Foodtrainers Founder
Lauren Slayton, MS RD is the founder of Foodtrainers and the author of the book The Little Book of Thin (Perigee 2014).

She received her undergraduate degree from Tulane University where she graduated cum laude with honors in Sociology. It was here, amidst party central, that she first realized the challenge of balancing work and play, healthy and indulgent. She completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition at New York University. Prior to opening Foodtrainers, Lauren worked at St Luke’s-Roosevelt obesity research unit and developed a nutrition program for the Equinox fitness clubs. These positions provided Lauren both clinical and counseling experience and in the fall of 2001 Lauren opened Foodtrainers.

Lauren has been featured in (or on): The New York Times, The Today Show, Allure, In Style, Harper’s Bazaar, O magazine, The New York Post, The Daily Show, CBS News, Good Morning America, Crains NY and many others. She has also contributed to or partnered with many platforms and companies s FitBit, Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, Juice Generation, JustBobbi, to name a few.

Lauren lives in New York City with her husband Marc, sons Myles and Weston, Boston terriers Bronco and Basil and her beloved Vitamix.

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What are three things that are always in your fridge?
I always have omega-3 eggs, a random ½ avocado and hot sauces (plural) for quality condiments.

You say, winging it and wellness don’t go together, why not?
Healthy eating doesn’t mean foregoing all your favorite foods. Forethought or planning changes everything. The fewer food decisions you’re making on the spot (when rushed, hungry, tired or tipsy..) the better.

What’s the workout you do most often?
I tend to go “all in” for a workout and then inevitably “all out”. Currently I’m doing SLT. Running is always in my life to some extent.

Where in NYC should I go for coffee? Green juice? Lunch? And Dinner?
I’d say Irving Farm coffee, Fika’s matcha latte and Lulitonix juices. My fave juice is called Fresh. Le Pain Quotien or Wisefish poke’ for lunch. Narcissa or Mermaid Inn for dinner (at Mermaid try the hot and dirty martini).


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