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Cristina Sutter will tell you how to eat to get the results you want. Cristina makes eating right a simple, fun and rewarding journey.

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• Vancouver Canucks, 11 years
• Strength And Conditioning Coach
• University of Waterloo

-Roger Takahashi

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"She was instrumental in setting up our nutrition information for our off-season manual. Great results. An expert in her field."

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• Paralympic Athlete
• Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame
• Registered Dietitian

-Jennifer Krempien

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"Cristina was creative in modifying performance nutrition strategies (for our athletes') daily training environment and competition."

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• Program Director
• Regional Technical Coach
• Interim Provincial Coach

-Mike Flegel

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"Cristina does an exceptional job of providing information on how to fuel the body to enhance recovery and maximize performance."

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• Simon Fraser Aquatics AAA BC Swimmer

-Patty and Miranda Andersen

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“You have a wonderful demeanor with kids - a true teacher. Miranda was very pleased with the consultation (as was Mom)."

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• National Heavyweight Rower
• Varsity Rowing at UBC
• Varsity Rowing at Queens University

-Nathalie Maurer

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“I just weighed myself this morning and I am down 15lbs... it has been an amazing transformation for me."

Vancouver Sun Article: How do you eat?

Week 3 SunRun InTraining: Mindful Eating

In this week's Vancouver Sun, I explain why it matters more how we eat, than what we eat.  Read on to learn how to change our mindless eating habits into mindful eating.  

Many of us have developed “distracted” eating habits.  We eat on the go, in the car, at our desk and in front of the television. We are often surrounded by food and can make up to 200 food decisions every day.


This type of mindless eating distracts our attention from tasting the food, making us unaware of how much we eat and usually makes us eat more.

Mindful eating is a completely different approach to eating that can improve destructive eating habits, assist with keeping a healthy weight and help with a nourishing relationship with food. It teaches us to eat using all of our senses and to savour our food. It directs our attention to our physical hunger and satiety and pleasure cues so we can use our body signals to guide our food choices without rules or guilt.

We can use mindful eating to choose foods that we enjoy and are both nourishing and physically satisfying.

What does this mean? Yes, you can enjoy your cake without guilt. Chew slowly and pause between bites. Taste the flavours and put your fork down. How are you feeling? Notice when you feel comfortably full, stopping before you become stuffed.

Try these tips to practice mindful eating at home:

• Be fully present: Sit down. Turn off the TV and computer. Put your phone away.

• Pay attention to how your body feels: Are you hungry? Are you tired or fatigued?

• Notice your thoughts and feelings: Are you feeling sad or stressed?

• Taste the food with all your senses: Savour the texture, aroma and flavour of the food.

• What does this food make me feel? Pleasure? Bloated? Disappointment?

• Gratitude: Appreciate and enjoy your food.

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