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Nutrition and PCOS

November 5, 2018

We work with many women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and all too often we hear the same story about their diagnosis. They are told they have PCOS and then left with the advice to just ‘lose weight and eat healthy’. But most women with PCOS have already tried to lose…

February 1-7 is eating disorders awareness week in Alberta. Ignite Nutrition registered dietitian nutritionists have created a 7 day free challenge to help YOU assess your personal weight and health biases - and help end eating disorders!

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

January 29, 2018

February 1-7 is eating disorders awareness week  2018 (EDAW). One of our CORE tenants at Ignite is a Health at Every Size philosophy. As well as focusing on food relationship. We work regularly with intuitive eating, disordered eating, food relationship, and binge eating disorders or EDNOS (eating disorder not otherwise…

Best Books for Intuitive Eating & Food Relationship - Andrea Hardy, registered dietitian nutritionist and gut health expert shares her favourite reads of 2017 and how they impacted her food philosophy | Ignite Nutrition is a private practice in Calgary Alberta focusing on gut health, food relationship. We take a health at every size approach to wellness!

Best Books for Intuitive Eating & Food Relationship

December 27, 2017

I get asked ALL the time – Andrea – what books do you read to learn about intuitive eating and food relationship? I have clients ask, I have friends and family ask, and I have my staff and students ask. Many people wonder where I’ve developed certain skills and counselling…

Why you need to break up with your diet - a dietitian explains what is wrong with weight being the 'ultimate' indicator of health - and WHY it's so hard on us to diet continually | Andrea Hardy, RD from Calgary Alberta

Why You Need to Break Up With Your Diet

July 24, 2017

Have you ever considered dieting? Or maybe dieted more times than you can count? Have you ever thought to stop and ask yourself – what your TRUE motivations are? When we strip away the desire to lose weight – have you considered what is driving your weight loss goals? And…

Orthorexia: A Dietitian Perspective | Andrea Hardy Calgary Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Orthorexia: Why You Aren’t What You Eat

November 25, 2015

Lately in the media, there has been a lot of attention on disordered eating and orthorexia.You’ve likely heard of anorexia and bulimia. You may have even heard the term ‘disordered eating’ – a blanket term to describe those that engage in anorexic/bulimic tendencies, but not quite to the extent of official diagnosis. Lately, I’m sure you’ve heard the term ‘orthorexia’ tossed around – without actually realizing what it means. Hint – its nothing to do with your teeth being too skinny. Learn a bit about orthorexia, and why we as a society need to take action to re-define healthy eating.