Category Archives: tips for becoming healthier

6 different points of view on the “healthiest diet”

‘Group think’ is a phenomenon where a group of people resist and ignore external knowledge and views whilst reinforcing their own way of thinking.  This leads to ‘in-thinking’ where basically, we stop challenging others in the same group and ourselves. … Continue reading

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The will power myth

“I just have no will power” one Mom told me, complaining that her latest diet wasn’t working, “I bake a batch of biscuits for the kids to have when they get home from school.  The aroma of hot cookies fills … Continue reading

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Faux health foods

“Health” is hot right now.  Organic produce sales are growing at a faster rate than their conventionally grown counterparts.  The growth in the gluten-free market has been insane.  There’s a trend for big food manufacturers to buy smaller health focussed … Continue reading

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Why did I eat that?!?

What we eat isn’t just about hunger or our taste buds.  There are hundreds of environmental cues that influence what and how we eat.  Brian Wansink is a Professor at Cornell University who comes up with super interesting experiments to … Continue reading

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Kids and veggies

My mom sent me the results of a recent food survey conducted in New Zealand where 500 moms were asked about their children’s eating habits.  Perhaps not surprisingly to any parent, 85% of moms said they had at some stage … Continue reading

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The liver experimentation

Something I notice that happens a lot when people are trying to eat a healthier diet is they often get very narrow about what they eat.  There’s often a short list (real or in their head) of “approved” food and … Continue reading

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How to eat healthily on the fly (or from the mini van as the case may be)

Family road trips can be challenging for eating healthily.  Tourist attractions, airports and road trip stops tend to be heavy on the hotdogs, pizza and soda and light on anything of nutritional value.  A little bit of pre trip food … Continue reading

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