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Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable, from the same plant family as broccoli, kale, cabbage and collards. Often cauliflower is discounted because of its bland flavour, although it’s a powerhouse of nutrients and it’s delicious in this Cauliflower Mash recipe below.

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The most important thing I always tell my clients is that we want to make lifelong changes to our health and fitness. One step at a time, you will get there. It’s better to focus and it take a little longer than to try to change everything all at once and get frustrated. Chances are you will give up before you have had a chance to see the results.

Below are 5 tips to get you started with making some nutritional changes to your diet and your life.

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4 Reasons to Try New Foods

One of my passions is traveling. While it does get challenging to mix travel with good food and exercise, I always try my best. Often I will make good use of the gym located in the hotel. And, when it comes to food, this can also get tricky. Since I just returned from N’Awlins (New Orleans), it seemed appropriate to write about trying new foods. In this blog we’ll talk about 4 reasons people don’t try and 4 reasons why people should try new foods. They can be exciting!

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Although January 1st is a great time to start fresh, healthy lifestyle changes can be made at ANY time. It’s best to start making changes when life is not full of other commitments, obligations and more importantly STRESS. Changes need to be implemented when you have the time to focus on setting the goal, planning your strategy and putting that plan into action.

Here are 5 great healthy resolutions that aren’t drastic but realistic. Remember that some of the smallest changes create the biggest results.

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We are at the end of November and the holiday madness is about to begin. This is a time when most people over indulge and find that the pounds creep on. This can happen throughout the month of December, followed by the winter blahs in January and February. It creates the 10-15 pound weight gain that takes us into Spring. It’s all a cycle that we need to gain control over BEFORE the holidays hit. And so, I thought it might be helpful to provide a few tips to help you keep the pounds off throughout the holiday season.

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Most healthy adults can manage to be awake for 16 hours and require an average of 8 hours of sleep a night. Is everyone wired the same? Absolutely not, what works for you may not for someone else. My suggestion is get to know your body and listen to the responses that your body displays. As a personal trainer, I feel I should outline the reasons why we need to get adequate sleep, so here are 8 reasons you need your sleep and how to get a good night rest.

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The Fall truly is my favorite time of the year. It’s bittersweet meaning that the summer has come and gone and winter is just around the corner. It’s a gentle reminder that another year has passed and I am another year wiser! (yes, I am an October baby). I love the crisp clean air, the colourful leaves and great autumn foods. So, today, I am sharing with you, one of my favorite recipes that involves the winter squash family; pumpkin. One whole cup of pumpkin is approximately 80 calories. It’s an excellent food for maintaining a healthy weight AND it is a 50 on the glycemic index.

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One thing that I have determined is that not all energy bars (also commonly referred to as nutritional bars or protein bars) are created equal! There is definitely some important criteria to be mindful of while choosing a bar regarding the protein content, carbohydrate count, grams of fat per bar, the amount of fiber, what vitamins and minerals it contains and lastly the SUGAR content. Below are 5 items to consider when choosing a healthy energy bar.

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Did you know that 1 cup of Kale has 6 times the daily value of bone density vitamin K?? Often it is amazing to discover that foods you don’t eat are considered super foods. Kale is one of these foods.

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What Organic Foods to Buy

Over the past few years, we have heard more and more about buying organic food. And, as much as we know that it is better to eat foods that have not been sprayed with pesticides, it often comes down to a financial issue. So the question is, what foods should you be buying organic?

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