Meet the Nutrition Twins®


Tammy Lakatos Shames and Lyssie Lakatos make up the aspirational nutrition duo, here to help you transform the way you think about food. These twin sisters are nationally recognized registered dietitian nutritionists and personal trainers, so you know you’re in the right hands.

With 15 years of experience, Tammy and Lyssie help thousands of clients boost their energy naturally, achieve their health goals, become happier, and reach tip-top shape. The pair was voted among the Top 20 Nutrition Experts to Follow on Twitter by the Huffington Post, and they’re named a Top Influencer on Pinterest, with over 4 million followers.

The twins are the health entrepreneurs you’ve been looking for. They team up with health-oriented brands to develop partnerships, while also serving as spokespeople who engage in media, message sharing, and blogging. The duo motivates and empowers people by giving them the tools they need to take charge of their health and lose weight. These tools include individual consultations, online programs, and books, as well as tips via social media and television appearances. Tammy and Lyssie set their clients up for success so that they can live longer, healthier, and happier lives.

You might have spotted the twins on TV. They appeared as nutrition experts on “The Doctors,” “Good Morning America Health,” and “Fox & Friends.” Or perhaps you caught them on one of the Discovery channels, TV Land, Bravo, or TLC. The dynamic duo has also displayed their cooking prowess on Food Network’s, “Chopped.” They make it their mission to educate and inspire, wherever they go.

The twins are renowned for their approachable, common-sense style, and uncommon recipes. They make getting healthy feel easy, fun, and oh-so tempting. Their ability to educate and inspire in a playful manner led to three published books in which they share their revolutionary nutrition tools:

The duo’s dedication, knowledge, and devoted fan base also garnered them an invitation to the White House. They joined the discussion with first lady Michelle Obama at a presentation of her Let's Move! campaign. They are sought-after contributors on a wide range of print and online publications, from USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Fitness, and O Magazine to MSN.com, WebMD.com and WeightWatchers.com.

And let’s not forget, the twins hold prestigious recognition among their peers in the medical community. They were keynote speakers for the New Jersey State Annual Dietetic Association meeting and featured speakers for the International Society of Sports Nutrition’s annual meeting.

Tammy and Lyssie have been passionate about nutrition since early in their lives. They 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 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as active members of the following Dietetic Practice Groups: Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN), Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine DPG (DIFM), and Nutrition Entrepreneurs (NE). The twins are also members of The New York State Dietetic Association. And when they’re not transforming lives, they’re spending oodles of joyful hours chasing around Tammy’s twin daughters and their French bulldog, Mily.

For the Nutrition Twins, inspiring healthy habits isn’t just a job, it’s a heartfelt calling. Tammy and Lyssie love what they do, and their passion is palpable to all who meet them. The Nutrition Twins are on a dedicated mission to help make the world a healthier and happier place—one person at a time.