When you’re pregnant, you’ve got all sorts of hormones going haywire and all sorts of cravings creeping up. It’s important to understand that the two are correlated. During pregnancy, your dietary habits are especially important because maternal glucose is the main energy substrate for intrauterine growth. As a dietitian [...]
Is it safe to eat sushi while breast feeding
For pregnant sushi lovers, it’s tough to let go.
But expecting ladies should try to follow the American Pregnancy Association’s guidelines and avoid raw fish rolls for the next nine months.
Fish like tuna and yellowtail can be high in mercury or contain high levels of industrial pollutants. Cross-c [...]
According to IBIS World, the juicing/smoothie industry had market size of 2 billion with an average of 2.9 percent growth over the last five years. At present there are at least 8 key “raw juice” brands active in the marketplace — Suja, Blueprint and LUMI Organics to name a few — and it doesn’t look like there wi [...]
Almost a year ago, I wrote a post via the blog on essentials for urban moms. As I was becoming a new mom myself, I found that while living in an urban space like NYC, there were many factors involved. We need convenient, space-saving, easy to use and adaptable options. Many of my suggestions were for newborns. With my son well into infancy, I [...]
Get your blood flowing without leaving your living room.
For much of the country, the winter months make us want to hibernate indoors. That’s especially true when you’re pregnant. Last winter, I happened to be in my first trimester of pregnancy. It took every ounce of strength for me not to wear loose comfortable sweats, snuggle under a blan [...]
7 Healthy on-the-go snacks for pregnant women and new moms
If I got a penny for the amount of times I have been asked, “What’s a good healthy snack I could eat while I am on-the-go”…frankly I’d be on an island somewhere. There’s a constant battle to find a healthy and nutritious snack that will both satisfy your taste buds and your appetite. [...]
Last year at this time, I wrote a post via Healthy Living predicting the fitness trends of 2014. To recap, the online workout phenomenon took off — concepts like Booya Fitness, and Radius Fitness by NBC and Under Armour both launched in 2014, providing consumers with the ability to partake in boutique fitness programming in the comfort [...]