FOODTRAINERS’ BLOG

Three tips to make Spring break healthier

Our March, Monthly Morsels newsletter highlighted healthy travel options (we have a pretty new design happening too). The week before a trip, at least in my house, can be crazy making. The teacher's cram in tests and papers , I try to see as many clients as I can, to...

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I don’t always “love my body”

Last night, while I was watching the Bachelor ATFR, scrolling through Instagram and eating my Natural Calm Gummies, just to assure you my life is riveting, something caught my attention. It wasn't Arie, proposing to bachelorette #2 minutes after admitting he rushed...

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I’m sorry, if my post offended you

I used to blog regularly. It's such a rewarding way to interact with readers. Some posts were lighthearted and others more "weighty". I had a good handle when a topic was one that could push buttons and I've never shied away from button-pushing. I don't post as often...

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Friday Food News (boring title, oh well)

I am not one of those people who posts sick selfies and photos from medical appointments. It’s not that I’m above that. It’s more that a) when I’m sick I don’t have energy to curate my illness and b) I try to carry on with normal life as much as possible. Anyway, I...

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I binge-watched Khloe Kardashian’s Revenge Body

When I was a grad student at NYU, Joy Bauer came to give a talk about nutrition counseling. One thing she discussed stuck with me.  She said, “read everything from scientific journals to the tabloids.” Her point was to familiarize yourself with everything your future...

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Foodtrainers’ Non-Religious Lent, take… 7!

Fun fact, Lauren and I met over Twitter! Non-religious Lent (don’t worry, I’ll explain) is technically our “anniversary”. I dug out our first interaction.   I neglected to mention I missed the yoga class. By the time I went back down and back up again, I was too...

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Healthy Hot Chocolate (non-dairy)

As you may know, our Foodtrainers’ taste testing knows no bounds. While clients and sessions make our office world go round, seeking out product newness and sampling is our favorite distraction. Today we sent our February Newsletter out. If you’re not signed up, do so...

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Super Bowl strategy, snacks and a super dip too

For some, the Super Bowl means football. For us, it means snacks. Use our playbook to get you through tonight sans deep-fried chicken wings, giant sandwiches, BBQ potato chips, pizza, beer, we could go on… Tip #1: Play drinking games! Before you eat anything or drink...

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When it comes to wellness, can we all lighten up?

As you might have gathered, from yesterday’s TV post, I’m not that deep. I should clarify, I’m not outwardly deep or woo woo. Most inspirational quotes, not all, get an inner or actual eye roll from me. My preferred method of communication is humor. I have learned,...

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Minimalism via Bravo’s “Stripped”

I have lowbrow TV taste. I eat quality food, drink tippy top-shelf spirits and read good books, not War and Peace but still. However, TV is my junk food. I watch the Bachelor, Housewives and Dateline. And as of this weekend, I have a new show I’m into, Stripped....

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No Megan Kelly, nobody needs to be fat-shamed ever.

Where to begin with this one? Megyn Kelly was interviewing Maria Kang. Remember Maria? A few years back, she was in the bikini with her babies and the “what’s your excuse” caption that made every mom/woman in America hate her?Megyn, in a discussion about fat shaming...

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January 2018

With last week’s insane weather, this week seems to be the first official (overpacked, stressful) week of the year. For us, this week kicked off our New Year’s Squeeze program. Our 50 Squeeze participants received a rulebook, recipes & secret weapon product...

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Foodtrainers’ Healthy London Guide

For winter break, my family and I were in Manchester and London. For my sons and husband (my 3 “boys”) the focus was football. As for me, I’m always looking ways to up the healthy ante while away. I haven’t been to London in a few years and the wellness scene really...

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We spoke to Domino about dry January

I spoke with Domino about doing a dry January aka "dry-uary".  A little insight on how our Squeezers feel sans alcohol and what to do when a Cabernet craving hits. Any of you bypassing the booze this month? Or, have you in the past? What works when you want a cocktail...

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The Wellness Gifts You’ve Been Waiting For

The holiday season, parties and stressors are officially here. Your Foodtrainers’ elves have been hard at work tasting and testing the latest and greatest (and not so greatest) wellness goodies. Whether you need a hostess, Hanukah or Secret Santa something, whoever...

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I’m the opposite of Shonda Rimes.

I read Shonda Rimes’ The Year of Yes when it first came out. It made the bookshelf cut, reserved for books that moved me (I say YES to purging, whenever possible). As much as I related to it at the time, I must’ve forgotten the key messages. When Carolyn suggested...

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Your Thanksgiving Survival Kit

Theoretically, Thanksgiving is this beautiful holiday full of feasting and togetherness. Inevitably, it ends up feeling like a little too much of everything. We’ve assembled our Thanksgiving Survival Kit with a “secret weapon” for every issue you will encounter. Plus,...

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Bad moms and wine moms

There’s a bit of a brouhaha over the recent Bad Mom’s Christmas movie. I haven’t seen the movie, though I watched the first one. The issue being debated is this concept of a “wine mom” and the coupling of motherhood and alcohol. Is this an innocuous combination?  Or...

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We hate to be the Pill police, but…

You know us, we love to keep it light. We’d much rather be writing about matcha or mushrooms, but today we have to get the word out about the Pill. Even if you’re not taking the birth control pill, chances are your partner, daughter, sister, or several people close to...

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OUR ELITE TREATS

Clients are already sharing scary accounts of being ensnared in Halloween candy’s web. Perhaps you’d expect our advice to be “NO CANDY”. But that’s not how we roll. It’s more like “don’t waste your treat on candy that’s crappy, inflammation causing or carcinogenic”......

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YOU’VE BEEN UPGRADED

You asked, we've answered. Our brand new, super pretty (if we do say so ourselves) Foodtrainers' store now makes it easier than ever to get nutritionist curated snacks sent straight to your door or desk. Have your pick of our healthy products in pretty packaging (it...

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Donut in my hand

Girls Gone Vegan (Nola) a "worth it" donut if ever there was one. I keep a notebook, next to my computer, during nutrition sessions. Sometimes I’ll write down a product a client wants me to research or a restaurant they suggest. Most of the time, I write down pearls...

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Which Superfoods are Worth Your While?

 Nobody likes to myth bust more than I do. And so, when I recently spoke to Domino magazine about superfoods (and affordable substitutes) I was ready to offer full-on snark. However, as I reviewed each item on the list, I was reminded that many of these foods are...

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September 2017: Must Haves For Fall

I’ve been bad but I had fun” - Foodtrainers’ Client We hear “September is the new January”. However, the September mindset is different from January resolution madness. In September, we re-establish habits. Speaking of habits and structure, our September Squeeze week...

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