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5 Easy Tweaks to Turn Your Habits Around

5 Easy Tweaks to Turn Your Habits Around

At a time when things feel bleak, taking care of yourself, and having a degree of success is still important.If quarantine were a few days or even a few weeks, we could all get away with indulgent eating. Even as certain states start to lift restrictions, most of us...

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Help! I’m snacking and I just can’t stop

Help! I’m snacking and I just can’t stop

At a time when so many activities are off limits, it's easy to take liberties with what's still on the table. We've seen baking liberties, chip liberties, oh so many liberties. And while we are snack-loving at our core, even we've crossed the line into "why did I eat...

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WTF Should I Have for Lunch? Quarantine Edition

WTF Should I Have for Lunch? Quarantine Edition

We all like to think we're super unique. But when it comes to nutrition, we're pretty darn similar. In sessions with clients, the past few (ok 5!) weeks- certain patterns have emerged. If there’s one meal of the day that’s been consistently tricky, it’s lunch. If...

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Do This To Stop Emotional Eating

Do This To Stop Emotional Eating

One silver lining of quarantine may be that Mondays don’t feel as daunting. Of course, this is because it’s unclear what day it is. It seems some of our clients are settling into this new normal, a little of the shock has worn off. Others are having a hard time. So,...

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How to Stay Healthy While Homebound

How to Stay Healthy While Homebound

We're back! Sorry for the radio silence. Just like all of you, we've been adjusting to this new normal and trying to figure out the best way to help you. But what seemed, at first, like a temporary situation is here to stay. And with that, we have a few tips and...

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The most important immune boosters

The most important immune boosters

Holy Coronavirus fear! While there’s no single food to prevent contracting this virus, we can put our bodies in the best place to defend itself. Here are some powerful, research-backed immune boosters as well as what we call “immune losers.” Cinnamon Cinnamon has...

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This Kit Will Help You Kick Sugar

This Kit Will Help You Kick Sugar

In honor of Halloween, this week’s Foodtrainers’ podcast is all about sugar. We have a little fun talking about our childhood favorites. Carolyn was a Rolo girl, Lauren was Hot Tamale and “better” substitutes for dye-filled faves. But we also talk about how real and...

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Secret Weapons 101

Secret Weapons 101

  You talk to 10 nutritionists, you're going to hear 10 recommendations for vegetable eating and water drinking (hopefully). But once you move beyond your basics, we like to use, what we call "secret weapons." On today's podcast we explain why you might want to...

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How our advice differs for men

How our advice differs for men

In today's podcast we're talking all things male. We do our fare share talking about PMS and such, so it's the guys turn to take center stage. It's not only that men tend to lose weight faster (they do) but also that we seek out experts differently and we...

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Yup, I’m one of “those parents” too

Yup, I’m one of “those parents” too

Yesterday, I got into it with one of my sons. And when I say, “got into it” I mean we exchanged antagonistic texts. I was riding him about a commitment and my expectations. I had a point but he’s a good kid. He does well in school, he’s polite and generally upbeat...

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Better to skip salad place dressings

Better to skip salad place dressings

Today's newsletter and podcast focuses on fats that help you lose fat. We discuss the science behind olive oil, MCT oil and other "fab fats", as we like to call them. Please read and listen (and if you love what you hear, please review). One point we bring up on the...

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Four Vitamins Everyone Should Take

Four Vitamins Everyone Should Take

There are the vitamin addicts, if you have a shelf or more of supplements, that's you. And then there are the dont-take-ums. If a client takes dozens of supplements, we'll usually streamline things. But if you're not taking anything, you probably should rethink it....

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10 Ways to Add Turmeric to your Diet

10 Ways to Add Turmeric to your Diet

My latest post for Just Bobbi focuses on turmeric. You probably have heard turmeric is healthy but how often do you have it? I think it's a tricky one to incorporate often in case you have go-to recipes such as a smoothie, a salad dressing etc. Check the post out for...

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Sweet+Salty Summer Newness in our Shop

Sweet+Salty Summer Newness in our Shop

We sent out our Monday Morsels newsletter yesterday, and it's a delicious one. Salty or Sweet? Salty-sweet, of course. Amazi Plantain Chips: In sessions we ask clients, “are you salty or sweet?” when it comes to food. The best answer, and our answer, is BOTH. These...

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4th of July/Summer Weekend Nutrition Tips

4th of July/Summer Weekend Nutrition Tips

I had eleven client sessions on Tuesday. Everyone wants to come in, before the holiday weekend. And I pack sessions in, so that I can take a couple of days off. Depending on the time of year, certain topics seem to pop up on repeat. This week, there was a lot of talk...

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Introducing The Foodtrainers’ Podcast

Introducing The Foodtrainers’ Podcast

We have exciting news. The Foodtrainers' podcast launched today. In today's newsletter we provided links to listen on iTunes or Spotify. Please listen, help us spread the word and subscribe. We don't ask (or beg) but today, we're game. Yay! The first episode is...

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Wedding Guest Nutrition Tips

Wedding Guest Nutrition Tips

It’s almost officially summer and that means tis wedding season. Every day at the office, I see a couple/few clients who will be attending weekend weddings. And so, we devise a plan. Here are 5 tips to help avoid wedding weight and  leave you feeling great. Make room...

