Category Archives: Healthy Eating

Kathleen’s Tips To Survive The Weekend! #fitnessfriday

Honoured to be working with this awesome #Toronto publication!! Always nice to connect with neighbours…..”it takes a village”😆 READ NOW!

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Protein Popsicles

Kathleen Trotter loves Fudgesicles, but unfortunately, they aren’t the healthiest snack out there. She decided to create something similar in taste, but a lot healthier! These protein pops are low in calories, free of artificial additives, and are great for … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: Going away for the holidays doesn’t have to mean missing your workout

Being away from home and not having equipment is not a reason – at least not a good one – to skip your workout. An effective training session is always possible. You just need motivation and a strategically packed suitcase. … Continue reading

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Kathleen’s 5 Tips to Survive the Holidays

Sure, it might be unrealistic to try and lose weight during the holidays, BUT gaining unwanted pounds is not inevitable!! It is possible to maintain a relatively healthier lifestyle and socialize — it just takes some mindfulness, preparation, and creativity. … Continue reading

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November Newsletter

My November Newsletter is out! I’ve included some great tips, articles and awesome an fall recipe for Chocolate Banana Granola READ MORE

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A few of my favourite things — The November edition

My November Huffington Post “Favourite Things” themed blog is out. The only thing I forgot to mention was how much I LOVE the countdown to Christmas….I am especially loving the Starbucks X-Mas cups 🙂 Counting down to Christmas is 100% … Continue reading

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Holiday Survival Guide: 7 ways to enjoy the holidays without sacrificing your health

We all know the benefits of working out and eating well, but when it comes to our health, knowing and doing — especially during holiday party season — are two very different things! The good news is, you don’t have … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: Four tips for helping a loved one make healthier choices

I am really proud of my recent Health Advisor column. One of my favourite quotes had to be cut for space….originally the column included the following – “As Dr. Fordyce, a seminal thinker in cognitive behavioural theory, pain management and … Continue reading

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Pros and cons of intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting has received a lot of media attention as a great way to LOSE FAT and Maintain Muscle. But does it really work. Fit After 45 asked two experts me (Kathleen Trotter and Josh Hewett for our take. READ MORE

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You don’t have to sacrifice your social life to be fit!

I wrote a blog for babebox.ca. In the blog I explain how you can make healthier choices without sacrificing your social life. Info in the blog is inspired by my book FindingYourFit 🙂 Take a look!

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Make health decisions as if you were making them for a loved one

Looking for a new strategy for health success? Look no further – this is it! We all know (for the most part) what is healthy. Fries or a salad? Vegetables and hummus or a chocolate bar? Water or coffee? The … Continue reading

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It’s the simple choices that pay off most for your health

Excited to post my most recent Huffington Post blog — I had originally wanted to call it “eat this…not that”. Read it to learn 10 SIMPLE substitutions that will make a HUGE difference to your health!

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Quesada: July tip of the month

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My Favourite Things: The “Fit For Summer” Edition

As a trainer, I am constantly coming across new “fun” exercises and healthy recipes, but what is the use of learning all this great info if I don’t share it? So, in February I wrote a “favourite things” blog (for … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: Weight loss is not always the answer to better health

I am very proud to share my most recent The Globe and Mail column. I think it contains a really important main take-away. Basically – get moving and remember that your health is a life long, always evolving process. I … Continue reading

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Is your growing belly fat a health concern?

The Star talks to four doctors, a registered dietitian and a personal trainer (me!) to get the skinny on belly fat. Learn the best ways to get rid of your belly fat today! READ MORE

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Don’t be afraid of fat — the good kind of course!

Too often when people tell me they are on a “low fat” diet it means they are eating tons of nutritionally vapid and processed foods such as muffins, puddings, cereals, and yogurts. Basically, they are eating foods labeled “low fat.” … Continue reading

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5 fun nutrition facts you may not know

I am currently completing a diploma in nutrition from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, and I keep thinking “my readers might find some of this really interesting.” So, I figured, why not put my learning to good use? Here … Continue reading

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Quesada: May tip of the month

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A Few of My Favourite Things — The May Edition

In February I wrote my first “favourite things” blog. (If you are bored with your breakfast, check out fave thing number one). I had such fun researching and compiling the list that I decided to regularly write a “favourite things” … Continue reading

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