Healthy Eating Strategies

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...

6 Healthy, Guilt-Free Pizza Options (Yes, Pizza!)

Healthy Pizza

Last night, I had a meeting with a fairly new nutrition client. I provided him with ways to make a healthier version of his beloved egg sandwich (omega-3-rich eggs, sprouted English muffin, avocado) and other sensible swaps. “This plan is so livable,” he remarked. Which is exactly the point—any eating plan you follow must be livable, even...

Pack a Healthy Lunch Like a Pro with these 4 Swaps

Healthy lunch

When it comes to lunch, it can be all too easy to throw a bag of chips and a PB&J into a bag and call it a day. Or to run next door to grab an 800-calorie sub instead. In the mad dash to get out of the house in the morning, adding one more thing to the routine can seem like too much. But eating a healthy lunch doesn’t have to be such a...

All Calories Are Not Created Equal

When it comes to healthy eating, there’s a lot of talk about calories. You can track the number of calories you’re consuming, you can set calorie intake goals, and you can even compare how much you’re burning to how much you’re eating. To maintain your weight, calories in should equals calories out. Seems fairly...

The 5 Healthiest Ways to “Pasta”

I love that desert island food question. You know, the one where you’re stranded on a desert island and can have three foods with you. While it’s unlikely that any of us will be stranded, or that if we were, somehow our favorite foods would show up. However, if I’m answering this question, my island has pasta (and cheese for the...

5 Tips for Preventing Weight-Gain Weekends

Let’s say a person (perhaps you) develops a stellar eating routine that involves cooking, hydrating, and eating lots of green things. By Friday that person (perhaps you) feels accomplished, clothes are looser, energy is through the roof—you get the picture. Then, person (you?) goes on a weekend getaway­ and things get carefree. Person...

10 Simple Ways Busy Moms Can Stay Healthy

Motherhood is great. Sure, I can get all sappy and say it’s a gift, which it absolutely is, but it’s a demanding gift that comes with its own unique challenges. With a little planning (I mean who’s better at planning than moms?) we can put those difficulties to bed. Try these 10 tips to make it your healthiest Mother’s Day yet. 1. Have a...

Want to Lose Weight—and Keep It Off? Try Food Logging!

Vacation eating do's and don'ts

Turns out, losing weight more quickly—and having a better chance of keeping it off—can be as simple as keeping daily food journal. Research published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, shows keeping a food log on a regular and consistent basis is a key factor in weight loss. Keeping track of your food choices, healthy or...