DIET TYPES

Healthy Diet Delivery's goal is to help people of all ages live longer and healthier lives simply by eating fewer calories and always maintaining adequate nutrition. Our diet's are low in Sodium, rich in nutrients and balanced food choices, including protein, fruits, vegetables, good fats, and good carbohydrates. Every diet that we offer has a recommended food guide as well as portion control and is designed to provide optimum nutrition for your body.

If you are unsure of which diet is best suited to your needs please give us a call to discuss which diet will help you reach and more importantly maintain your goals.

Please click on one of the diet types below for more information:

  • Chef's Choice

    Our Chef's Choice diet is one of our most popular as it has the most variety and selection while offering nutrient rich and balanced food choices, including protein, fruits and vegetables, good fat and carbohydrates. This diet was created by our Nutritionist and our Executive Chef following the Canadian Food Guide as well as portion control and is designed to provide optimum nutrition for your body.

    This meal plan closely mirrors the traditional North American diet we're all used to, but the food is prepared in a much healthier manner. Low in fat and low in Sodium!

    Whether for the convenience, weight loss or if you just want to eat healthier and have your meals prepared by a Gourmet Chef, give us a call. Our team will help understand what your goals are and what your Caloric intake should be, this usually depends on body type, age and fitness level. Start your healthier life today with Healthy Diet Delivery!

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  • Atkins Inspired

    The Atkins diet, officially called the Atkins Nutritional Approach, is a low carbohydrate diet created by Nutritionist Robert Atkins from a research paper he read in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Atkins stated that he used the study to resolve his own overweight condition. He later popularized it in a series of books, starting with Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution in 1972. In his second book, Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, he modified or changed parts of the diet but did not alter the original concepts. At Healthy Diet Delivery we are always up to date on the Atkins Nutritional Approach.

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    Nature of The Diet

    Atkins said that there are important unrecognized factors in Western eating habits leading to obesity. Primarily, he believed that the main cause of obesity is eating refined carbohydrates, particularly sugar, flour, and high-fructose corn syrup. The Atkins Diet involves restriction of carbohydrates to more frequently switch the body's metabolism hydrates (for example, glucose or starch, the latter made of chains of glucose) impact the body by increasing blood sugar after consumption. (In the treatment of diabetes, blood sugar levels are used to determine a patient's daily insulin requirements.) Lastly, because of fiber's low digestibility, it provides little or no food energy and does not significantly impact glucose and insulin levels.

    In his book Dr Atkins' New Diet Revolution, Atkins made the controversial argument that the low-carbohydrate diet produces a metabolic advantage because 'burning fat takes more calories so you expend more calories'. The Atkins Diet restricts "net carbs" (digestible carbohydrates that impact blood sugar). One effect is a tendency to decrease the onset of hunger, perhaps because of longer duration of digestion (fats and proteins take longer to digest than carbohydrates). Atkins says in his New Diet Revolution (2002) that hunger is the number one reason why low-fat diets fail. Although studies show the efficacy of the Atkins approach after one year is the same as some low-fat diets, Atkins stated that the Atkins diet is easier than low-fat diets because low-fat dieters "were often hungry and always felt deprived".

    Net carbohydrates can be calculated from a food source by subtracting fiber and sugar alcohols (which are shown to have a smaller effect on blood sugar levels) from total carbohydrates. Sugar alcohols contain about two calories per gram, and the American Diabetes Association recommends that diabetics count each gram as half a gram of carbohydrate. Fructose (for example, as found in many industrial sweeteners) has four calories per gram but has a very low glycemic index and does not cause insulin production. Preferred foods in all categories are whole, unprocessed foods with a low glycemic index, although restrictions for low glycemic carbohydrates (black rice, vegetables, etc.) are the same as those for high glycemic carbohydrates (sugar, white bread). Atkins Diet recommends that no more than 20% of calories eaten while on the diet come from saturated fat. Atkin's book, Atkins Diabetes Revolution, states that, for people whose blood sugar is abnormally high or who have Type 2 diabetes mellitus, the Atkins diet decreases or eliminates the need for drugs to treat these conditions.

    The Atkins diet has four phases: Induction, Ongoing Weight Loss, Pre-maintenance, and Maintenance. The length of these phases depends mainly upon how overweight a person is and how they respond to the diet.

    Healthy Diet Delivery is offering the "Pre-Maintenance Atkins Inspired Diet" as well as the "Maintenance Atkins Inspired Diet" for sale.

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    Information obtained from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
  • Diabetic Diet

    More than 9 million Canadians are living with diabetes or prediabetes and 23.6 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes!

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    For many type 2 diabetics their diet has the double duty of not only controlling their blood sugar levels but also losing weight, which is an important step in reducing the risk factors for complications presented by this disease.

    The diabetic weight loss diet is an important part of keeping glucose levels in check by striking a balance between the carbohydrates, fats, and protein eaten at each meal.

