Strawberry Parfait Crisps

Do you feel like you could eat endless bowls of fruit and still be hungry an hour later?
Try this 100 calorie strawberry snack to curb a sweet tooth while satisfying your hunger!

Mix:
1/2 cup strawberries cut into halves,
1/2 cup 0% fat greek yogurt,
1/4 cup Health Valley crispy brown rice cereal (or similar cereal).

Then sprinkle with lemon juice.

This will help keep you satisfied.
Although fruit is packed with water, fiber, and nutrients it’s all carbohydrates.
Carbohydrates are great since they’re your body’s energy source but by combining your fruit with some protein it keeps you feeling full longer since protein takes longer to digest.

This yummy strawberry snack has 100 calories, 18g carbohydrate, 10g protein, 0g fat, 2g fiber

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Recent TV Appearances:

  • Fox News Channel, “Your World with Neil Cavuto,”The Meat Mountain,” August 27, 2014
  • Fox National, “Body and Soul with Dari Alexander: To Your Health,” May 9, 2014
  • Healthy You, The Carol Alt Show, Fox News, “The Nutrition Twins’ Veggie Cure”, January 4 & 5, 2014
  • What Would Juileanna Do? “The Body Boost Show,” November 11, 2013
  • WPIX Morning News, The Nutrition Twins Talking Healthy Lunches“, August 19, 2013
  • Fox News Channel, “Your World With Neil Cavuto,” “Chain Restaurant Calories on Menu Boards,” July 30, 2013
  • CNN’s Headline News (HLN), Superbowl Swaps and Exercises for Calorie Savings,” January 29, 2013
  • CNN’s Headline News (HLN), “CSPI’s Restaurant Shockers,” January 17, 2013
  • CNN’s Headline News (HLN), “Flu Fighting Foods,” January 9, 2013
  • Fox Business Channel, “Cavuto,” “Convenience Stores Announcing They Sell Healthy Foods,” August 14, 2012
  • TV Land, “Best Night In– Feel Good Night! Fitness and Nutrition Segments,” April 16, 2012
  • Fox Good Day New York, “5 Surprising Things You Shouldn’t Do To Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution” January, 4, 2012
  • BetterTV, “The Better Show,”Foods You Should Eat Together to Increase Nutrients,” November 14, 2011
  • Fox News Channel, “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” “The Trend: Food Chains and Mini-Packs,” October 17, 2011
  • Fox Business Channel,”Cavuto,” “School Lunch Programs,” September 20, 2011
  • Fox Business Channel, “Cavuto,” “Restaurants Are Under-reporting Calories,” July 20, 2011
  • Fox 5 News, “Is Kate Middleton Too Thin?” July 15, 2011
  • Good Morning America Health, “Summer Diet Blunders & Their Fixes,” July 12, 2011
  • WPIX, Dr. Steve Show, “Breakfast Done Right” June 20, 2011
  • Fox Business News, Cavuto, ” Would You Take the Dream Body Or $1M?” May 26, 2011
  • Good Morning America Health, “5 Healthy Summertime Meals with 5 Minutes Prep”, May 12, 2011
  • Fox Good Day New York, “Hot Summer Diet Trends on Good Day New York”, May 9, 2011
  • Fox News Channel, “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” Meeting Your Fitness Goals, April 15, 2011
  • Good Morning America Health, “One Trick, Lose 5 Pounds; 5 Tricks to Lose 25 Pounds by Summer,” March 24, 2011
  • LX TV (NBC), “Betcha Didn’t Know…” March 18, 2011
  • FitTV,”Buff Brides,” recurring episodes throughout March 2011
  • FitTV,”Buff Brides,” recurring episodes throughout February 2011
  • Good Morning America Health, “Mood Boosting Foods”, January 20, 2011
  • FitTV,”Buff Brides,” recurring episodes throughout January 2011
  • Fox Good Day New York, “5 Sure-fire Ways to Stick to Your Weight Loss Resolutions”, January 3, 2011
  • FitTV,”Buff Brides,” recurring episodes throughout December 2010
  • Good Morning America Health, “Staying Lean & Healthy with Thanksgiving Leftovers” November 22, 2010
  • FitTV,”Buff Brides,” recurring episodes throughout November 2010
