Entries by Mary Jane Detroyer

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 […]

Get in the Mood for Love with These Recommended Meals from New York City Registered Dietitian

Broccoli Isn’t Just For Heart Health!

Broccoli Isn’t Just For Heart Health!Today the States will be painted in love. Lots of people are cynics about it.  But I kind of think that in a world with headlines dedicated to sorrow, war, and corruption, it’s a nice change of pace to celebrate love. It might do us good to do it more […]

NYC Registered Personal Trainer Gives the Best Reason NOT to Exercise

Be a Health Winner, Not a Big Loser

Be a Health Winner, Not a Big LoserMany of us read the NYT article about The Biggest Loser “six years later” tracking the weight of the contestants and discovering that the majority of them gained at least 85% of lost weight back. America watched them work the pounds off, celebrated their new bodies, and off-camera, those […]

6 Resolutions to Get in a Healthy Frame of Mind

Resolve Not to Resolve to Lose Weight

Resolve Not to Resolve to Lose Weight   We’re ending January with probably the most positive resolution: Resolve not to resolve to lose weight. During the New Year, most people focus on change and make resolutions. It’s a natural time to reflect on our lives, our goals, our futures. But what happens when we tie […]

Fall in Love With Exercise (Really) with 8 Tips from New York City Dietitian and Personal Trainer

Resolve to Love to Move

Resolve to Love to Move   In our month of resolutions, this might be the most radical: getting exercise-phobes to love … exercise. Exercise, just the mention of it, has become many people’s great nemesis. There are many funny memes and supposedly inspirational quotes that float around the internet about it: Exercise in the morning […]

2018 Health Trends and Resolutions for the New Year from New York City Dietitian and Personal Trainer

Resolve to Love Your Body

Resolve to Love Your Body Last week I discussed falling in love with food, tradition, and how each bite we take feeds our bodies, allowing them to do amazing things. It’s not necessarily what we eat that makes us unhealthy, but how we eat and view food. This week, I want to discuss something that […]

2018 Health Resolutions from NYC Registered Dietitian

Four Ways to Fall in Love with Food Again

Four Ways to Fall in Love with Food Again What comes to mind when you read: chocolate cake, cheesecake, thick slabs of bread with garlic butter, baklava, fettuccini, and paella? Somewhere along the line, Americans forgot how to love food. Everything decadent comes with a price tag and/or punishment (hours at the gym, days without […]

Simplify the Holidays with These Favorite Gift Ideas from NYC Personal Trainer and Dietitian

This Holiday Season, Give Health

This Holiday Season, Give Health What do you give someone who has everything? There are only so many bottles of creams or cute mugs a person can have. And, honestly, so many of the things we give end up cluttering cupboards and, eventually, being handed down to someone else. I’m not Grinching here. I’m being […]

A Pear A Day … Celebrate National Pear Month with NYC Registered Dietitian

Creative Ways to Make Pears Part of Your Winter Recipes

Creative Ways to Make Pears Part of Your Winter Recipes The pear has always taken second seat to the celebrated apple. Luckily, December is National Pear Month (yes, this is a thing), and people are becoming pear aware. Okay. All kidding aside, I really do want to take a moment to celebrate the often overlooked […]