• Diets and Weight Loss

    Dieting is the practice of eating food in a regulated way to decrease, maintain, or increase body weight, or to prevent and treat diseases such as diabetes and obesity. Dieting to lose weight is recommended for people with weight-related health problems, but not otherwise healthy people. As weight loss depends on calorie intake, different kinds of calorie-reduced diets, such as those emphasising particular macronutrients (low-fat, low-carbohydrate, etc), have been shown to be no more effective than one another

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    Sarah Ware, BSc (Hons), RD, CDE, discusses diets and weight loss.
    Sarah Ware, BSc (Hons), RD, CDE, discusses diets and weight loss.
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    Dr. Akshay Jain MD, FRCPC, FACE, CCD, ECNU, DABIM, DABOM, Clinical and Research Endocrinologist, talks about the downside of crash dieting.
    Dr. Akshay Jain MD, FRCPC, FACE, CCD, ECNU, DABIM, DABOM, Clinical and Research Endocrinologist, talks about the downside of crash dieting.
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    Sarah Ware, BSc (Hons), RD, CDE, discusses diets and nutrition.
    Sarah Ware, BSc (Hons), RD, CDE, discusses diets and nutrition.
  • What are Diets and Weight Loss

    Restrictive diets are not doomed to fail in the absence of a complementary exercise program. In terms of a healthy lifestyle you definitely want a good nutrition plan and exercise program. But when it comes to your weight, your body weight is actually determined by 80 percent diet, 10 percent exercise and 10 percent genetics. 

                          

    Often seeing your local family physician for a referral to registered dietitiannutritionist or who have available appointments to treat conditions, symptoms of  in conjunction with Smart Food Now  Exercise is extremely important for conditioning and body composition, but you can achieve a healthy weight with diet. If you’d like more information on how nutrition and exercise can fit into your lifestyle, contact a local dietitian or visit a local health center with exercise specialists or qualified personal trainers. Presenter: Ms. Sarah Ware, Registered Dietitian, North Vancouver, BC

    Now Health Network Local Practitioners: Registered Dietitian

  • Diets and Nutrition

    So the major changes in the last 20 years in the North American diet that have caused an increase in obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes would have to be due to the over-consumption of highly processed convenience foods.

                               

    The typical North American diet is large in portion size, relatively low in fruits and vegetables, and high in refined sugars and grain products. We also went through a low-fat craze so there are a lot of products on the market that are low in fat yet relatively high in sugar to compensate. Health Talk

    A quick tip that you can do to improve your nutrition is to start thinking about whole foods, choosing whole grains, breads and cereals, fresh fruits and vegetables and choosing dairy products that are low in sugar content. Local Registered Dietitians

    If you’d like more information on how to make better choices in your diet contact your local nutritionistRegistered Dietitian or medical professional.

    Presenter: Ms. Sarah Ware, Registered Dietitian, North Vancouver, BC

    Now Health Network Local Practitioners: Registered Dietitian

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