  • Fox News, Your World With Neil Cavuto, “Small Changes Make Long-lasting Big Results,” November 11, 2010
  • Fox News, Your World with Neil Cavuto, “Healthy School Cafeterias,” October 14, 2010
  • FitTV, “Buff Brides,” recurring episodes throughout September 2010
  • NBC Nightly News with ChuckScarborough, “The Secret Skinny,” September 20, 2010
  • Good Morning America Health, “Portion Distortion & Portion Guides at the Barbeque,” August 30, 2010
  • FitTV, “Buff Brides,” recurring episodes throughout August 2010
  • Fox’s Good Day Atlanta, “Energy Boosting Foods for Back to School,” August 12, 2010
  • Your Carolina with Jack & Kimberly, “Smart Back to School Meals”, August 11, 2010
  • My Carolina Today, “Healthy, Budget Friendly Meals for the Entire Family,” August 10, 2010
  • Fox Morning News North Carolina, “Easy Ways to Eat Healthfully,” August 9, 2010
  • FitTV, “Buff Brides,” recurring episodes throughout June 2010
  • FitTV, “Buff Brides,” recurring episodes throughout August 2010
  • The Tyra Banks Show, “The Nivea Bikini Challenge,” July 26, 2010
  • Good Morning America Health, “Five Fixable Nutrition Mistakes,” June 21, 2010
  • The Doctors, “Slashing Salt and The Secret To Skinny,” June 18, 2010
  • FitTV, “Buff Brides,” recurring episodes throughout June 2010
  • FitTV, “Buff Brides,” recurring episodes throughout May 2010
  • The Tyra Banks Show, The Nivea Bikini Challenge, May 24, 2010
  • FitTV, “Buff Brides,” recurring episodes throughout April 2010
  • FitTV, “Buff Brides,” recurring episodes throughout March 2010
  • CW/PIX Morning News, “What The Food in Your Fridge Says About You,” March 24, 2010
  • FitTV, “Buff Brides,” recurring episodes throughout February 2010
  • CW/PIX Morning News, “NYC’s New Sodium Reduction Initiative & The Secret To Skinny,” January 13, 2010
  • Good Morning America Health, “Tricks & Swaps for Sticking To Your New Year’s Resolutions,” January 4, 2010
  • “Fox & Friends,” Fox News Channel, “The Secret To Skinny– New Year’s Resolution Swaps”, January 2, 2010
  • FitTV, “Buff Brides,”recurring episodes throughout January 2010
  • FitTV, “Buff Brides,”recurring episodes throughout December 2009
  • Wake Up With Al, ” Thanksgiving Day Tips To Keep you Lean”, November 23, 2009
  • FitTV, “Buff Brides,”recurring episodes throughout November 2009
  • BetterTV, “The Secret To Skinny Swaps,” October 26, 2009
  • The Doctors, October 23, 2009
  • FitTV, “Buff Brides,” recurring episodes throughout October 2009
  • Good Morning America Health, “The Secret To Skinny,” September 24, 2009
  • FitTV, “Buff Brides,”recurring segments throughout September 2009
  • CW11 Morning News, WPIX TV, “Back to School Lunches,” August 21, 2009
  • Good Morning America Health, “Easy Household Fitness,” August 10, 2009
  • Good Morning America Health, “Avoiding Wedding Diet Disasters,” August 3, 2009
  • FitTV, “Buff Brides,”recurring episodes throughout August 2009
  • FitTV, “Buff Brides,” recurring episodes throughout July 2009
  • Good Morning America Health, “Why Am I Exercising and Not Losing Weight?” June, 15, 2009
  • FitTV, “Buff Brides,”recurring episodes throughout May 2009
  • FitTV, “Buff Brides,”recurring episodes throughout April 2009
  • FitTV, “Buff Brides,” recurring episodes throughout March 2009
  • PIX Morning News,” The Benefits of Tea,” February 17, 2009
  • FitTV, “Buff Brides,” recurring episodes throughout January 2009
  • QVC, “New Year, Whole You” The Nutrition Twins/Day-Timer Health Planner, January 1, 2009, 7pm
  • QVC, “New Year, Whole You”, The Nutrition Twins/Day-Timer Weight Management Planner, January 1, 2009, 7 am
  • QVC, “New Year, Whole You: Preview ” The Nutrition Twins/Day-Timer Health Planner, January 1, 2009, 3 am

