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The Big 3 Macronutrients: Carbs, Proteins & Fat

  Nutrients – macronutrients and micronutrients –  are needed for everything- growth, metabolism, cellular functions, hormone production and so many other vital functions. “Macro” means large, so macronutrients are needed in large amounts in the diet as opposed to micronutrients such as the mineral iodine which are needed in much smaller quantities. Macronutrients are needed for […]

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Determining Proper Portion Size

Proper portion size means proper balance of macronutrients- protein, carbohydrates and fats, and control of caloric intake. A portion – as opposed to a serving size, which is stated on a Nutrition Facts Panel or in the Food Guide – is the amount of food you actually eat in one sitting. Determining portion sizes helps […]

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Get Started With Real Foods

Real foods are foods that are as close to its natural state as possible. An organic chicken you have to cook yourself is more real than chicken nuggets or chicken from a can. Whole ripe tomatoes or sweet potatoes are far more whole and healthier than sweet potato chips fried in canola oil or pre-made tomato sauce filled with additives, colours and preservatives.

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