    Choosing healthy food is one of the most important parts of anyone's diet, but for the diabetic it can literally be the difference between life and death. Without proper blood sugar control the list of complications suffered by those with diabetes is quite scary. It is also important to remember that while some people can control their diabetes with diet and exercise, others who are at higher risk may also need to make food choices based on the medications they are currently taking.

    For many diabetics trying to figure out the exact amount of carbohydrates they can eat can be a little frustrating. In the past everyone followed the same general guidelines but in recent years that thinking has changed.

    Diet plans for diabetic are now individualized and are based on each person's ability to tolerate and maintain good blood sugar control.

    One thing that helps individuals keep good glucose maintenance is the ability to measure blood sugar levels with personal portable blood glucose monitors that are quick and easy to use.

    The ultimate goal for Healthy Diet Delivery is to provide a diabetic diet that provides the necessary calories and nutrients needed while keeping blood glucose levels in the normal range and allowing the diabetic to lose weight.

    The good news is that our diet easily allows those who follow it the ability to lose the weight! The exact weight that can cause so many health problems and may be a contributor to their diabetes.

    Our diet is low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and simple sugars while emphasizing leafy green vegetables and fruits in moderation because of their high sugar and starch content, and whole grains high in fiber.

    Protein from lean sources is also important, particularly those that are high in omega 3 fatty acids such as can be found in certain fish. A good starting point for anyone with diabetes is the diabetic food pyramid that can be found of the Canadian Diabetes Association website.

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    Type 2 diabetes is becoming a rapidly increasing epidemic with the current obesity problem that is affecting nearly every region of the world. Because of this being able to control blood glucose levels along with effective weight loss and control is vitally important for anyone who must follow a diabetic weight loss diet.

    With Healthy Diet Delivery our Chef's prepare gourmet fresh meals to keep you on track with your Diabetic Diet. We prepare everything fresh with no preservatives for you and deliver it right to your door. Call us for more information at 647-352-3002 or EMAIL US with any questions you may have.

    Always consult with your Doctor before starting a new diet plan.

    More Information can be found at the following websites:

    CANADA

    CANADIAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION

    HELP FOR DIABETICS

    THE GLYCEMIC INDEX

    ONTARIO MINISTRY OF HEALTH PROMOTION & SPORT

    INSULIN PRODUCTS

    DIABETES DEPOT

    UNITED STATES

    AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION

    MAYO CLINIC

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  • Gluten Free

    Celiac disease is a medical condition in which the absorptive surface of the small intestine is damaged by a substance called gluten. This results in an inability of the body to absorb nutrients: protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, which are necessary for good health.

    Although statistics are not readily available, it is estimated that 1 in 133 persons in Canada are affected by celiac disease.

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    A wide range of symptoms may be present. Symptoms may appear together or singularly in children or adults. In general, the symptoms of untreated celiac disease indicate the presence of malabsorption due to the damaged small intestine.

    Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, triticale, barley. In the case of wheat, gliadin has been isolated as the toxic fraction. It is the gluten in the flour that helps bread and other baked goods bind and prevents crumbling. This feature has made gluten widely used in the production of many processed and packaged foods.

    At present there is no cure, but celiac disease is readily treated by following the gluten-free diet.

    Gluten-free food

    Several grains and starch sources are considered acceptable for a gluten-free diet. The most frequently used are corn, potatoes, rice, and tapioca (derived from cassava). Other grains and starch sources generally considered suitable for gluten-free diets include amaranth, arrowroot, millet, montina, lupin, quinoa, sorghum (jowar), sweet potato, taro, teff, chia seed, and yam. Various types of bean, soybean, and nut flours are sometimes used in gluten-free products to add protein and dietary fiber. In spite of its name, buckwheat is not related to wheat; pure buckwheat is considered acceptable for a gluten-free diet, although many commercial buckwheat products are actually mixtures of wheat and buckwheat flours, and thus not acceptable. Gram flour, derived from chickpeas, is also gluten-free (this is not the same as Graham flour made from wheat).

    Cross-contamination issues

    (At Healthy Diet Delivery our Kitchen Staff & Chefs always knows what ingredient go into our recipes.) Special care is necessary when checking product ingredient lists since gluten comes in many forms: vegetable proteins and starch, modified food starch (when derived from wheat instead of maize), malt flavoring, and glucose syrup. Many ingredients contain wheat or barley derivatives. Maltodextrin, formerly thought to contain gluten, is now generally considered gluten free. Although many foods contain gluten, it is not always included in ingredients lists. This lack of inclusion is because gluten is not used in the formulation of the product, but in the preparation (or manufacturing) of listed ingredients. One example is the dusting of the conveyor belts in the production facilities with gluten products to prevent the foods from sticking during processing.