Press

  • Woman’s World, “Healthy Ingredients in Halloween Candy,” October 2014
  • New York Daily News, “Twinning Ways: They Offer Twice the Workout and Advice,” September 4, 2014
  • Working Mother, “Back to School Snacking Tips,” August 15, 2014
  • Family Circle,Wellness Feature on Improving Health- -Easy Guilt-Free Ways to Improve Health,” September 2014
  • Redbook, “August’s Superfood:  Peppers,” August 2014
  • Fitness Magazine, Looking to Lose Weight? Eat Like a Man,” June 26, 2014
  • Woman’s World Magazine, “Boost Your Bones,” April 7, 2014
  • Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The Nutrition Twins Veggie Cure,” January 5, 2013
  • Redbook, “Late Night Snacks That Keep You Slim,” November 2013, p. 94
  • Shape Magazine, “Metabolism Woes Through The Decades,” September 2013
  • Huffington Post, The Biggest Mistakes Women Make when Dieting,” September 17, 2013
  • Fox News, 10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism,” August 5, 2013
  • Self Magazine, “Ways to Boost Metabolism,” August 2013
  • Huffington Post, “6 of The Best Fat Burning Foods,” May 30, 2013
  • Shape Magazine, “Secrets for Jump-starting Your Weight Loss,” January/February 2012
  • Shape Magazine, “Scale Tipping Points,” October 2012
  • Health Magazine, “Healthy Budget-Friendly Foods at the Farmer’s Market and Grocery Store,” June 2012
  • Weight Watchers Magazine, “Spicy Foods & Other Foods That Boost Metabolism,” May/June 2012
  • O Magazine, “The Benefits of Guacamole,” May 2012
  • Health Magazine, “Tips for a Flatter Belly,” March 2012
  • Health Magazine, “Boosting Your Metabolism,” March 2012
  • USA Today, “To Be Successful Choose A Diet That Fits Your Lifestyle: The Secret to Skinny,” January 8, 2012
  • Weight Watchers Magazine, “Everything Spicy Foods,” January 2012
  • Fit Pregnancy, “Food Traps,” February/March 2012
  • Oxygen Magazine, “Metabolism-Boosting Tips,” January 2012
  • Health Magazine, “No Diet Ways to Lose Weight,” December 2011
  • All You, “Exercises for Your Belly to Look Flatter,” December 2011
  • Everyday with Rachael Ray, “Healthy Meals, Homemade and Prepared,” September 2011, p. 88
  • Fitness, “Food Tricks to Get in Shape Fast,” June 2011
  • Woman’s World, “Best of… Beverages,” April 7, 2011
  • Woman’s World, “You Deserve The Best: Good-for-you Soup”, January 17th, 2011
  • Health Magazine, “Does Tea Speed Up Your Metabolism?” January/February 2011
  • Eating Light Magazine, special interest publication of Woman’s Day, “Kitchen Foods and Items You Can’t Live Without,” Winter 2011
  • Shape Magazine, “The 15 Best Foods in Your 20’s, 30’s, and 40s,” August 2010
  • Woman’s World, “Bloating Foods,” May 31, 2010
  • The Indianapolis Star, “Four Ways To Trim Down Salt Intake At Meals”, May 13, 2010
  • American Baby Magazine, “Size Wise: Women share their secrets for keeping pregnancy weight gain at a healthy level,” page 25-26, June 2010
  • Woman’s World, “The Secret To Skinny,” November 23, 2009
  • Woman’s Day, “Strategies to Survive Holiday Weight Gain,” December 2009
  • Working Mother, “Bad, Better and Best Carb Breakfasts,” October 2009
  • Women’s Health, “How Many Calories Do I Need to Lose Weight?” October 2009
  • Woman’s World, “Anti-Stress and Exercise,” “In The Know” section, September 7, 2009
  • Fit Pregnancy, “Getting Bloat-Free During and After Pregnancy,” Sept/Oct 2009
  • Family Circle, “Every Trick in the Book,” October 2009, p. 91
  • Clean Eating Magazine, “Foods to Fight Sress,” Fall 2009 (available summer)
  • Oxygen, “Is my cocktail making me fat?” September 2009
  • Prevention Magazine, “The Nutrition Twins Easy Salad” COOK! Page, August 2009
  • Woman’s World, “Surprising Foods that Cause Belly Bloat,” August 10, 2009
  • Seventeen Magazine, “Fast Foods Swaps,” August 2009
  • Woman’s World, “Weight Loss Surprises,” June 8, 2009
  • Woman’s World, “Lose Weight with Tea,” June 1, 2009
  • Woman’s World, “Have a Specific Craving? Try These Fruits to Match Your Craving,” May 25, 2009
  • Woman’s World, “Natural Health: Boost Mood Naturally,” May 18, 2009
  • Sobe Magazine, “Immune Boosting Foods,” April 2009
  • Men’s Journal, “New Super Foods,” March 2009
  • Woman’s World Magazine,”7 Healthy Combos that Can Make You Feel Amazing,” March 2, 2009, p. 13
  • Woman’s World, “Start Your Week in the Know, Save Money with Healthy Swaps,” March 2, 2009
  • Arthritis Today, “Energy Snacks on The Go,” March 2009
  • Health Magazine, “The Nutrition Twins Day-Timer Products for New Year’s Resolutions,” January/ February 2009
  • Better Homes and Gardens, “The Nutrition Twins Day-Timer Products for New Year’s Resolutions,” January 2009
  • Woman’s Day, “The Nutrition Twins Day-Timer Products for New Year’s Resolutions,” January 2009

