Motivational Letters and Recipes

Why Didn't I Lose Weight?

Published on: 2017-05-26 9:03:00 AM | Motivational Letters

(Adapted from an article by Dr Tom Cooper) I read an article by Dr. Tom Cooper that I thought was very relevant. The most common cause of discouragement in his program is lack of weight loss on the scales. He has had women lose two dress sizes in a month, but because they “failed to lose weight” on the scales, they quit the program. If you think about it, this just doesn’t make sense! A person who is successfully losing fat every day will begin to shrink in size. As fat is ...

Sweet and Sour Carrot Salad

Published on: 2017-05-26 7:10:00 AM | Recipes

Try this with your BBQ meat on a hot summer weekend! Ingredients: 3 large carrots, peeled 2 tbsp white wine vinegar 1 tsp caster sugar or sweetener 1 medium-hot red chili, seeded and finely chopped (optional) 2 tsp Thai fish sauce Small bunch cilantro (also known as coriander), chopped Method: • Grate the carrots. • Mix the vinegar, sugar (or sweetener), chili, and fish sauce together in a bowl. • Just before serving, add the grated carrot and cilantro and mix ...

Victoria Day Office Closure

Published on: 2017-05-19 11:09:26 AM | News

We will be closed on Victoria Day, and the office will reopen on Tuesday May 23rd at 8.00am.  We wish you all a very happy long weekend!

Mind over Matter

Published on: 2017-05-19 8:04:02 AM | Motivational Letters

This seems to have been a week of people getting back into old habits of extra snacking; especially in the evenings. Trying to discern what has precipitated this behaviour is difficult.  In some cases, there have been obvious stressors (long days at work, family issues etc.), but in many cases, there is no obvious reason other than boredom.  I am guilty of this same eating behaviour.  One would think with the nicer weather and longer sunny days, we would be less bored, more ...

Egg Roll Bowls

Published on: 2017-05-19 6:20:38 AM | Recipes

Ingredients:   7 ounces ground pork 3 tablespoons soy sauce ½ small onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced ½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger 2 ½ cups finely sliced napa or green cabbage 2 cups finely sliced baby bok choy ½ cup shredded carrots 2 ½ ounces sliced shiitake mushrooms 1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine or dry sherry ½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil 1 medium scallion, sliced   Instructions: • Set a large nonstick ...