nutritional & fitness strategies, I eventually found a strategy that worked for most people…. THE PALEO DIET […]

Great Delicious Healthy Recipe 1

Oily Fish with Warm Salad Makes 2 Servings  2 fillets of Trout/Salmon or your oily fish of choice (for the omega-3 goodness)! 1 Onion sliced 2 -3 cups Spinach or other leafy greens (i.e. Collard greens) 4 Mushrooms Optional 3-5 Grape Tomatoes 1/4 Cup Olive Oil2 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar or Apple cider vinegar1 tsp Garlic […]

Quick tips to Optimize your Sleep.

I’ve had an inkling for years that sleep is important. I even remember in my second year at University when I was on the Coed Cheerleading team and I loved it (obviously)!  But our practices would start at 10 pm and finish at midnight.  Needless to say, I missed a lot of 8:30 am classes […]

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 […]