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The Day You Beat Diabetes

Diabetes is the fastest growing disease on the planet, affecting one out of every 11 adults. Quadrupling in 35 years to 422 million cases. And yet, the vast majority of cases are entirely preventable. Unless, of course, you’re following either the Canada Food Guide, or listening to your friendly neighbourhood dietitian. Mainstream advice isn’t just unhelpful, it’s actually making […]

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Progress Monitoring; Are you on the right track?

How do you know if you’re making progress? I realize that this is a pretty big question, mostly because it begs the question “progress towards what?”. As the old saying goes; But assuming that you do know where you’re going with your lifestyle, how do you know if you’re making progress towards your goals? I […]

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How Diabetes made me Healthier and Happier

It’s true. I didn’t immediately realize it, but it’s true. Getting diagnosed with diabetes five years ago was the best thing that could have happened to me, and not just from a health and wellness perspective. Did I realize it at the time? Nope. I was pissed right off. “Why me?” cycled through my head […]

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Make this your only New Year’s resolution for 2016.

To resolve or not to resolve? That’s a tough question. On the one hand, the New Year brings with it the sense of a fresh start, an opportunity to finally make those big life changes that you keep tossing around. Losing weight. Getting organized. Spending less, saving more. Just to name the top three. But […]

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Eating fat doesn’t make you fat!

I put butter in my tea this morning. And coconut oil. Then I blended it up. And drank it.Before that, I ate some bacon and a couple of eggs fried in bacon grease. As you can tell, I don’t fear fat in my diet. In fact, quite the opposite. I intentionally put a lot of […]

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Five ways to crush it with cauliflower.

One of the biggest challenges with a really low carb diet is figuring out how to replace the usual “carbohydrate food delivery system” (ie. pasta, rice and bread) that gets that delicious main course from your plate, into your mouth.Enter the humble and under-appreciated cauliflower. From pizza crusts to steamed and mashed, bbq’d to grated and […]

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“But your brain needs sugar!”

“You’re eating what?!”I had the feeling it was going to be a rough visit with the dietitian when, after hearing what I was eating (or more accurately, not eating), she looked at me like I had three heads and began a lecture that started and stopped with the Canada Food Guide. “Your brain needs sugar to […]

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There’s no such thing as a quick fix.

In the 10 years after high school, I gained 45 pounds. Which was really easy to rationalize away, considering I could still live a pretty active lifestyle (including climbing up and down some reasonably tall mountains). Eight weeks to a brand new you! The 21 Day Fix! 3 Day Reset!You want it, and you want it […]

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Road Signs on the Path to Success

How do you know you’re on the right road? My three year old is constantly asking me “what does that sign say?” whenever we’re heading someplace on the highway. I explain how signs help us know where we’re going, how far we have to go, or tell us what we need to do on the […]

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Setting goals doesn’t work.

Seth Godin, a rather prolific author who writes on a wide range of topics, has this to say about “audacious life goals”;Your audacious life goals are fabulous. We’re proud of you for having them. But it’s possible that those goals are designed to distract you from the thing that’s really frightening you–the shift in daily […]

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