New Delivery Zones!

deliveryZonesMarch2016We are happy to announce that due to great interest we are expanding our delivery zones. Our existing zone is Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge.  We now deliver to Guelph, Elmira and New Hamburg. If you would like delivery now for the new areas please send an email to and we will set it up. Our ordering system will be updated in the near future to accept the new locations. More locations will be added in the near future! #weightloss #hearthealthy #healthyeating #diet #getfit #fatloss #healthy #NewHamburg #Elmira #Guelph #Kitchener #Waterloo #Cambridge

8 Glasses a Day is Good For … Not You!

plastic-water-bottle Many people have fallen prey to the myth of having to drink 8 glasses of water a day.  So no you don't need to drink that much, and yes you count the water in your food and drinks. It seems to have started with a report from the US Food and Nutrition Board in 1945 that observed that healthy women seemed adequately hydrated consuming about 91 ounces (2.7 liters) of water a day and men about 125 ounces (3.7 liters). These were basic observations, no scientific study at all.  Pretty much the next line says eating a healthy diet you get enough water from what you eat and drink. All the water companies wanting you to drink more definitely have a best interest in mind, just not yours, their profits. In the vast majority of cases your natural thirst is good enough to know when to drink. Some medical conditions and old age do mess with letting you know when you are thirsty, but it reduces the signal it does not remove it. Many people give weight loss advice to drink lots of water since it will reduce your hunger.  Will it work, not really thirst and hunger are different systems.  What is true is if you drink water with a meal instead of a drink with calories you will consume less calories.  One caveat to this is that eating fresh foods rich with water inside do seem to help people consume fewer calories. Some argue that if you don't drink the extra water everyday you will have a chronic dehydration condition.  Not true also. Dehydration is not a chronic condition.  If you are dehydrated you either drink or get a drip and then it is gone immediately nothing chronic about it. There are some conditions that mess with thirst regulation but this is not what most people are talking about and most people going to the gym are not in danger of extreme dehydration that could cause an injury. So in short eat a healthy fresh diet and by all means have a glass of water with your meals and you will get enough for the day.  If you need some help with a fresh diet or would like the convenience of someone else to make it for you, Lakelands Diet Delivery is here for you, see our fresh hydrated plans here. #weightloss #hearthealthy #healthyeating #diet #getfit #fatloss #healthy


Regular exercise is very important for many health benefits including weight loss but for many people they just don’t lose the weight. Some even find they gain weight which can be very frustrating.  What is generally accepted is only 20% of weight loss comes from exercising at the gym, a whopping 80% comes from the food you eat. The numbers reverse for preventing weight gain after weight loss, so you need both physical activity and healthy eating. The simple reality is you have to burn more calories than you consume, this is weight loss.  3,500 calories equals about one pound of fat so you have to consume 500 calories less than you burn every day for one week to lose one pound of fat. Again portion control and healthy eating is key, we can get your calories down through healthy eating and keeping you away from unhealthy snacks. The time we save you on shopping, cooking and cleaning you can spend going to the gym or even just a 30 min brisk walk a day. It will do wonders for your health and reducing stress.
Please get started today to lose the weight you have been wanting to.  If you have any questions by all means please give us a shout on our contact page. #weightloss #hearthealthy #healthyeating #diet #getfit #fatloss #healthy

Salt is the Devil! Not

spoonSaltEvery health worry or trend has a grain of truth to it. Salt is an interesting one. With an aging population we constantly hear from our friends and family as well as the media that too much salt is really bad for blood pressure. This is true.  What most people that go on a salt bender fail to understand is you MUST have salt to survive and that a daily range of salt is healthy for you.  So how much is enough and how much is too much? Have a look at this Health Canada page on sodium intake.  To make it simple, for adults they don't recommend more than 2300 mg per day.  How much is that? 2300 mg of salt works out to a teaspoon actually.  So salt from all sources should be less than that.  The bottom end of what you need is 1300-1500 mg for most adults. The biggest problem in limiting salt is how you eat. If you eat processed meals or fresh meals prepared for a long time in a supermarket you are guaranteed to be way over 2300 mg a day. If you eat fast food you could likely double that. How does Lakelands Diet Delivery stack up? Average salt by meal:
  • Breakfast - 394 mg
  • Lunch - 523 mg
  • Dinner - 463 mg
  • Snacks - 160 mg
So an average day on 3 regular meals and 2 regular snacks would be 1700 mg on a Lakelands Diet. Well below the 2300 mg recommended maximum.  You will have to add in what you drink as well. Waterloo region has had some issues with sodium in the drinking water. Tests done in 2011 showed a litre of straight out of the tap water contains on average 54 mg, so your 2 liters of water a day is going to be over 100 mg. Other drinks:
  • One cup of milk contains about 120 mg
  • Black coffee is 4.7 mg per 8 oz (good thing)
  • Black tea is 9.5 mg
  • Orange juice 2.5 mg
  • Can of Coke 15 mg
  • Arizona Ice Tea - 10 - 20 mg
  • 2L Softened Water - 1000 mg
At Lakelands we show the sodium for every meal so you could select a much lower amount if recommended from your doctor. If you are worried about salt and want to eat a healthy amount we have you covered. Sign Up today. More from Health Ambition

Our CTV Appearance

Our Executive Chef Keith Mitchell on CTV today! Talking about the International Year of the Pulses. Also demonstrating how we use pulses in our recipes for your health.