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Benefits of Exercise for Fat Loss

Indoor gyms may still be closed in Ontario but you don’t need anything fancy for this exercise prescription. In fact just getting outdoors with a pair of running shoes and water bottle is enough! The effects of exercise on your hormones and your weight will vary depending on the type of activities you choose (e.g., […]

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Protein Bars are not all created equal…

When determining if a protein bar is good for you, you need to consider the protein source, the amount of protein and what other nutrients it’s paired with. Many protein bar options are far too low in protein and fibre, and high in carbohydrate or fat. So, just any protein bar doesn’t make the cut […]

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The Importance of Protein and Essential Amino Acids for Strength and Intermittent Fasting

If you are a conscious eater attempting to balance the right carbs, sufficient protein and healthy fats daily, you are probably aware that finding lean sources of protein can be challenging. This is especially true if you are a vegan, a vegetarian, or a pesco-lacto-ovo vegetarian (which includes fish, dairy, and eggs). Protein is essential […]

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Allison’s Tahini Chopped Salad

Ingredients: 1 tbsp Tahini1 1/2 tbsp Water1 tbsp ChivesSea Salt & Black Pepper1/2 head Romaine Hearts (chopped)1/4 Cucumber (medium, chopped)1/2 Carrot (medium, peeled andchopped)1/2 cup Red Bell Pepper (medium,chopped)1/2 Broccoli (chopped)4oz Chicken Instructions: Add the tahini to a small bowl and stir in the water. Add the chives and seasonwith salt and pepper to taste. […]

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Enlightened Health – 60 Days To A New You!

Are you looking to focus on your health and establish good habits? Do you want education to empower you with knowledge? Do you need accountability to keep you moving forward? INTRODUCING ENLIGHTENED HEALTH Allison our Holistic Nutritionist is running this program for 60 days! Summer is upon us, but we want you to prioritize your […]

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Allison’s Berry Avocado Smoothie

1 Serving Ingredients: 1 plain Coconut Milk (unsweetened, from the box)1/2 Zucchini (chopped, frozen)1/4 cup Frozen Cauliflower1/2 cup Frozen Berries1/4 Avocado1 Tbsp Chia Seeds1/4 cup Vanilla Protein Powder Place all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glassand enjoy! Notes: No chia seeds? Use flax seeds instead. No avocado? Use almond […]

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The Scoop On Protein Powders

A protein supplement is comprised primarily of protein only and is the best suited for use in smoothie recipes or in a shaker cup as an on-the-go option that does not require blending. Since most smoothie recipes have other ingredients as the source of fat and carbohydrates such as avocado or nut butters and fruit […]

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Bloated? Feeling Full? Burping?

Low Stomach Acid Could Be The Culprit An estimated 30% of North Americans have low acidity. Natural aging, a poor diet, chronic use of certain medications, and past infection with the Helicobacter pylori bacteria can impair the stomach’s ability to produce acid. Stomach acid, technically known as hydrochloric acid, is essential for proper functioning of […]

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