Services

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Private Counseling

Our counseling sessions are highly individualized in order to accommodate your unique lifestyles & personal food preferences. We help you to modify your behaviors so that you will succeed in your goals.

Initial Nutrition Counseling

This detailed session includes an assessment of your diet, lifestyle and fitness habits so that we can construct an individualized diet plan just for you. You will learn how to attain your goals and we will give you specific changes to work on until the next session.

Follow-Up Consultations

During these sessions we provide you with continued support. You will continue to build on your previous achievements. We equip you with behavior modification techniques to further assist you. Based on your weaknesses and/or problems that you may have been encountered, we make the necessary dietary adjustments.

Nutrition Lunch-and-Learns

Bring the twins to your office door with a Nutrition Lunch-and-Learn! We will come to your office and provide your team with the program of your choice. Choose from programs such as, Eating for Energy, Jumpstart Your Metabolism, The Secret to Skinny, Avoiding the Holiday Bulge, Cutting Cholesterol, Food Choices for the New Millennium, Making Peace with Stress and much more! We are also available to develop a customized program to suit the needs of your office.

Would you like to be a client? Download the Client Questionnaire and bring it to our first consultation.

Corporate Work

We cater to the hectic schedules of corporate employees, sports teams and other groups by coming on-site to provide nutrition services. You can select from a wide variety of seminars and on-going programs. We also travel to New York City corporations to provide nutrition consultations at health fairs.

Join our Corporate Clients:

Avon
Bergdorf Goodman
BMG Entertainment
Bloomingdales
Chase Manhattan Bank
Federated Merchandising Group
Ford Motors Company-UAW
Georgia Pacific
Hallmark Entertainment
Harper Collins
J.P. Morgan Chase
Lucent Technologies
Mitsubishi
MTA- Metro North
Nautica
New York Health and Racquet Club
New York Stock Exchange
Ritz Carlton
Saks Fifth Avenue
Simon and Schuster
Standard and Poors
The Plaza
The Waldorf Astoria
Thomson Financial Media
Time Inc.
Turner Entertainment Network
Waldorf Astoria

Seminars

Need to provide your office or group with nutrition and wellness information from an engaging and experienced speaker? Get two for the price of one with the Nutrition Twins Seminars! Get ready for an informative and fun session that will leave your group armed with tools to reach their goals and live their best lives.

NUTRITION LUNCH-AND-LEARNS

Bring the twins to your office door with a Nutrition Lunch-and-Learn! We will come to your office and provide your team with the program of your choice. Choose from programs such as, Avoiding the Holiday Bulge, Cutting Cholesterol, Food Choices for the New Millennium, Making Peace with Stress and much more! We are also available to develop a customized program to suit the needs of your office.

SPORTS NUTRITION PROGRAM

This two-day program is a favorite of high school, collegiate, and professional sporting teams, as well as corporations with employees who participate in after-work, company-sponsored sporting events. It teaches participants how to fuel appropriately for fitness. Tips for eating before and after exercising, as well as on a regular basis will be given, so that exercisers can perform at their best. Also, sport supplements will be evaluated for their efficacy and potential health risks.

NUTRITION FOR A NEW YORK NIGHT

This two-day program is ideal for any New Yorker. Whether participants work or play into the wee hours of the night, it will teach them how to do it healthfully. Strategies for “desktop dining”, playing the vending machine roulette, dining in and dining out, as well as tips for socializing at cocktail parties and the bar scene are all included.

ONE-ON-ONE NUTRITION CONSULTATIONS

These counseling sessions are highly individualized in order to accommodate varying lifestyles and food preferences. Behavior modification techniques are included to guarantee client success in meeting personal goals. An initial consultation and follow-ups are provided on-site. Consultations specialize in weight loss, increasing energy, increasing body mass, behavior modification, sports nutrition, elevated cholesterol and blood pressure, heart disease, vitamin supplementation prescriptions, pregnancy and body imaging.

On-Going Programs

If one Seminar just isn’t enough, bring the Nutrition Twins to your group or office weekly in an On-Going Program. During 6 to 8 weeks of nutrition education and personal attention, watch your team improve their health and gain the skills to lead healthy and happy lives.

POUNDS A-“WEIGH”!

This comprehensive weight loss program can be provided in a six, eight or ten-week series. These classes not only include tips for low-fat living, behavior modification, dining out, smart snacking and supermarket shopping, etc., but they also provide encouragement and on-going motivation for weight loss through group support.

NUTRITION IN A NUTSHELL: THE ROAD TO A HEALTHIER YOU

This program is offered in a six, eight or ten-week series. These classes include an evaluation of the latest health trends, as well as tips for preventing cancer and living a longer, healthier and more youthful life. Participants learn the “ins and outs” of nutrition and are provided with the most current information about vitamins and herbs.

BEAT TO A HEALTHIER HEART

Let’s fight our nation’s leading killer – heart disease. Participants will learn how to evaluate their own personal risk for this “silent killer” and then learn how to take steps to lessen that risk. Classes are offered in six or eight-week series.

 

About

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.

