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Did you know that you can reduce hot flashes by more than 20% with soy alone?
These symptoms are caused by a decrease in estrogen. Soy contains isoflavone, a molecule that resembles estrogen!
There are more hot flashes in North Americans
Nearly 75% of North American women have hot flashes, while only 20% of women from Asian culture experience these symptoms.
Since it is implied that nutritionists eat well … what are they doing during the holiday break?!
Asking this question is a symptom of the famous food dichotomy that still circulates: eating well or eating poorly. Unless you’re talking about food stains on the tablecloth or on our brand new white shirt … we should get rid of that mentality! But, since that’s what you’re here for, here’s what nutritionists do over the holidays, or at least a summary of my own program!
Not all breakfasts are created equal. Though you may be rushed in the morning, skipping breakfast can have you feeling tired and starving in the morning, and then have you overeating later on. Starting the day with a meal high in sugar or low in fiber and protein can also leave you feeling hungry and craving more within hours. The right breakfast however can help you wake up, feel energized and start the day on the right foot – and it doesn’t require a lot of preparation time!
Here are ten breakfast ideas to get your day started right:
Whether it’s for work, sports or your chidren's activities, it’s frequent to end up getting something on-the-go or even to skip snacks altogether!
Here is why we should plan for snacks :
"Another little piece of fish? Why not, it's healthy! "
"I should eat dinner, it’s already 5:30 pm. "
"I trained hard today, so that means I can eat more than usual! "
Do you sometimes have this unpleasant feeling that your belly is swollen after eating certain meals? Do you suddenly feel tight in your pants at the waistline? You may be bloated.
What is bloating?
Bloating is a feeling you have when there is more gas or fluid in your intestines than normal. It is usually accompanied by abdominal distension and sometimes abundant gas, burps, diarrhea or even constipation.
Milk that is 2 days past its best before date? Overripe banana? Wilted carrot? We all have the habit of throwing away our forgotten food… because it’s easy! According to the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization), the third of all the food that is produced for consumption is lost or wasted, which represents 1.3 billion tonnes of food each year. About half this waste is generated on the consumers’ side, in our homes. That’s around 27$ of food each week that goes straight to garbage! Fortunately, with very simple gestures, we can make a big difference.
Nowadays, we are exposed to several types of diets: the ketogenic diet, intermittent fasting, the Weight Watchers diet, the cookie diet, and many others. In parallel, with these various types of diets, there are different types of eater: the emotional eater, the reactive eater, the rational eater and finally, the intuitive eater.
In this article, we are going to look at the intuitive eater.
The quarantine and social distancing period bring their lots of food challenges. Food can therefore become a solution to manage emotions. ‘’Eating your emotions’’ is a behavior associated with what we call an ‘’emotional eater’’. During confinement and high stress situations like the COVID-19 pandemic, the emotional eater can also fear gaining weight, because they tend to seek refuge in food and don’t trust themselves to have access to food at all times.
There is no need to repeat it, the current situation regarding COVID-19 affects the entire population. With this necessary confinement, our routines are disrupted and our good eating habits can be relegated to the last plan. Some people could experience anxiety regarding their weight. Even if that might seem paradoxical, I invite you to deepen the reflection as to why the scale isn’t our best ally when it comes to weight management. Here are a few clarifications regarding the use of a scale and the reasons why we should be more mindful about its usage.
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