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Sweet, Sweet Sugar

Here’s another throwback to 2015, a piece about my first addiction: sugar. Sweet sweet sugar When I was just out of high school, I used to work the reception desk part-time at a motor sports dealership, across the street from Tim Hortons. I’d buy a 20-pack of Timbits (the “jam”-filled ones with powdered sugar) and demolish them during my evening shift.  I’d often have an Iced Capp to go with it. And get this: I’d be hungry an hour later. In my mind there was zero correlation between this junk I ate and my crippling IBS attacks (this was before […]

4 Ways To Make Low Carb Easy In The Summer

It’s officially summer in Calgary, and it’s almost Stampede time! If you’re not from Calgary and don’t know what the Stampede is, it’s essentially 10 days where everyone dresses up like a cowpoke, and we eat a lot of free pancakes. That’s according to me, though. This is actually what the Stampede is. Summer can be a challenging time to stick to eating low carb, what with all the barbecues, get-togethers, drinkie-poos and vacations. I am here to tell you that you CAN stick to it, and it’s easy! Just follow my 4 steps below: Eat one salad a day. This is […]

Nutrition? I Eat Junk Food

Throwback Time I wrote this back in November 2015, a freshly minted graduate of holistic nutrition school. The original post, along with the rest of the short-lived, meme-heavy blog,  lives at www.nutritionistconfessional.tumblr.com. I will freely admit that, while my Instagram account (@healthymagda) often has pictures of healthy, low carb food, I still indulge in junk food and wine– especially when I’m stressed out. So, don’t worry so much if you’re in the same boat. We’re all human (and I can assure you, LOTS of nutrition professionals eat like crap more than they care to admit). Enjoy this throwback! NOTE: I […]

3 Reasons You Should Eat Low Carb

Low Carb- Just A Fad? The concept of low carb has been documented as early as 1797, when Dr. John Rollo, a Scottish military surgeon, prescribed a low carb diet for soldiers with diabetes. Much earlier than that (roughly 5000 years back), Indian physician Susruta witnessed a disease “brought on by gluttonous overindulgence in rice, flour, and sugar,”. That disease was diabetes. Diabetes, however prevalent, is just one consequence related to a diet that’s too high in carbs for your body to handle. There are many, many more, including: •elevated triglycerides •fatty liver •sleepiness and/or fatigue •mood swings •depression-like symptoms •anxiety-like […]

Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating Is Wrong (And It’s Making You Fat And Tired)

Alright, fine. I don’t actually know that everything you think you know is wrong. But hopefully you’ll stick with me and read on. Everywhere you turn, there’s a headline that promises the holy grail of healthy eating; maybe a new, trendy way to shed 15 pounds in just 7 days! And each expert and association tries to lead you in their direction because thnow best and their advice is going to help you. Right? Everyone has heard (and maybe lived through) the intense focus on how much you eat. Gotta stay under such-and-such amount of calories, right? This has gotten […]

Caffeine: Friend Or Foe?

Energy Sans Caffeine: The Elusive Unicorn Of Modern Life If you are alive in today’s urban society, you probably know someone who needs that morning coffee (or maybe 6?) to even be functional. Maybe a few more in the afternoon to get through that post-lunch lull. Caffeine also helps “get things moving” if you get my drift–sometimes a bit too fast for some people (*cough* me *cough*). Perhaps this is you: caffeine doesn’t really affect you whether you have it or not. Maybe it’s just habit, maybe the bevvies you enjoy just happen to have caffeine in them. Maybe it’s […]