 

Featured Reader: Janice Masvidad

Janice Masvidad’s Transformation with The Nutrition Twins
Height: 5’ 9½”
Size: Before: pushing the limits of 14 — After: 6 or 8
Weight Before: 195
Weight After: 145
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Janice tells us how she did it with The Nutrition Twins:

About 2 years after being treated for breast cancer, and a year after a hysterectomy, my weight and body felt and looked terrible. I knew that I needed to change my eating and exercising habits – not just go on a diet. The changes needed to be permanent and part of my life going forward, not just a quick fix. I heard about the Nutrition Twins thru the NBC Fitness Center at work and called them. We met in one-on-one (actually one-on-Twins) counseling sessions where the Twins helped me set up strategies for healthy eating and exercising.

Janice’s Describes Her Favorite Part of the Process:

There are so many parts of the process that I like. I like the surprised reaction of people who have not seen me in a while. I like being asked for advice on losing weight and getting into shape. I like the way I look. I love buying new clothes. I like the way I feel. But my favorite part is what my doctors have said to me about my health and physical condition now -Two of them have even asked me for advice on getting fit!

Janice tells us about her eating with The Nutrition Twins:

I started out by following the individual plan the Twins devised for me. We planned how I could eat about 5 times a day so that I would never get hungry while eating nutritious foods that I actually liked. I also purchased a comprehensive calorie counter book and kept a daily food journal with a running total of my calorie consumption. Breakfast during the week is an egg white omelet with mushrooms or herbs with a whole grain pita or other bread (less than 150 calories total). When I arrive at work I snack on about a half cup of whole grain cereal (Barbara’s) with my coffee as I read my email. At 11AM, I eat either a Dannon Light-N-Fit yogurt or an apple. My 4:00 pm snack could be an apple, a 100 Calorie Snack pack – the Ritz chips are my favorite- or a low calorie snack bar. I usually vary lunch and dinner. I’ve started bringing my lunch to work; this allows me to eat foods I really like and control the portion size. I’ve learned how to cook low fat versions of Indian food and so I usually eat veggie based lunches. I find that when I am eating something that is spiced and flavorful I eat less and feel satisfied. Dinners are generally some grilled protein – chicken, fish or less often meat, veggies – either steamed, sautéed with olive oil & garlic, or grilled, and sometimes a half cup of rice, wheat pilaf, or couscous (this depends on how many calories I’ve consumed during the day) I find that if I always have a low calorie snack in my bag, I never get so hungry that I wind up eating something because it is available, rather than what I should eat. On the weekends I vary my breakfast and daytime snacks using the calorie count as my guide. I also include a glass or two or wine or a cocktail with my dinner. I find that eating out is easy – I know all the calorie counts and order with my limits in mind- AND I never feel deprived.

Janice’s Describes Her Exercise:

I have set up a room in my house as a gym. Every workday morning I start my day by exercising there – 20 minutes on the elliptical trainer and 15-20 minutes of weight training. I have a training routine that varies the body part being worked on and I make sure that I continuously vary the exercises. Once every two weeks, I have a boxing trainer come to my home and train me. This is an intense 1 hour session that includes 4 rounds of boxing and then mat exercises with a 12 lb medicine ball. My training routine and workouts have made a radical change in my body which would not have been possible through diet alone.

Janice’s Word Of Advice:

Consciousness about what you are eating and how you are exercising is key. If you plan what you are going to eat and know how many calories you have consumed during the day, you can stay on track. Since this is a life change, not a temporary diet, variety is critical. Having a large personal menu of foods that work with your lifestyle keeps the focus on your eating plan being a lifetime plan, not a diet. I constantly look for and try new ways to prepare old favorite dishes or learn new cooking techniques. I vary the intensity and duration of my workouts so that I don’t do them on auto-pilot and on days I really don’t feel like working out- I push myself to do something. It’s amazing how once I start exercising it feels good and I can get into it.

Post-Workout Smoothie

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Looking for a delicious treat for after you exercise that’s good for you too? We’ve got it here! It’s a good ratio of carbs to protein to fat and chock full of vitamins and minerals. And the best part is that it’s so tasty, you’ll feel like it’s a treat!

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz of low-fat or fat free milk
  • 1 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • ½ a banana
  • 1 cup spinach
  • ½ cup strawberries
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • 1 scoop protein powder or ½ cup nonfat plain or vanilla yogurt

Directions:
Put all ingredients in a blender. Blend.

It’s so simple and it’s the perfect post-exercise meal! You can make it quick and eat it within an hour of exercising – the best time to refuel after a hard workout.

*If you’re allergic to nuts you can leave out the nut butter or substitute for a nut-free alternative like sunflower butter or soy nut butter

*If you’re lactose-intolerant or vegan, use your favorite milk substitute. We love to use almond milk!

Post-Workout Smoothie
 
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Ingredients
  • 8 oz of low-fat or fat free milk
  • 1 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • ½ a banana
  • 1 cup spinach
  • ½ cup strawberries
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • 1 scoop protein powder or ½ cup nonfat plain or vanilla yogurt
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a blender. Blend.
  2. It’s so simple and it’s the perfect post-exercise meal! You can make it quick and eat it within an hour of exercising – the best time to refuel after a hard workout.
  3. *If you’re allergic to nuts you can leave out the nut butter or substitute for a nut-free alternative like sunflower butter or soy nut butter
  4. *If you’re lactose-intolerant or vegan, use your favorite milk substitute. We love to use almond milk!