    Controversy over oats

    The suitability of oats in the gluten-free diet is still somewhat controversial. Some research suggests that oats in themselves are gluten free, but that they are virtually always contaminated by other grains during distribution or processing. However, recent research indicated that a protein naturally found in oats (avenin) possessed peptide sequences closely resembling wheat gluten and caused mucosal inflammation in significant numbers of coeliac disease sufferers. Some examination results show that even oats which are not contaminated with wheat particles are nonetheless dangerous to about 10 percent of coeliacs, while not very harmful to the majority. At Healthy Diet Delivery our menus do have oats in the recipes.

    Medical benefits

    The scientific literature on the link between gluten and autism is mixed and there is no substantial research on in utero causality. There have been too few adequately designed, large-scale controlled studies and clinical trials to state whether the diet is effective. A small, single-blind study has documented fewer autistic behaviors in children fed a gluten-free, casein-free diet, but noted no change in cognitive skills, linguistic ability, or motor ability. This study has been criticized for its small sample size, singleblind design which may have skewed results on the basis of a "parent placebo effect". A 2006 double-blind short-term study found no significant differences in behavior between children on a gluten-free, casein-free diet and those on regular diets. A long term double-blind clinical trial sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health ran from 2004 until November 2008; as of July 2009, results are not yet available.

    Gluten sensitivity is also seen as a genetically inheritable problem. With gluten being an ingredient in medication it is highly advised that a person on the gluten free diet consult a doctor and check the labels of medications before beginning a medication or starting a new diet.

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    More Inforamtion can be found at the following websites:

    CeliACCESS

    THE CANADIAN CELIAC ASSOCIATION

    CELIAC SPRUE ASSOCIATION

    CELIAC GUIDE

    CELIAC.COM

    Information obtained from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
  • Healthy Heart Diet Delivery

    Healthy Diet Delivery Dietary Recommendations

    Heart & Stroke Healthy fats come in the form of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. These fats can lower bad cholesterol levels (LDL cholesterol). Monounsaturated fats have been shown to improve blood cholesterol levels. They're found in olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil, non-hydrogenated margarine, avocados and some nuts such as almonds, pistachios, cashews, pecans and hazelnuts. One type of polyunsaturated fat is omega-3, which can help prevent clotting of blood, reducing the risk of stroke and also helps lower triglycerides, a type of blood fat linked to heart disease. The best sources of omega-3 fat are cold-water fish such as mackerel, sardines, herring, rainbow trout and salmon, as well as flaxseed and walnuts.

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    Another type of polyunsaturated fat is omega-6. It helps lower LDL cholesterol, but in large amounts it's thought to also lower the good HDL cholesterol. Eat it in moderation. It's found in safflower, sunflower and corn oils, non-hydrogenated margarine and nuts such as almonds, brazil nuts and sunflower seeds. It is also in many prepared meats.

    Nutrition experts would like to see all of us bulk up - and they're not just talking about our muscles. No, they're talking about fibre. Canadians consume only about half of the fibre they require each day - only about 15 grams of the recommended 21 to 38 grams. That may be because Canadians are not having the required 5 to 10 vegetables and fruit a day and eating too many refined foods made with white flour - a wheat flour that has been stripped of most of its fibre.

    A carbohydrate found in plants and whole grains, fibre passes through the body undigested so it increases that feeling of fullness, without adding calories.

    Cutting back on salt is a heart-smart strategy. The Heart and Stroke Foundation recommends we set a target of 2,300 mg or less per day, which is the equivalent of 1 teaspoon of salt. And that excess sodium can have grave consequences. Three in 10 Canadians have been diagnosed with high blood pressure caused by eating too much sodium. And while everyone can benefit from less sodium, certain people - about one-third of Canadians - are particularly sensitive to the blood-pressure-elevating effects of sodium. For these people, excessive sodium increases the amount of blood in arteries, raising blood pressure and putting them at risk for heart disease and stroke.

    Sugar is the No. 1 food additive. It is in a variety of packaged foods, from yogurts and cereals to salad dressings, pop and ketchup. If sugar makes it to the first or second item on an ingredient list, the food product is likely to be very high in sugar. According to the Canadian Sugar Institute, Canadians consume about 63 grams of sugar a day from prepared or packaged foods, accounting for more than 12% of calories a day, based on 2,000 calories. Sugars are what nutrition experts call empty calories. That means they are high in calories without contributing to overall nutrition. Every gram of sugar equals four calories.

    Fresh vegetables are important components of a healthy diet. A healthy diet is one that helps maintain or improve health. It is important for the prevention of many chronic health risks such as: obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. A healthy diet involves consuming appropriate amounts of all nutrients, and an adequate amount of water. Nutrients can be obtained from many different foods, so there are a wide variety of diets that may be considered healthy diets.

