Felicia Newell,

BScAHN, MScAHN, NASM-CPT

Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist

& Personal Trainer

Sustain Nutrition

Efelicia@sustainnutrition.ca

T: 709.749.5477

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Two sugar-filled holidays, Thanksgiving and Halloween, are approaching us. The holidays are a time when we get together with family and friends and of course, what brings us together more than our traditional delicious yet high calorie dishes and treats. Followed closely by a holiday that kids love, and many adults love to hate (sure it’s fun, but the bags of treats staring at you all night after the kids go to bed, sometimes not-so-fun).

It’s perfectly okay to have turkey dinner with your family or share a few Halloween treats with your kids. However, we know how it feels when one thanksgiving meal turns into 3, and one treat turns into 10. So, it’s always helpful to have some strategies on hand that help us eat said treats in moderation, because it really is the dose that makes the poison. One small indulgence here and there is a non-issue, but it’s when it all adds up that..well, it all adds up!

Here are a few alternatives that can help you have a healthy holiday!

Thanksgiving

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When you’re at the grocery store deciding between which products to buy, how often do you base your decision on the nutrition label?

Maybe you’re mostly label savvy but still have some questions, or maybe the label still looks like gibberish to you. So how do we know if a product is “good” or “bad” for us? We use these terms loosely, because there really are no good or bad foods. There are more nutritious, and less nutritious ones, and there is a time for each in a healthy diet. The goal is that 80-90% of the diet come from nutritious foods that fuel your body, and 10-20% can be room for eating for other reasons – enjoyment, convenience, etc.

Here is a quick guide to reading a nutrition label to help aid in your decision-making process in the grocery store, to help you get to that 80% goal.

Start at the top...

1.     Serving size

Look at the serving size and compare the serving size to that of what you would normally eat. The serving size may be smaller or larger to wha...

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