Entries by Mary Jane Detroyer

NYC Registered Dietitian Celebrates The Slow Food Movement

Slow Food is Sustainable, Healthy, and Accessible

Slow Food is Sustainable, Healthy, and Accessible Joyful living, passion, great films, magical seascapes, mountains, vineyards, rich flavors, and a history so decadent, seeped in art and architecture, Italy and Italians are models of great living. So it’s no surprise the Slow Food Movement was born in the 1980s in Italy’s capital.  Carlo Petrini and […]

Creative, Healthy, Easy-to-Prepare Lunch Ideas from NYC Registered Dietitian

Get out of the Back to School Lunch Rut

Get out of the Back to School Lunch Rut  Let’s be real. Life is busy. And finding time, and energy, to make healthy, varied, and balanced back to school lunches is a tall order for most. Sure. There’s always that parent who manages to make star-shaped sandwiches with a yogurt parfait. If that’s you, you […]

Happy Birthday, Julia, From NYC Registered Dietitian

Celebrating Passion, Flavor, and Health in 2018

Celebrating Passion, Flavor, and Health in 2018 “Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” ― Julia Child If you mention Julia Child to anyone under fifty, they most likely know her through Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen, which was an insanely successful blog, followed by […]

6 Tips to Find Time to Eat Together as a Family from New York City Registered Dietitian

Celebrate Family Meals Month

Celebrate Family Meals Month We’ve become masters of juggling schedules: work, sports, dance, robotics club. We’re just around the corner from school starting. Soon we’ll be dealing with science projects, reading logs, and the new way to do fifth grade math (nobody really understands it). Family calendars are full now. But somehow, in all of […]

An Essential, Often Forgotten, Component of an Effective Training Program from NYC Registered Personal Trainer

How Sleep and Rest are Essential to Effective Training, Exercise, and Recovery

How Sleep and Rest are Essential to Effective Training, Exercise, and Recovery Team Sky is one of the top cycling teams in the world. Its tour bus has been nicknamed The Death Star. While its daunting appearance – black and large-enough to be seen from outer space – and the relentless way the cyclists from […]

Gut Feelings, Gut Health from New York Registered Dietitian

Bring on the Kefir, Kimchi, Kombucha and Yoga!

Bring on the Kefir, Kimchi, Kombucha and Yoga! 100 trillion. That’s about how many bacteria live in our guts. These trillions of bacteria create their own eco-system called a microbiome. This microbiome has a macro-effect on our health. Executive editor of Harvard Women’s Health Watch, Kelly Bilodeau, writes, “Researchers are beginning to link these tiny […]

Make Smart Summer Food Choices for Healthy Kids from NYC Registered Dietitian

Beware of the Kid Menu and Make Eating an Adventure

Beware of the Kid Menu and Make Eating an Adventure It’s summer. It’s hot! Your dragging!! You don’t want to cook and often the solution is takeout dinner. And somehow, over the years, take out for kids = packaged, fried, high-calorie, high-fat, high-sodium food to mask a lack of flavor. Add this to the fact […]

3 Tips to Exercise and Work Smart in Summer from NYC Registered Personal Trainer

Beat the Heat and Stay Safe

Beat the Heat and Stay Safe We’re smack in the middle of July and it’s hot. Hot, hot, hot. With the temperatures rising, we have to take extra care while we exercise, work, and play. When we work out, work outside, or even up our activity level when it’s hot, our bodies’ core temperature rises. […]

4 Tips to Improve Your Relationship with Food and Get Rid of the Cheat Day Mentality

NYC Registered Nutritionist Explains How a Cheat Day Damages Your Relationship With Food

NYC Registered Nutritionist Explains How a Cheat Day Damages Your Relationship With Food I often ask my clients if they have “cheat days” with their partners or spouses. Or, do they have “cheat days” at school. Do my professional clients have “cheat days” at work, dipping into those enticing funds? Do the athletes I train […]

6 Eating and Exercise Tips for a Healthy Prostate from New York Registered Dietitian

Closing Up a Month of Men’s Health

Closing Up a Month of Men’s Health  According to the CDC, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men in the United States and one of the leading causes of cancer death among men. In fact, out of every 100 men, 12 – 13 will get prostate cancer in their lifetime, and 2 […]