Weight Loss

Eat This, Not That.

Nobody likes feeling deprived, especially when it comes to food.

Restricting your diet has been shown to actually increase your cravings and the chances of overeating, and lead to more weight gain.

Instead of  completely removing all your favourite foods, try swapping them instead for healthier options. You’ll likely end up loving the substitutions!

Kick your Sugar Cravings!

Sugar addiction is very real, and with sugar being added to most food products, it is becoming nearly impossible to avoid. The numbers are alarming - on average Canadians consume 110g of sugar per person each day, and children aged 1-3 derive 27% of their calories from sugar! (Statistics Canada).  Sugar and high glycemic foods trigger your brains pleasure centre, which makes you feel good and drive you to seek more of that feeling. 

Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

The holidays are a wonderful opportunity to spend time with family and friends, and indulge in some holiday cheer, but it can also be the time we put on a few extra pounds. 
 
The New England Journal of Medicine reported that the average holiday weight gain is 1 pound, and 5 pounds for people that are already overweight. This doesn’t seem like much but unfortunately, we don’t end up losing that weight later in the year, so the pounds can start to stack up.

Tired, Overweight and Feeling Sluggish? Why your undiagnosed thyroid condition could be to blame

Fatigue, weight gain, constipation, depression, menstrual irregularities, dry skin. Do these symptoms feel familiar to you? They are all signs of hypothyroidism, or a low functioning thyroid gland. An estimated 1 in 10 Canadians are expected to have a thyroid condition, but the diagnosis is often missed - as many as 50% of those people remain undiagnosed! Fortunately, Naturopathic Doctors are really knowledgeable about how to diagnose and treat thyroid conditions to get you feeling better. 

5 Ways Naturopathic Doctors Approach Weight Loss Differently

5 Ways Naturopathic Doctors Approach Weight Loss Differently

The type of food you eat and exercise you do is critical to weight loss, but equally important is how your body is functioning. Lasting weight loss is not about adopting "the" diet, or the best "fat-burning" workout, and in fact most people that abide by strict diets often put the weight right back on. Weight loss is often seen as a battle, or a struggle, but it doesn't have to be.  

A little pain for a lot of gain?

A little pain for a lot of gain?

We are always looking for shortcuts in our fast-paced lives. Exercise is no exception, hence the popularity of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). HIIT involves alternating high intensity bursts with recovery periods at lower intensity. I used to exercise with a mentality of “more is more”, and if I didn't work out for at least an hour, then it wasn't worth exercising at all. Now, with less time on my hands and a better understanding of human physiology, I’ve discovered, happily, that Less is More.