Three Ways to Avoid Overeating at Meals

Sometimes those holiday feasts are just amazing. And it’s not just the abundance of delicious food but also the people, the decorations, and the ambiance. It is way too easy (and common) to indulge on those days. But it doesn’t always stop there. Sometimes we overeat on regular days.  Or at regular meals.  Or All. The. Time. Here are three tips to avoid overeating at meals. (Psst, turn these into habits and ditch the willpower!) Tip #1: Start with some water When your stomach is growling and you smell amazingly delicious food it’s too easy to fill a plate (or…

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What is Metabolism?

This word “metabolism” is thrown around a lot these days. You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight.  But what exactly does this all mean? Well technically “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the biochemical reactions in your body.  It’s how you take in nutrients and oxygen and use them to fuel everything you do. Your body has an incredible ability to grow, heal, and generally stay alive.  And without this amazing biochemistry you would not be possible. Metabolism includes how the cells in your body: Allow activities you can control (e.g. physical activity…

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Which Foods Can Help with Blood Pressure?

Guess how many people have high blood pressure? A billion! It is said to be the “#1 risk factor for death and disability in the world” If you have high blood pressure, it’s best that you are monitored by your healthcare professional. And if you’re on medication for high blood pressure never change that without speaking with a medical professional. Today, we’ll talk about what exactly blood pressure is, and which foods and lifestyle factors can help with it. What is high blood pressure? It’s something your doctor commonly checks. You can even do it yourself in many pharmacies, or purchase at-home blood pressure monitors….

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What is the Satiety Index?

Have you ever notice that some foods keep you feeling full longer? And others give you the munchies an hour later? That can make the advice to “stop eating when you feel full” a bit tricky if you’re picking foods that aren’t filling. That’s a phenomenon called satiety. It’s the feeling of fullness, of being satisfied and satiated. It is the opposite of hunger and appetite. The satiety index is a rating of foods that have been tested for the satiating effect in a 240 calorie (1,000 kJ) portion size. The scale scores foods based on whether people feel extremely hungry, hungry,…

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Prevent Cancer – With Food

Did you know that half of all Canadians will eventually be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives? HALF. That means, it’s a flip of the coin whether or not you’ll be one of them. That is, if you’re not one of the Canadians who first goes down with a heart attack – which happens around twice every minute of every day. Too many of us are complacent about those odds, believing not much can be done to change what we collectively believe is an inevitable fact of Canadian life. Cancer, we’re told, is random, it’s genetic, and…

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Fueling up on Carbohydrates

Fueling athletes properly is best way to optimize your performance in sport. The primary fuel source for any athlete is the almighty carbohydrate. Carbohydrates are the preferred premium source of fuel, it is the gas in the tank and with the correct intake, the right type, along with timing are vital to the athlete’s ability to perform, and can be the difference between losing and winning. Hydration is a critical component to any athlete and the right type of carbohydrates will ensure adequate hydration before an event, competition or game day. It is important to hydrate well several days before…

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It’s Not About Your Weight, It’s About Your Health

Weight is a very complicated issue in our society. On the one hand, we have a very influential media that puts forth a very, shall we say, “narrow” standard of beauty, one that screams “thin is in.” In fact, this standard is often taken to dangerous extremes, as we see in countless heartbreaking cases of young women caught in the grip of anorexia and bulimia, and in particular with girls who begin to obsess with their body image at earlier and earlier ages every year. On the other hand, we cannot deny an obesity crisis in Canada. We are fatter…

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Welcome to Wow!

Welcome to the 10 Weeks To Wow! Weight Loss Experts blog which will be written by myself the CEO of 10 Weeks To Wow! Weight Loss Experts and the certified Wow! experts that run this amazing guaranteed program in their own private practice as well in various places around the GTA.    The 10 Week program can be done in person, over the phone or with the great technology that is available to us:  Skype! This Blog will be a mix of written material and video blogging so sit back, get ready and continue to check back frequently to find out…

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Blueberries in many foods are fakes

Blueberries are advertised in many foods, However when you eat them, they don’t seem to have a taste of blueberry. That’s because they are fakes, sugar, gel, food coloring, made to look like real blueberries. Learn how to tell which major brands are scamming you with this lie and how to avoid fake blueberries.

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Did you know?

A red pepper has more vitamin C than an orange.

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