Academic Lectures

  • Spa & Resort/Medical Spa Expo and Conference, “Eating for Longevity: Using Food to Nourish Your Body for Reduced Stress and Increased Energy,” September 17, 2006
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Conference, “Obesity in America,” November 21, 2004
  • International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), Lecturers, “Fueling For a Different Kind of Marathon—The Work Day”, June 19th, 2004
  • New Jersey Dietetic Association Annual Meeting, Keynote speakers, May 10th, 2004

Websites

Radio

  • Tara Marie Live Radio Show, “The Nutrition Twins’ Veggie Cure, December 12, 2013
  • Family Food Experts Kitchen, Click here to Listen The Secret To Skinny, W4WN.com, August 29, 2013
  • The Frankie Boyer Show, “Healthy Habits with Back To School Rush”, www.wbixonline.com, www.lifestyletalkradio.com, WXBR 1460am in Boston & on www.1460wxbr.com, Cable Radio Network & on The National Radio Network, August 27, 2013
  • 15-City Satellite Radio Media Tour, “Getting back to Healthy with Back To School Time”, August 27, 2013
  • To Your Good To Health Radio with Dr. Freidman, Click here to listen December 13, 2012
  • To Your Good To Health Radio with Dr. Freidman, Click here to listen December 13, 2012
  • Anytime Fitness, “The Secret To Skinny, December 6, 2010
  • Health Radio’s Health Talk with Danika Quinn, “The Secret To Skinny,” August 17, 2010 www.healthradio.net
  • Dr. Fitness and The Fat Guy, Click Here to Listen, 1620 AM in Atlanta June 11, 2009
  • The Frankie Boyer Show, “Thanksgiving and Holiday Tips,” www.wbixonline.com, www.lifestyletalkradio.com, WXBR 1460am in Boston & on 1460wxbr.com, Cable Radio Network & on The National Radio Network, November 24, 2008
  • The Frankie Boyer Show, “Healthy Lunches for Kids”, www.wbixonline.com, www.lifestyletalkradio.com, WXBR 1460am in Boston & on www.1460wxbr.com, Cable Radio Network & on The National Radio Network, October 20, 2008
  • The Weekend Workout, Sideline Reporters serving up the Nutrition Twins® Diet Tip of the Day March 16th and every week
  • Dr. Fitness and The Fat Guy, Click Here to Listen, 1620 AM in Atlanta February 21, 2008, 8:30pm
  • Satellite Radio Tour, Simplifying Supermarket Healthy Shopping, 15 Radio Stations across the country 10/30/2007
  • RunFast Podcast, “Nutrition and Running Tips” November 21, 2006, 2:10pm
  • Dr. Fitness and The Fat Guy, Click Here to Listen, 1620 AM in Atlanta October 29, 2006
  • “Your Health Matters,” (New Jersey, Philadelphia, Delaware),Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM June 2, 2006, 4:30 pm EST
  • “The Women’s Room,” Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM, (New Jersey, Philadelphia, Delaware) May 25, 2006, 12pm EST
  • Hagen’s Health and Fitness Show, in Florida 1240&1350am May 6, 2006
  • Dr. Fitness and The Fat Guy, Click Here To Listen, March 13, 2006, 6:30 pm
  • WRIV (Regional NY), Delusions of Grandier with Mitch Winston, April 18, 2005
  • The Jordan Rich Show (National), July 31, 2004