    Other Dietary Recommendations
    There are a number of diets and recommendations by numerous medical and governmental institutions that are designed to promote certain aspects of health. Evidence supports the consumption of polyunsaturated fats instead of saturated fats as a measure of decreasing coronary heart disease.

    The World Health Organization (WHO) makes the following 5 recommendations with respect to both populations and individuals:

    • Achieve an energy balance and a healthy weight
    • Limit energy intake from total fats and shift fat consumption away from saturated fats to unsaturated fats and towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids
    • Increase consumption of fruits and vegetables, legumes, whole grains and nuts
    • Limit the intake of simple sugar
    • Limit salt / sodium consumption from all sources and ensure that salt is iodized

    American Heart Association
    The American Heart Association recommends a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and healthful fatty acids and that limit saturated fat.

    DASH diet
    The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is a diet promoted by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (part of the NIH, a United States government organization) to control hypertension. A major feature of the plan is limiting intake of sodium,and it also generally encourages the consumption of nuts, whole grains, fish, poultry, fruits and vegetables while lowering the consumption of red meats, sweets, and sugar. It is also "rich in potassium, magnesium, and calcium, as well as protein".

    Fears of high cholesterol were frequently voiced up until the mid-1990s. However, more recent research has shown that the distinction between high- and low-density lipoprotein ('good' and 'bad' cholesterol, respectively) must be addressed when speaking of the potential ill effects of cholesterol. Different types of dietary fat have different effects on blood levels of cholesterol. For example, polyunsaturated fats tend to decrease both types of cholesterol; monounsaturated fats tend to lower LDL and raise HDL; saturated fats tend to either raise HDL[citation needed], or raise both HDL and LDL; and trans fat tend to raise LDL and lower HDL. Dietary cholesterol itself is only found in animal products such as meat, eggs, and dairy, but studies have shown that even large amounts of dietary cholesterol only have negligible effects on blood cholesterol.

    While plants, vegetables, and fruits are known to help reduce the incidence of chronic disease, the benefits on health posed by plant-based foods, as well as the percentage of which a diet needs to be plant based in order to have health benefits is unknown. Nevertheless, plant-based food diets in society and between nutritionist circles are linked to health and longevity, as well as contributing to lowering cholesterol, weight loss, and in some cases, stress reduction. Indeed, ideas of what counts as "healthy eating" have varied in different times and places, according to scientific advances in the field of nutrition, cultural fashions, religious proscriptions, or personal considerations.

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    Always consult your Doctor before entering a diet program.

    More Information can be found at the following websites:

    CANADA

    HEART & STROKE FOUNDATION

    CANADIAN CARDIOVASCULAR SOCIETY

    CANADIAN ADULT CONGENITAL HEART NETWORK

    UNITED STATES

    AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

    Always consult your Doctor before entering a diet program.
  • High Fiber

    Canadians consume less than 50% of the dietary fiber levels recommended for good health. In the preferred food choices of today's youth, this value may be as low as 20%, a factor considered by experts as contributing to the obesity crisis seen in many developed countries. Our High Fiber diet can bring your levels to where they should be for long lasting results and a healthier lifestyle.

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    Recognizing the growing scientific evidence for physiological benefits of increased fiber intake, regulatory agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States have given approvals to food products making health claims for fiber.

    Fiber can be divided into two major types: soluble and insoluble. Soluble is softer and, apart from helping you feel full, it helps lower cholesterol and control blood sugar. Soluble fiber-rich foods include oatmeal and oat bran, legumes, beans, nuts, peas, lentils and fruits.

    Insoluble fiber, called roughage, promotes regularity because it helps move food through the bowel quickly and efficiently. You can find insoluble fiber in wheat bran, whole grain foods such as whole-wheat or multigrain bread, whole-wheat pasta, brown rice, and the leaves, skins and seeds of vegetables and fruits.

    Food items such as cereals, breads, pastas, rice and other grain products with Healthy Diet Delivery contain at least 2 grams of fiber or more.

    Always consult your Doctor before entering a diet program.

    More Information can be found at the following websites:

    NATIONAL FIBER COUNCIL

  • Low Carb

    Low-carbohydrate diets or "low-carb" diets are dietary programs that restrict carbohydrate consumption usually for weight control or for the treatment of obesity. Foods high in digestible carbohydrates (e.g. bread, pasta) are limited or replaced with foods containing a higher percentage of proteins and fats (e.g., meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, eggs, cheese, nuts, seeds, peanuts, and soy products) and other foods low in carbohydrates (e.g., most salad vegetables) although other vegetables and fruits (especially berries) are often allowed.

