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Best Food and Exercise Ideas to Help Manage Stress from NYC Registered Dietitian

Election years have become times of increasing stress … for everyone. Stress, it appears, is uniquely bi-partisan. The American Psychological Association (APA) conducted the 2016 Stress in America Survey to determine how elections play a role in people’s level of stress. And, no surprise, elections play a big role in people’s levels of stress.  Regardless of […]

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7 Tips to Progress Your Fitness Program from NYC Registered Personal Trainer

“I go to the gym all the time, and nothing happens.” This complaint isn’t uncommon for personal trainers to hear from clients. Going to the gym a few times each week to do the elliptical or ride a bike is a great way to keep active. The gym can be a great way to disconnect. […]

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5 Reasons to Celebrate Walk to School Day

Today is Walk to School Day, something most of our grandparents would laugh about. A friend’s grandma, for instance, grew up in North Dakota. She remembers she and her sister would hold onto their little brother’s hands so he wouldn’t get lost in the snow drifts during winter. The girls wore tights and dresses, walking […]

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8 Nutrition Tips for Vegetarians or Want-to-be Vegetarians from Registered NYC Dietitian

Not too long ago, vegetarianism was considered a radical choice. We’ve all had family members – mostly grandmothers and great grandmothers – who balked at the idea of becoming vegetarian. Some of my clients have shared how defensive others get when they mention they’re a vegetarian, as if their food choices were a challenge to […]

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8 Easy-to-Follow Tips to Increase Your Fruit and Vegetable Consumption:

When I create an individualized meal plan for my clients, oftentimes they’re shocked, and intimidated, by how many fruits and vegetables they should be eating. Most Americans eat way less than what’s recommended. In general, the American diet includes too many processed foods and too few fruits and vegetables. But going from zero to at […]

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6 Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer from New York Registered PT

Personal trainers are for Hollywood A-list stars, supermodels, and athletes, right? Wrong. There’s a lot of mythology around what personal trainers do and who should hire them. Plus, fitness apps abound, everything from do-good while exercising Charity miles to Fitbit (your own portable personal trainer).  What can a personal trainer do for the normal people out there? […]

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4 Easy-to-Follow Tips to Make Time for Breakfast from New York Nutritionist

For some reason, and as often as we read, hear, and even say, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” the idea is still met with skepticism. Breakfast continues to score pretty low on many people’s priority list.  It’s normal. We’ve become a sleep deprived society, thanks, in large part, to poor sleep […]

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NYC Registered Dietitian Celebrates The Slow Food Movement

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 a group of activists organized a demonstration […]