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Trigger warning: *The term obesity will be used in this article as defined by the document being reviewed. The views presented in the summary of the guidelines are not necessarily those of The Balanced Practice.* In August 2020, the new clinical guidelines for obesity in Canada that came out! This article will explore what these […]

A HAES® Aligned Dietitian Reviews New Clinical Practice Guidelines for Obesity

August 11, 2020

Ah food cravings! Most of us get them and a lot of us hate them! Food cravings have been demonized quite a bit by diet culture and associate with lack of willpower or motivation. Well, I am here to debunk some of that and explain WHY we get cravings to better understand how to address […]

Understanding Food Cravings – Explained by a Registered Dietitian

May 21, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined mental health as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities can cope with the normal stresses of life can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community” (1). In comparison, mental illnesses are […]

Nutrition& Mental Health: Does What We Eat Really Impact Our Mental Health?

April 29, 2020

The Health At Every Size® approach has been gaining popularity with many health professionals as a way to step away from diet culture and promote health for all. I, myself, LOVE this approach and support it wholeheartedly! I think it is important to address this approach as many of you may have questions such as: […]

HAES®: Introduction to the Health at Every Size approach

April 22, 2020

Healing our body image is HARD work! It may seem impossible at times. Or you may be thinking: only when I reach my goal weight then I will have a good body image. The truth is, body image has nothing to do with our body. Body image issues has to do with you perception of […]

The First Step to Body Confidence

April 15, 2020

The gut microbiome has been a hot topic in the last 10 years and many studies on the subject are being published every single day. Researchers explore the relation between the gut microbiome and chronic diseases, the immune system, the digestive system, among other topics. The gut microbiome is made of more than 1014 microorganisms, […]

The Gut-Brain Connection: Can Nutrition Really Impact Mental Health?

April 8, 2020

** If you or someone you know, is struggling with an ED please reach out for help. This article is meant to provide information and is not a substitute for any professional help** This is a question I get so often as a registered dietitian working with individuals who struggle with eating disorders (ED) and […]

Eating Disorders VS. Disordered Eating

February 28, 2020

**If you or someone you know, is struggling with an ED please reach out for help. This article is meant to provide information and is not a substitute for any professional help** Almost all people struggling with an eating disorder (ED) also experience digestive issues problems which may impact the development of an ED and […]

Eating Disorders and Gut Health – Which comes first?

February 11, 2020

January is over and for a lot of people so are their fad diets. And this may be the BEST thing for your body!! Indeed, the diet industry has been on high speed in the last month and may try to convince you that you need to work on your willpower or try harder. However, […]

What Happens to Your Body When You Diet? Explained By A Registered Dietitian

February 4, 2020

In this article, we will discuss something we all experience at one point or another…STRESS! Nowadays, we tend to be overworked, overstimulated and overwhelmed. In 2018, a Statistic Canada survey demonstrated that 21% of population over the age of 12 perceived their life stress as being extremely high. Whatever your stress is related to, it […]

Stress & Nutrition: How to fuel your body to reduce stress

October 1, 2019