Relationship weight gain: the risk of getting too comfortable.

Synonymous weight gain in couples is a commonly seen phenomenon. Research shows that weight gain in a relationship is associated with factors including the length of your relationship and living together. For married couples, data shows us that the average weight gain is 6-8 lbs over a 2 year period.  It also tends to be higher in…

The devastating health impact of excess weight.

What springs to mind when you think of a weight loss clinic? I spent the last two weeks in Vancouver working in various weight management settings. Let me be clear that these are NOT clinics that individuals seek out to “get shredded/cleansed/detoxed/restrictive” or anything else you’ve seen marketed in this multibillion dollar industry. These are legitimate, ethically practiced and…

Conference life: How to load your brain and not your waist (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of my series for a healthy conference life and how to avoid the perils of professional travel; all inspired by my recent attendance at the Canadian Obesity Summit 2017.  6. Remember that the baked goods are likely low grade quality pastries (depending on venue of course).  When they’re presented in a wide assortment in bulk,…