What I eat in a Day…

One trend from 2022 that I am excited to say sayonara to this year is the barrage of “What I Eat in a Day” videos on Tik Tok and Instagram… which are often followed by phrases like: “TO STAY LEAN!”or “As a Victoria’s Secret Model”. Nobody needs this egocentric, “look-at-me” […]

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Mushroom coffee…is that a thing?

You put WHAT in my coffee?! Mushrooms are well known for their medicinal properties, and now mushroom coffee is a trend sweeping the “wellness world”. If you are curious to give it a try, here are the facts. What IS it? A blend of ground mushrooms and coffee beans—it still […]

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Slow your roll…

Rapidly trying to undo 6 weeks of holiday cheer in 6 days Does. Not. Work. If you are tempted to sign up for a Master Cleanse, a 1 week juice fast or the “Extreme Celebrity Detox”, please resist the urge and give your body some time to “recalibrate”. So what […]

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Ho, Ho, Ho…

Seasonal coffee drinks and hot chocolate are a quandary…who doesn’t love a warm and cozy beverage on a cold, winter day…but who needs the 50g of sugar in a tall (as in, the smallest size) hot cocoa sold at Starbucks? Nobody besides Santa! People sometimes forget that the sweeteners in a […]

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Burn baby burn!

Calories that is. Did you know cold weather workouts burn 34% more calories, increase your endurance, strengthen your immune system, and sharpen your brain? Exposure to colder temperatures means your muscles need to work much harder to pump your blood, which requires more energy, which then burns significantly more calories. […]

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Bubbly or flat?

As a nutritionist, I am asked at least once a week, “Is it bad to drink sparkling water?” Or, “If I don’t really like the taste of water, can I just drink seltzer?”. Carbonated drinks have a reputation for causing calcium loss in your bones, kidney irritation, and tooth decay, but […]

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This Treat is no Trick!

This is one Halloween “treat” we just can’t get enough of. Almonds, pistachios and sunflower seeds are all great, but who can resist the smell and salty crunch of roasted pumpkin seeds?! A perfect snack for work, school, or after a workout — and no risk of nut allergies. A […]

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Got milk?

Plant based milks becoming more and more mainstream, and steadily gaining popularity. For anyone with a dairy intolerance, this is a game changer. And for those who are avoiding or limiting dairy, these are great options. People often ask me, “Is almond or oat milk better?”. Not a simple answer […]

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Not all gluten-free pasta is equal…

Gluten free pasta is not “news” anymore, and most restaurants and take out spots offer some version. Thank goodness for all of us linguini lovers! But when you are shopping, be choosy with your selection—they are NOT all the same nutritionally. Bean pastas, like lentil and chickpea, rack up 13g […]

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