Jef L'Ecuyer

Registered Dietitian, RD at SOScuisine.com

Member of the Quebec College of Dietitians (OPDQ) and Dietitians of Canada,Jef graduated from McGill University in December 2014. Recently graduated and passionate about culinary arts, Jef poses a simple, effective and practical look at daily meal planning. With this in mind, she works in conjunction with the mission of SOSCuisine...

Recent posts from Jef

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What to Eat and What to Avoid If You Have Gout?

Gout is a disease related to arthritis that has been known for hundreds of years. Indeed, gout is sometimes called the disease of the kings, since it is associated with a diet high in fat, animal protein and alcohol. Dietary recommendations and diets for gout found on the internet may seem drastic. In addition, the […]

March is Nutrition Month

25 February, 2019 No Comments

The beginning of the year 2019 has been a busy one for nutrition news! Beginning with the announcement and roll-out of the new Canada’s Food Guide (for more details on the new Guide, I invite you to read Canada’s Food Guide Had a Makeover), and now it is Nutrition Month this March.

What to Eat on a Liquid Diet?

19 February, 2019 No Comments

Whether you have had a surgery in your digestive system or mouth, if you are in a bout of diverticulitis, or have active inflammatory bowel disease, your doctor or dietitian may have told you to follow a liquid diet … but what does this mean exactly? And what exactly should you ‘eat’? I have the […]

Orthorexia: When “Eating Healthy” Becomes an Obsession

29 January, 2019 No Comments

From February 1st to 7th, it’s Eating Disorders Awareness Week in Canada. Despite the fact that eating disorders are often a taboo subject, they affect nearly 1 million Canadians. NEDIC, the National Eating Disorder Information Center, organizes this week each year in order to raise awareness to the issues people with an eating disorder face. […]

Canada’s Food Guide Had a Makeover

24 January, 2019 No Comments

Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve probably heard the news… Canada’s Food Guide long awaited update has finally been published on January 21st! The reveal took place in Jean-Talon Market, in Montreal, the perfect sport to launch the new food guide which encourages you to increase your consumption of veggies and fruits. Here’s a […]

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Pea Beverage: An Interesting Alternative?

14 January, 2019 No Comments

Although alternatives to milk are not lacking in grocery stores, and I wanted to talk to you about a new one today. Pea beverage caught my attention when we were looking for an alternative for our Low Carb High Fat meal plan. Indeed, it can provide plenty of nutrients, while at the same time being […]

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Acidifying Foods: Should You Avoid Them?

24 November, 2018 No Comments

One theory suggests that modern diets cause excess acidity in the body, which, in turn, causes a variety of health problems and excess weight gain … This theory is based on the following hypothesis: Some “acidifying” foods cause an imbalance in one’s metabolism. The best way to counteract this acidity in the body would be […]

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How to Make Sure You’re Eating a Varied Diet

5 November, 2018 1 Comment

The variety of your food can be as important as the quality of the food in your diet. Eating a wider variety of foods seems to be associated with increased health and a lower risk of developing lifestyle-related diseases (such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and some cancers). Despite the fact that food variety has not […]

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Behind the Scenes of Our New LCHF Meal Plan

1 September, 2018 No Comments

After six months of it being offered behind closed doors, SOSCuisine is officially launching the new Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) meal plan, ie one that is high in fats and low in carbohydrates. Since our meal plan is a little different from others of a similar kind, I will now take you behind the […]

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Gastrocolic Reflex, or Why You Run to the Bathroom after Eating

The digestive system is a pretty long organ, the small intestine is around 6 meters long, while the large intestine (or colon) measures around 1.5 meters. For this reason, digesting food can take anything between 12 and 48 hours from the moment you swallow it to the moment it ends up in the loo. It’s […]

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Crickets Are Chirping… in Your Plate!

Although little known in North America and Europe, entomophagy is a food tradition in parts of Asia, Africa and South America. Despite its somewhat bizarre name, entomophagy is simply the consumption of insects by humans. With more and more insect-based products coming to grocery store shelves, I’m going to take stock of the nutritional and […]

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Top 8 Fermented Foods to Add to Your Diet

In my last article, we determined that it was important to add fermented foods to your diet. I will now share with you my list of the Top 8 fermented foods to add to your meals.