Anita Mirchandani

Registered Dietitian, Certified Fitness Professional

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A Look At The Glycemic Index During P...

A Look At The Glycemic Index During Pregnancy
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 [...]

A Closer Look at Rowing…

A Closer Look at Rowing…
For as long as I can remember, the rowing machine has been my most favorite cardio equipment. I’ve never loved the treadmill, elliptical or stationary bike.  Since high-intensity interval training (H.I.I.T) became more popular and burpees (chest to floor explosive push-ups) were everywhere, I barely even use cardio equipment.  However, [...]

Easy Food Prep Tips To Help You Live ...

Easy Food Prep Tips To Help You Live Healthier
For busy parents, busy moms, busy everybodies – I’m sure we can’t get enough of food prep tips. I always like asking my friends for what they do to prep for the week so that they are able to cook at least 50% of the time for their families. Comparing notes is a great way to potentially enhance your current efforts. Here̵ [...]

It’s like Cashew Butta… B...

It’s like Cashew Butta… Baby!
So I’m a sucker for nut butters. I pride myself on never going a day without eating peanut butter — and the Reduced Fat Skippy kind.  Sure, I’m a dietitian but I grew up in the 80’s and some tastes just CANNOT change.  However, for my little one, I’ve slowly worked on introducing nuts and nut butters to him.  Th [...]

How Millennial’s View Health &#...

A recent Technogym study called The Wellness Deficit: How Millennials View Health and Fitness came to my attention. The study results were not only interesting but also interesting in forecasting future trends in the health, fitness and wellness landscape. Here are some key findings: 1. 72% find it hard to devote time to exercise (50% claim [...]

5 Easy and Effective Arm Workouts for...

5 Easy and Effective Arm Workouts for Men
With time being of the essence these days, workouts need to be efficient and effective. Most exercise programs geared towards men, like P90X, that were launched by offering 60-minute routines have now created shorter workout routines — such as the P90X3. This is to accommodate the busy lifestyle of professional men who not only juggle their [...]

Why Does My Baby Gag While Eating?

You know the feeling when you’ve eaten something and it doesn’t feel right as it travels downward? The body will trigger your gag reflex intuitively. If you think about it, the gag reflex could prevent you from choking, so it’s a good thing. Most adults have the ability to vocalise this. But for young kids — especially babies — it’s a lot h [...]

Burn Fat Fast: The Best Tabata Workou...

Tabata training has become extremely popular over the last three years. Tabata is a form of high intensity interval training (HIIT). By performing exercises at a higher intensity level, you not only burn more calories during the workout, but also 24 to 48 hours after the workout. In addition, you’ll increase muscle mass if strength training [...]

How to Do Squats the Right Way

You may not have realized, but your everyday life of household to-dos probably involves a lot of squatting. If you drop something, you’ll probably squat to pick it up. If you’re sitting on the toilet, you’re squatting downwards and then back up. If you’re cleaning the floor, you’re in some kind of squat position. Plenty of people have ref [...]

Healthy Snacks

  Everyone is always asking what to eat before a workout. The key is that if you’re not performing a workout greater than 45 minutes (i.e. race training) then you don’t need a huge snack beforehand. In fact, most people tend to overeat prior to a workout and many times don’t burn the calories they assume so thus leading to an ineffectiv [...]

Is It Safe to Eat Sushi While Breastf...

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 [...]

How to Get Creative in the Kitchen: Q...

How to Get Creative in the Kitchen: Quick Tips
Have you ever felt overwhelmed when you watch the TODAY show food segments or any cooking show for that matter on how to make easy, quick meals or how to put together healthy snacks or how to make healthy swaps? Well, you’re not alone. I am a dietitian and sometimes when I see delicious, mouth watering recipes, I get bummed instead of e [...]

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