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Body Fat Basics from NYC Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer

It’s the New Year, and we’re two weeks into resolution territory. Many people have declared war on their pantries and, sadly, their bodies. As much as I love the idea of making healthier food and lifestyle choices, I hate the extremism of the language and messaging of a billion-dollar diet industry that perpetuates the message […]

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A Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer Christmas Wishlist

Christmas is two days away! And if you’re anything like many people I know, you’ve got a list of things to do and limited time and money to do them. Don’t panic! Really. Don’t panic. Here’s my official NYC registered dietitian and personal trainer guide to last-minute holiday shopping.  Give time. Hiking, ice skating, going […]

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4 Ways to Keep Your Immune System Strong During the Holidays

It’s the most “germiful” time of the year. It always seems somebody is sick during the holidays. And, it’s no wonder. Poor nutrition, lack of sleep, and stress – be it about time, finances, family – the holidays are a magnet for germs. And with all of the aforementioned problems, our immune systems take a […]

6 Tips to Eat Your Way Through the Holidays Guilt-Free from NYC Registered Dietitian

They’re here! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and then it’s a steep slide into Hanukah, Christmas, New Year, and all the days that happen in-between: office holiday parties, end-of-the-year encounters, cookie swaps, neighborhood caroling and more. And most people’s holiday family recipes don’t include raw carrots and hummus dip. Here are some easy-to-follow holiday eating tips. 1. […]

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How Gratitude Can Improve Your Exercise and Eating Habits from New York Dietitian

It’s November. Gratitude is trending. Which can feel like the kale craze without the bitter aftertaste. It can also feel a bit … forced. I’m not being cynical. But I think it’s important to be real. Some days are simply … hard. And searching for that silver-lining is maddening. Also, some days, it’s just fine […]

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8 Tips to a Healthy, Happy Halloween from NYC Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer

Halloween is fun. It’s a time of fantasy and possibility. Its traditions go back thousands of years, and there’s no denying the magic in a holiday where everybody finds their inner child! There is a way to indulge in Halloween without slipping down the sugar rush slide. Really! Whether you’re trick-or-treating or hosting a Halloween […]

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Nutrition and Exercise Tips for Better Bone Health from NYC Registered Dietitian

Osteoporosis is called “the bone thief.” It’s a condition that causes the bones in the body to become weak and fragile, which, in turn, puts people at risk for fractures and breaks. These breaks and fractures can cause long-term disability and even be life-threatening. There are many myths about osteoporosis. The most common ones I […]

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New York Registered Dietitian Warns Against the Kids Menu Choices

The kid menu at restaurants is often the first page opened when families go out to dinner. It makes sense. They’re “complete” meals with drinks, an entrée, and oftentimes even a dessert. Portion size is right. There’s less waste. And they’re always “kid friendly.” But what does “kid friendly” mean? Usually, kid menu options have […]