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I'm a registered dietitian with a passion for nutrition and I can't imagine doing anything else for a living! For over 15 years, I've counseled professional athletes, models and celebrities, as well as working people who struggle with emotional eating and time constraints. I've used the power of nutrition to help people lose weight, gain more energy, manage sudden or chronic health problems, improve their relationships, and enhance the way they look and feel, and my own hubby has lost more than 50 pounds since we met (that's the equivalent of 200 sticks of butter worth of fat!). I love to share what I've learned with others, whether it be on TV, or as a New York TImes best-selling author. So I hope you'll "tune in," send me your feedback, and tell me how I can help you eat healthier. Bon appetite!


Indulge Like A Nutritionist: Nutritionists Share Their Favorite Indulgences

The other day, someone who doesn't know me very well said, "You probably never eat chocolate." It's funny, because in my newest book I devoted an entire chapter to dark chocolate and recommend eating it every single day (which I do myself). Read more>>

New Ways To Enjoy 3 Anti-Aging Superfoods

Forget microdermabrasion and botox. The real power to turn back the clock lies in what you put on your plate. Read more>>

Are Your Friends Making You Fat?

Many of my clients tell me that the minute they begin a new healthy eating regime, friends begin to sabotage their efforts by saying things like, "You don't need to lose weight," or "Don't you miss pizza?" Whether it's your best friend, co-worker, sister or even your mom, anytime one person in a close relationship changes her eating habits, it's bound to create some friction.Read more>>

Losing Weight And Not Feeling Great: Why You May Feel Lousy As You Lose

I've had a private practice for a long time, so I've coached many people on their weight-loss journeys. Sometimes they feel fantastic as the pounds drop off, as though they're on top of the world and have energy through the roof. But some people struggle with what I call weight-loss backlash. Read more>>

3 Steps To Healthy Eating While You Travel

I'm on an airplane as I type this and a few days after I return, I have another trip on my calendar. I rack up a lot of frequent flyer miles and I've become pretty good at packing. One of my strategies is to "recycle" articles of clothing (e.g. one skirt, two outfits) so I can make more room in my suitcase for healthy food! Read more>>

10 New Healthy Food Finds

My friends tease me because I'd rather spend a day at a food market than a department store, but I just can't help it. One of my biggest thrills is discovering healthy new foods to test and recommend to my clients. Read more>>

Foods That Fool: Look Past The Label To Know What You're Eating

One of my favorite things to do with my clients is to take them grocery shopping. For me, it's like nutrition science come to life, with hands-on examples of nearly everything I want to talk to them about. Read more>>

Four Big Calorie Myths- Busted!

Weight control is just all about calories, right? Not so much! In fact, in my experience, buying into that notion is one of the biggest barriers that holds my clients back from seeing results and optimizing their health. Here's the truth about calories...Read more>>

Four New Fun And Healthy Ways To Eat Fruit

Fruit is a perfect addition to your morning oatmeal or a quick afternoon snack. But it's also an amazing way to jazz up other healthy ingredients to create some out-of-the-box options that will leave you feeling satisfied, energized and maybe even inspired! Read more>>

The Top 5 Foods For Beautiful Skin

The old phrase 'you are what you eat' is literally true. Every one of your cells is crafted from and maintained by a broad spectrum of nutrients - and skin, the body's largest organ is particularly vulnerable to the effects of what and how you eat. Read more>>

Why Men Lose Weight Faster

One thing I notice in my private practice is that women in relationships with men often complain that their boyfriend or hubby can eat more without gaining weight, or that he can drop pounds faster. It's unfair, but definitely true. Read more>>

Good Sugar Vs. Bad Sugar

You've heard of good carbs and bad carbs, good fats and bad fats. Well, you could categorize sugar the same way...Read more>>

5 Truths About Water

Carbs, fat, protein and sugar always seem to be triggering some kind of debate, but good old water? It doesn't seem like it should be controversial at all, but it's been the source of some scuttlebutt recently after a health expert claimed that the need for eight glasses per day was "nonsense." Read more>>

Crazy For Coconuts

Coconut products are flooding the market – first there was coconut water, now there's coconut milk, coconut milk yogurt, coconut kefir and coconut milk ice cream. Read more>>

Will a Gluten-Free Diet Help Your Workout?

