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Fitness and Diabetes Prevention

Fitness and Diabetes Prevention

Diabetes mellitus is defined as a metabolic disease in which the body’s inability to produce any or enough insulin causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood. In 2011 diabetes was listed as the 6th leading cause for death in Canada. At the moment there are no known causes or measures to prevent type 1 […]

In The Kitchen

In The Kitchen

We all get tired out eating the same old thing.  It almost becomes second nature to grab the same thing and stuff it in your lunch bag.  I’ve always been told that snacking is important.  I love to snack.  I’ve been known to stuff my hand in a bag of potato chips and munch from […]

Summer of Sweat – the Wrap Up

Summer of Sweat – the Wrap Up

Summer of Sweat – The Wrap Up   Finally, at last, hockey season has started.  Just in time to wrap up my Summer of Sweat partnership with Gatorade Canada and see how my performance has improved on the ice.  I had my first games of the season this past Saturday.  Started the season with a […]

Diabetes and Exercise

Diabetes and Exercise

Diabetes and Exercise Diabetes is an epidemic that is affecting a large portion of the North American population in particular. There are two distinct types of diabetes that are most frequently seen, one that is genetic in nature and one that is related to lifestyle. Type 1 diabetes is caused by the body’s immune system destroying cells that […]

Simple tips for a Healthy Summer

Summer is a good time for many things – our moods (Hello Vitamin D!), friendships (“remember that time on the boat…”) and more.  It can be a bit of a menace on our waistlines and overall health if you’re not careful though… one afternoon cold one sometimes turns into six, slushie beverages, a highschool reunion […]

Turn a “Unhealthy Snack” Healthy!

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We all know there is nothing better than a guilt-free indulgence. Here are some ways to cheat on your cheat meals and indulge in a healthy way. Yams and Jicama both make great substitutes for french fries; you can spice them and toss them in a heart healthy oil like coconut. Yams fries are a great substitute […]

The Vegan Debate

The trainer room at KFS is an exciting place. Office, change room and refuge, it’s a coveted cubby where knowledge, experience and innovation meet to create individual client programs. This 50 sq. ft. crawl space provides a breeding ground for ideas and debate. One hot topic that has been generating conversation is the vegan diet. […]

Lemon-Garlic Shrimp & Vegetables

From EatingWell: March/April 2008 With summer comes the desire to be out and about and not laboring in the kitchen. Here’s a healthy twist on shrimp scampi that is easy and fast to prepare. We left out the butter and loaded the dish up with red peppers and asparagus for a refreshing summer meal. Serve […]

Lettuce-Free Salad Options

Hello kitchen lovers! Tis the season to start watching what you eat in preparation for the holiday food parade. For me, this means SALAD and lots of it. If you’re anything like I am though, you go to the grocery store, purchase the biggest box of salad greens you can get your hands on, and […]

Cold Weather Comfort Food

  Winter in Vancouver is finally here and so are the cravings for warm, savory, delightful cold weather comfort food. Here are a few options that will keep you happy and full without adding those extra unwanted holiday pounds. Spicy Tuna Melts Ingredients: 8 oz pouched low-sodium tuna or canned low-sodium water-packed tuna, drained 1/3 […]