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My Relationship with Food: A Journey to Loving Myself

by Heather Davey, F + F Nutrition Coach I have always wanted to become a nutrition coach on some level or another. Growing up Ihave had my own struggles with food and body image. I have been told that I eat too much. I eattoo fast. I wasn’t allowed to leave the table until all…

What’s Up with Sugar Subs?

If your goal is to reduce sugar in your diet, then limiting consumption of regular soda, candy, and other high-sugar foods is always a good idea. However, there are less obvious high sugar culprits that many of us consume without thinking twice about, and cutting down on these can be much more tricky. When faced…

What the F is IF?

What is intermittent fasting? Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that involves a shorter eating “window,” during the day, and fasting in the time outside of this window. Some refer to IF as a diet, but this is not exactly accurate. In IF, there are no “good” or “bad” foods; this eating pattern does not…

You Beta Care-otene

Beta-carotene and other carotenoids provide approximately 50% of the vitamin A we need. Beta-carotene can be found in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. You probably associate it with carrots, which is totally fair – I mean, it’s practically in the name. This carotenoid is actually abundant in other vegetables as well. Carotenoids are what gives…

Leafy Greens

What’s so special about leafy greens?  We’ve all been told that green leafed vegetables are an important part of our diets, but have you ever explored why this is? Well, to start off with, these vegetables are high in fibre and low in calories. Most dark green vegetables, but leafy greens especially, also deliver a…

Raw vs. Cooked Veggies

To cook your veggies or not to cook your veggies: that is the question. At some point, many of us have altered our diets in one way or another. With so many plant-based meal plans circulating the web, one would be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t dabbled in some sort of vegan or veggie-focused…

Summer Charcuterie Swaps

Who doesn’t love to sit and watch the sunset while grazing on a meat and cheese board and sipping on a glass of wine? This is a classic summer evening activity that I would hate to skip! However, there are some clever ways to make a few healthier changes to the classic charcuterie board without…

Don’t Let Go of the Past(a)

Unfortunately, pasta has gained a bad rep in some groups. Carbs are often accused of causing weight gain, heart disease, and various other problems — just as fat once was. While avoiding carbs can be helpful for some people, this does not mean that all carbs are unhealthy. It’s true that refined carbs have been associated with an increased…

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