Friday, October 30th, 2020

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  • Nutrition Myths Debunked

    Nutrition Myths Debunked (Photo: James Farmer)Nutrition myths have been bouncing around the media for years, but are these myths accurate? How do you know what to believe and what not to believe? Time to set the facts straight and debunk some of these nutrition myths!

    Myth: Eating before bedtime causes weight gain.

    Regardless of what time of day you eat, calories and fat have the same effect on the body – your body will store extra calories as fat. What does make a difference is what you eat, how much you eat, and the amount of exercise you engage in on a regular basis.

    Myth: Low-fat or fat-free means there are no calories.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Health ] • [ 11/16/11 ]
  • Couch to 5K: A Much-Needed Do Over

    “Surprise, surprise, this week went pretty well until the very end, at which point I had a total Mommy meltdown and had to rearrange five rooms of furniture to restore my sanity.” ML Broxton explains why her team decided to have a ‘do over’ and reveals the results of Week 2 — the sequel.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Balance,Health ] • [ 10/16/11 ]
  • Get Out From Under Your Own Microscope

    Is focusing on your shortcomings a way to help you towards self-improvement or a form of self-sabotage? Carmen Jubinville explores why we tend to focus on our faults instead of our accomplishments, and gives three tips you can use everyday to decide when, why and whether to put yourself under the microscope.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Balance,Health ] • [ 10/16/11 ]
  • Food Allergies and Intolerances

    Food allergies are becoming a growing public health concern in the United States. More than 12 million Americans have food allergies, including three million children. Corinne Kantor, The Food Cop, explains the difference between a food allergy versus intolerance, and she lists the most common allergy foods.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Health ] • [ 10/03/11 ]
  • How-To: Eat Healthy During Pregnancy

    It is very common for many women when they find out they are pregnant to admit that they do not have the best eating habits. Yet, nutrition, an important factor in fetal growth and development, is one of the few things a woman can control. Corinne Kantor, aka The Food Cop, tells you how to eat healthy during your pregnancy.

    [ Read More ] • [ 1 Comment ] • [ Filed under Health ] • [ 9/26/11 ]
  • My Diet Addiction: 20 tell-tale signs

    Carmen Jubinville shares her struggle with diet-addiction and reveals 20 tell-tale behaviours she lived with until just two years ago, when she had the courage to acknowledge her addiction and do something about it. Are your dieting tactics normal and healthy, or are you leaning towards going overboard? Check Carmen’s list and see how many of them you do.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Health ] • [ 9/21/11 ]
  • Couch to 5K: This is Why People Quit

    “Something occurred to me yesterday while I was sitting at the local water park watching our Little Man play in the sand…this is why people quit.” Read on to find out how ML Broxton does in her second week of ‘getting fit.’ Will she stick with it and reach her goal of running in a marathon?

    [ Read More ] • [ 1 Comment ] • [ Filed under Health ] • [ 9/19/11 ]
  • Couch to 5K: Getting Started on Getting Fit

    Follow ML Broxton’s journey to go from Couch Potato to Jogging Dynamo in her bid to exercise regularly, get healthier, and reach her goal of running in a 5K marathon this September. Find out more about the “Couch to 5K” plan she’s following and read her experiences in this follow-up post to “One Mompreneur’s Journey Back to Heatlh.” You can even join in (virtually) with your own plan.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Health,Mompreneurs at work ] • [ 8/15/11 ]
  • A Vegetarian Lifestyle: Is it for You?

    Are you considering the idea of changing your diet and becoming a vegetarian? Corinne Kantor explains the various types of vegetarian diets — there are nine of them! — and answers the question, “Is a vegetarian lifestyle really healthier than a meat-eater lifestyle?”

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Health ] • [ 8/01/11 ]
  • Couch to 5K: One Mom’s Journey Back to Health

    ML Broxton has decided to take action and regain some of the energy she used to have in her 20s, before there was marriage, children and middle age! Follow her journey as she strives to go from couch potato to marathon runner in just a few short months. Find out about the “Coach to 5K” plan and join in.

    [ Read More ] • [ 2 Comments ] • [ Filed under Health ] • [ 7/26/11 ]
  • Is Your Diet Fab or Fad? Know the Danger Signs!

    Want to lose 50 pounds in a month while eating sweets every day and not exercising? Sounds too good to be true? Corinne Kantor reveals the dangers of fad diets, and gives you tips for figuring out which diets are fad and which are fab.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Health ] • [ 7/05/11 ]
  • Eating Healthy on a Budget

    Are you looking at ways to eat healthier meals without breaking your wallet? Corinne Kantor reveals the secrets of eating well and saving money on a budget. For example, shopping at the Farmer’s Market near closing time, buying just what you need from a bulk bin, and giving up name brands for generic.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Health ] • [ 6/07/11 ]
  • 5 Sure Ways to Fall in Love With Your Body

    We all tend to have things about ourselves that we don’t like, and if we’re not careful, we can damage our own self-esteem through negative thoughts. Carmen Jubinville gives five things we can do to “fall in love” with ourselves, strengthen our self-image, and be kinder to ‘me.’

    [ Read More ] • [ 4 Comments ] • [ Filed under Health ] • [ 5/16/11 ]
  • Dietary Fat – the Good and the Bad!

    Confused about fats? Unsure which ones are good for you and which ones you should avoid? Corinne Kantor, The Food Cop, gives you the low-down on both good and bad dietary fats, a list of health benefits fats give us, as well as an example of how to figure out your personal daily recommended intake.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Health ] • [ 5/02/11 ]
  • Stop the Insanity! Blow the Whistle on Body Image Falsehoods

    Carmen Jubinville blows the whistle on false body image beliefs that are destructive to self-esteem and good health. Where do these destructive messages come from? Learn to recognize which the true from the false, and find empowerment in loving the ‘real’ woman you see in the mirror.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Health ] • [ 4/18/11 ]