Jun 17

Drink, y'all!

In these busy summer months, it’s easy to lose track of how much water you’re putting into your body.  Dehydration is no joke.  We’ve all heard of someone landing in the E.R. due to this dangerous condition.  Aside from drinking more water, there are many ways to stay on top of hydration.  Read on: Certain foods can count towards 20%… read more
May 23

A moment at the lips…forever on the hips?

How many times in the past year have you begun a new eating/exercise regimen and, after a few days, a week…maybe even a month, a setback occurs and you fall ‘off-track’. The mentality is that if you screw up you might as well stop altogether, and eat the entire pizza-pie, the bowl of candy, the fries and soda.  Quit.  End of story.  Better… read more
May 04

Protein Powders (All You Ever Wanted To Know)

I want to share with you, dear reader, one of the most comprehensive articles I have ever read pertaining to protein powder.  I cannot tell you how many inquiries I get about this very subject.  I found this article on, of which I am a member.  This article was written by Charles Poliquin, dated May 4, 2011, entitled “Protein Powders (All… read more
Mar 01

TSA-Proof Snacks

These days, liquid restrictions for air travel can be annoying, to say the very least!  And the ‘liquid’ definition gets a little murky when it comes to food.  Between our wedding and honeymoon, we had a difficult time deciding on what to pack in the suitcase and what to carry on.  A dear aunt lovingly made jam for my new husband and I as a send-off… read more
Feb 15

Sugar-Free Trouble.

When a client of mine comes in complaining of chronic headaches, I typically blame tight traps, stress, dehydration, lack of sleep or excessive drinking. However, a few times over the years they’ve been busted indulging in daily diet sodas. (Gasp!)  Since I’m no fan of aspartame, I bribe them to quit with free sessions.  And wouldn’t… read more
Feb 03

Grazing…all day long.

With clients all over Manhattan, I could be in Tribeca one hour and Harlem the next.  Clearly I have a very on-the-go lifestyle.  Eating every 3-4 hours is essential for metabolism maintenance, so I never leave home without a snack or two in my backpack…and neither should you. The most portable, easy and delicious snack for me is an apple with 20… read more
Feb 01

Superbowl Parties: The Healthy Way

After a very exciting season, many of my readers will be attending or hosting a superbowl party this Sunday.  Typical fare includes over-the-top nibbles like chicken wings, nachos, chili dogs and other fried calorie-bombs.  Additionally, margaritas, beer and mixed drinks are poured in copious amounts. If you’re attending a party, consider… read more
Jan 12

I can eat out, too?!

Eating clean at home is fairly easy.  If it’s not in the house, it’s not on your plate…simple as that!  But what about the inevitable little celebrations that come up on your social calendar requiring that you dine out?  What to do? Have you ever shown up to a restaurant ravenous and order everything on the menu?  Or you make an unwise… read more
Jan 03

Bag lunch

A dear friend of mine shared her resolution on Facebook.  She vows to set monthly resolutions instead of one big yearly resolution.  I love her idea for January:  not eat out for lunch all month. Not only will she save approximately $200, but she could potentially lose 5 pounds just by packing her own lunch each day! My advice?  Start preparing the week’s… read more
Dec 29

Stay on Track: Log It!

Since becoming a trainer, the best success stories I’ve seen are the clients who take control of their lives by tracking exercise and eating patterns.  By logging their fitness and nutrition, they are able to take a hard look at what is holding them back from their goals.  Today’s topic is all about maintaining a food and exercise log. THE FOOD LOG: … read more