Symptom Soothers: Foods for Allergy Relief

April showers bring May flowers and ALLERGIES! As we continue into the Spring months, here at Real Nutrition, we thought it would be the perfect time to share our top nutrition tips and best practices to help minimize allergy symptoms, so we can all carry on crushing it in our day-to-days. A few of our favorite and effective nutrition tips to …

The Rules I Give My Clients About Drinking School

Let’s be realistic here! As a Registered Dietitian living and working in New York City, my clients usually drink alcohol. These are a few of the strategies I go over with them so they can incorporate it into a healthy lifestyle. Pick your number for the week: I usually recommend seven drinks or less, male or female. And that doesn’t …

When Should I Eat My Meals Each Day ?

While every day is different and everyone is different, I usually use this simple equation to help people figure out when they should organize their meals. First, I recommend eating breakfast within two hours of waking up. Then I would recommend eating meals about three to four hours spread apart. If you eat breakfast at 9 AM, then I would …

Make This March More Green!

Over here at Real Nutrition, we love March. Why? It’s the beginning of spring and March is National Nutrition Month! So, this makes March the perfect time to focus on easy ways to meet (or exceed) your vegetable needs and, of course, to start getting ready for Summer! It’s actually SUPER easy to meet your vegetable goals. Generally speaking you want to aim …

My Favorite On-Hand Ingredients for Hydration

My favorites include coconut water completely natural, with no artificial colors or flavors, and avocado which contains potassium naturally. Bananas potassium, and lemons contain more electrolytes and also have vitamin C. Chia seeds capture and hold on to water and therefore help to hydrate you from the inside out.  For hydration on the go, Moon Juice has new branded electrolytes and …

The Truth About Protein

Protein is the macronutrient of the moment and we are here for it! Why is it “all the rage”, you might ask? For starters, protein helps you maintain muscle mass, balance blood sugar, keeps you satiated and satisfied, which, in turn, helps to reduce cravings and overeating. This is why we encourage our clients to include protein in all meals and …

Our Favorite Tools To Keep2024 As Healthy As Ever

Three weeks of January are already over and done. This is the final push for many who are completing New Year resolutions for 30 days (Whole30, Dry January to name a few).  Bravo to those of you who are still at it, truly this is a huge accomplishment as research shows 43% of resolutioners give up by the end of …

Is A Zero-Calorie Oreo Good For Your Diet?

So if weight loss is one of your goals or for your New Year’s resolutions, and you are trying to lose weight by cutting out sweets and therefore introducing things like this zero-calorie cookie. I’m going to tell you now that will not work – long term definitely not going to work.  The reasons for this include one as your …

Exactly What to Order to Stay on Track When Dining Out

As a registered dietitian living and working in New York City, this is what I tell my clients who are worried about group dinners. One, do not arrive hungry, always have a snack before you show up. You want to spoil your appetite this way to be more in control of the portion that you consume. So you don’t really …