Deanna

Friday, 11 January 2019 20:57

Eating with Intention 4 week program

One minute, you’re staring at a plate full of salad… the next, you’re hiding in the pantry scarfing down a box of donuts.

Do you feel like you know what you need to do to be healthy, but you can’t seem to follow through and you aren’t sure why?

I have stood exactly where you’re standing, and I 100% understand.

 "I have felt that disconnect, that mindless stuffing my face out of boredom, or not even paying attention to what I am eating while I am busy watching tv."

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could balance your relationship with food from bumpy to guilt-free, healthy for good, and enjoyable?

Eating with Intention is here to help you do just that. 

Our Sessions Include:

  • Learning about food freedom and your motivations behind wellness
  • Tapping in and listening to what your body is asking for
  • Evaluating your triggers and digging deeper
  • Slowing down and connecting

Throughout our sessions together, we will dig deep and jumpstart your healthy habits to set you on the path you deeply desire for yourself. We will implement small changes over time to help you reach your goals, which is far more beneficial than trying to do it all at once.

As an Holistic Nutritionist, I am your advocate.

Together, we create a personalized plan of action that is realistic and achievable for you. Your goals will come into reality with guidance to implement changes that work with your lifestyle. You have my full support and the accountability an Holistic Nutritionist provides will help lead you into success that is lasting.  

Are you finally ready to achieve the level of health that you’ve desired? Are you ready to ditch the road you’re on that’s leaving you unfulfilled, exhausted and feeling less than amazing?

I would love to invite you to have a conversation with me to discuss your goals. It would be my honor to meet you and talk about how we could work together to create the life you have always dreamed of!

Right now I am offering the first 20 people to sign up for $67.00 plus hst.  This program is done completely online from the comfort of your own home.

Ready to sign up?  Click this link to join now

Work with me

Deanna Trask RHN

Weight Loss Expert, Disordered Eating, Digestive Issues, Hormone Balance, Food Sensitivities

Owen Sound, Ontario

Friday, 11 January 2019 20:46

Eating with Intention Program

One minute, you’re staring at a plate full of salad… the next, you’re hiding in the pantry scarfing down a box of donuts.

Do you feel like you know what you need to do to be healthy, but you can’t seem to follow through and you aren’t sure why?

I have stood exactly where you’re standing, and I 100% understand.

 "I have felt that disconnect, that mindless stuffing my face out of boredom, or not even paying attention to what I am eating while I am busy watching tv."

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could balance your relationship with food from bumpy to guilt-free, healthy for good, and enjoyable?

 

Eating with Intention is here to help you do just that. 

Our Sessions Include:

  • Learning about food freedom and your motivations behind wellness
  • Tapping in and listening to what your body is asking for
  • Evaluating your triggers and digging deeper
  • Slowing down and connecting

Throughout our sessions together, we will dig deep and jumpstart your healthy habits to set you on the path you deeply desire for yourself. We will implement small changes over time to help you reach your goals, which is far more beneficial than trying to do it all at once.

As an Holistic Nutritionist, I am your advocate.

Together, we create a personalized plan of action that is realistic and achievable for you. Your goals will come into reality with guidance to implement changes that work with your lifestyle. You have my full support and the accountability an Holistic Nutritionist provides will help lead you into success that is lasting.  

Are you finally ready to achieve the level of health that you’ve desired? Are you ready to ditch the road you’re on that’s leaving you unfulfilled, exhausted and feeling less than amazing?

I would love to invite you to have a conversation with me to discuss your goals. It would be my honor to meet you and talk about how we could work together to create the life you have always dreamed of!

 

Ready to sign up?  Click this link to join now

 

Deanna is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and is a Weight Loss Expert in Owen Sound and surrounding areas.  By getting to the root cause of hormone imbalances, food sensitivites, digestive disturbances, she is able to help you safely achieve your weight management goals,

Tuesday, 01 January 2019 22:10

Creatine - Will it help my fitness goals?

Is just about everyone taking creatine to help them reach fitness goals?
 
Creatine is, actually, the most popular ergogenic (athletic-enhancing) supplement in history!
 
And there is always new research coming out about it. I mean ALWAYS.
 
If you don’t have the time or desire to sift through the tons of studies, I have a pretty nice summary here for you.
 
The bottom line is that there are a few reasons why it is so popular!
 
DOES CREATINE HELP PERFORMANCE (ACCORDING TO THE SCIENCE)?
Tuesday, 01 January 2019 22:03

6 Ways to Stay Healthy Even When You Travel

Whether holiday travel plans, vacations, or work has you on the road, it can certainly disrupt your usual routine and throw you off track. So how do you still get in a workout and eat right even when you’re miles away from home? 
 
It's absolutely possible with some intention setting and pre-planning.  You may have to be traveling, but taking the time to take care of you is critical no matter where you are.  Here’s how to do it without it feeling like a chore.
 
1. Check out your hotel’s fitness options
Most hotels have fitness centres or swimming pools. Find out what they contain before you book. If your company is footing the bill, you may not even have a say in where you stay, however knowing what exercise options you have available will allow you to keep a fitness plan while you’re traveling. Should there be no fitness room of any kind, you can stream videos in your room to exercise to or get in some walking as you explore the area you're visiting. 
 
2. Learn about the food in your destination
Most places will have healthy eating options, though they might not be as robust a selection as you’re used to. Find out what kind of food is available in your hotel and nearby. Some hotels have kitchenettes where you can cook your own food, which is an excellent option for keeping your own healthy foods on hand for your meals. 
 