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    This diet reduces (nutritive) carbohydrate intake sufficiently to dramatically reduce insulin production in the body and to encourage ketosis (production of ketones to be used as energy in place of glucose). Although originally low-carbohydrate diets were created based on anecdotal evidence of their effectiveness, today there is a much greater theoretical basis on which these diets rest. The key scientific principle which forms the basis for these diets is the relationship between consumption of carbohydrates and the subsequent effect on blood sugar (i.e. blood glucose) and on production of some hormones. Blood sugar levels in the human body must be maintained in a fairly narrow range to maintain health. The two primary hormones related to regulating blood sugar levels, produced in the pancreas, are insulin, which lowers blood sugar levels (among many other effects, most of considerable significance metabolically), and glucagon, which raises blood sugar levels. In general, most western diets (and many others) are sufficiently high in nutritive carbohydrates that nearly all meals evoke insulin secretion from the beta cells in the pancreas; carbohydrates which are digested to produce glucose in the blood stream are the primary control for insulin secretion. Another aspect of insulin secretion is control of ketosis; in the non-ketotic state, the human body stores dietary fat in fat cells (i.e., adipose tissue) and preferentially uses glucose as cellular fuel. By contrast, low-carbohydrate diets, or more properly, diets that are very low in nutritive carbohydrates, evoke less insulin (to cover the ingested glucose in the blood stream), leading to longer and more frequent episodes of ketosis. Some researchers suggest that this causes body fat to be eliminated from the body, although this theory remains, at best, controversial, if it refers to excretion of lipids (i.e., fat and oil) and not to fat metabolism during ketosis.

    Low-carbohydrate diet advocates in general recommend reducing nutritive carbohydrates (commonly referred to as "net carbs," i.e. grams of total carbohydrates reduced by the non-nutritive carbohydrates) to very low levels. This means sharply reducing consumption of desserts, breads, pastas, potatoes, rice, and other sweet or starchy foods. Some recommend levels as low as 20-30 grams of "net carbs" per day, at least in the early stages of dieting. Low-carbohydrate diets often differ in the specific amount of carbohydrates allowed, whether certain types of foods are preferred, whether occasional exceptions are allowed, etc. Generally they all agree that processed sugar should be eliminated, or at the very least greatly reduced, and similarly generally discourage heavily processed grains (white bread, etc.). They vary greatly in their recommendations as to the amount of fat allowed in the diet although the most popular versions today generally recommend at most a moderate fat intake.

    With Healthy Diet Delivery we prepare Low Carb meals to keep you on track with your Diet. We prepare everything fresh for you and deliver it right to your door. Call us for more information at 647-352-3002 or EMAIL US with any questions you may have. Always consult your Doctor before entering a diet program.

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    Always consult your Doctor before entering a diet program.

    Useful Links

    THE GLYCEMIC INDEX - Great source of information.
  • Low Cholesterol

    Cholesterol is one of the fats in your blood. Your body uses it to make cell membranes, vitamin D and hormones. There are two main types of cholesterol:

    Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is often called the bad cholesterol because high levels in the blood promotes the buildup of plaque in the artery walls.

    High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is called the good cholesterol because it helps carry LDL-cholesterol away from the artery walls.

    Triglycerides are not a type of cholesterol. However, they are a type of fat that is found in the blood. High triglycerides are associated with excess weight, excess alcohol consumption and diabetes. Your triglyceride level is usually measured at the same time as your blood cholesterol.

    Healthy Diet Delivery uses only the "good cholesterol" in our meals, just olive oil and canola oil.

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    High blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. By lowering your cholesterol, you can dramatically reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. High cholesterol can lead to a buildup of plaque in the artery walls, narrowing your arteries, a condition called atherosclerosis. It can make it more difficult for blood to flow through your heart and body, putting you at increased risk of circulatory problems, heart disease and stroke. With Healthy Diet Delivery you won't have to worry if you are preparing your meals properly to keep on track with your Low Cholesterol Diet. We prepare everything fresh for you and deliver it right to your door. Call us for more information at 647-352-3002 or EMAIL US with any questions you may have.

    More Inforamtion can be found at the following websites:

    CANADA

    HEART & STROKE FOUNDATION OF CANADA

    HEART & STROKE FOUNDATION OF BC & YUKON

    HEART & STROKE HEALTH CHECK PROGRAM

    HEART & STROKE LOTTERY

    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    AMERICAN STROKE ASSOCIATION

    AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

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  • Low Fat

    Although there are many programs advertised to help you lose weight, the only proven long-term and safe method is to burn more calories than you consume. This is achieved either by reducing the caloric intake (eat less food or healthier food) or by increasing the energy expenditure (exercise more). Often, behavior modification techniques like eating smaller portions are used to help control eating habits. Once the weight is lost, these habits can be modified slightly for weight maintenance.

    If you have unintentional weight loss, it can be a symptom of various medical or psychiatric disorders, or it can be due to increasing your exercise or decreasing your food intake.

    Many people have chosen to start their weight loss journey by enrolling in our weight loss program. This is a very good way to lose weight since our program is designed to help you with portion control and providing specially prepared food to help participants like you eat food that are lower in calories and contain less fat. Losing weight can be easier when you don't have to worry about meal preparation and fat intake.

