Carbs in your Condiments?

You’re trying to be carb conscious – avoiding bread, pasta and starchy foods and somehow the weight is not coming off. Are you eating too much, not exercising enough OR could carbs be sneaking up on you in your condiments? Our food supply is becoming more and more sweet, but is it sweet for our […]

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Groceryship Challenge: Feeding a Family of Four for 1 Week for under $100

Is it possible for a family on a strict budget to eat healthfully? Several weeks ago, one of my assignments as an RD intern was the task of designing a healthy and affordable menu to feed a family of four under $100 for one whole week for an organization known as Groceryships. The Groceryships Team […]

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One Year Later…10 Pounds More

This is the second part of the blog on Antonella’s story of coming to America… One night I went to the grocery store since I was craving Caprese Salad. I wanted to buy some Mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, olive oil and basil. I had gained 10 pounds since being here and longed for my normal Italian […]

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Fast Food in the Grocery Store

Is cooking not your thing? Do you attempt to be healthier by getting most of your meals at the grocery store?   How can you save time and still eat mindfully when picking up a grocery store meal? Since grocery stores differ in the variability of available items use the following suggested guidelines. Your options […]

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Shopping at More than One Grocery Store

A frequent topic of conversation with my clients each week is the multiple of different grocery stores one has to visit each week to purchase healthy food items in Los Angeles.  We go to one store for produce (or the Farmer’s market), another store for fish, another for cheese and organic dairy and another for […]

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The Paradox of Health and Size

With July 4th on a Thursday it was a nice excuse to run some errands without Saturday traffic and parking.  Jeffrey and I went off to Beverly Hills to find tops for some media appearances since the stores nearby seemed to only offer the trend of prints and free flowing blouses. A few months ago one […]

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Move over Whole Foods and Make Room for Delicious Orchards

While in New Jersey, I got the chance to go shopping at Delicious Orchards with my cousin Brennan who is just about to graduate from high school. It was like being at Disneyland for me, with the array of organic foods, delicacies and treats spaced strategically around the store. Upon entering, there was the usual display of […]

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A Tour of My Favorite Foods

A few weeks ago one of my many favorite clients asked  “why don’t you blog about things you like?”  So here are a few things I frequently recommend, some of which you may already know.  I currently do not receive any type of compensation from any of these companies. Nut Butters: I do think nut […]

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Grocery Shopping in Europe and the United States – Is there a Difference between the Continents?

One of my favorite things to do in other countries is visit the grocery store.  The different types of foods, and the packaging and layout of what is available fascinate me.  On my last trip I must have visited at least 6 or 7 markets. What are some of the main differences? Layout (road map) […]

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Being Insulin Resistant in the Land of Treats: Belgium Dark Chocolate and Waffles

I’ve been here just over 24 hours and have passed at least 100 chocolate shops and 25 places to get the most amazing varieties of waffles. At first it is beyond imaginable but now the excitement of what living in this environment does to the body sets in.  I preach the effects of the good […]

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