680 FOOD BITES

Pregnancy and Obesity

25% of pregnant women are obese and morbidly obese today which is causing serious complications during pregnancy and delivery, according to a study at the University of Ottawa. There’s more hypertension,, an increase in gestational diabetes, emergency caesarean sections  and protein in ... Read More »

Food Cravings to Manufactured Food

Manufacturers lure us to buy their products to cater to our food cravings and addictions. Food manufacturers rely on intense scientific studies on how to “hook” us on finding the right amount of salt, fat and sugar to use so we reach the “bliss” point.  “Mouth feel”, “maximum bite ... Read More »

Country Style

Every coffee shop today is fighting for the breakfast market.  Let’s take a look at a couple of choices at Country Style. The breakfast bagel deluxe has 500 calories, 14 gm of fat and 1400 mg of sodium.  You’ve got a heavy bagel, eggs and bacon being ... Read More »

Sugar Names

You want to cut back on the sugar in your diet so you start reading food labels. The problem is that there are other ingredients that duplicate sugar. Here are some to watch out for. Anything ending in “ose” –  fructose / glucose/ sucrose/ dextrose / lactose and maltose ... Read More »

Rabbit, the new Gourmet

You want to cut back on the sugar in your diet so you start reading food labels. The problem is that there are other ingredients that duplicate sugar. Here are some to watch out for. Anything ending in “ose” –  fructose / glucose/ sucrose/ dextrose / lactose and maltose ... Read More »

Mediterranean Food Guide

  Move over Canada’s food guide, The Mediterranean diet is right on your heels and  is back in the news with a vengeance. This ancient diet and lifestyle comes from those living near the Mediterranean Sea. The latest New England Journal of Medicine study showed results of those eating ... Read More »

Colour Symbols for Nutritionals

  Nutritional numbers for restaurants on websites have little impact since most customers don’t bother researching, until  after the fact Even putting these nutrients on the menu don’t always make a difference One of the reasons is that people don’t know what their individual daily calories, fat, sugar and ... Read More »

Food Swaps Part 2

  Here’s some easy food swaps to loosen your belt and get into those jeans. Lose the slice of deep dish pizza with meat and chooser 2 slices of  thin crust pizzas with ham and veggies and save 500 calories Lose 2 regular beers for the lighter versions and ... Read More »

Special Gyms

  There are now gyms for people who are 50 lb overweight or more. “Downsize Fitness” which started in Chicago, Las Vegas and Dallas offers a non judgemental encouraging environment in providing fitness, nutrition and support  for those other than a size 2! There are no mirrors, the windows ... Read More »

Juice Cleanse

Juice cleansing is a huge trend today in dieting and healthy living. Motives are to improve your eating habits, cleanse your body from  toxins and  ultimately weight loss. Doctor’s opinions are that livers and kidneys clean themselves and juicing is only a marketing tactic. My opinion is that juicing ... Read More »