Category Archives: Nutrition

Protein and Weight Loss

In her most recent NY Times post, A Diet and Exercise Plan to Lose Weight and Gain Muscle, Gretchen Reynolds explains that when someone diets, and drops one pound, that pound is mostly fat.  Some of that pound though - about 1/3rd - can be muscle. Yikes! We don't want to lose muscle! Muscle is more…
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Juicing, Blending, and the Cleanse: Healthy Options or Just Another Diet Trap?

Juicing, Juice Cleanses and Detox Diets are all the rage these days. Most people who try “juicing” or “juice cleanses” often believe they will lose weight, improve energy levels, prevent disease, get relief from constipation, resolve headaches, muscle aches and fatigue, or in some way “unpollute” their bodies. Options range from home-made, gym-made or chain restaurant vegetable…
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Butternut Squash Hummus: A Perfect Autumn and Thanksgiving Party Dip

Recently, I prepared a dip to help celebrate the three year anniversary of my local (and amazing) gourmet olive oil store, Olive That and More! in Montclair, New Jersey. Of course this dip is made with olive oil (you all know I'm a huge fan of olive oil because of the many great health benefits), and it's also made with Butternut…
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How To Curb Late Night Snacking

Some say it's natural to look for food and want to eat before we settle in and go to bed. It's thought to be a primal instinct - our "inner caveman" wants to make sure our stomach is full before we go to sleep just in case there's no food to be found tomorrow. This seems especially apparent with people…
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