You may have heard that tennis great Novak Djokovic recently attributed much of his phenomenal success to giving up gluten, a type of protein naturally found in wheat, rye and barley. Djokovic's recent No. 2 in the world ranking has many athletes and active people wondering if they should kiss bagels goodbye...Read more>>

5 Germy Office Habits That Can Make You Sick

I love writing about food and nutrition, but microbiology and food safety are also part of my training as a registered dietitian, and I love talking germs...Read more>>

To Detox or Not to Detox

When I first went into private practice, detoxing was considered extreme, and for lack of a better word, 'fringy.' But in the past few years, the word detox has taken on a whole new meaning...Read more >>

Foods to Satisfy Your Tart Tooth

It's been said that sour is just a degree of tartness. In Ayurvedic philosophy, a form of alternative medicine native to India, practitioners believe that sour come from earth and fire, and includes foods that are naturally hot, light and moist...Read more >>

Get More Benefits From Your Coffee and Tea

You may start your day with a hot or iced latte or 'medicine in a mug' (my name for tea), but how about folding a little into your meals? Here's why they're so beneficial and some healthy ways to eat them...Read more >>

Hangover Cures That Work

If your fourth of July included a few too many cocktails, you're probably experiencing the cluster of side effects known as the dreaded hangover...Read More >>

5 Versatile Superfoods to Always Keep on Hand

People always ask me what a "master" grocery list is. But in my eyes, that's a toughie because I believe that variety is key to ensuring that your body receives a broad spectrum of nutrients...Read more >>

Eat Your Favorite Mexican Food While Staying Slim

If I was stranded on an island and could only eat one type of food for the rest of my life, it would be Mexican, hands down. Nutritionally speaking, it offers all the elements I look for in a meal...Read more >>

A Nutritionist's Favorite Low-Tech Kitchen Gadgets

Confession: I don't love cooking. But that's because to me "cooking" conjures up images of slaving away in my kitchen, stressed over complicated recipes, with every appliance in use and a sink full of dirty pans. Read more >>

5 Ugly Health Foods You Should Start Eating Today

We eat with our eyes as well as our stomachs, so foods that are aesthetically appealing tend to be more satisfying. But for some foods the beauty lies in their uniqueness - both visually and nutritionally speaking. Read more >>

Eat More Food for Fewer Calories

Sometimes my clients request "compact" meal ideas, typically for occasions when they need to feel nourished but can't look or feel stuffed (if they have to wear a form-fitting outfit for example). Read more >>

Sneaky Ways to Eat More Fiber

Fiber is magical. It helps slow digestion and absorption to keep you fuller longer and delay the return of hunger, provides a slower, steadier rise in blood sugar and a lower insulin response... Read more >>

Restaurant Calorie Traps Revealed

Americans dine out about five times a week, and when we do we eat more. That may come as no surprise, but even if you're trying to eat healthfully you may unknowingly be downing hundreds of hidden calories. Read more >>

3 Reasons Your Weight Fluctuates (That Have Nothing to do with Body Fat)

Your weight as a number is incredibly fickle. It can rise and fall from day to day, even hour to hour, and shifts in body fat are rarely the culprit. Read more >>

5 Steps to the Perfect Summer Salad

It's time to trade in steamed veggies for garden salads, but a loaded up salad recipe can easily become as fattening as a burger and fries. Read more>>

Is Your Diet Making You 'Brain Fat?'

A new study has confirmed what we've long suspected - your diet can impact how your brain functions, which in turn may up your obesity risk. Read more >>

Low-Calorie Cocktails for Hot Summer Days

In all of my years as a nutritionist, alcohol just may be the topic I'm asked about most often. Most people I meet aren't willing to give it up, but they also know that alcohol can be a slippery slope… Read more >>

Make Mouth-Watering Veggie Dishes in Minutes

Every nutritionist on the planet recommends eating more veggies, but only about a quarter of Americans down the recommended minimum three daily servings. Read more >>

Coffee Warning? What You Need to Know About Acrylamide

I went to a coffee shop in LA the other day, and while I was waiting for my cup of Joe I spotted a fairly large sign about Prop 65, a "right to know" law that requires the State of California to maintain a list of chemicals that cause cancer... Read more >>

Eat These to Torch More Calories and Control Cravings

A new study from Purdue University brings a whole new meaning to the phrase 'fire in your belly.' According to the researchers, dousing your food with a little hot pepper can help you burn more calories and curb your cravings. Read more >>

How to Get Enough Iron if You Don't Eat Meat

Recently a client came to me after being diagnosed with anemia. A long time vegetarian she was worried that this meant she'd have to start eating meat again. Read more >>

Too Much BBQ? Undo the Damage!

If you overdid it a bit over the long weekend, you may be tempted to go to extreme measures to take off the poundage, but you don't have to. Read more >>

5 Diet Mistakes That Prevent Workout Results

I've been the sports nutritionist for three professional teams and numerous athletes in my private practice, and whether you head to a 9-5 job each day and work out when you can, or you earn a living exercising, the right nutrition plan is the real key to results. Read more >>

Start the Day with Protein to Avoid Snack Attacks

If you start your day with a bagel, bowl or cereal, or nothing at all you may be setting yourself up for overeating, especially at night. I've seen it dozens of times among my clients, and a new study published in the journal Obesity confirms it... Read more >>

Guilt-Free Junk Food to Satisfy Cravings

We all know that swearing off can't-live-without foods typically results in either a) pigging out on so-called "good" options while feeling totally unsatisfied or b) giving into your cravings eventually and suffering from eaters remorse. Read more >>

