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Follow Friday: sugar-free challenge

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Photo Sugar City by What What on flickr. Used under a Creative Commons Licence.

For the past several years I’ve adopted a different diet for Lent. This year I’ve decided to try going sugar-free. To be fair, not completely sugar free. I’ll still be consuming naturally occurring sugars in foods such as fruit and yoghurt. However, I’m going to be giving up all added sugars. This means no chocolate, baked goods, candy, honey, maple syrup, dried fruit, etc. No, I’m not religious, I just find it to be a good opportunity to try new things and experience ways of living that can help me be a better dietitian.

Anyone want to try to do this with me this year?

If you’re interested, as much as I wasn’t a huge fan of the Fed-Up movie, they have some helpful resources on their website. I have a feeling that this may be the most difficult challenge yet.


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Follow Friday: #28daysofkind

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I know that I just had my KIND bar give away a couple of weeks ago. I hope you’re not all overwhelmed with KINDness. I know, I know, that was terrible. Sorry. Anyway… This post was not sponsored. I am receiving nothing in compensation from KIND for sharing the details about their great 28 Days of Kind initiative in conjunction with Greatist.

Apparently February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day. KIND snacks and Greatist decided to take it one step further. They’ve created a calendar with suggested acts of kindness for every day in February. What better way to bring some sunshine to the coldest dreariest month of the year? There’s also more in it for you than pure altruism. If you share your kind deeds on twitter using the #28daysofkind tag you could win a year’s worth of KIND bars for the remainder of 2015! Sign me up! Today’s challenge: Bring your coworkers a special treat.

While you’re on the Greatist website you should check out some of their workouts. There’s some great inspiration there like the best kettlebell exercises.


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Follow Friday: Nourish. Curated wellness

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I’m sure that most of you have seen things like Nature Box; monthly snack delivery businesses. Well, now there’s a local alternative. A friend of mine (and fellow dietitian) has started Nourish with a friend. Four times a year you get a box with a carefully selected assortment of snacks and other edible goodies. You can buy just one month, or sign-up for a subscription at a reduced cost. The contents of your Nourish box are a surprise but I got a peek at the January box and I can tell you that they look great! There’s a nice variety of things thing you wouldn’t be able to find at your local grocery store.