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Can Pasta Be Included in A Healthy Weight Loss Plan? Answered by a certified dietitian nutritionist

As a Long Island registered dietitian nutritionist, many of my weight loss patients mistakenly think that pasta must be avoided. Pasta is restricted on most “one-size-fits all diets” since it is typically viewed as a food that causes…
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Long Island Registered Dietitian Nutritionist’s Tips to Reduce Risk of Gout: DIETARY MEASURES AND NUTRITION INTERVENTION RECOMMENDATIONS

Our bodies break down a naturally occurring chemical called purine into uric acid, which then is eliminated through our urine. Gout occurs when high levels of uric acid in the blood cause crystals to form and build up around a joint. This…
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WHAT IS A PLANT-BASED PLAN and why is it so confusing? – The answers are explained by a Long Island Certified Dietitian Nutritionist

  There is no clear definition of a plant-based diet: To some it is a vegan diet, to others a vegetarian diet, to many it is pescatarian plan, and lastly a flexitarian plan. Plant-based or plant-forward eating patterns focus…
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Keeping Those Unwanted Pounds Off – A Long Island Registered Dietitian’s Tips

As a registered dietitian who has been working with individuals for more than 30 years, I have learned what common beliefs prevail: Most people mistakenly believe the challenge of weight management is to lose weight.  Research shows that…
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What’s on your plate? Long Island Registered Dietitian Explains Moderately Processed and Ultra-processed foods

  As a Registered Dietitian, I work to empower people to feel confident about their choices, selecting the healthiest options and enjoying what they eat. As a continuation from the previous blog, I want to explain moderately processed…
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What’s on your plate? Long Island Registered Dietitian Discusses the Difference Between Whole Foods and Processed Foods

Whole Foods are an important component of every healthy diet. Simply stated, whole foods are foods that still look the way they did when they grew in nature - or very similar to it-  remaining close to their original state.  More…
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Hunger Hormones & Weight Management: Understanding Hormones for Effective Weight Loss & Successful Weight Maintenance

Trying to control hunger when you are really hungry and need to eat is difficult. Suppressing hunger with “willpower” is a strategy that is doomed to fail. We can’t “trick” or “outsmart” our hunger hormones. To be successful…
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Understanding and Transitioning to Plant Based Diet: Tips From a Registered Dietitian

What Is a Plant-Based Diet Plan? There is no clear definition of what constitutes a whole-food, plant-based diet.  I define a plant-based or plant-forward eating pattern as one that focuses on foods primarily from plants.  This includes…
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TIPS FOR TAKEOUT DURING COVID

This article will tell you what you need to know about ordering in while sheltering at home. As a registered dietitian and certified nutritionist Nancy can personalize your healthy eating plan for foods cooked at home or brought home.
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Guidelines and Nutrition Therapy for Diabetes Mellitus from a Long Island RDN: WHAT’S NEW AND WHAT YOU CAN DO

A diagnosis of prediabetes or diabetes can be alarming – at any age. That said, nutrition therapy from a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist can help you manage, prevent, and even, in some cases, reverse the disease’s progress. Type…
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Long Island Integrative Nutrition Therapist’s Plant-Based Diet Recommendations for Covid-19: What You Can Do to Improve Immune Function

We are all in the midst of a global pandemic, yet public health advisers have failed to provide any of the evidence-based nutrition or lifestyle related recommendations widely acknowledged as essential for the optimal function of human physiology.…

Chronic Liver Disease – Dietary Patterns and Lifestyle

If you have prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome or are obese, you are at an increased risk of nonalcoholic liver disease. While symptoms can include fatigue or pain in the upper right abdomen, NAFLD is usually asymptomatic. Genetics…