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Hello Andreatest,

In this summer newsletter, we explore a a few common issues that we discuss regularly with our clients AND since it is grilling season we've got a super simple (and of course tasty) recipe for you to try.

  • Why Your Calorie Counting Apps and Devices May be Wrong
  • Foods for Constipated Kids
  • Simple Weekday Plant-based Vegetarian Burger Recipe

Finding yourself overwhelmed when it comes to healthy eating? We won't expect you to eat perfectly, but instead offer you simple tips for better health and meal planning success. We can also help you feel better about your relationship with food through a non-dieting philosophy and learn to love the body you live in. Simply hit reply to this email and lets arrange a time to speak privately (you can also phone me at 403-301-4106 or 1-800-268-9487).

We specialize in meal planning, weight concerns, emotional eating, eating disorders, sports nutrition, diabetes, high cholesterol, digestive concerns and more. Contact me so we can discuss your goals or health concerns and which Dietitian on our team is the best fit for your goals.

We look forward to continuing to serve you locally in Calgary and also virtually through our growing digital practice.


Andrea Holwegner CEO, RD "The Chocoholic Nutritionist"

PS Do you follow us on Facebook? Like our pages!
Our team page for all our Dietitian tips and recipes: @healthstandnutrition
My personal page to see what I'm cooking up in the kitchen: @chocoholicRD

Why Your Calorie Counting Apps and Devices May be Wrong


The downside of using calorie tracking devices like Fitbit and MyFitnessPal

There are now more technology devices and phone apps to monitor your food, exercise and health habits than ever before. But are they useful and are the numbers accurate?

Read on to access more information here including dispelling 4 common myths about tracking devices:

Foods for Constipated Kids


Fibre-rich foods for children with constipation

Though it isn’t often discussed kids constipation is a common problem. Most people experience at least some degree of inconsistency when it comes to our bowel movements, and that holds true for our children as well. Luckily, for the vast majority of cases, constipation is a temporary and easily managed condition.

Here are some tips to help:

Easy Chickpea Burger Recipe


Simple Weekday Plant-based Vegetarian Burger Recipe

This delicious plant-based chickpea burger is easy to make, and can be eaten fresh or made ahead and frozen in patties for quick weekday vegetarian meals on the go.


Improve health, meal planning success and move towards your personal best weight (still eating foods you love!)

The Pursuit of Healthiness™ is a comprehensive self-study training program ​designed to help you eat well and still have a life. This is not just a course, it is a nutrition club with lifetime access to mentorship, support, and connections with other people in similar situations.

If you have ever felt stuck, defeated, stressed, too busy or overwhelmed when it comes to the topic of healthy eating, you are not alone. As a Registered Dietitian for close to 20 years, I have worked with thousands of individuals, parents and employees that want to look and feel better each day.

I’ve been listening to your goals, interests and challenges. I have an idea of where you have been stuck or what caused you to fall off the wagon. I’ve been studying solutions to help you overcome these roadblocks and move forward with confidence. With this insight, I have created a one-of-a-kind ​signature training program and nutrition club that will serve my mission to help as many people as possible achieve health without guilt or complexity. Join me!

~ Andrea Holwegner RD "The Chocoholic Nutritionist"

Learn More!

We specialize in the achievement of health without guilt or complexity. Since 2000, our Calgary nutritionists have offered nutrition counselling, professional speaking, educational resources, media expertise as well as food and grocery industry consulting. We also offer a one of a kind online nutrition course "The Pursuit of Healthiness" for individuals and employees looking to achieve better health, energy and move towards your personal best weight (still enjoying foods you love).

We stand for balanced living and no unnecessary food restrictions. You can count on us for healthy eating advice that always saves room for your favorites.

Live Deliciously,

The Dietitians at Health Stand Nutrition

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