  • WOOD (Grand Rapids, MI), Morning Show, Book of the Week segment February 20, 2004
  • 20-City Satellite Radio Tour, February 18, 2004
  • “Talk on K-Rock”/KRQI-FM (Seattle), February 17, 2004
  • KAAA/KZZZ-AM (Phoenix regional), Morning Show
  • WBEV-AM, WTTN-AM (Milwaukee regional), Idea Exchange
  • Syndicated (National), Small Business Advocate
  • WOHI-AM (Regional, PA-OH), Morning Show
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  • WAMV-AM, (Roanoke), Good Neighbor Club
  • CRN (National), Morning Show
  • Voice of America (International), Coast to Coast
  • KFMO-AM (Regional MO), Midday Show
  • KAHI-AM (Sacramento), Morning Show
  • KYW-AM (Philly), News Feature
  • WABJ-AM (Regional MN-OH), Morning Show
  • WNTN-AM (Boston), Today
  • KRES-FM (Regional MO, Kansas City), Morning Show
  • WEEB-AM (Raleigh Regional), Morning Show
  • KJFF-AM (Regional, St. ouis), PM Magazine
  • KPQ-AM (Regional Washington), 2 O’Clock Show
  • WYDL-FM (Regional South), Afternoon Show
  • KCMN-AM (Colorado Springs), Morning Show
  • WICO-FM/AM (Regional MD), News Feature

September 17

Make Your Nutrition Resolutions A Reality

As registered dietitians, you may be surprised to know that we get many more new clients in February than in January. That’s because in January, many people start out making their resolutions on their own and then sadly, they contact us in February when they fell of the wagon and need help. The good news is that when they come to see us in February, we are able to help them to make their resolutions a long-lasting reality. Here are the secrets to making your nutrition resolution last.

First, to stick to your resolution, you must have a plan. Your plan should have specific objectives so that you can feel a sense of accomplishment on a daily basis. For example, your ultimate goal may be weight loss. However, keep in mind that it is the baby steps (objectives) that ultimately will help you to meet your goal. One of your objectives may be to limit your carbohydrate portions to the size of your fist at each meal. You should have a minimum of four to five objectives, so that you are able to meet at least some of them everyday—this way you will feel a sense of accomplishment on a daily basis.

Keep a diary of your objectives, like the one below. On a daily basis, put a check next to each objective that you meet. This way you will feel rewarded for your hard work. Also, record what you eat so that you can be held accountable for the food you consume.

Remember AIM FOR PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION!
Focus on what you will eat, not what you won’t. Think positively about the foods that you can eat more of to be healthier. Instead of saying, “I won’t eat cake”, say, “I will eat a piece of fruit every day for a snack.” Be specific with your objectives so that you can know exactly whether or not you achieved them.

Here are several examples of objectives. Use these examples as a guide. Customize them to meet your personal health goals.

