What Are You Really Drinking this Holiday Season?

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With the holiday season upon us, keeping track of our intake becomes increasingly difficult. As we get busy with the added social commitments, exercise routines become more difficult than ever to maintain.

Though most people can recognize the added calories that come from meatloaf and fruit cake, liquid calories are a bit more difficult to gauge.

How many much fruitcake is in that glass of eggnog?

How much ham is equal to that peppermint mocha?

Did you ever think about what you’re really drinking?

Here are a few comparisons of some popular holiday beverages and foods

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Liquid calories are often less noticeable and easier to consume than solid ones. Our body doesn’t recognize the calories in beverages as well as it does with solid foods. There’s no fibre to fill us up and most often not much nutrition at all.

Though it’s important to enjoy the holiday season and all the yummy treats that it brings, we must remember to get right back to healthy eating the next day. Remember that it’s holiDAY, not holiWEEK or holiMONTH.

Wishing you a happy holiday season and a healthy new year!

Anna Gofeld, RD

 

How To BBQ Healthier On Your Nation’s Birthday

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Happy Birthday Canada and Happy Early Birthday USA!

With Canada and the USA sharing so many great traditions, celebrating their birthdays so close together only makes sense. This means shorter weekends and more outdoor time for folks on both sides of the 49th parallel.

As with most birthdays, these tend to revolve around food. Since it’s the middle of summer, most people will probably be throwing a BBQ, so lets talk about how to maximize the fun on the big day and minimize the overindulgence regret the day after.

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Do You Have Healthy Water Practices?

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Water is vital for life. Water issues around the globe –from access to restriction– are always important topics of conversation. Have you considered your impact? What’s the true impact of that disposable water bottle you just bought?

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Keying Into Better Vending Machine Choices

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Sometimes you just have one of those days where you forget to bring enough snacks for the day or something comes up where you’re stuck with no options except vending machines. Luckily, we don’t have FEBO in North America and many vending companies have added healthier options to vending machines in response to consumers’ demands.

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Here are some top choices when you’re down at the vending machine:

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Long commute? Before you head home, grab a drink to wet your whistle.

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Staying hydrated helps us feel refreshed and fight fatigue.

Here are a few super sips to pack ahead or pick up while waiting for transit:

 

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Are You Drinking Dessert?

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We all know that popular hot and cold beverages–like smoothies and specialty coffees–are packed full of sugar, calories, and fat with little nutritional value.

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Have you ever stopped to think about how much is REALLY in your favourite beverages? Here are just a few examples:

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Eat Your Way To A Better Career

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Every day we strive to be better at our jobs to help us move up the corporate ladder. Did you ever think that good nutrition may be an important part of your workplace success?

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