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A dietitian’s advice on flexible dieting

  While flexible dieting has become a buzz word du jour, but what does flexible dieting mean when it comes to macros and calories? We asked accredited practising dietitian and founder of Bites for Health for her expert insight.    Macros v calories Counting macronutrients rather than calories can ensure a more balanced overall diet; however, counting anything around food can be exhausting. The value of attending to macronutrients is to ensure that each meal contains a balance of protein, carbs and fats, which contributes to satiety – and pleasure…

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Advice From Seniors You Will Be Foolish Not To Pay Heed To

Life isn’t always rainbows and butterflies and we all go through tough times. Going through life without guidance is like trying to ride a bike before learning how to walk. Of course, you may eventually get better at it, but the scars you bear along the way will be with you forever. It is important to understand what someone’s saying, their perspective and why they’re saying it. Everyone has a unique background and a unique story, and applying someone’s words of wisdom will help you revamp yourself and way of…

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How Loving Advice Turns Into a Weapon That Kills Relationships

“Don’t be upset.” “You shouldn’t worry so much.” All of these statements are seemingly harmless and are meant to be helpful. But unfortunately, they are not either of those things. In fact, these statements could be construed as dismissive or insensitive. When your partner is already experiencing a period of doubt, the lack of support from you could lead them to even question your feelings for them. Sharing a problem is sharing a piece of mind When a person gets more intimate with someone, they are more willing to share…

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Why Your Lover Doesn’t Want Your Advice, but Your Validation

Relationships, even the great ones, can be complicated. This is especially true if you’re lacking validation. Think about the last time you told your partner about the way you felt. Maybe he/she said something to you that hurt your feelings. On some level, perhaps you knew they didn’t mean it to be hurtful, but because of something you’d experienced in the past, it rubbed you the wrong way. If relationships worked the way they did in the movies, your partner would have said something like, “Honey, I completely understand where…

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How “Good Advice” by Parents Turns out to Be Bad for Children

Some kids want to grow up to be pro basketball players or astronauts; my daughter on the other hand wants to grow up to become a unicorn. Lots of parents still tell their children often that they can grow up to be whatever they want to be. That’s all well and good unless your daughter wants to become a unicorn or your son is 16 years of age, only 5’5″, and wants to play for the Chicago Bulls. If your 16 year old has unrealistic pro sports dreams without a…

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Things Could Have Ended Differently If You Read These Relationship Advice Earlier

Think back to your first relationship. Is there any advice you wish you could go back in time and give yourself? You’re not the only one. Most of us realize far too late how to have a healthy, successful relationship. This article will share loads of relationship wisdom to give you a head start on the road to a happy partnership. Are you ready for relationship advice that could change your life? Have Realistic Expectations of Love Although we often think of love as a strong, everlasting, all-or-nothing feeling, science…

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Advice From Two Tech Executives On How To Set The Right Trajectory For Your Career

Young and ambitious technical professionals have the C-Suite in sight. They’re hungry for the increased compensation, responsibility, and authority that come with a CIO, CTO, or VP of technology role. To be successful in their goals, they need advice from seasoned technical professionals who have climbed the long arduous path from the bottom to the top. This article has been written by two such professionals. Jaimie Cole is the VP of Technology at iCardiac, a relatively new biomedical research company, and Colin Rhodes is the CTO/CIO of eHealth Technologies, a…

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Why I’ve Stopped Giving And Asking For Advice

Andrew Richard / BuzzFeed I love asking for advice, almost as much as I love giving it. I used to be pretty convinced I had a singular talent for it, and that misplaced confidence only grew when I was hired to write an advice column for money. Part of it is just that I love to hear myself talk — to notice how I explain a problem differently depending on my audience, the tones I adopt and words I choose to best convey the issue at hand. The interchange of…

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