Day 1: Hugs n’ Quiches, Hunger Unleashes

After carrying the lighter-than-usual bag of groceries into the door yesterday, I looked at my ingredients. Ambitious in trying to be creative and attempting to eat healthy┬ámeals, I made sure I picked out at least a few versatile protein choices, a dairy product for calcium, vegetables and some grain products. Seasoning or cooking oil? Salted… Continue reading Day 1: Hugs n’ Quiches, Hunger Unleashes

Day 0.5 – Why? and What?

Why Join the Challenge? By day, I currently work in a diabetes center; before that, I was in acute care often covering Emerg. About 2.5 months ago, a typical day in Emerg, I had a referral to see someone for nutrition intervention. The physician’s physical assessment indicated patient X, with Type 1/2 Diabetes (latent autoimmune… Continue reading Day 0.5 – Why? and What?

A Turkey’s Leap: A philosophical entry on Thanksgiving, obesity and healthcare

A turkey sitting in each oven basking and browning under the heat, cornucopias filled with roasted colours of autumn, the aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon and a hint of nutmeg shrouds each house, the table set and sides are ready – mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce and gravy. Family, friends and loved ones gather together… Continue reading A Turkey’s Leap: A philosophical entry on Thanksgiving, obesity and healthcare