Entries by Mary Jane Detroyer

New York Registered Dietitian Warns Against the Kids Menu Choices

Low Cost Kid Options Often Mean High-Sodium, High-Calorie, High-Sugar, and High-Fat Meals

Low Cost Kid Options Often Mean High-Sodium, High-Calorie, High-Sugar, and High-Fat Meals The kid menu at restaurants is often the first page opened when families go out to dinner. It makes sense. They’re “complete” meals with drinks, an entrée, and oftentimes even a dessert. Portion size is right. There’s less waste. And they’re always “kid […]

How Family Meals Improve Mental and Physical Health from New York Dietitian

Find Time to Dine Together as a Family and Celebrate National Eat Dinner Together Week

Find Time to Dine Together as a Family and Celebrate National Eat Dinner Together Week Every day of the calendar year there’s a holiday. You can celebrate National Pancake Day (September 26), National Cherry Day (July 16), even National Tater Tot Day (February 2). A little “ew” on that last one. Anyway, many are about […]

7 Tips on How to Get Comfortable, and Maximize Your Workout, Going to the Gym from NYC Registered Personal Trainer

No More Gymtimidation

No More Gymtimidation Okay. Fair enough. That was worth a big fat groan. The reality is, though, that many people, including my clients, cringe at the thought of going to the gym. And I don’t blame them. When I say “gym,” the first thing that comes to mind to many is perfectly fit women and […]

Delicious, Nutritious Back-to-School Lunch and Snack Ideas from New York Nutritionist

Forego the Family Battles with Kid and Teen-friendly Snacks

Forego the Family Battles with Kid and Teen-friendly Snacks Generations change. We went from baby boomers to gen X, gen Y, millennials, and now … this new so-far-unnamed generation going through primary, middle, and high school. Ideals change. The way we work changes. Technology changes. But there’s something steadfast through all of it: that good […]

Calories, Carbs, Fats and Building Muscle from NYC Registered Dietitian

Balancing Your Diet for Maximum Efficiency

Balancing Your Diet for Maximum Efficiency Last blog, I discussed why protein is a critical component of strength training and how much somebody should have to maintain, and build, muscle. There are other factors in the equation that many don’t pay attention to. Mostly, I think, because of the media and TV perpetuating the idea […]

The Nutrition of Building Muscles from NYC Registered Dietitian

Strength Training, Protein, and Sports Nutrition

Strength Training, Protein, and Sports Nutrition There’s a growing popularity in strength training across the country – for every gender, ever age. Strength is the new black. Basically, strength training is the kind of exercise that uses resistance to build muscle mass, anaerobic endurance, and, in turn, strength. For top athletes, it’s critical to improve […]

5 Tips to Continue Healthy Eating Habits for Teens from New York Registered Dietitian

Support Healthy Eating in Teenage Years

Support Healthy Eating in Teenage Years One day, we have happy, energetic kids who are ready to take on the world with sidewalk chalk and stuffed animals. The next, we have beings that eat all our food, want to huddle in their bedrooms with devices stuck in their ears, and roll their eyes at everything […]

5 Nutrition and Exercise Tips for People with Fatty Liver Disease from NYC Registered Dietitian

A Common Health Problem Can Exacerbate Without the Right Care

A Common Health Problem Can Exacerbate Without the Right Care If you’ve been reading my blog, you probably know I don’t even like to use the word “fat.” It carries a lot of baggage – more often unfounded than not. There is one thing, though, that is a red flag for health and many more […]

10 Affordable Ways to Eat Healthy from New York Registered Dietitian

Cutting Ultra-Processed Foods out of Your Diet Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank

Cutting Ultra-Processed Foods out of Your Diet Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank The last few blogs have been dedicated to how bad ultra-processed foods are for our bodies. Moreover, based on research, eating healthier comes with a higher price tag. It’s a double-whammy.  But eating healthy doesn’t have to break the bank. It simply […]

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 […]