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Gobble, Gobble, Gone!

December 27, 2011 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: Healthy Eating, holidays

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Gobble, Gobble, Gone!

Growing up, my brothers and I were turkey vultures. We would be circling the bird as soon as it was out of the oven, elbowing each other for space to pick at the stuffing that had swollen out of the cavity, burning our mouths with pieces of breast ripped straight off the bird. I have to hand it to my ever-patient mom for never so much as giving us a dirty look for this opportunistic act. Needless to say, we never had a lot of leftovers.

I don't know if the turkeys have gotten larger or my stomach has become smaller but these days there tends to be more turkey than I can eat. And so the quest to use up the leftovers begins… + MORE

Feeling Full?

December 27, 2011 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: Healthy Eating, serving size

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Feeling Full?

Note to the reader: This posting is the first in an upcoming blog series on mindful eating. Eating is so routine and easy that we can do it on autopilot. Mindful eating involves increasing our awareness of what, how, where, when and why we are eating. Being more aware can enable us to step back into the pilot seat and resume control of our eating. We have started this series at the end of a meal with the topic of feeling full. We hope that you enjoy this series!

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Family Walks

December 26, 2011 by Marc Faktor, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: healthy living, physical activity, wellness

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Family Walks

Schools out, kids are home, family members and old friends are in from out of town and the holidays are in full swing!

Last week the Healthy Families BC team and I challenged parents across BC to include increased activity and decreased screen-time for themselves as well as their children over this holiday season.

In line with this challenge, I'm promoting a great and exceptionally healthy method for families to reunite with each other and their close friends. + MORE

Physical Activity During Holidays

December 23, 2011 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: family, holiday, walking

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Physical Activity During Holidays

Happy holidays! I hope that you are able to take a rest from your busy schedule to spend some time with family and friends.

I've been trying to mix in some physical activity with my holiday cheer this year. I have been getting out for walks with family and friends around Abbotsford in the evenings to see some of the Christmas lights up everywhere. Abbotsford looks very festive this time of year! + MORE

When the Vegetarians Come Over for Dinner

December 22, 2011 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: food choices, holidays

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When the Vegetarians Come Over for Dinner

Sharing meals with friends and family is a big part of holiday celebrations. But what happens to the traditional turkey dinner, when a vegetarian is on the guest list?

My wife and I have been vegetarian for 10+ years and come at this situation with some experience. + MORE

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