Entries by Mary Jane Detroyer

New York City Personal Trainer Tackles 6 Exercise Myths That Just Won’t Let Go

Myths Die Hard!

Myths Die Hard! Everybody’s an expert. We all have Google, right? Simply googling ‘best exercises for abs’ gives over 21,000,000 results. It’s safe to bet not all of them are reputable.  We all love our mythology, and letting go of ideas that have seemingly been etched in our brains is hard to do. Alas, in […]

New York City Registered Personal Trainer Debunks Exercise and Pregnancy Myths

Taking on Exercise and Nutrition Myths in a Month of April Fools

Taking on Exercise and Nutrition Myths in a Month of April Fools“All aerobic exercise is out.” “Stretching is dangerous.” “If you don’t usually exercise, don’t start while you’re pregnant.” “The only real reason to exercise while pregnant is to help lose baby weight.” Basically, for the next 40 weeks, you’re a petri dish and should […]

New York City Dietitian Discusses Whether an Egg is all It’s Cracked Up to Be

A Big Bang of Nutrition in a Tiny Package?

A Big Bang of Nutrition in a Tiny Package?Yes. I’m sure you groaned. As this topic lends itself to an eggstraordinary amount of cliché! That said, all yolking aside … okay. I’m done. For real. The nutritional wallop we get in a small egg is nothing to cluck at. I can’t stop myself! This week, […]

Turn Back the Clock on Aging with These Tips from NYC Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer

Elusive Fountain of Youth Found!

Elusive Fountain of Youth Found!  Young is the new black. With technology and implants and Botox and more, who needs to grow old? We’ve got a multi-billion dollar anti-aging industry that is trying to convince us “aging with grace” is a thing of the past. And they’re doing a pretty great job of it. But […]

Reduce Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer with Diet and Exercise

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – Get Informed, Stay Healthy!

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – Get Informed, Stay Healthy! Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States, and the second leading cause of death from cancer. But it’s something we don’t hear a lot about. March was designated Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in order to educate, bring awareness, and […]

New York City Nutritionist Celebrates International Women’s Day and #PressforProgress

Love Your Body and Be Healthy at Every Size

Love Your Body and Be Healthy at Every SizeMarch 8 is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate and recognize the achievements of women around the world. And as much as we might feel it’s a two-step forward, one-step back shimmy, collectively we can all work to bridge the gender parity gap which, the UN […]

NYC Registered Dietitian Recommends Stop Counting Calories, Start Eating What Counts

Put Away the Calculator and Indulge in the Flavors of Great Foods

Put Away the Calculator and Indulge in the Flavors of Great FoodsThe simple weight-loss formula since weight-loss became a thing has been cutting calories. It makes sense. Eat less = weigh less. But we’ve learned that the complexity of the body is never so simple, and by cutting back on calories we’re giving our metabolisms […]

The ONLY Reason to Exercise from Registered NYC Dietitian and Personal Trainer

Yes, There’s Just One

Yes, There’s Just OneLast week, I talked about The Biggest Loser and metabolism. But most of my clients aren’t in that extreme category of losing massive amounts of weight. To begin with, it’s important to understand what metabolism is. It is far less mysterious than Ponce de Leon’s “fountain of youth.” Metabolism is the body’s […]