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Calling All Burgers! The BEST Burger Challenge

Before we start throwing just any ol’ burger on the barbie, Jerry Agar from NewsTalk 1010 and I want to find THE BEST burger to grace the grill this summer. And, we need your help. Our goal, through taste and trial, is to find the BEST pre-made patties (both meat and plant-based) so that we (and you!) can take part in this challenge. Since I’ve been on air with Jerry Agar – first on SunNews […]

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The Game Changers’ James Wilks on Plant-Based Diets

Inspired by my recent viewing of The Game Changers, I sent producer, elite special forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter and combative expert, James Wilks my burning questions about the movie and about plant-based diets. Check out our interview and leave a comment for a chance to win two tickets to watch The Game Changers on May 5 at Toronto’s Hot Docs festival! Lianne Phillipson: James – I understand that you were badly injured in […]

Blog, Family Nutrition, Food, Radio, TV

EAT THIS: Organic or Conventional?

I’ve always been an organic shopper, recommending that my clients do the same. Following along with Environmental Working Group’s Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen makes it easier to know what to buy organic or conventional in a cost-effective and healthy way. Or so I thought. Often, listeners of my regular Friday radio segment with Jerry Agar on NewsTalk1010 write in with their thoughts. This recent one got me wanting to dig deeper: “Enough about your […]

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When Is the Best Time to Drink Coffee?

If it was possible, I know some people who would prefer their morning caffeine by IV! Is it best to get that cup o’ joe as your alarm goes off or is there a better, healthier way? An article in the National Post says you’re better off drinking your bionic fuel at specific times of the day. In working with your internal sleep/wake clock (called the circadian rhythm), you’re better off drinking coffee between 9:30 […]

Blog, Calories, Radio, Technology, TV, Weight Loss

Best Calorie Counting Apps

Calories are the units used to measure the energy value of food. Some say when it comes to dieting, it’s energy in versus energy out. There’s a bit more to it, but that’s pretty much why we weigh what we do, and why calorie counting can be a helpful tool. Figuring out how many calories you need just to live comes in your basal metabolic rate (BMR). BMR measures functions like breathing, circulation and cell […]

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EAT THIS For Post-Workout Fueling

Raise your hand if you’ve committed to going back to the gym or exercise class or have switched up your program. *mine’s up* Yep, along with a whole bunch of other people who are on the other side of drinking and eating too much, your jeans feel like they shrunk in the wash or you are lacking in strength and stamina. Changing up your workout from running to more strength training, or boxing to weights […]

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EAT THIS – Food Trends for 2018

It’s that time of year when lists are compiled of what our next year in food will look like. I’ve checked them all out and below are the food trends I’d like to see all of us focus on in 2018. Out With 2017 Charcoal – From ice cream to smoothies, tacos to pizza, charcoal seemed to be the craze that was going to solve all your detox and crappy eating worries. Well, it wasn’t […]

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Answers to male versus female weight loss

Ladies, ever put yourself on a diet at the same time as your man and he loses more in a week than you do in a month? I’ve got answers.  Guys, do you wonder what all the fuss, angst and drama is about your woman trying to lose weight? Can’t she just do like you do? Cut back and it all falls off? Yes, I’ve got your back too. Women are 10 percent more likely […]