Nutrition Mumbo Jumbo Demystified

If you regularly tune into nutrition news, you probably hear and see words like antioxidant and glycemic index often, but do you really know what they mean?Read more >>

5 Foods to Get You in the Mood (and 4 Sexy Facts)

The phrase you are what you eat is absolutely true. So if you want to feel well, frisky, fold these five foods into your eating repertoire. Nothing exotic necessary! Read more >>

Go Veggie, Gain Weight? Here's Why It Can Happen

Going veggie offers numerous health benefits, from slashing the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer, to capping blood pressure; and vegetarians and vegans tend to weigh less than omnivores. Read more >>

The Healthiest Color You're Not Eating

How many times in the past week did one of your meals or snacks include a naturally purple food? Read more >>

4 Reasons to Reach for a Beer

According to a recent American Heart Association survey, over 75 percent of the respondents believed that wine is heart healthy, but what about beer? Read more >>

Forget BMI: Are You 'Skinny Fat?'

In a recent survey only 45 percent of Americans strongly agree that body weight is an indicator of a healthy diet, and you know what? They're right. Read more >>

Raw Veggies Healthier Than Cooked? Not Always

It seems intuitive that a veggie in its raw state would be more nutritious than its cooked counterpart. But the truth is some veggies are actually healthier when things heat up a bit. Read more >>

4 Hot, Healthy Food Trends (And 1 That's Sort of Healthy)

Frankenfood is out - way out. Today's hottest food trends are all about keeping it real. When it comes to what we put in our bodies it seems that clean is the new black! Check out these four trailblazing food trends and one that has at least some health merits. Read more >>

Break Your Weight-Loss Plateau with These 4 Superfoods

Did your New Year start with a weight-loss bang that gradually dwindled to a dull thud? Get the scale moving again with these four superfoods. Read more >>

Sneaky Ways to Eat More Antioxidants

We've all heard that eating more antioxidants is one of the keys to fending off the aging process and fighting disease. But did you know that how you prepare your food could dramatically impact the amount of antioxidants your body absorbs? Read more >>

6 Uber Simple Ways to Shed Pounds

Forget no pain, no gain. Week after week even small changes can snowball into wow results. With consistency these six simple tweaks pack a pretty powerful punch. Read more >>

5 Foods That Boost Your Memory

Have you ever bumped into someone you know well but can't recall their name? Between stress and sleep deprivation we all experience those absentminded moments, but another culprit could be the lack of key nutrients tied to memory. Read more >>

Surprisingly Healthy Easter and Passover Foods

Holiday meals are all about tradition, and some of the most customary foods served during Easter and Passover slyly pack a pretty significant health punch. Here are five reasons to feel a little virtuous this season. Read more >>

Health Benefits of Apples and 4 Other Cholesterol-Lowering Foods

We've heard the phrase, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" and yes, we all know fruit is healthy, but is the saying literal? Apparently so! Read more >>

Healthy Food Combinations for Better Nutrition

You probably always eat certain foods together, like ketchup and fries, or chips and dip. But did you know that combinations of healthy foods can actually work together to boost each other's benefits? Read more >>

3 Easy Steps to Avoid Food Addiction Triggers

Can food be just as addictive as drugs? That's the conclusion of a new study published in Archives of General Psychiatry, a medical journal published by the American Medical Association. Read more >>

Lose the Belly Fat with These Healthy Condiment Swaps

Let's face it, sometimes the condiments make the meal; but the wrong ones could be what's preventing the scale from budging. These five swaps can help you slash calories... Read more >>

5 Hottest New Superfoods

Is Greek yogurt already old hat? If you love expanding your nutrition horizons get ready for a whole new crop of superfoods bound to become the next big thing... Read more >>

Foods That Fight Depression

Every once in a while we all get the blues, but certain foods can fight a case of melancholy. Here are three of the most potent, why they work, and how to gobble them up... Read more >>

Nutrition Guidelines: Are You Eating Too Much Sugar?

More sugar means more weight gain. That's the conclusion of a new American Heart Association report, which found that as sugar intakes soared so did the weights of both men and women... Read more >>

4 Food Mistakes That Make You Sick

According to the American Dietetic Association (ADA), millions of people get sick, about 325,000 are hospitalized, and nearly 5,000 die each year from foodborne illness in the United States... Read more >>

3 So-Called Healthy Foods That Aren't

This morning I visited The Early SHow to talk to host Erica Hill about healthy imposters - selections that seem nutritionally superior, but really, not so much!... Read more >>

New Diet Study: Eat Fat to Reduce Fat?

Yup, that's the conclusion of a new study from researchers at Ohio State University, which found that a daily dose of safflower oil, a common cooking oil, reduced belly fat and blood sugar... Read more >>

3 Seasonal Fat-Burning Foods to Celebrate the First Day of Spring

Spring has almost sprung, and that means a whole new crop of nutrition powerhouses at your local market. Here are three of my favorite mouth-watering picks... Read more >>