Équipe Nutrition


Very few seem to know what normal eating is anymore, so let’s say what it is before we talk about eating disorders.

What is normal eating?

Normal eating can be defined as respecting hunger and satiety cues. It is consuming foods that are sometimes nutritious, sometimes for pleasure and sometimes both.

It also means eating without feeling the need to restrict ourselves in the amount or type of food we eat, and trusting our body will tell us what and how much we need. It is eating for body energy and health rather than eating to control our size or shape.


If you are asked the following question:

What is health? Is it to have a healthy weight? Is it to be thin according to societal standards?

Maybe, maybe not.

Healthy weight

In definition, a healthy weight is based on the body mass index or rather the BMI. This is a widely used measure in the health system, but it is a simple calculation of weight divided by height squared. Does it indicate the distribution of body fat? And is muscle mass taken into account? The answer is simple: No. How then can we define a healthy weight with this simple calculation?


How much protein do you really need?

Have you noticed that we are talking about more and more proteins? On grocery shelves, many bars, cereals, yogurts, beverages and other products now boast about being high in protein. Do we really need all these proteins? Here’s a little overview to better navigate.


As we know, evenings are a busy part of the day. Dealing with traffic, picking up the kids at school, doing homework, taking the kids back to soccer practice ... and finding the time to eat healthy food !

Here are 7 quick and easy meal ideas for busy weekday nights.

1- Poached eggs in tomato sauce

In a deep skillet, bring a diced tomato cane or commercial tomato sauce to a boil and add the spices you like (garlic, oregano, parsley, basil, etc.). With a spoon, dig 6 holes and break one egg into each one. Sprinkle with cheese of your choice and voilà!


While camping, it is possible to something else than hot-dogs and marshmallows. For example, campers will be looking for fast-cooking meals that include food that can be stored well without leading to a lot of dirty dishes. Here you will find some tips to help you have a good camping diet.

1) PLANNING meals in advance:

Making a menu is the most effective way to ensure you have balanced meals during your camping trip. In addition to having a balanced diet and having a good energy during your days; planning will save you money and allow you to have much more tasty meals.


1. Sea salt is healthier than table salt

Contrary to popular belief, both types of salt contain the same amount of sodium. Table salt is made mainly of sodium chloride. In Canada, it must be enriched with iodine to prevent goiter, a hypertrophy of the thyroid gland. As for sea salt, it can be obtained by evaporating seawater and collecting the salt left behind.


1- Lunch is the most important meal of the day


The term "ketogenic" refers to ketones, which are produced when the body is deprived of carbohydrates. This fills this gap. In other words, when the body can no longer use carbohydrates as its main source of energy, it degrades fat to create compounds that can be transported to the brain.


We all know someone who has adopted coconut completely and unconditionally. For its virtues? Not necessarily... We don't believe there are any miraculous properties with coconut. In fact, we should not attribute magical powers to food, but rather focus on our entire diet. So, for its distinctive, sweet and versatile flavour, let's go for it!

It is grown in the tropics, but it is consumed here in North America in many forms:


that of your future child. Unfortunately, rates of gestational diabetes, a diagnosis that can lead to complications for both mother and child, have increased in recent years.

Although we cannot control all the factors related to gestational diabetes, it is not completely out of our reach. There are some things we can do to at least reduce the likelihood of such a diagnosis.

Here are some tips to reduce the risk of developing gestational diabetes:


Do you have an office job that requires you to be seated throughout the day? Do you find it difficult to know what and when to eat at the workplace? Constantly being seated at work has been shown to cause an increase in weight and the development of chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and heart problems. Fortunately, with a little planning, making healthy choices in the workplace is definitely achievable. Here are 6 tips we can incorporate to make our workdays healthier!


You are not familiar with the concept of “dieting”? Aren’t you fortunate!

Here are some characteristics to detect a "diet":

• List of permitted and prohibited foods
• Normal to wacky rules
• Promotion of a certain brand of products
• Food plan that cannot be derogated At first glance, diets may seem to make sense and may appear to help you lose weight easily.

Whether you have dieting experience or you are new to this world, be aware that dieting is not the answer to your weight problem. Here's why!

Contact our Nutritionists - Dietitians, it is the first step towards achieving your goals !

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