Entries by Mary Jane Detroyer

Personal Trainer Debunks the Bulk Up Myth About Women and Lifting: Women Should Do Strength Training and Weight Lifting For Better Health

There’s been a longstanding rule that women should be careful not to lift if they don’t want to bulk up and end up looking like The Hulk.  It’s as if we’ve had this equation burned into our subconscious: lifting = muscle mass = bulk = Hulk (minus the green hue). Personal trainers can talk until […]

Make a Personal Trainer Cringe Today: The Lingering Stretching Myths That Just Won’t Go Away

Lean down. Grab your ankles. Wait. Hold it. Now repeat. Does this sound familiar? It’s the sustained stretch that will insure you won’t get sore or injured during a warm up. It has been a mainstay of many exercise routines and rituals. Limber limbs equals safety.  Wait for it. Here it comes. There you got […]

Registered Nutritionists Take Soy off Women’s Black List: Introduce Soy Back into Your Diet With These Simple Steps

As it seems to happen with almost everything, nutrition advice and news aren’t exempt from scandal, innuendo, and misinformation. For years, without the scientific backing, scientists and researchers were convinced soy consumption helped prevent breast cancer, taking their conclusions from the fact that women in Japan, China, and Singapore, where soy is a diet staple, […]

Dietitian and Personal Trainer in NYC Debunks Diet and Exercise Myths: Celebrating a Month of April Fools!

I bet you’ve heard that 3500 calories equals a pound of weight loss. And don’t forget that soy causes breast cancer. Everyone knows stretching before exercising prevents soreness and injuries. And women really shouldn’t lift weights because they don’t want to bulk up. April Fools! This month, we’re going to be debunking myths – some […]

Feta Chicken with Zucchini

2 tablespoons olive oil 1 lemon 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1 lb.) 1⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt 2 medium zucchini 1⁄4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1/3 cup (about 2 ounces) crumbled Feta Heat the oven to 400°F. Drizzle 1⁄2 tablespoon of the oil in a small roasting pan. Remove […]

Pasta with Escarole and Beans

This is a very satisfying and tasty dish. Escarole, which is an endive lettuce, is a good source of postassium, calcium, vitamin K, folate, vitamin C and niacin. It packs a whopping 16 grams of fiber per head the amount found in the my recipe. Cannellini beans are a white kidney bean and the contain […]

Spiced Turkey Cutlets

1 lb. skinless turkey cutlets (salt and pepper to taste) 2 teaspoons canola oil 1⁄2 cup sliced scallions 1 medium red pepper, cut into 14 inch strips 1 cup low-fat, reduced sodium chicken broth 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon allspice 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin 1⁄4 cup dark raisins Sprinkle the turkey cutlets […]

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

1 tablespoon olive oil 3⁄4 lb. small yellow potatoes, halved, skin on 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary or 1 tablespoon dried rosemary 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper Preheat the oven to 400°F. Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray. Spread the potatoes in one […]

Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Browned Butter

42 asparagus spears, rinsed and trimmed 1⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons butter 2 teaspoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar Preheat oven to 400°F. Arrange asparagus in a single layer on a baking sheet; coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake 12 minutes. Melt butter […]

Roasted Asparagus Salad with Romaine and Cherry Tomatoes

1 lb. medium-width asparagus, bottoms snapped and stems trimmed with a peeler 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 teaspoons olive oil Salad 8 cups torn romaine lettuce leaves 1 pint cherry tomatoes 1 medium carrot, peeled and shredded 1⁄2 medium red onion, sliced thin 1⁄2 cup reduced fat Italian dressing 1⁄2 cup fat free croutons Preheat […]