    Healthy Diet Delivery's diet is one that's rich in nutrients and balanced food choices, including protein, fruits and vegetables, fat and carbohydrates. These diets follow a recommended food guide and are designed to provide optimum nutrition for your body. What all diets do have in common is portion control. This means that they advise you exactly how much food you should be eating at a meal. Following portion control is important for weight loss, but it's generally advised that you consult a doctor or dietician to determine the right portion sizes for your personal body and health.

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    Always consult your Doctor before entering a diet program.
  • Low Sodium

    Whenever health experts refer to salt, what they are really talking about is sodium; sodium is a major component of salt. We need a certain amount of sodium to help balance fluids and electrolytes in our bodies, but most of us consume two to three times the recommended amount. Why? Well, experts believe that most of the sodium we consume comes from the prepared foods we eat and not the salt we sprinkle on our foods at the table (which accounts for only 10% of total salt intake). Sodium is added to the packaged food by the manufacturers to make foods taste better, and, over time, we've become used to it. When we eat foods with little or no sodium, we may think it lacks flavor. A low sodium diet is a diet that includes no more than 1,500 to 2,400 mgs of sodium per day. One teaspoon of salt has about 2,300 mg sodium. For certain people with salt-sensitive blood pressure, this extra intake may cause a negative effect on health.

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    Sodium Sources
    Sodium occurs naturally in most foods. The most common form of sodium is sodium chloride, which is table salt. Milk, beets, and celery also naturally contain sodium, as does drinking water, although the amount varies depending on the source. Sodium is also added to various food products. Some of these added forms are monosodium glutamate, sodium nitrite, sodium saccharin, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), and sodium benzoate. These are ingredients in condiments and seasonings such as Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, onion salt, garlic salt, and bouillon cubes. Processed meats, such as bacon, sausage, and ham, and canned soups and vegetables are all examples of foods that contain added sodium. Fast foods are generally very high in sodium.

    Health effects of Sodium
    Excess sodium can have grave consequences. Three in 10 Canadians have been diagnosed with high blood pressure caused by eating too much sodium. And while everyone can benefit from less sodium, certain people - about one-third of Canadians - are particularly sensitive to the blood-pressure-elevating effects of sodium. For these people, excessive sodium increases the amount of blood in arteries, raising blood pressure and putting them at risk for heart disease and stroke.

    Eating a low Sodium Diet
    Eating processed foods such as potato chips, frozen dinners and cured meats have high sodium content. Healthy Diet Delivery's unprocessed, fresh foods, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meats, poultry, fish and unprocessed grains are low in sodium.

    With Healthy Diet Delivery you won't have to worry if you are preparing your meals properly to keep on track with your Low Sodium Diet. We prepare everything fresh for you and deliver it right to your door. Call us for more information at 647-352-3002 or EMAIL US with any questions you may have.

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    Always consult your Doctor before entering a diet program.

  • NO Dairy

    If you are looking for a diet that does not contaion Dairy then we offer a great selection of healthy meals free from all Dairy products. Although there are many programs advertised to help you lose weight, the only proven long-term and safe method is to burn more calories than you consume. This is achieved either by reducing the caloric intake (eat less food or healthier food) or by increasing the energy expenditure (exercise more). Often, behavior modification techniques like eating smaller portions are used to help control eating habits. Once the weight is lost, these habits can be modified slightly for weight maintenance.

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    If you have unintentional weight loss, it can be a symptom of various medical or psychiatric disorders, or it can be due to increasing your exercise or decreasing your food intake.

    Many people have chosen to start their weight loss journey by enrolling in our non-dairy weight loss program. This is a very good way to lose weight since our program is designed to help you with portion control and providing specially prepared food to help participants like you eat food that are lower in calories and contain less fat. Losing weight can be easier when you don't have to worry about meal preparation and fat intake.

    Healthy Diet Delivery's diet is one that's rich in nutrients and balanced food choices, including protein, fruits and vegetables, fat and carbohydrates. These diets follow a recommended food guide and are designed to provide optimum nutrition for your body. What all diets do have in common is portion control. This means that they advise you exactly how much food you should be eating at a meal. Following portion control is important for weight loss, but it's generally advised that you consult a doctor or dietician to determine the right portion sizes for your personal body and health.

    With Healthy Diet Delivery you won't have to worry if you are preparing your meals properly to keep on track with your Low Sodium Diet. We prepare everything fresh for you and deliver it right to your door. Call us for more information at 647-352-3002 or EMAIL US with any questions you may have.

    Always consult your Doctor before entering a diet program.

  • NO Pork

    If you are looking for a diet containing No Pork then we offer a great selection of healthy meals free from all Pork products. Although there are many programs advertised to help you lose weight, the only proven long-term and safe method is to burn more calories than you consume. This is achieved either by reducing the caloric intake (eat less food or healthier food) or by increasing the energy expenditure (exercise more). Often, behavior modification techniques like eating smaller portions are used to help control eating habits. Once the weight is lost, these habits can be modified slightly for weight maintenance.

