Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Heart Health: Get Your Blood Pumping with NIM!

Did you know that the NIM Diet aligns directly with what the Mayo Clinic suggests to “kick start your way towards a heart-healthy diet”? Look how well NIM checks off on the 8 strategies the Mayo Clinic lists!


1. Control your portion size
This is the key to the NIM Diet. NIM focuses on well balanced, perfectly portioned meals that will maximize your weight loss efforts. We ensure you are eating all the nutrients you need and nothing your body doesn't need.
2. Eat more vegetables and fruits
You know you can count on NIM for a delicious salad! All of our entres sides are vegetable based to ensure you’re getting generous portions of veggies daily.

3. Select whole grains

NIM believes you should only have healthy carbohydrates in your diet. Whole grains, rice and potatoes options are included in our Phase 2 program, and of course we always keep these balanced in portion to the other wonderful ingredients in your meals.  

4. Limit Unhealthy Fats and Cholesterol
NIM uses oil instead of butter whenever possible. And to ensure you’re getting those "healthy" fats in your diet NIM offers a wide variety of nut, seed and granola-based snack options.

5. Choose low-fat protein sources
NIM sticks to lean cuts of meat from the best quality meat and fish suppliers in the city. You’ll notice on the majority of days we'll always have a meat, chicken and fish option as well as vegetarian choice for all meals.

 6. Reduce the sodium in your diet
NIM meals are based on all-natural, fresh ingredients, making the NIM diet naturally low in sodium. We rarely add salt to dishes.

7. Plan ahead: Create daily menus 
NIM does all the planning for you! By means of online ordering and meal selection clients can simply log-on, select their meals, and when the meals arrive, they're ready to go. We provide you with a printed menu and labelled items in every delivery so you can simply grab and go at meal time! 

8. Allow yourself the occasional treat
NIM doesn’t believe you can’t indulge! When you’re on our full meal plan we provide you with desert everyday – yes, every single day! When it’s made from natural ingredients, is portion controlled, balanced and stays within your calorie range we believe that you should be able to diet
 and enjoy your sweets!

As you can see, NIM really is a heart healthy diet choice! We believe in helping you live your best life by thriving off the most nutritious and natural foods.

You can read the full Mayo Clinic article here: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-healthy-diet/NU00196

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

NIM Grab & Go Store Now Open!


Hungry for lunch? 
We`re now offering NIM`s signature fresh salads and snacks to go! 
Stop by today to pick up one of your favourite NIM dishes! 



1415 Bloor Street West
Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm (extended hours coming soon!)


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

NIM on Instagram!

Hi Everyone!
NIM is now up and instagramming! Follow us @nimdiet to see juicy shots of NIM's fresh meals and daily happenings!

our first NIM instagram! 

Don't have Instagram? You can still check out all of our shots on our Instagram webpage or on NIM's  Facebook page !

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Coffee Question


A very common question we get asked here at NIM is "can I still drink my daily coffee while on the NIM Diet?"

The simple answer is yes.

The complicated answer is yes, but...

You should keep it as basic as possible. Here`s what we suggest;

1 - 2 cups (by cup we mean an 8oz coffee mug, not a venti!) of caffeinated coffee per day.

If you must sweeten your coffee, keep your sweetener as natural as possible; try honey or raw cane sugar. If you dislike your coffee black, add max 1 tablespoon of your usual milk add-in. If you typically add creme or half and half, try substituting in milk instead. Or, give a nut milk such as almond milk a try! Just be sure to stick to what NIM does best: portion control! 

If this is a big decrease from your regular coffee consumption, and you feel that you need to be consistently drinking something through out your day, try tea. Switching over to tea is a healthy way to intake caffeine in low to moderate levels. Plus, it has tons of amazing benefits; tea helps keep you hydratedincreases your metabolism, and strengthens your immune defenses! 

For answers to more frequently asked questions on our NIM Diet, check out: http://ca.nimdiet.com/FAQ.aspx

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hello Nimmers!


We're back and blogging and it feels great! We'd like to celebrate our return to the blogosphere with an amazing CONTEST!

Simply tell us: what makes your transition into winter more bearable

Don't let these warm rainy days fool you! The cold snow is coming! So let us know how you prepare or how you savour the days of fall.

Post your entry to our Facebook page and you're automatically entered to WIN 3 FREE DAYS OF NIM!! 

Contest is on from now until October 31.

Now that we're back, continue keeping up with all things NIM worthy here on NIM DISH! 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Do you know your BMI?

Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is vitally important as it provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.


Take a minute and enter your body weight, height and age into our free diet analysis to know if you have a healthy or unhealthy BMI. 

Friday, March 30, 2012

In a Pinch? Canned and Frozen Can Be as Healthy as Fresh Produce

MYTH 23: Frozen and canned vegetables and fruit are not as nutritious as fresh.

THE TRUTH: Nothing beats the taste of fresh produce in season. But frozen and canned produce can be just as nutritious since it’s usually picked and packed at the peak of ripeness when nutrient levels are highest. Frozen or canned produce gives you benefits beyond health. It allows Canadians to enjoy a variety of vegetables and fruit year-round and is a practical choice for people living in remote areas. It’s also sometimes more affordable than fresh produce. And cooking with frozen or canned produce can save you time in the kitchen! Read the labels: The healthiest choices are products that contain no added sugar, fat or salt.

Tips on getting the most from vegetables and fruits:
• http://www.dietitians.ca/Nutrition-Resources-A-Z/Factsheets/Vegetarian/Best-way-to-get-most-nutrition-from-vegetables-and.aspx

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Staying Hydrated: How Much Water is Enough?

Some people seem to drink water all day long, like fish, while others gag at the thought (cue Crystal Light here). We keep hearing about this alleged '8 glasses' of water we're meant to have each day, but is that really true? Check out today's myth to get the real deal.

MYTH 22: Everyone needs to drink eight glasses of water a day.

THE TRUTH: There is no truth to the claim that everyone needs exactly eight cups of water a day. Water is important for good health and it is your best choice to satisfy thirst, but other liquids are also hydrating. The amount of water you need to hydrate your body varies daily and depends on factors like your gender, physical size and how active you are, as well as environmental factors like heat and humidity. To help stay hydrated, drink plain water (tap or bottled) plus other beverages like milk, coffee or tea throughout the day. And remember to drink more in hot weather and when you are very active.

For more on water, visit:
• http://www.dietitians.ca/Nutrition-Resources-A-Z/Factsheets/Miscellaneous/Why-is-water-so-important-for-my-body---Know-when-.aspx

Monday, March 26, 2012

Probiotics: What Can They Really Do For You?

Foods with probiotics are all the rage. Every so often, we're presented with the latest and greatest new gut-friendly food, jam packed with this-many-billion live active cultures in every serving. But before you shell out the big bucks, check out today's myth and truth to see what probiotics can really do for you.

MYTH 10: All foods that contain probiotics will benefit your health.

THE TRUTH: Probiotics are “good” bacteria that are either naturally found in food or may be added to foods such as dairy products including yogurt, cheese and milk-based beverages. When eaten regularly, in the right amounts, probiotics may help keep your immune system healthy and help maintain the good bacteria in your intestine. Certain types of probiotics may help reduce some forms of diarrhea and symptoms of irritable bowel disease in some people. Not all foods with added probiotics will offer health benefits. We’re still learning which probiotics are best, how much to take, and how long to take them for different health benefits.

For more on probiotics, visit:
• http://www.eatrightontario.ca/en/Articles/Probiotics/prebiotics/The-Pros-of-Probiotics.aspx
• http://www.healthyalberta.com/HealthyEating/1010.htm

Friday, March 23, 2012

Super-Food? No One Food is All that "Super" on its Own

Acai, goji berries, chia seeds, pistachios and blueberries. What do these foods have in common? You got it -- They're all referred to as super-foods. So, what exactly does that mean, anyways?

MYTH 9: Superfoods will keep you super-healthy.

THE TRUTH: Sorry! No food has superpowers to keep you healthy on its own. Even if a food is bursting with a beneficial nutrient, your body needs more than that to be healthy. Unfortunately, there’s no official “superfood” definition, and the term is sometimes used to market trendy, expensive foods, like goji and açaí berries, that don’t always live up to their superior claims. And some basic foods that aren’t called “super,” such as apples, can be equally nutritious, less costly and more widely available. Enjoying a diet that is rich in a variety of healthy foods, not just the trendiest, is the key to good health.

For super tips for healthy eating, visit:
• http://www.dietitians.ca/Nutrition-Resources-A-Z/Factsheets/Healthy-Eating---General/Spotlight-on-Food-and-Nutrition.aspx
• http://www.dietitians.ca/Nutrition-Resources-A-Z/Factsheets/Healthy-Eating---General/imple-healthy-eating-tips-based-on-Canada%E2%80%99s-Food-G.aspx