The Canadian Food Guide – Fat Phobia and other Causes of Obesity

ee-canadafoodguide[1]With regards to protein, there is a small triumph with Canada's Food Guide which now advises Canadians to eat less red meat and to instead choose lean meats, such as fish and chicken. Unfortunately, fat phobia is still ever present. A mountain of research indicates that fat is not the enemy with both obesity and cardiovascular health, but rather sugar and excess consumption of grains are the real culprit.

Causes of Carb Addiction

There are many reasons why carbs can be addictive which extends further than the dopamine release that occurs in the brain as I explained in my previous post Are You Crazy for Carbs? Certain people are more prone to carb addiction due to various mental and physical health factors. If you know or suspect that … Continue reading Causes of Carb Addiction

Are You Crazy for Carbs?

While it is all well and nice to know how carbs are affecting us, it is another thing to try and stop eating them—especially in a culture where carbs are everywhere. In many cases it is next to impossible to find a meal at a restaurant that does not include carbs. The Canadian Food Guide … Continue reading Are You Crazy for Carbs?

Clearing the Carb Confusion

There is a lot of confusion about carbs these days. Carbs are a widely debated topic. Some say they are evil, others say it's a fad. I believe it was the Atkins diet that sparked the initial carbohydrate confusion. Many people are still wondering if carbs hurt or help us. Are they making us fat … Continue reading Clearing the Carb Confusion

Chicken Spaghetti Sauce and Squash

Ingredients: 3 medium onions, chopped 1 red pepper, chopped 1 16 oz can of mushrooms 2 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped 1 19 oz can of diced tomatoes 1 680 ml can of roasted onion and garlic organic spaghetti sauce (by Eden) 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning 2 tablespoons of real bacon bits 1/2 teaspoon paprika … Continue reading Chicken Spaghetti Sauce and Squash