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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Plant Based Protein

You have often heard me say that the staples of our diets should be Plants and Protein—along with some high-fiber carbs (think sweet potatoes and farro), and healthy fats (think avocados and olive oil). But it is worth a reminder that the protein does NOT always (or ever!) have to […]

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It’s cool in the pool…

After a recent Instagram post I wrote about running, I heard from several people who are injured or “rehabbing” and sidelined from running this summer. Do not despair! Pool running is an excellent non-impact workout, and is easily as challenging as running on pavement— you will not lose your cardiovascular […]

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I’d run a mile for you…

People often ask my advice about running—telling me they “used to love running”, but gave it up after suffering an injury, needing surgery or experiencing a lifestyle change (having a baby, etc) and would like to try again. While fast walking is excellent exercise, adding in some running is a […]

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Ditch the Calorie Counting…

“How many calories are in this bowl?” Or “How many calories should I eat at dinner?” Or “What should my daily calorie intake be”? These are questions I am frequently asked by clients and friends. I like to shift the focus away from a number (everyday is different!), and focus […]

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