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    If you have unintentional weight loss, it can be a symptom of various medical or psychiatric disorders, or it can be due to increasing your exercise or decreasing your food intake.

    Many people have chosen to start their weight loss journey by enrolling in our no pork weight loss program. This is a very good way to lose weight since our program is designed to help you with portion control and providing specially prepared food to help participants like you eat food that are lower in calories and contain less fat. Losing weight can be easier when you don't have to worry about meal preparation and fat intake.

    Healthy Diet Delivery's diet is one that's rich in nutrients and balanced food choices, including protein, fruits and vegetables, fat and carbohydrates. These diets follow a recommended food guide and are designed to provide optimum nutrition for your body. What all diets do have in common is portion control. This means that they advise you exactly how much food you should be eating at a meal. Following portion control is important for weight loss, but it's generally advised that you consult a doctor or dietician to determine the right portion sizes for your personal body and health.

    With Healthy Diet Delivery you won't have to worry if you are preparing your meals properly to keep on track with your Low Sodium Diet. We prepare everything fresh for you and deliver it right to your door. Call us for more information at 647-352-3002 or EMAIL US with any questions you may have.

    Always consult your Doctor before entering a diet program.

  • NO Red Meat

    If you are looking for a diet containing No Red Meat then we offer a great options free from all Red Meats. Although there are many programs advertised to help you lose weight, the only proven long-term and safe method is to burn more calories than you consume. This is achieved either by reducing the caloric intake (eat less food or healthier food) or by increasing the energy expenditure (exercise more). Often, behavior modification techniques like eating smaller portions are used to help control eating habits. Once the weight is lost, these habits can be modified slightly for weight maintenance.

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    If you have unintentional weight loss, it can be a symptom of various medical or psychiatric disorders, or it can be due to increasing your exercise or decreasing your food intake.

    Many people have chosen to start their weight loss journey by enrolling in our no red meat weight loss program. This is a very good way to lose weight since our program is designed to help you with portion control and providing specially prepared food to help participants like you eat food that are lower in calories and contain less fat. Losing weight can be easier when you don't have to worry about meal preparation and fat intake.

    Healthy Diet Delivery's diet is one that's rich in nutrients and balanced food choices, including protein, fruits and vegetables, fat and carbohydrates. These diets follow a recommended food guide and are designed to provide optimum nutrition for your body. What all diets do have in common is portion control. This means that they advise you exactly how much food you should be eating at a meal. Following portion control is important for weight loss, but it's generally advised that you consult a doctor or dietician to determine the right portion sizes for your personal body and health.

    With Healthy Diet Delivery you won't have to worry if you are preparing your meals properly to keep on track with your Low Sodium Diet. We prepare everything fresh for you and deliver it right to your door. Call us for more information at 647-352-3002 or EMAIL US with any questions you may have.

    Always consult your Doctor before entering a diet program.

  • South Beach

    The South Beach Diet is a diet plan designed by cardiologist Arthur Agatston and dietician Marie Almon.

    The Diet postulated that patients on low-fat diets were eating no less food than they had been before they started the diet. They simply had compensated for the fat by consuming additional sugar and simple carbohydrates (which are rapidly reduced to sugar by the digestion process). This led to the cycles of hunger. As a result of this hunger, patients were consuming excess calories and gaining weight. Ironically, the attempt to reduce the risk of heart disease actually increased it.

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    The Diet
    The South Beach Diet is relatively simple in principle. It replaces "bad carbs" and "bad fats" with "good carbs" and "good fats."

    "Good carbs" vs "bad carbs"
    Hunger cycles are triggered not by carbohydrates in general, but by carbohydrate-rich foods that the body digests quickly, creating a spike in blood sugar. Such foods include the heavily refined sugars and grains that make up a large part of the typical Western diet. The South Beach Diet eliminates these carbohydrate sources in favor of relatively unprocessed foods such as vegetables, beans, and whole grains. Carbohydrate sources are considered "good" only if they have a low glycemic index.

    "Good fats" vs "bad fats"
    That it eliminates trans-fats and discourages saturated fats. Although foods rich in these "bad fats" do not contribute to the hunger cycle, they do contribute to LDL cholesterol and heart disease.

    The South Beach Diet replaces them with foods rich in unsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acid which contribute to HDL cholesterol and provide other health benefits. Specifically, the diet excludes the fatty portions of red meat and poultry, replacing them with lean meats, nuts, and oily fish.