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This CBD has us sleeping better than ever

This CBD has us sleeping better than ever

We initially resisted the CBD surge. While we were intrigued, we hadn’t found the formulation or product that impressed us. And so how could we recommend it? We’d say, the research is there but we’re not sold yet. Well, that was then and now I’m 100% on board...

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Nike plus sized mannequin for the right reasons?

Nike plus sized mannequin for the right reasons?

At first, I saw images of Nike’s plus sized mannequins on my social media feed. I didn't know why I was seeing the same image over and over. Wednesday, I was sent a link to the controversy surrounding them. To fill you in, Nike unveiled new mannequins at one of their...

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Gone too Soon

Gone too Soon

A bunch of years ago, I led a retreat at Blackberry Farm. There was a fitness expert from the Ashram and I gave a series of nutrition talks. One of the participants was a woman, around my age, named Elizabeth. Throughout the weekend, Elizabeth pulled me aside to ask...

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Is Body Commentary Ever OK?

Is Body Commentary Ever OK?

  Over the years, I’ve heard the gamut of comments others make about weight and appearance. There’s the judgy and cruel, “you look sooooooo much better”. The perhaps not meant maliciously but stinging, “you look like a different person”. Or, the curious and...

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Tahini Latte Recipe

Tahini Latte Recipe

Our Squeeze week is on, and we sent out a newsletter with all of our Squeeze Secret Weapons and a Brownie Bowl recipe. We're especially loving on this Seed & Mill organic tahini. Our tahini latte & tahini salad dressings are already a huge hit. Here's our...

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The Best & Worst Nutrition Bars

The Best & Worst Nutrition Bars

Are you signed up for our Monday Morsels newsletter? If not, click here to get emails like below delivered to your inbox every week. ----------------------------------------------------------------- We’re all for healthy convenience, have you seen our shop? But...

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Introducing Foodtrainers Everything Pills

Introducing Foodtrainers Everything Pills

Our clients don’t leave sessions with a boatload of vitamins. Instead, we pick and choose the supplements that we feel are necessary for that person. This year, we made the leap to private label on some of our Foodtrainers’ faves. There are our Chill Pills (for mood...

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Eggs wont kill you but the headlines might

Eggs wont kill you but the headlines might

You might have heard about an egg study going viral. Before we go any further, you can eat eggs.  We understand clickbait, certain headlines draw us in and sometimes freak us out. But we also understand studies, how to read them and what conclusions to draw. We’re...

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Nonreligious Lent Take 8

Nonreligious Lent Take 8

Carolyn and I were brought together by Lent. I noticed that nothing helped clients adhere to a rule like they did during Lent. Truthfully, having not grown up with Lent, or even really knowing what it was, I was jealous of their resolve. And so Foodtrainers'...

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So Celery is a Celebrity? Celery Juice 101

So Celery is a Celebrity? Celery Juice 101

When my book came out, I made the mistake of reading the online comments.  I cannot recall t the multiple, positive reviews. Of course, I remember one commenter calling my recommendations elitist, for suggesting wild salmon and pricey kombucha. Well, this person would...

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RAW (what we read, ate, watched), 2/18/19

RAW (what we read, ate, watched), 2/18/19

We're mid-long-weekend, and here is what we're up to. (celery margarita at the Slaytons) Lauren: Read: The NY Times article on plastics - important and also tough to do / hello 10 plastic containers from family sushi delivery. I also read the 40-ish book, On Being...

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Libido Boosting Smoothie

Libido Boosting Smoothie

This morning we sent our Valentine's day Monthly Morsels newsletter. We discussed a bunch of ways to show yourself some love. If you aren't signed up for our newsletter (what?), you can do so at Foodtrainers.com. We also included the recipe for our LL Smoothie. Here's...

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RAW (what we read, ate, watched), nacho edition

RAW (what we read, ate, watched), nacho edition

It’s February and we couldn’t be happier. January is our marathon of a month at Foodtrainers. This was the first weekend in a while we weren’t working. And as much as we love what we do, it was sooooo nice. OK, what we read, ate and watched this Super Bowl weekend....

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What to eat after antibiotics

What to eat after antibiotics

My husband takes Advil like candy (and I’ll let you guess how much he listens to my warnings). I, on the other hand, don’t like to take any medicine. I was one of those ear infection kids, I don’t remember ever leaving the pediatrician without a script for bubble...

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This week only, register for Squeeze and SAVE!

This week only, register for Squeeze and SAVE!

Three times a year we run our Squeeze program. In case you've heard us yapping about it but don't know what the heck it is... Our Squeeze is offered in January (started yesterday), May (pre-summer) and September. Participants get our Squeeze rulebook & recipes,...

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What’s for dinner? TBD is not the best answer.

What’s for dinner? TBD is not the best answer.

One of the tenets of Foodtraining is that planning eclipses willpower (can’t use the word trump anymore, for obvious reasons). Oftentimes in sessions, in order to gauge a client’s planning, I’ll ask “what’s for dinner tonight?” It is the first week back, for many...

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