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Janine Bolton, R.D.

Calgary, Vancouver, Canada
I am a graduate from the University of Alberta's Nutritional Sciences program and completed a Dietetic Internship to become a Registered Dietitian. I created this blog because I am passionate about food, nutrition, health and writing. In my past life I worked as a personal trainer and... Full Bio
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Fitness Tip - Sleep Deprivation and Plateaus by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Kalev Personal Training Fitness Tip: If you have ever tried hitting the gym or getting in your daily run while sleep deprived, then you probably kno ... Read on »
Fitness Tip - Squats by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Check out another great fitness tip from Kalev Personal Training ..."Building strong legs is extremely important for any sport and is a great way to boost your body’s pr ... Read on »
Fitness Tip - Triceps by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Kalev's Personal Trainer exercise of the Week - Triceps "The other major muscle group which make the arms look big and fill out your shirt are the triceps. Since the ... Read on »
Fitness Tip - Year Round Fitness by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating No, it's not summer any more, but this is still a great refresher article on staying active year-round by Kalev training. Does your body fall apart ... Read on »
Fitness tip: Are you working hard enough? by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating It's been a while since I featured them, but here's a new post from my favourite personal trainers at Kalev Fitness Solution : When it comes to cardio it ... Read on »
Fitness Tip: Signs of overtraining by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This is a guest post from Vancouver Personal Trainer Virgil Isaacs from Kalev: Personal Training Overtraining is a physical, behavioral and emotional condition that o ... Read on »
Fitness Tip: Tennis Elbow by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Tennis season is here! Here's another fitness tip for tennis elbow sufferers from Kalev: Personal Trainer Eric Walker: Tennis Elbow (officially known as lateral ... Read on »
Fitness Tips - Top 5 Popular Fitness Myths by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Kalev Personal Training Tip: Top 5 popular fitness myths - Beginner training tips #5 - Lifting weights will make you bulky. When you see the big guys walking aro ... Read on »
Five Nutrition Myths - Quick and Dirty by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating 1) Fruit is high in sugar - The amount of sugar in fruit is small in relation to say, a can of pop. Not to mention, the type of sugar in fruit is not processed, an ... Read on »
Food for Thought Event! by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating If you're in the Calgary area, here's a must-not-miss event! I'll be there volunteering for LEAF  which is a Community Partner for the event. Food For Thoug ... Read on »
Food Map for Thought... by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating An interesting "map" by Darya Pino @ Summer Tomato , intended to help shoppers steer clear of "fake foods" at the supermarket. Although it may need a little tweeking (going ... Read on »
Food of the Week: Broccoli! by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Welcome to "Food of the Week" - week one! Each week I'm going to feature one of nature's fabulous edible creations (or the odd man-made one), and attempt to conv ... Read on »
Food of the Week: Coconut oil by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I was recently asked about the benefits of coconut oil, or if there were any. A few years back, coconut oil was all the rage in the fitness industry. So what's t ... Read on »
Food of the Week: Margarine by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Have you ever wondered what exactly is margarine, and whether or not you should be eating it? Is it better or worse than butter? Today, margarine is available in ... Read on »
Food Revolution update by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Almost 250, 000 people in the U.S. have signed Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution petition to send a message to government and the food industry that we need to change the way w ... Read on »
Friday Wrap up... eat healthy cheap, how to workout and a standing cat. by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The New York Times article that explains how more weight and less reps are better. Period. Summer Tomato had some great posts this week, including 10 Tip ... Read on »
Friday wrap up: by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating My favourite tidbits on the the web this week, one interesting theory and a few great videos for your viewing pleasure: Yoni Freedhoff explains "The Good-life Syndrom ... Read on »
Friday Wrap Up: Mercury in sushi, sustainable pet food, and superfoods! by Janine Bolton, R.D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating As you may have noticed, I got adventurous and gave the blog a makeover this week. I like it, but still have some kinks to work out. What do you think? My favou ... Read on »