Category: Health

Volumetrics: The Missing Key to Weight Loss

When it comes to losing weight, most people understand that it is necessary to burn more calories than what you consume. However, they are reluctant to place restrictions on calorie intake out of fear that they will be left feeling hungry and deprived (which as stated in a previous post, can sabotage weight loss efforts).

Everything you Need to Know about Eating Plant-based: Part 1

Another post by our expert registered dietitian, Susan McFarlane. In this 2 part series, Susan covers eating plant-based food while getting all your required nutrients. Interest in plant-based eating has never been greater, with an increased number of celebrities and professional athletes swapping their bacon and eggs for beans and tofu. As a dietitian and

Understanding cronometer.com ratios – PRAL

Another post by our expert registered dietitian, Susan McFarlane. This time, Susan tackles PRAL centered/alkaline diets and the science behind them. Potential Renal Acid Load (PRAL) Alkalinity Although it’s popularity has waned in favour of more recent dietary trends, the alkaline diet continues to be touted by many as the key to preventing disease and

The Key to Successful Weight Loss

Another post by our expert registered dietitian, Susan McFarlane. This time, Susan tackles the tricky subjects of hunger, satiety and the factors that contribute to them. When it comes to successful weight loss, there is no magic pill, powder, or potion that will give you results you want without requiring you to make significant and

Why is my weight plateauing?

Guest post by Susan Macfarlane, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist utilizing cronometer.com to help run a busy private practice in Ontario, discussing the challenge of hitting a weight plateau: As a Registered Dietitian specializing in weight loss and bariatric nutrition, a week doesn’t go by where a client doesn’t ask me why his weight loss has plateaued.

How to Stay on Track during the Holidays

Another guest post from Susan Macfarlane, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist utilizing cronometer.com to help run a busy private practice in Ontario, discussing the challenge of healthy eating during the holidays.   There’s a reason most people set health and fitness goals after the holidays; changing or maintaining your health habits is difficult to do in the

Understanding Cronometer’s Nutrient Ratios – Calcium & Magnesium

Another guest post from Susan Macfarlane, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist running a busy private practice in Canada’s capital of Ottawa, Ontario, explaining the benefits of the calcium and magnesium information you can get from  Cronometer.com (https://cronometer.com). Included at the end are links to Susan’s previous article’s. Calcium What is calcium and why do I need it?

6 tips for getting the most from your nutrition data

At Cronometer, we pride ourselves in having the best, most comprehensive nutrition database on the market. Cronometer is a powerful tool for tracking your nutrition in great detail. However, with great power comes great responsibility. Nutrition science and nutrition data is a messy business, and in order to get the most out of Cronometer, it

Building a Healthy Baby

Another guest post from Susan Macfarlane, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist running a busy private practice in Canada’s capital of Ottawa, Ontario, detailing using Cronometer.com (https://cronometer.com) to help in building a healthy baby. Included at the end are links to Susan’s previous article’s. Pregnancy is a time of incredible excitement and joy in the lives of parents-to-be.

Understanding Cronometer’s Nutrient Ratios – Zinc/Copper

Another guest post from Susan Macfarlane, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist running a busy private practice in Canada’s capital of Ottawa, Ontario, detailing Cronometer.com’s  (https://cronometer.com) nutrient ratios. Click here to see Susan’s previous article on nutrient ratios: https://cronometer.com/blog/understanding-cronometers-nutrient-ratios/ Zinc/Copper There has been a lot of discussion in the Cronometer forums about the ideal ratio of dietary zinc