Alison's Nutritional Tips

Here you'll find some of Alison's favourite recipes and nutritional suggestions that may spark an idea or just help you on your journey to getting stronger!

Here are 12 fruits and veggies likely to have the fewest pesticide residues:

  • Papaya

  • Broccoli

  • Cabbage

  • Bananas

  • Kiwi

  • Peas (Frozen)

  • Asparagus

  • Mango

  • Pineapple

  • Sweetcorn (Frozen)

  • Avocado

  • Onions

The most common cause of bloating is the body’s inability to correctly digest foods. One of the best ways to help your food digest properly is to drink plenty of water. 💦

Here are 4 top tips that will help reduce bloating:

1️⃣ Stress less as it can disrupt the muscular contractions that move gas through your stomach.
2️⃣ Limit foods high in fat.
3️⃣ Go for a walk or a run. This can help move the gasses through your system.
4️⃣ Limit the sugar in your diet, especially from certain fruits and fruit juices. They have a tendency to form more gas when they ferment and cause bloating.

RECIPE (serves 6)


4 Cups of Packed Fresh Basil Leaves

1 Cup of Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese

½ Cup of Pine Nuts (Toasted)

¼ Tsp. Fresh Ground Pepper

¼ Tsp. Kosher Salt (Optional)

1 Cup of Good Quality Olive Oil

6-8 Garlic Cloves


  • Place basil, parmesan, pine nuts, salt, pepper & garlic in a food processor. Mix until finely chopped.

  • As processor is running slowly drizzle in olive oil and process until thoroughly combined.

  • ENJOY!

*Added Bonus: This pesto sauce freezes very well!!


Not all carbohydrates are created equal. Refined carbs (sugar-sweetened beverages, white bread etc.) are linked to obesity and metabolic diseases, but unprocessed carbohydrates (vegetables, whole grains, quinoa etc.), have many health benefits. This article takes a detailed look at carbs, their health effects, and you can make the best choices for yourself. 💛

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Hi, I'm Alison

Alison has worked in the fitness industry for over 15 years as a Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and Spin Instructor. She is a CanFitPro Certified Trainer and a Certified Spin Instructor. She is committed to helping people to be the best versions of themselves and to live their happiest and healthiest lives. Her workouts advocate the mind-body connection and will engage you, challenge you and make you feel stronger both physically and mentally. Alison has a strong focus on proper form, which is paramount to maximize results.  While her workouts benefit individuals of all fitness levels, as a mother of four, Alison understands how the body changes over time and having worked with hundreds of clients over 40, she is particularly well versed on how to work the body to optimize physical output and mental gain with demonstrative results.

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