Entries by Mary Jane Detroyer

6 Tips to Eat Your Way Through the Holidays Guilt-Free from NYC Registered Dietitian

Make the Most of Your Holiday Meals

Make the Most of Your Holiday MealsThey’re here! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and then it’s a steep slide into Hanukah, Christmas, New Year, and all the days that happen in-between: office holiday parties, end-of-the-year encounters, cookie swaps, neighborhood caroling and more. And most people’s holiday family recipes don’t include raw carrots and hummus dip. Here are […]

How Gratitude Can Improve Your Exercise and Eating Habits from New York Dietitian

Take Time to Give Thanks

Take Time to Give Thanks It’s November. Gratitude is trending. Which can feel like the kale craze without the bitter aftertaste. It can also feel a bit … forced. I’m not being cynical. But I think it’s important to be real. Some days are simply … hard. And searching for that silver-lining is maddening. Also, […]

8 Tips to a Healthy, Happy Halloween from NYC Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer

How to Keep Things Less Sugary and More Nutritious

How to Keep Things Less Sugary and More Nutritious Halloween is fun. It’s a time of fantasy and possibility. Its traditions go back thousands of years, and there’s no denying the magic in a holiday where everybody finds their inner child! There is a way to indulge in Halloween without slipping down the sugar rush […]

Nutrition and Exercise Tips for Better Bone Health from NYC Registered Dietitian

Be Aware and Read About World Osteoporosis Day for Better Bones

Be Aware and Read About World Osteoporosis Day for Better Bones Osteoporosis is called “the bone thief.” It’s a condition that causes the bones in the body to become weak and fragile, which, in turn, puts people at risk for fractures and breaks. These breaks and fractures can cause long-term disability and even be life-threatening. […]

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 […]