Entries by Mary Jane Detroyer

The Best Gifts for the Holidays from NYC Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer

Simplify with These Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Simplify with These Gifts for Everyone on Your List ‘Tis the season – of endless shopping lines and driving through icy sludge, traffic and wandering around the aisles wondering what to buy. Though many get caught up in the buzz of holidays, others end up feeling frustrated, tired, and, well, pretty cranky. The pressure, economic […]

9 Tips to a Healthy Holiday Season from NYC Registered Dietitian

Healthy Ways to Navigate the Holidays

Healthy Ways to Navigate the Holidays It’s here. No matter what you celebrate, or don’t celebrate, the holidays come. They bring loads of activities, noise (sounding Grinchy here, I know), and expectation. Lines at the grocery store are longer. Traffic is more intense. And I haven’t even touched on meeting up with family, in-laws and […]

5 Tips to Improve Your Body Self Esteem from NYC Registered Dietitian

Celebrate World Kindness Day and a Month of Gratitude, Starting with You

Celebrate World Kindness Day and a Month of Gratitude, Starting with You Yesterday, November 13, was World Kindness Day. This month memes abound about gratitude. Kindness and gratitude are two things we can never over-indulge in. That said, I know so many people who forget to be kind to themselves, to be grateful for the […]

Best Food and Exercise Ideas to Help Manage Stress from NYC Registered Dietitian

Post-election and Pre-holiday Stress Management Ideas

Post-election and Pre-holiday Stress Management Ideas Election years have become times of increasing stress … for everyone. Stress, it appears, is uniquely bi-partisan. The American Psychological Association (APA) conducted the 2016 Stress in America Survey to determine how elections play a role in people’s level of stress. And, no surprise, elections play a big role in […]

7 Tips to Progress Your Fitness Program from NYC Registered Personal Trainer

Are These Habits Getting in the Way of Progress?

Are These Habits Getting in the Way of Progress? “I go to the gym all the time, and nothing happens.” This complaint isn’t uncommon for personal trainers to hear from clients. Going to the gym a few times each week to do the elliptical or ride a bike is a great way to keep active. […]

5 Health Benefits of Our Favorite Fall Flavor from NYC Dietitian

Head to the Pumpkin Patch for some Seasonal Health! 

Head to the Pumpkin Patch for some Seasonal Health!  We’ve all seen the memes making fun of the arrival of pumpkin spice lattes. There seems to be a bit of a love-hate of everything pumpkin in the world. (Not many aisle-crossers here).  That said, as a nutritionist, I’ve got to shout out the health benefits […]

5 Reasons to Celebrate Walk to School Day

Build Community, Movement Mindset, Health and Safety One Step at a Time

Build Community, Movement Mindset, Health and Safety One Step at a Time Today is Walk to School Day, something most of our grandparents would laugh about. A friend’s grandma, for instance, grew up in North Dakota. She remembers she and her sister would hold onto their little brother’s hands so he wouldn’t get lost in […]

8 Nutrition Tips for Vegetarians or Want-to-be Vegetarians from Registered NYC Dietitian

Celebrate Vegetarian Awareness Month

Celebrate Vegetarian Awareness Month Not too long ago, vegetarianism was considered a radical choice. We’ve all had family members – mostly grandmothers and great grandmothers – who balked at the idea of becoming vegetarian. Some of my clients have shared how defensive others get when they mention they’re a vegetarian, as if their food choices […]

8 Easy-to-Follow Tips to Increase Your Fruit and Vegetable Consumption:

More Matters For Your Health

More Matters For Your Health When I create an individualized meal plan for my clients, oftentimes they’re shocked, and intimidated, by how many fruits and vegetables they should be eating. Most Americans eat way less than what’s recommended. In general, the American diet includes too many processed foods and too few fruits and vegetables. But […]

6 Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer from New York Registered PT

What Can a Personal Trainer Do For you?

What Can a Personal Trainer Do For you? Personal trainers are for Hollywood A-list stars, supermodels, and athletes, right? Wrong. There’s a lot of mythology around what personal trainers do and who should hire them. Plus, fitness apps abound, everything from do-good while exercising Charity miles to Fitbit (your own portable personal trainer).  What can a personal […]