    Phases
    The South Beach Diet breaks down into three phases, each progressively becoming more liberal. "Phase 1" lasts for the first two weeks of the diet. It eliminates all sugars, processed carbohydrates, fruits, and some higher-glycemic vegetables as well. Its purpose is to eliminate the hunger cycle and is expected to result in significant weight loss. "Phase 2" continues as long as the dieter wishes to lose weight. It re-introduces most fruits and vegetables and some whole grains as well. "Phase 3" is the maintenance phase and lasts for life. Healthy Diet Delivery offers Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the South Beach Inspired Diet program.

    Always consult your Doctor before entering a diet program.
  • Vegan

    Veganism is a philosophy and lifestyle whose adherents seek to exclude the use of animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose. The most common reasons for becoming a vegan are human health, ethical commitment or moral conviction concerning animal rights or welfare, the environment, and spiritual or religious concerns. Properly planned vegan diets are healthful and have been found to satisfy nutritional needs, and offer protection against heart disease, cancer, and other diseases. Activists commonly argue for different interpretations of the terms, and an agreed-upon definition is hard to come by.

    Animal Products
    An animal product is any material derived from animals. Notable animal products include meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, dairy products, honey, fur, leather, wool, and silk. Common animal products also include gelatin, lanolin, rennet, whey, casein, beeswax, isinglass, carmine, and shellac. At Healthy Diet Delivery we use Plant based products and natural ingredients that adhere to the Vegan lifestyle.

    The Vegan Society nor the American Vegan Society consider the use of honey or other insect products to be suitable for vegans. On the other hand, both Vegan Action and Vegan Outreach question the ethical basis of such a position and regard the consumption of honey as a matter of "personal choice." Healthy Diet Delivery however does use honey in our receipes.

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    More Information can be found at the following websites:

    WORLDWIDE

    WORLD VEGAN NETWORK

    SOYSTACHE

    CANADIAN

    VEG.CA - TORONTO VEGETARIAN ASSOCIATION

    CANADIAN VEGETARIAN ASSOCIATION

    AMERICAN

    AMERICAN VEGAN SOCIETY

    Always consult your Doctor before entering a diet program.
  • Vegetarian

    Healthy Diet Delivery follows a plant-based diet including fruits, vegetables, cereal grains, nuts, and seeds. With this diet you have an option to combined a Dairy Free diet with the Vegetarian diet and we do get the odd request for the inclusion of Fish with the diet. These are both possible at Healthy Diet Delivery. Our vegetarian does not include meat, including red meat, game, poultry however we do offer fish and shellfish if you are open to having that in your diet.

    As a provider of a vegetarian diet we understand that people choose Vegetarianism for ethical, health, environmental, religious, political, cultural, aesthetic, economic, or other reasons, and there are a number of vegetarian diets. For example a lacto-vegetarian diet includes dairy products but not eggs, an ovo-vegetarian diet includes eggs but not dairy products, and an ovo-lacto vegetarian diet includes both eggs and dairy products. Healthy Diet Delivery Vegetarian Diet is an ovo-lacto vegetarian diet, however we also have a VEGAN DIET as well.

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    History of the diet
    The earliest records of (lacto) vegetarianism come from ancient India and ancient Greece in the 6th century BCE. In both instances the diet was closely connected with the idea of nonviolence towards animals (called ahimsa in India) and was promoted by religious groups and philosophers. In 1847, the first Vegetarian Society was founded in England; Germany, the Netherlands, and other countries followed. The International Vegetarian Union, a union of the national societies, was founded in 1908. In the Western world, the popularity of vegetarianism grew during the 20th century as a result of nutritional, ethical, and more recently, environmental and economic concerns.

    The American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada have stated that at all stages of life, a properly planned vegetarian diet is "healthful, nutritionally adequate, and provides health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases". Necessary nutrients, proteins, and amino acids for the body's sustenance can be found in vegetables, grains, nuts, soymilk, eggs and dairy.

    A key factor to note is that vegetarians tend to have lower body mass index, lower levels of cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and less incidence of heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, renal disease, osteoporosis, dementias such as Alzheimer's Disease and other disorders.

    The largest study ever of diet vs longevity and a host of western diseases was the China Project, a "survey of death rates for twelve different kinds of cancer for more than 2,400 counties and 880 million (96%) of their citizens" combined to study the relationship between various mortality rates and several dietary, lifestyle, and environmental characteristics in 65 mostly rural counties in China conducted jointly by Cornell University, Oxford University, and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine over the course of twenty years. China Study a strong dose-response relationship was found between the amount of animal foods in the diet, and the top causes of mortality in the West: heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

    Healthy Diet Delivery is one of the first to offer Vegetarian Diet Delivery in Toronto, Ontario & Canada wide delivery.

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    More Information can be found at the following websites:

    CANADA

    CANADIAN VEGETARIAN ASSOCIATION

    VEG.CA - TORONTO VEGETARIAN ASSOCIATION

    HALIFAX ASSOCIATION of VEGETARIANS

    Always consult your Doctor before entering a diet program.

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