Tammy Lakatos Shames and Elysse (“Lyssie”) Lakatos, The Nutrition Twins®, are twin sisters and nationally recognized registered dietitians and personal trainers with 15 years of experience helping thousands of clients boost their energy naturally, get healthier, happier and into tip-top shape. Through their books, media appearances, nutrition counseling, lectures and blogs, they’ve built a brand that empowers people to take charge of their health and make changes that last a lifetime.
The twins have been featured regularly as the nutrition experts on Good Morning America Health, The Discovery Health channel, Fox News Channel, NBC, Bravo, WABC-TV, WPIX-TV, CBS, The Learning Channel, FitTV, Oxygen Network, Fox & Friends and Fox 5’s Good Day New York.They have also appeared on The Tyra Banks Show and The Doctorsand numerous times on the Yahoo! home page in articles and videos.
The twins’ approachable, common sense style has earned them editorial success. The twins co-authored the revolutionary nutrition book, Fire Up Your Metabolism: 9 Proven Principles for Burning Fat and Losing Weight Forever (Simon and Schuster) and The Secret to Skinny: How Salt Makes You Fat and the 4-Week Plan to Drop A Size & Get Healthier with Simple Low Sodium Swaps (HCI Books). They have a new book due out in January 2014 that will be published by Globe Pequot Press, a division of Morris Book Publishing. In an exciting venture with Day-Timer®, they have developed a Wellness Planner and a Weight Management Planner which they have featured several times on QVC.
The twins are nutrition experts and bloggers for celebrity and host of Dancing with the Stars Brooke Burke’s wildly popular Modernmom.com site, MSN.com’s health site, Fitbie.com and for the American Council on Exercise, Acefitness.org. They have become sought-after contributors by many print and online publications, including Cosmopolitan, Self, Good Housekeeping, Vogue, InStyle, Woman’s Day, EveryDay with Rachael Ray, Woman’s World, Parents, First for Women, Oxygen, Muscle Media, OK! Magazine, Star Magazine, Fitness, Glamour, People, Health, O Magazine, Lifetime, Reader’s Digest, The New York Daily News, Women’s Health and Fitness, Health and Family Circle magazines. In addition, they have contributed to many online resources including WebMD.com, MSN.com, WeightWatchers.com, Discovery.com, Yahoo!, TLC.com, e-Diets.com, Fit to Be Tied and AOL Diet and Fitness. In addition to being the resident nutritionists for FitTV online, the twins have served as featured experts on numerous radio stations across the United States and around the world.
With 4 million Pinterest followers, the Twins embrace social media as an avenue to inspire people to improve their health. Tammy and Lyssie were named as one of the Top 20 Nutritionists to Follow on twitter by The Huffington Post.
The twins have earned recognition among their peers in the medical community. They were chosen as keynote speakers for the New Jersey State Annual Dietetic Association meeting and were featured speakers for the International Society of Sports Nutrition’s Annual meeting. In addition, they lectured at the Javitz Center for the Medical Spa and Resort Expo.
Tammy and Lyssie are Cum Laude graduates of the University of Maryland and received their post-graduate dietetic internships at Emory University and Meredith College. They are ACE-Certified Personal Trainers and are members of the American Dietetic Association and active members of the following Dietetic Practice Groups: Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN), Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine DPG (DIFM), Nutrition Entrepreneurs (NE), Dietitians in Business and Communications (DBC). Tammy is the past Director of Member Services for the Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group. The twins are also members of The New York State Dietetic Association. When they’re not trying to energize the world, the twins volunteer their nutrition expertise at the Gladney Foundation, an organization working to improve the lives of children, adoptive families and women planning adoption and chase around Tammy’s twin daughters.