• What I Eat For Breakfast

    Breakfast is usually a veggie omelet, a smoothie, or a high fiber cereal with berries and milk or yogurt. In the winter months, I throw in steel cut oats to the mix. Typically, I choose 2 things to eat for breakfast each week. This week, it could be smoothies and omelets. Next week it could […]

  • Artichoke Tea

    Artichoke Tea
    A sweet herbal drink (no sugar needed!) with floral notes. Pour this tea over a tall glass of ice and you have a refreshing summer drink with magnesium and Vitamin C for zero calories. 

    Recipe
    Servings: 4
    Ingredients
    4 cups water
    1 artichoke

    Heat water in a large pot.
    Wash artichoke, trim brown parts, and cut into quarters lengthwise.
    Once […]

  • How to Optimize Snack Time

    The snack industry is a vast one. I mean, just go into your grocery store, how many aisles are dedicated to snacks (chip aisle, candy aisle, cookie aisle, bakery aisle, etc)? Science however says there is conflicting evidence on the benefits of snacking. Yes, it can help in controlling appetite but at the same time, when […]

  • Fennel and Citrus Salad

    If you’ve been following my social media accounts, you know I have been non-stop with making the Ikarian longevity stew. I had half of a fennel bulb leftover from the Ikarian stew recipe and needed to find a way to incorporate it into another dish. Fennel is a tough cruciferous vegetable so it didn’t spoil easily […]

  • Why These 5 Dietitians Choose to Eat Healthy

    In honor of National Nutrition Month, I asked dietitians across the country why it’s personally important for them to eat healthy. “Healthy” eating comes in many different forms and I can tell you FOR SURE that not every dietitian eats the same. That’s right! We don’t all eat kale salads and green smoothies. The reason […]

  • Can Not Getting Enough Z’s Make You Fat?

    Lack of sleep = weight gain over time It has been observed that more sleep can contribute to weight loss and less sleep contributes to weight gain. A NHANES study of 68,183 women over 16 years showed that women who had longer duration of sleep gained less weight over time (see figure 1 below). Various studies show that […]

  • What You Don’t Know About Protein

    Protein has gained a lot of attention in recent years especially within the fitness community. People believe that a high protein diet can help build muscle. Is it just a fad or can a high protein diet really boost muscle growth? The truth is, your body can only utilize 20-25 g of protein at one […]