Tracy Satov

Food for Thought

A Registered Dietitian with experience with all types of clients, Tracy has created with her columns a unique and innovative way of helping people achieve their dietary goals

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As the summer ends and the school year begins, many parents have to start organizing their pantries with the right foods to energize their children for school. Most households become very relaxed during the summer months and need to start restructuring for the school year a head. Good nutrit…

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The weather has been heating up this summer and Montreal, like many cities, has been very hot and humid. Hydration is very important when the temperatures are this high. Your body is comprised of approximately 60 per cent water, which is essential for many things, including maintaining blood…

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Summer is just around the corner and barbecue season already upon us. Grilling has always been known as the one of the healthiest cooking alternatives. Eighty per cent of Canadian households barbecue 1-2 times per week in the summer. Is it as healthy as you think it is? There are certain sid…

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“Why aren’t I losing weight?” I get this question all the time. There are many reasons why someone doesn’t lose weight. Some people don’t lose weight because of medications, inactivity, poor eating habits or a medical condition. Here are four unsuspecting reasons for not losing weight.

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What is food synergy? Food Synergy occurs when two different foods are eaten together deliver more nutrients than when those foods are eaten alone. These food interactions are scientifically proven to be better for your health. Here are some food synergy meal ideas that you can add to your d…

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So many of us after the holidays have a few extra pounds to lose. It’s easy to gain anywhere from 5-10 pounds during the holiday season. The early months of the new year is the time to start fresh with a new diet plan to help you lose that unwanted weight. According to recent research, here …

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This time of year it is very hard to eat healthy. There are numerous holiday parties in which you cannot control the foods that you will be served or portion sizes that are distributed. To not gain weight during this holiday season, it’s best to control your of intake and options when you ca…

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The last few days of November are also the last few days of Movember, an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide. Many Montreal men raised money for …

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October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to Canadian Cancer Society, in 2017 it is estimated that 6,500 women in Quebec will be diagnosed with breast cancer. It is also estimated that this year 1,300 women will die of it. New research suggests that changing your dietary habits ma…

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Nearly 12 million Canadians are vegetarians. There are now fast food vegetarian restaurants and high-end vegan restaurants all over the city, and just about at every food court contains a vegetarian restaurant.

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By the time summer rolls around many of us have an extra few pounds from hibernating during the long cold winter months. Now that it is summer it’s time to shed those pounds and look great in your summer T’s, shorts and tanks. Unfortunately for most of us that’s easier said than done. There …

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Many people want to eat healthy and watch their weight but unfortunately many self-sabotage. Many of us have terrible eating habits such as sweet tooth snacking, emotional eating, speed eating or mindless munching. Here’s four tips on how to curb your bad eating habits.

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Many people want to eat healthy and watch their weight but unfortunately many self -sabotage. Many of us have terrible eating habits such as sweet tooth snacking, emotional eating, speed eating or mindless munching. Here’s four tips on how to curb your bad eating habits.

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From December through March many people gain 5 to15 pounds and can blame the holiday season. This weight gain is not inevitable and in fact can be avoided by following some simple guidelines. Here are my top nine tips to prevent holiday weight gain while still enjoying all the celebrations:

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September was prostate cancer awareness month. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1-in-8 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. After skin cancer it is the leading cause of cancer among men. Living a healthy lifestyle and eating a nutritious diet can decrease your risk. …

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September was prostate cancer awareness month. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1-in-8 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. After skin cancer it is the leading cause of cancer among men. Living a healthy lifestyle and eating a nutritious diet can decrease your risk. …

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Like most parents, I can’t help at this time of year to start thinking about the upcoming school year and what it means for my kids. Back to school brings with it the opportunity to reflect upon the challenges of the previous year and implement better habits going forward. As parents, we hel…

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Did you know that some of your favorite summer treats are not only delicious but also nutritious? Here is a list of the best foods to eat this summer.

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The sun is out, but do you feel like hiding inside? Is your body beach ready? There are certain foods that can cause your body to increase your caloric burn without hitting the gym. Here are my top 5 foods that can burn fat, increase your metabolism, and help you lose weight:

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The sun is coming out, but do you feel like hiding inside? Is your body beach ready? It’s time to take off your winter clothes and shed your winter weight.

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Question: My son recently woke me up in the middle of the night with vomiting and diarrhea. The whole next day he felt nauseous and had an upset stomach. What are the best foods to soothe a loose stomach and to prevent it from spreading to the rest of the family?

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Every year around the holiday season people gain weight. Starting at the end of November until the end of March, people gain on average five to 10 pounds. Surviving the holidays without gaining weight is a difficult. Here is my top five “never-do-during-the-holidays” list. This year, give yo…

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For many of us, summer is the time for vacation. If the kids are way at camp, some parents even take a break from the kitchen and overflowing grocery carts.

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Question: I’m trying to eat healthy and read the food labels but I get very confused with the food label terms. For example, what does sugar free, low sodium or reduced fat really mean? Can you help decipher what I should look for when I am grocery shopping?