Entries by Mary Jane Detroyer

Deciphering Labels and What “Processed” Means from NYC Registered Dietitian

Understand What You’re Eating to Eat Healthier

Understand What You’re Eating to Eat Healthier Last week I discussed two studies that proved ultra-processed foods can shorten a lifespan and make you gain weight. Over the years, convenience has been edging out nutritious choices. Convenience stores have popped up all over urban American, replacing supermarkets and Farmer’s markets, and the sugar industry pulled a doozy […]

Prevent Weight Gain and Live Longer with This One Tip from NYC Registered Dietitian

Yes. It’s THAT Easy

Yes. It’s THAT Easy I feel a little like a snake oil salesman with that title, but it’s true. Just by making one significant change in your diet, you will live longer and prevent weight gain. Ready? Here it is: take those Frankenstein, ultra-processed foods off your grocery list and out of your diet. (We’ll […]

6 Tips to Bring the Mediterranean to Your Table

Get in the Mediterranean Mindset 

Get in the Mediterranean Mindset  There are food and exercise celebrations every month of the year. And May is no exception. May is National Asparagus Month, National Barbecue Month, National Chocolate Custard Month, National Egg Month, and National Gazpacho Aficionado Month (Yes. This is a thing).  I like this. In a world so focused on the negative, […]

10 Tips to Get Moving and Get Heart Healthy from NYC Registered Personal Trainer

Weight is Not Always an Indicator of Health

Weight is Not Always an Indicator of Health Do not be deceived! A healthy weight combined with unhealthy activity levels (meaning a sedentary lifestyle), might keep you at risk. A recent Harvard Health article, discusses the weight deception – how people think that if they’re at the “normal weight,” they’re not necessarily in the clear […]

NYC Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer Discusses Being Under the Influence

Big Concerns About Social Media Influencers Providing Bad Weight Management Information

Big Concerns About Social Media Influencers Providing Bad Weight Management Information Follower beware! Ten years ago, we couldn’t have imagined the power of social media. Now, we know social media can influence everything from election outcomes to how we raise our kids. Google has over 130 trillion websites. Facebook has over 2.3 billion users, Instagram […]

Nutrition, Exercise and Mental Health from NYC Registered Dietitian

#4Mind4Body in Mental Health Awareness Month

#4Mind4Body in Mental Health Awareness Month In 1949, May was designated Mental Health Awareness Month by Mental Health America, with the intention of helping Americans better understand prevention, early identification, and intervention through a variety of information sources.  The numbers are alarming. According to NAMI, approximately 1 in 5 adults (almost 44 million) experiences mental […]

7 Tips to Eat Your Way to Healthy Skin from NYC Registered Dietitian

Inside-Out Beauty Tips

Inside-Out Beauty Tips  Summer is just around the corner, and we’ve already got our sights set on swimming pools, beaches, and spending time outside after this long period of hibernation. We’ll be shedding off layers of sweaters and jackets and getting our long-needed Vitamin D fix. There are few things that are better indicators than […]

6 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Pantry from New York Dietitian

Healthy, Inexpensive Nutrition Must-Haves Without Compromising Flavor (No Fooling!)

Healthy, Inexpensive Nutrition Must-Haves Without Compromising Flavor (No Fooling!) Finally, FINALLY the first buds of spring are here. It’s been a long, long winter. Many of us feel like we’ve been stuck inside for the last few months, waiting out the storm. Our pantries, and perhaps eating habits, have suffered. Oftentimes, when we think healthy […]

New York Registered Dietitian Takes a Critical Look at the Keto Craze

Beware of the Fads in a Month to Debunk the Myths

Beware of the Fads in a Month to Debunk the Myths Diet crazes abound, and in 2018 and 2019, it’s all about the Keto. Halle Berry and Kourtney Kardashian are poster girls for the Keto Diet. There are even articles dedicated to what Halle Berry eats in a 24-hour period.  Let’s backtrack. For those who […]

Why Weight is Not the Only Indicator of Health

NYC Registered Dietitian Busts Diet Myths

NYC Registered Dietitian Busts Diet Myths I recently came across this Atlantic Monthly article, “Why it Was Easier to be Skinny in the 1980s.” Though I begrudge the word “skinny” in the headline, the article made a lot of sense.  40 – 50 years ago, we ate, and moved, a lot differently. Even McDonald’s was […]