Snacking Tips

Do You Really Need that Post-Workout Smoothie?

If you’re burning more calories than you’re taking in by cranking up your exercise, you should notice nice, steady weight loss. But there’s often a glitch in thinking when people ramp up their exercise. Some people feel they deserve a reward for their increased efforts, and more often than not that reward is edible—it’s something I like...

Watching Your Sugar Intake? Avoid These 5 Foods!

Harley Pasternak's 5 Foods High in Sugar

Not every “healthy” food deserves a halo. As it turns out, there are a number of seemingly “good for you” choices that just plain aren’t. Here are five foods I’ve found that are surprisingly high in sugar. 1. Oatmeal Traditional oatmeal is a healthier alternative to sugary cereals, but be careful when...

10 Ways to Tell Your Snacks Who’s Boss

10 tips on healthy snacking

When it comes to snacking, I can’t tell you how often I have heard from clients, “Everything is fine until late afternoon,” or “I’m a different person after dinner.” At these times of day nutrition knowledge is irrelevant. Willpower is not enough; you need to have a plan in place, because planning supersedes...

Try These Winning Snack Strategies for the Big Game

Zucchini pizzas

Whether it’s the World Series for baseball fans, hockey playoffs, or the upcoming football game, I know big games can be exciting. As the mother of two boys I watch it all, but I definitely put more thought into our snack spread than any point spread. Priorities, right? Here are some winning (food) plays for game day. Popcorn for the nutrition...