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Is Caffeine Friend Or Foe?

Caffeine is consumed by 90 percent of America, whether it comes in the form of coffee, soda pop, tea, energy drinks, over-the-counter capsules, cold medicines, or (to a lesser extent) chocolate. Yet, there is some controversy over whether caffeine is a good addition to a healthy diet or not. Argument #1: Caffeine is our Friend. […]

Sticking To Your New Year’s Resolution Diet

Think of your New Year’s resolution as a goal. The best goals are S.M.A.R.T.: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. So, if you make your resolution “to lose weight,” you can see you’re already destined to fail. Instead, you want to be specific and say, “I want to lose 10 pounds” or 20 pounds or […]

Healthy Alternatives to Holiday Treats

When we think of the holidays, we may not have visions of sugar plums in our heads, but we’re certainly thinking about our family’s own favorite recipes – be it a slice of pecan pie, a glass of eggnog, or sugar cookies with frosting. It’s perfectly natural to indulge in one festive, high-calorie treat this […]

Holiday Eating Tips

The holidays can be a ticking time bomb for people who truly want to eat healthy. Here are some tips for making the right choices, without ruining your holiday experience. (After all, who wants to eat literally one bite of everything? There’s no enjoyment in that!) Find a new place to socialize. Lots of chatting […]

Holiday Survival Guide

10 Tips on How to Eat, Drink, Stay Healthy (and possibly lose a few pounds) During the Holidays If you eat breakfast and lunch and snack before you go to a holiday dinner.. you will eat less (don’t save your calories). Find lean protein and green veggies and you will always be safe. Drink clear distilled […]

Avoiding Yo-Yo Dieting

Do any of the following statements sound familiar?  “I work hard, so I deserve a good meal.” “Why should I diet when no one else is?” “It doesn’t matter if I cheat every now and then.” “I’ll work out more next week.” “I’ll never be thin anyhow.” These are all classic excuses made by Yo-Yo […]

What Is A Gluten Free Diet?

Gluten is a protein found in grains like wheat, barley and rye. The main purpose of choosing a gluten-free diet is to prevent the intestinal disturbances associated with Celiac Disease. People with Celiac Disease are unable to digest gluten proteins and, as a result, suffer from inflammation of the intestines, malabsorption, abdominal cramping, and severe […]

Best Fat Burning Foods

One of the questions we commonly hear at our NYC nutritionist office is, “What are the best fat burning foods?” Unfortunately, there is no magic food that will melt the fat away while you sit on the couch watching Law & Order. However, there are certain foods that seem to inspire a chemical reaction in […]

Why Does A Low Glycemic Diet Designed For Diabetics Help You Lose Weight?

As we all know, diabetics cannot metabolize glucose and certain carbohydrates very well. Whether you are a Type l or Type ll diabetic, you still need to watch what you eat very carefully. First, I will define “low glycemic” foods, for those of you who are new to the lingo. Low glycemic foods are foods […]

Eliminating Empty Calories For Weight Loss

What are empty calories? We hear this term repeatedly and never quite get what exactly empty calories are. These are calories that give us a burst of energy but have no nutritional value to the body, They are not nutritionally balanced. You can say unnecessary calories is a more accurate term for this type of […]