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January 14, 2019

Food preservatives are added to foods to make them last longer, so when you dip that cracker into a container of hummus you don’t come out with a fuzzy friend instead.    

Preservatives definitely have their purpose. Some prevent the growth of bacteria and mold. Others prevent delicate fats from going rancid.

There are so many preservatives out there. While preservatives added to foods should be approved by Health Canada to be “safe”, this doesn’t always mean that they are good for your health.

Foods with preservatives are more-processed, less-nutritious foods to begin with - not exactly health foods. So, even if you don’t mind preservatives, you probably should cut down on these kinds of foods, anyway.

Here are some of the more common food preservatives.

SALT

That’s right - salt.

FUN FACT: The term “salary” is from the Latin word for salt. It’s thought that it came from the ancient Romans who would pay employees, allowing them to buy salt. Either that or it was for their work conqu...

January 9, 2019

ARE YOU TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT BUT INSTEAD YOU KEEP GAINING MORE??

You are positive that you're not eating more food or “junkier” food but you're still gaining weight.  Is this possible?

Yes!  You are NOT crazy!

And here's why.

We both know that the whole “calories in, calories out” argument is an overly simplistic view of weight.

There's definitely more to the story than just what you're eating, right?

A lot of this comes right down to your metabolic rate which is affected by things like your activity level, history of dieting, body composition, and even what you eat.

But, let's go beyond the “eat less and exercise more” advice and dive into some of the less obvious underlying reasons why you may be gaining weight even though you're eating the same.

THESE THINGS CAN AFFECT YOUR WEIGHT-LOSS EFFORTS

  • Aging

  • Hormones

  • Sleep

  • Stress

AGING AND WEIGHT-LOSS

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