3. Don’t just sit there
Long flights mean lots of sitting, which affects your circulation. Get up and move about the cabin and do some exercises while in your seat to battle it. Trapped in the airport from a delay? Get up and walk around a bit before returning to the gate. Incidentally, if you’re traveling internationally, moving about more will help you beat jet lag faster.  There's plenty to do and see in an airport, so have fun exploring and getting some extra steps in.
 
4. Stay hydrated
Water is essential when you’re flying. It might mean more trips to the lavatory, but without enough hydration, you may become dehydrated.  It's easy to slack off of water intake as you travel, but be extra mindful this year of staying hydrated along the way.
 
5. Adapt to the time zone
Even if you fly from one end of the country to the other, the time zones will play tricks on you. Eat all of your meals at the correct times in the time zone you’re in. If you’re not entirely hungry, eat a fibre-rich snack to help power you through.
 
6. Keep the right attitude
No matter where you are, even when your normal routine gets shaken up, always remember that a healthy and fit lifestyle isn’t just some short-term goal. It’s a way of life, and sometimes life has bumps in the road. Keeping that on your mind will help you make healthy choices. 
 
That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t enjoy yourself while away, but rather, make smart decisions. Small tweaks to your travel plans can show significant results, and I invite you to keep that in mind as you travel this season.  We often subscribe to the "all or nothing" mindset, but the sweet spot is right in the middle of all or nothing.  
The holiday season brings a great deal of joy and warmth along with it.  There's something extra special about this time of year -- but it doesn't come without fault.  A great deal of added stress is seemingly dumped on our plates, and it can be hard to catch our breath.  The pressure of finding gifts, rushing around in the hustle and bustle to visit everyone, having people visit you, getting to see relatives you miss and even having to deal with those that aren't always a joy to be around. 
 
This season really can be enjoyable and heart-warming, even with the stress involved.  Walking into this time of year with a great mindset and some helpful reminders gets me through every year... and I'd love to share my tips on how I do this with you.
For a stress-free holiday season, I try to...
 
Remember perfect doesn’t really exist
Your cookies turned out like blobs. Your lights aren’t lighting up. Your kids just made a mess of your clean house moments before the guests are arriving. Surrender your vision of what perfect is and just let it go. The only thing the people in your life care about is being with you. 
 
Don’t feel bad about saying “no.”
You can’t do it all. There’s no reason you need to go to every party and event from now through New Year’s. Decide which ones are most important to attend and politely decline the others. Spreading yourself too thin isn’t good for anyone, and it makes the time fly by faster, also. You'll enjoy the holiday months better if they don't whiz by in a blink.
 
Stay away from crash diets
We’ve talked about reasonable ways to handle healthy eating during the holidays before. Please don’t decide to starve yourself to compensate for the extra calories you had or are going to have at that holiday party. If you do slip up, forgive yourself and make a point to be more mindful. Don’t punish yourself for any mistakes. Just move forward with better decisions, no punishment involved.
 
Know that asking for help is okay
Let me repeat: you can’t do it all. Let family and friends help out when they offer. They can bring a dish, grab something from the store on their way, or help with the dishes. If you have to go to someone’s party and don’t have the time to make something, grab something pre-made from the store. There comes a time when we all need help and learning how to accept it will be incredibly beneficial for your sanity.
 
Fit in time for yourself
Women, in particular, spend less than 30 minutes a day on themselves. Go for a run, get a limited-edition special-roasted coffee at the corner café and sit there in peace, read a book, take a bath, or make time with your best friend to just have one-on-one time without your kids tagging along. You’ll feel full again, which renews your mind and spirit like nothing else. We can't give from an empty cup, as the saying goes.
 
Remember, the holidays are about joy. Find yours within, and you’ll be able to spread more of it around.  What makes you feel most joyful?   
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 19:08

CAFFEINE AND SPORTS TRAINING

 
Caffeine is sometimes called “the world’s most popular drug”.
 
It’s a very common naturally-occurring stimulant found in coffee and other foods/drinks. 
 
Its main effect is on the brain, helping to increase alertness and reducing fatigue. It’s also used for fat loss and in sports training.
Monday, 10 December 2018 21:01

Is Keto Good for Athletes?

 
The keto health craze is here!
 
And if you’re wondering whether you should try it or not (especially if you’re an athlete), you need to read this!
 
The idea behind the diet’s popularity is that it can literally train your body to burn fat as fuel. This means your metabolism actually changes. You stop burning carbohydrates (your body’s preferred fuel), and start burning fat (and ketones) as fuel. 
 
You become “fat adapted.”
7 Ways to Boost Energy Without Caffeine
 
Do you faithfully begin your day with a cup of coffee?  Statistics say over 2 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide each day, so chances are, you're a coffee drinker.  Sometimes it feels like the only way to add some pep in your step is to fill up your mug with some fresh coffee, doesn't it? 
 
A cup of coffee isn't a bad thing, but having an arsenal of ways to boost your energy without caffeine is beneficial, so here are some ways to do just that... 
Monday, 15 October 2018 17:35

5 Ways Gratitude Affects Your Health

 This Impacts Your Health More Than You Know
 
When we think about our health, we think in terms of what we're eating, what we're drinking, how much we're exercising -- but we rarely think about our health being related to what we think about.  
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 17:50

Practical Ways to Be Healthy This Fall

 
With back to school and cooler temperatures, fall is always the time of year when focusing on your health seems to be put on the back burner. You don’t have to let this busy time of year take the wind out of your sails though. There are certain things you can do to have a healthier fall for you and your family.