13 12, 2021

Expectations

2021-12-13T14:48:53-05:00December 13th, 2021|Motivational Letters|

In Dr. Bishop's latest video on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/drbishopclinic) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/drbishopmedicalnutrition/) he talks about entering the holiday season with realistic expectations!

6 12, 2021

Tips, thoughts and ideas for eating during the holidays

2021-12-06T09:52:25-05:00December 6th, 2021|Motivational Letters|

I am shamelessly paraphrasing from an excellent article written by Dr. Zoe Harcombe (a PhD nutritionist from Wales). For the complete article you should check her blog: https://www.zoeharcombe.com/blog/ Dr. Harcombe realized early on that all irresistible food had the unnatural combination of high amounts of fat and carbohydrate - a combination that nature rarely provides. Cakes, candies, chips and cookies contain both and we can easily overeat them. She suggests that we could overeat the combination of bread with butter much more so than bread alone or butter alone. So, her first rule is to not eat fats and carbohydrates [...]

8 11, 2021

The Science of Time Restricted eating

2021-11-08T14:31:03-05:00November 8th, 2021|Motivational Letters|

Build your knowledge! The following is a great podcast on the benefits of time-restricted eating. Dr. Satchin Panda is an expert in the study of circadian rhythms. In this interview he talks about the impact of digestion on our body (that is, how much energy and resources it requires), and that if we can finish eating 2-3 hours before bed, and ideally eat within a 10 hour window, significant metabolic benefits can occur, regardless of what we consume. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj-qleik1P0

25 10, 2021

Keeping a Food Diary

2021-10-25T15:13:41-04:00October 25th, 2021|Motivational Letters|

When we first see you in the office and at each subsequent visit we give you a food diary to record your foods.  Why is this?  The food diary is the most powerful proven aid for weight management.  People who keep a food and exercise diary not only lose more weight, they also tend to keep it off.  Recommitting to recording your foods is a great habit to get into, or to resume.  Here are some of the reasons to record your foods: Recording your eating and exercise habits jolts you into realizing just what you do eat and drink [...]

18 10, 2021

Sugar Everywhere!

2021-10-18T15:20:23-04:00October 18th, 2021|Motivational Letters|

This is a ‘scary’ time of year, for many reasons. The seasons have changed, and the cooler weather, along with the long dark evenings result in many of us snacking more in the evening time. Worse, however, is Halloween. The availability of cheap candies which are being promoted everywhere, makes it difficult to avoid sugar. We must realize that sugar is highly inflammatory, and will promote weight gain via the insulin effect.  The body will shut down fat oxidation in the presence of sugar.  Sugar is also highly addictive and once we start with this substance it is difficult to [...]

4 06, 2021

Take Pause in the Moment before Mindless Eating

2021-06-04T12:59:48-04:00June 4th, 2021|Motivational Letters|

It is so easy, and so common, for us to eat mindlessly.  I may come home and begin eating whatever is available without thoughts about hunger, need and the quality of food I’m eating at the moment. This is especially obvious when we snack in front of the TV.  We snack automatically, distracted by whatever we are watching and end up eating far too much without regard for the consequences of weight gain or impact on our metabolic health. Eating mindfully takes a willingness to sit and slow down; to become aware of the emotions inside of us.  We must [...]

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