Myth #4: Don’t eat late meals

Hundreds of years ago, our ancestors didn’t have the modern conveniences (grocery stores, refrigerators, or packaged foods) that we have today.  Different hypotheses exist as to how our ancestors ate, but one hypothesis is that they had to hunt their meat and gather their vegetables, which took a substantial amount of time.  They would snack…

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Myth #3: Detox helps you lose weight

Most people sign up for detox programs or cleanses to lose weight quickly.  This will work if they are fine with likely short term weight loss in the form of mostly water weight.  If you imagine skipping a day without food, or at least cutting down your regular portion sizes, you would expect to lose weight.  But…

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Myth #2: Carbs make you fat

When I asked an audience for examples of carbohydrates, the answers were “pasta, bread, and rice”.  I expected these answers and pressed on, quizzing if beans and legumes were carbohydrates.  They replied with a resounding “no”.  “What are they then?” I asked.  They stared back blankly.  Vegetables, perhaps? This can be quite confusing, as it…

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Myth #1: Fat makes you fat

While it’s true that fat contains the most calories per gram (9 kcal/g) than protein (4 kcal/g) and carbohydrates (4 kcal/g), we need to get away from fearing calories.  Calories are our bodies’ energy currency.  We need energy to function throughout the day, whether you’re hitting the treadmill or burning brain fuel on a work project.  But not all calories…

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Top 6 Nutrition Myths – Busted!

Health and nutrition recommendations have come a long way over the years, from recommending cocaine for headaches to accepting cigarettes as weight loss tools.  Luckily, science has proven these suggestions to not be in our health’s best favour.  As research improves and we learn more about how the body works, we are also debunking many…

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New birthday traditions

Living on the other side of the world from “home” means missing out on some of the most cherished life events: bridal showers; bachelorette (or hen) parties; weddings; baby showers; births; birthdays; and of course, holidays like Christmas and Easter.  While we chose to move away from home, it’s hard not being included in the…

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A year of blessings

Today, the 25th of June, marks one year since our baby girl has graced our lives.  There has never truly been a moment where I ever wanted to stop time or even slow down.  Yet I have heard myself say to people, “Slow down time!” when they comment how she has gotten so big, so…

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Happy Dad’s Day!

On the wall above the kitchen table in my childhood home hung a framed sign that read “Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad.”  I read that sign so many times and didn’t understand it for years.  I wondered, How could my father not be my dad,…

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Traveling with baby food

Baby girl has been blessed with all homemade meals and snacks, with the exception of a few times when traveling and we have needed to rely on store-bought packages of baby food. I visited nearly every store selling baby food in Singapore. I read every label of every brand being sold in those stores.  Vegetables…

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