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I hate vegetables - and other excuses to not eat your vegetables - DEBUNKED! | Ignite Nutrition Inc. Andrea Hardy, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

No More Veggie Excuses! Part 1 – But Vegetables Take Too Much Time

September 8, 2016

But Vegetables Take Too Much Time! …and Other Adult Excuses to Not Eat Your Vegetables Ok, all you grown adults out there – I’ve polled the TOP dietitians across Canada, and come up with some creative, and honest solutions to your vegetable complaints. I’ll be honest. When an adult tells…

Egg Whites Only? A Dietitian Explains. | Ignite Nutrition Inc. Guest Feature with Caroline Susie Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Egg Whites Only? Think Again! | A Dietitian Explains

August 4, 2016

Hey all! I’m so excited to bring you this AMAZING guest post by Caroline Susie, a registered dietitian from Dallas, Texas, y’all! I met her on social media – and flipping immediately loved her message and all she talks about on her blog! When I read…

Should I drink Charcoal Water? A dietitian perspective | Ignite Nutrition Inc. Andrea Hardy, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Should I drink charcoal water? | A Dietitian Perspective

July 25, 2016

I don’t know what it is about summer, but I just can’t seem to get my creative butt in gear to blog post for y’all! I’ve been painting with water colors, taking photography, and other creative things, but my drive to write has hit an all-time low. However, a discussion…

Are Carbs Bad? A Dietitian Explains. | Ignite Nutrition Inc. Guest Feature with Andrea D'Ambrosio Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Are Carbs Bad? A Dietitian Explains

June 20, 2016

Are Carbs Bad?  A Dietitian Explains. Are carbs bad? This is a question I get on a regular basis. Or rather, an opinion I get on a regular basis. Served up right alongside guilt – a feeling ALL my readers know should NEVER be associated…

Nutrition Summit 2016 – Take a 100 Meal Journey

February 24, 2016

March is Nutrition Month. And this year, we are taking a 100 meal journey focusing on small, practical changes.Sound familiar? UH YESSSS it does - that is what I base my ENTIRE practice around! Healthy eating doesn't have to be hard! The best part about nutrition month - is alllll month long, RD's offer fran-freaking-tastic blog posts, webinars, and email series all about making small positive changes over the 31 days of March.I, myself have teamed up with some of the TOP RD's in the country to bring you (drum roll please) The Nutrition Summit. A free, month long online event with access to the best and brightest RD minds in the country. Seriously. From webinars, to weekly email tips - this Nutrition Summit is not to be missed!

'Tis the Season to Be Jolly - 3 Steps to Reduce Alcohol Intake Over The Holidays| Ignite Nutrition Inc. | Andrea Hardy Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Calgary

Reduce Alcohol Intake this Holiday Season

December 21, 2015

Holidays are meant to be enjoyed. We can celebrate with our family and friends, but still be mindful of how alcohol can quickly have an impact on our waist-line. At the next event you attend, decide on the alcohol reducing strategies you are going to use, and come up with a plan. You can enjoy the party, without missing out. You'll wake up the next morning thankful you did!

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. 

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Do dietitians make meal plans?

October 23, 2015

When someone asks 'do dietitians make meal plans?', I hold a shudder back, and explain that there is SO much more to my profession than 'meal plans'.