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Help Me Manage My Vegetarian or Vegan Diet

July 26, 2021

People adopt vegetarian and vegan diets for many different reasons, from ethical concerns to environmental ones, health goals to a love of animals. Nutritionally, these diets can be extremely beneficial, especially when they include a wide variety of plants, complementary proteins and sufficient fats.

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Our Nutritionist’s Take on Plant-based and Vegan Diets

June 26, 2021

I recently had to ask a waiter what the ‘pb’ next to a menu item stood for. I’ve seen notes for gluten free, vegetarian and vegan dishes, but ‘pb’ was new to me! Were they pointing out that peanut butter was in this dish? No, the server explained, it meant ‘plant-based’. There can be a…

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A Dietitian’s Guide to Staying Healthy Over Winter

May 26, 2021

Have you found that your wellness has started to dip along with the weather? Between colder temperatures, less sunshine and fewer fruits and vegetables on the shelves, it’s not uncommon for your healthy habits to start to suffer. If this sounds like you, here’s a dietitian’s guide to keeping you healthy over winter. Embrace winter…

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Tips for healthy weight loss

February 16, 2021

Weight loss  Weight loss is one of the main reasons people consult a dietitian. Friends and colleagues are often happy to freely give tips and advice about what to eat to achieve weight loss, making it very confusing as the advice can be contradictory.  Tips for healthy weight loss Eating is a big part of…

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Fionas Quick Tips

February 16, 2021

Fiona’s quick tips – #1 Eat to a plan Decide what you’ll eat before you shop.  Do a weekly menu and make a shopping list. Stick to the list! Shop once a week. Fiona’s quick tips – #2 Drink up Dehydration can lead to snacking. Drink plenty of fluids. Water is best. Fiona’s quick tips…

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Money-saving protein tips

February 16, 2021

Protein can be expensive, but, with a little menu planning, you can keep control of the purse strings and put protein on the table. See my money-saving protein tips. We all need protein. It’s part of every cell in the body and is essential for building and repairing muscles, bones, cartilage, skin and blood. It’s…