should I quit sugar?

should i quit sugar?

Lots of people have the idea that they should quit sugar. It doesn’t help that there’s a major fear campaign about sugar going on right now.  There’s no question that a lot of people eat too much sugar. Some even think they’re addicted to it (even though there’s no strong evidence that such an addiction can exist). They realize that they like sugar a lot, probably too much, and they think that in order to avoid eating too much sugar, they should just cut it out entirely. why you shouldn’t quit sugar I usually don’t recommend people cut out sugar entirely. … Read More

filling food – 9 foods to keep your hunger away

filling food 9 foods to keep your hunger away

The reason a lot of people struggle when trying to lose weight is because they choose low calorie foods instead of reaching for a more filling food.  Do I have your attention? Did you think low calorie foods are the secret to losing weight?! Yeah, well the problem with a lot of low calorie foods is that they don’t keep you feeling full for long. If you’re hungry within an hour of eating, it’s going to be hard to concentrate on anything other than food until your next meal. And if you haven’t planned a healthy snack in between meals, … Read More

have you dieted and failed? find out why.

why diets fail

Most diets fail. In fact, that might be underestimating the problem…. Worse than failing, diets tend to make problems worse. People lose weight to help their health, but the diets don’t last, so they gain it back again. Studies show this up and down is even worse for their health than carrying around some extra pounds! And let’s not forget how damaging diets are for your mental health. Just think about how miserable they make you. And the problem is chronic. The average woman spends 31 years on a diet. The average woman has tried 61 diets by age 45. … Read More

why do you want to lose weight?

why do you want to lose weight?

When clients come to me for help losing weight I ask one simple question: “Why?” Why do you want to lose weight? Everybody has a different answer. Some want to be good role models for their children. Some want to fit into their skinny jeans. But the underlying motivation is the same. Everybody wants confidence, joy, and acceptance. It’s interesting though, that we subconsciously assume our extra weight is what’s holding us back from achieving those things. Is it really? your weight is out of your direct control There are many things that are directly within your immediate control. Your … Read More

who will be the next I Quit Overeating ambassador?

I quit overeating ambassador

As I reflect on the past year the word that keeps coming to mind for 2016 is gratitude. I am feeling so so thankful and part of it has to do with YOU, the readers of Smart Nutrition. You are the life blood of this website and I’m so thankful each and every time one of you leaves a comment or posts on Instagram with a #smartnutritionrecipes. Thank you for allowing me the privilege of doing what I love and am passionate about.  It’s funny; when I started Smart Nutrition my plan was to create space to post recipes and nutrition articles. … Read More

change your mindset to change your behaviour

change your mind to change your behaviour

Today’s post is written by guest author, Tami Lyon. Tami is a Registered Dietitian practicing in California. She is also the chief nutrition consultant for MealEnders, a small sweet morsel that starts with a smooth satisfying outer later that melts into a tingly middle. The experience lasts about 20 minutes giving your body enough time to send fullness signals to the brain after a meal.  change your mindset to change your behaviour New Year’s resolutions are easy to make, but can be tough to follow through with. Furthermore, changes to our daily routine and diet are hard to stick by. But there are a … Read More

how to control food cravings with one simple change

Black Bean Brownies

This article originally appeared on Kath Eats Real Food.  Kath is a Registered Dietitian and bakery shop owner who posts delicious recipes and informative nutrition articles. Check out her blog to be inspired by what a Dietitian really eats!  how to control food cravings with one simple change   I used to have a love/hate relationship with chocolate. I loved the taste, and the way it melted so decadently in my mouth.  I loved it so much I could eat it nonstop.  I hated that I WOULD eat it nonstop. I loved eating chocolate but I hated it for revealing my weakness. … Read More