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3 essential pre-weight loss steps

The new year has just begun, and like many people you probably took the resolution that this year is YOUR year to finally lose weight. Every year you take the same resolution and it doesn’t last, come February it’s over, you Continue reading →

2 January 2017 0 Comment

Let’s talk antidepressants and weightloss

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Is it possible to not gain weight, and even to lose weight while taking antidepressants?

When I was 30 years old, I had an 8-month-old baby, my first treasure, I was on maternity leave, everything seems to be going great, but one morning I fall, I literally fall on the ground while trying to pick up my baby. Continue reading →

15 November 2016 0 Comment

3 key factors to get back on track

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In a weight loss process, I think the phrases « I’m getting back on track » or « I have to start watching what I eat again » are among the most used. Does this scenario sound familiar? You decide to lose weight, you’re motivated, Continue reading →

7 October 2016 0 Comment

Do you suffer from the fear of reaching the finish line?

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For the last couple of months, I’ve been maintaining my weight. I eat healthy, I workout 6 times a week, I’m active, but the scale is not moving. It’s not a big mystery, I eat healthy, but I eat too much. I realize that it’s been like that for a long time now. Why? I lost 50 lbs, why am I not losing the last 15 lbs?

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31 May 2016 0 Comment

Fitness training watches… for or against?

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Fitness watches are now extremely popular. There are tons of them, each one measuring different parameters: heart rate, burned calories, sleep quality, number of steps per day, number of « active » minutes per day etc. I have mine, I had to have one, like everyone, so I could compare myself to other, see how many calories I was burning during a workout. Continue reading →

8 February 2016 0 Comment

Is it possible to find the big old common sense again?

Over the last few years, I’ve been spending a lot of time reading on nutrition, weight loss, getting in shape and I find that it’s getting more and more complicated for people who have little knowledge in the field. There are so many ways now to do it, and everyone thinks THEY gave THE only good way to do it, tons of false information are going around. Continue reading →

28 January 2016 0 Comment

My health: my guilt-free priority

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I often ask people to name their biggest life priority. My answer is fast and simple: my health. Most people will tell me « my kids », « my family ». You’re going to tell me that kids and family is very normal as number one priority. Yes, and no. I might offend a few people, but let me explain. Continue reading →

30 December 2015 0 Comment

Health tips to stay the course during the Holidays

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The Holidays have arrived. For most people, this is a time of joy and meals with family and friends. Richer foods, sweeter foods, more food, drinks… But for people that are on a weight loss journey and that worked hard all year to lose the extra weight and get back in shape, this time of year can represent a huge stress to them. Continue reading →

15 December 2015 0 Comment

Bye bye pediatrician…thank you healthy eating!

Warning: in this blog, I will tell you my very personal experience. At no time do I ever recommend to parents to stop their child’s medication without the doctor’s advice. Nutrition can help, I encourage everyone to explore this avenue, at the same time as the doctor’s recommendations.

In November 2015, I heard the following words from the mouth of the pediatrician « well, things are going so well, even amazingly well, that I won’t need to see you again for follow ups, you’ve solved the problem on your own ». File closed! WOW, I think those are the most beautiful words in the world!! Why? I’ll tell you about a part of my life that is really personal and you’ll understand. Continue reading →

6 December 2015 0 Comment

Healthy eating: a family thing

NLP logical level: Environment

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You have some excess weight, you’re thinking of starting a diet to lose those extra pounds but you wonder how you can do it with your family. Have these phrases ever crossed your mind? Continue reading →

24 November 2015 0 Comment

Alert nutrition confusion

NLP logical level: Capacity

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Do you ever get confused about nutrition? I know I get confused, A LOT!! I try to educate myself as much as possible on good healthy nutrition but the amount of information out there is so big and so contradictory that it’s enough to drive anyone insane. Continue reading →

20 October 2015 0 Comment

Am I starting over or continuing?

NLP logical level: Beliefs and values

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Already the month of September, time sure flies. In September, I always reflect on my health journey, my goals, I make my new plan of attack to begin fall in full force. Since my journey had started in the fall, it’s like this time of the year is always the good time to do it. What surprised me this year is that my internal dialogue had changed. For the first time, I heard myself say “now you have to start all over”. What? Where is that coming from? Start over? Why do I have this feeling that I need to start over? In fact, that’s totally false.

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18 September 2015 0 Comment

The ups and downs of weight loss

NLP logical level: Identity

When you read the title, I’m sure you thought right away at someone loosing and gaining back the weight, the famous yoyo effect. Yes, that is one of the ups and downs of weight loss, but there are many more.

Motivation fluctuates a lot during a weight loss process and it’s totally normal. I think that motivation is what suffers the most from ups and downs in the process.

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16 August 2015 0 Comment

Building your health is like building a house
NLP logical level: Behavior

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When a person decides to have a house built, he must go through many steps. To begin with, the decision must be taken, the objective identified and defined. Then the person cannot simply sit down and expect that by magic, one day he will have his house.

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9 July 2015 0 Comment

The impact of my health on my personal life
NLP logical level: Beliefs and values

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My whole life, I considered myself « healthy”. Very early adulthood, I started being very tired all the time. Ok, it’s not the end of the world to be tired but that had a lot of impact on my quality of life.

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23 June 2015 0 Comment

The impact of my health on my workplace
NLP logical level: Environment

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I started my first job following university in December 2000. I hadn’t quite finished my Master’s Degree, I still had to write my thesis, but the job offer came and I had to accept it. The first months I was working as a patent examiner for the Intellectual Property Office of Canada, I was also working nights and weekends writing my thesis to obtain my Master’s in biochemical engineering.

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22 June 2015 0 Comment