Entries by Mary Jane Detroyer

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 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 […]

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 […]