Mindful Eating

by Lisa Podlecki, RD

As we enter a new year, our thoughts often turn to setting new goals. For some athletes, this can mean losing weight or building muscle mass. As with any goal, however, long-term success starts with a solid foundation. For some, this may mean creating a healthy relationship with your body, or with food, or even being more conscious of how you are fuelling your body. Mindfulness is the concept of being aware of one’s thoughts and feelings in the moment—and is not just for your typical yogi. In fact, athletes are particularly good at being in tune with their bodies! Let’s look at how mindfulness relates to eating.

What is mindful eating?
Mindful eating is about being in the present moment and can incorporate all components of eating as well as our interactions with food. For example, you can be mindful of the enjoyment you get from preparing a meal. You can notice the taste, look and texture of what you are eating. You can observe, honestly and without judgement, how food makes you feel. You can be more aware of your hunger and fullness cues. Continue reading “Mindful Eating”

Bran Muffins

par Lisa Podlecki, RD

We all know the famous saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” but sometimes life (or sleep) can get in the way. We end up missing breakfast or grabbing something quick that leaves us feeling tired or hungry an hour later. A homemade muffin can be a handy, nutrient-packed option when you’re on the go. Pair it with fruit, yogurt, cheese, peanut butter (my favourite!) or a hard-boiled egg to make it a complete meal. Continue reading “Bran Muffins”

Twenty Minute Seafood Chowder

by Charmaine Broughton

One of my recent goals is to do less, and Ive applied this philosophy to my running as well. Instead of setting grand running goals, as I have been known to do in the past, my goal has been to run 5K. Its amazing how doing less can be so liberating. Truthfully, I have never felt happier or healthier. This recipe will have you doing less in the kitchen, yet still enjoying flavourful and healthy fuel. Heres to having more by doing less! Continue reading “Twenty Minute Seafood Chowder”