Archive for April, 2010

Knowledge is power.
April 28, 2010

Just like if you don’t have the right tools for the job; it is near to impossible to complete the task on time or up to code. Knowledge works the same way. Unfortunately most of us fall victim to a system driven by people determined to get rich. Believe me fitness and diet programs are big business, they make millions off the masses jumping on and off fad diets and ridiculous home exercise equipment. With just a bit of knowhow its incredible how you can turn your life around, and at the same time keep your money in the bank!

“As seen on TV” photo provided by Joy, Nikki, Sue, Laura & Pam~Our Views

“Piggy bank” photo provided by Microsoft Office Online Clip Art

3 things holding people “FAT”!
April 21, 2010

1. Environment or lifestyle
2. Lack of accurate knowledge
3. Self doubt. For example: “I’ll never be…”

*Photo provided by Microsoft Office Online Clip Art

Doing it right at Veritas
April 14, 2010

Anyone who tries their best to eat healthy knows how difficult it can be when eating out! Thankfully for those of you who live in Montreal it just got a whole lot easier – thanks to my new-found health café in Old Montreal, where I also enjoy crema laden espresso. Veritas stands out from the rest, as there is no need for requests like, “exchange my fries for a salad”, or “salad dressing on the side”. What a breath of fresh air to go into a restaurant and have peace of mind that foods are 100% whole grain, not processed or refined, fresh meats are grilled not deep-fried, natural sweeteners like cane juice, honey, and authentic maple syrup are common place. Along with friendly, down-to-earth service with a personal touch, all brought together in a modern chic ambience.

The kicker is all this quality and attention to detail won’t even cost you a premium, a soup will only set you back a couple bucks, a full meal including a sandwich and salad is from $6 to $10, now that is priceless! Go, see for yourself you won’t regret it, 480 Blvd St-Laurent (corner Notre-Dame), and be sure to let me know what you think. See map

“Fresh! Healthy! Good for You! Low in Fat! No Carbs! These words and phrases are losing their meaning. They’re becoming little more than buzz words that prove to be misleading after closer examination. At Café Santé Veritas, we want to give meaning back to these catchphrases.

For us, it begins with preparation. Instead of buying ready-made products to re-sell, everything we serve is cooked and baked onsite. From muffins and scones to soups and jams, we know exactly what goes into everything we serve.

We are particular to the point of obsession about what we use and what we do not. Our meats are low-fat filet mignon, our fish are fresh salmon filets, and our chicken is grain-fed and white-meat only, our fruits and vegetables are daily fresh, and our herbs and spices are all natural. Instead of processed white sugar or artificial sweeteners, we choose evaporated sugar cane juice, honey, or authentic maple syrup. Likewise, we avoid altogether saturated oils, butter, and anything high in saturated or trans fat.

When cooking, we don’t fry and are careful to ensure food oils are not exposed to heat. Care is taken that all meats are grilled before marinating and are never sautéed in oil. The challenge of maintaining the flavourful appeal of our food without sacrificing the health benefits is worth it to provide a true alternative to the typical casual lunch fare.

All of our meals are balanced with proportions of complex carbohydrates, proteins, and “good” fats in tandem with several essential vitamins and minerals. We make an extra effort because we are committed to Veritas; the truth in our message of healthier eating and healthier living. Try us out to see for yourself, our meals are designed to leave you satisfied without feeling heavy or lethargic.

Don’t be misled by buzz words that lack follow through. Food is only as good as it makes you feel, and we’re confident that Café Santé Veritas can help you find your healthier lifestyle. Avoid the hype; be true to your body, after all it’s the only one you have.”

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*Photos provided by Café Santé Veritas

Food Inc.
April 7, 2010

It only seems appropriate to follow last week’s post by writing about the eye- opening film Food Inc.* Although we might not be confronted with such troubling food industry nightmares in Canada, this film is still food for thought.

How much do you really know about the food you buy at your local grocery store?

“In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won’t go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.

…Food, Inc. reveals surprising—and often shocking truths—about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.”

*Warning – Some scenes may be disturbing to viewers

For more information visit the Official Food Inc. Movie Site – Hungry For Change?

View the Food Inc – Official Trailer

*Photo provided by The Official Food Inc. Movie Site

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