Sample Objectives:

  • I will eat fruit when I get a sweet tooth craving 5 out of 7 days of the week.
  • When I start craving food at night, and I have already eaten dinner, I will take a relaxing bath.
  • Instead of ordering french fries, I will have a baked potato with lemon and pepper.
  • I will eat at least one serving of a leafy vegetable every day.
  • I will get more calcium daily; I will either drink skim milk or have a nonfat yogurt for a snack.
  • Instead of eating regular potato chips, I will have soy chips, baked chips, pretzels or air-popped popcorn and eat just one serving.
  • I will eat a maximum of a fist-sized portion of pasta at dinner. I will fill my stomach by adding more veggies to my pasta sauce.
  • I will say “no thank you” to the bread that is served at restaurants before dinner.
  • I will eat red meat only one time a week.
  • I will use cooking spray in my pan rather than oil or butter when I prepare meals.
  • I will eat ¾ of my usual dinner portions.
  • I will use nonfat cheese rather than full fat every other time that I eat cheese.
  • I will eat fish one time each week instead of chicken or beef.

Happy Holidays!!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OF OUR WONDERFUL FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

WISHING YOU AND YOURS THE VERY BEST FOR A SAFE, HEALTHY AND HAPPY 2011!

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Don’t Let Holiday Stress and Travel Do a Number on Your Digestive Tract

Don’t Let Holiday Stress and Travel Do a Number on Your Digestive Tract

No one wants to talk about it, but we all want to know how to relieve the uncomfortable constipation that often accompanies holiday travel and stress. Not only does constipation make you feel less than content, but it causes unsightly belly swells and bulges! The truth is, for many it isn’t only an issue during the holiday season. Clients that come to us looking to lose a few pounds and those who are new moms who are looking to get their bodies back often tell us that they are experiencing constipation and they want the “scoop on poop.”

We’re here to tell you how to feel your best and be bloat free, whether you’re a new mom dealing with occasional constipation or simply facing the stressful holiday season. Follow these simple tips:

1. Eat plenty of fiber. This is your first secret weapon. Without it, you’re asking for trouble. Fiber acts like a sponge in the intestines, holding water. As the stool absorbs water, it becomes softer and easier to pass. (We never said the truth is glamorous!) Fiber is found in many vegetables, fruits, and in whole grains and beans. If you aren’t already eating enough fiber, be sure to add it to your diet gradually so your body gets used to it. Try these tricks to get more fiber:

  • Have oatmeal for breakfast and brown rice or whole wheat bread with lunch or dinner.
  • Have fruit (like apples, pears or berries) for snacks or add them to cereal, salads or yogurt and have them for dessert.
  • Add veggies to every meal–to sandwiches, omelets, casseroles, burritos, pizza and pasta sauces. Beans, carrots, spinach, broccoli and corn are great options. (Personally, if we skimp in the veggie department, we are in big trouble on many fronts).
  • Limit foods that have little or no fiber such as pizza, ice cream, cheese, meat, snacks like chips, and processed foods such as instant mashed potatoes or frozen dinners.

2. Drink plenty of water/ fluid. Drinking enough fluid is important because dehydration can cause constipation. Plain water is best, but any non-alcoholic drink will do. Aim for roughly 9, eight-ounce glasses of water a day.

  • Make a habit of having at least one cup of water with each meal.
  • Warm beverages, like tea or hot water may help to stimulate bowel movements.

3. Exercise. Regular exercise helps to relieve stress and it gets blood and oxygen flowing throughout your body. This will get your digestive system active and healthy and will help to pass the food through your system. Exercising 20 to 30 minutes every day may help. So do everything you can to get moving!

4. When all else fails…Of course healthy eating habits and regular exercise are the best ways to prevent constipation, but sometimes a little extra help may be needed.

  • It’s perfectly safe to try a gentle natural laxative like Senokot or Colace® Capsules. Whether you’re a new mom who wants to be able to focus on your baby or whether you’re traveling over the holiday season and simply want to enjoy it, you deserve to have fun without the disruption of constipation. We travel with the tablets as we expect that we probably won’t be getting our usual high fiber meals and will be out of our normal routines.

What do you do to help your digestive tract stay on track during holiday stress and travel?