Top Blog Posts of 2015

top blog posts of 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, I thought I’d post my most popular blog posts for the past year. It’s hard to believe that I’ve had my blog for 8 years!  Thank you to all my readers. I’d always looking for new topics to write about. So feel free to email me or post a comment on your idea. In the meantime, enjoy a recap of my most popular blog posts of 2015.

 


Top blog posts of 2015

 

How to be Lazy and Stay ThinFunny cooking image
I hate to admit this, but I can be very lazy when it comes to some things. In most areas of my life, I am super motivated. I’ll stay up until 1 am writing a blog post or surfing the web to find the perfect matching furniture for my office. But when it comes to food shopping or cooking –  I am LAZY!  It may sound strange to hear this from a nutritionist, but it’s true! I think it’s because I am so tired at the end of the day, the last thing I want to do is wash/slice/dice/cook or wait in long supermarket lines. I know that many of you are the same way.  But it doesn’t have to be a bad thing. You just need to find a way to make it work for you like I did. Being the “realistic” nutritionist that I am, I am here to problem solve how to stay lean if you too tired to cook/lazy to cook. Read full post here.

 

 100 Healthy Lunch Choices in NYCquick lunch
Who has time to pack lunch? Not me. So most us end up grabbing lunch on the run. But it’s easy to get into a rut. If you are bored with the same old salad or sandwich for lunch, look no further! I’ve put together a list of over 100 healthy lunches on the run including salads, soups, sandwiches, wraps, quinoa bowls and Mexican food. No more boring lunches! Read on to get your FREE download that folds into a handy trifold brochure. Read full post here

 

 

How I am Taming My Sugar Cravingssugar in coffee
For those of you who read my blog, you’ve likely seen various posts about my “issues” with chocolate and/or sugar. I bet many of you have the same issues so you can relate. But as a nutritionist, my job is to problem solve (including my own problems) – so here goes! I’ve come up with a solution that’s helping me tame my sugar cravings. Like most of you, I tend to work 10+ hour days and don’t have a lot of time to think about food. I get home late and have a quick dinner. That’s when the trouble starts. I’ll comb through my miniature kitchen in search of something sweet. The ridiculous thing is,  like most New Yorker’s,  I don’t keep much food in my apartment.  These are the few staples I always have on hand: coffee, Greek Yogurt, 2% plain and flavored, Fiber One Cereal, apples or other fruit and some kind of sweetener for my coffee. I rarely keep tempting snack foods around.  So what am I hoping to find? Despite the fact I keep minimal food in my apartment, I would still manage to find something sugary. Read full post here.

 

 
Healthy Zucchini Noodle RecipesLow carb zucchini spaghetti with shrimp in a pan
I’m obsessed with zucchini noodles. They are my new favorite dinner. You can prepare them in so many different ways to make a quick healthy meal. They’re MUCH lower in calories than pasta and practically carb free. You can have a large plate of tasty food for under 300 calories (depending on the sauce of course). I’ve got it down to a science. I can make a zucchini noodle dinner in 6 minutes. You can find tons of healthy zucchini noodle recipes on the internet. I’ve chosen a few of my favorites. Read full post here.

 

 

blue apronMy Blue Apron Review 
Wouldn’t it be great to be make a home cooked meal without having to plan or shop? And if the food could magically arrive at your door? Well it can! There are several meal delivery services  available in the NYC area. I had heard a lot of about Blue Apron and decided to check it out. Find out what I thought about it in my Blue Apron Review and see it it’s right for you! Read full blog post here.

 

 

45 Healthy Breakfasts on the Run
No time for breakfast? You aren’t alone. The snooze button usually wins over getting up early to eat! We often end up grabbing breakfast on the run. The problem is that these “on the run” meals can be deceptively high in calories, carbs, fat and/or sodium. Not a great way to start the day. The wrong kind of breakfast will cause energy levels to plummet, cause busy businessman using his laptop while having breakfastcravings later in the day and pack on the pounds. And if you have diabetes, prediabetes, PCOS, or are trying to watch your weight, the last thing you want to do is load up with over 50 grams of carbs at breakfast! While the ideal solution would be to take 5 minutes to eat a healthy breakfast at home, this isn’t always possible. So I’ve compiled a list of my Top 45 Healthy Breakfasts on the Run choices from 11 popular NYC restaurants including Fresh & Co, Pret, Pax, Europa, Le Pain Quotidien, Dunkin Donuts, etc. There are healthy choices out there!  Read full post here … and make sure you download my free guide.

 

NYC Meal Delivery Services
What’s the one thing that most of us New Yorkers have in common? We don’t spend much time in our kitchens! Who needs to cook when Seamless Web can have any cuisine you desire delivered to your door. But the rsz_hellofresh_box_classic_front_rgb_300dpiproblem is that seamless can pack on the pounds with the jumbo sized portions and often not-so-healthy ingredients. Wouldn’t it be great to have a healthy meal waiting for you at home?. The good news is that there are are numerous meal delivery services that do just that. I did a round up of NYC Meal Delivery services. Read full post here.

 

Why is it So Hard to Keep Weight Off?
Losing weight is only half the battle. Keeping it off is where most people fail. How many times have you vowed not to put those pound back on … only to see the scale creeping up? And you’re not eating nearly as much as you used to. Weight regain occurs for numerous reasons but some of them are insidious. The body has sneaky ways of trying to put that weight back on. The good news isfrustrated woman on scale that you CAN keep the weight off.  But it helps to understand why it is so difficult – forewarned is forearmed. Lately I’ve quite a few successful losers in my private practice who have lost 30+ pounds.  I have the utmost respect for someone who can stay so disciplined for extended periods of time to achieve this loss. But what a cruel trick the body plays on you when you have to fight to keep this weight off.   Read full post here 

 

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