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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Finding the Right Protein Powder

Amongst health fanatics, protein is always the nutrient of interest. Eating healthy requires effort and maintaining an adequate protein-to-carbohydrate ratio is one way to achieve a proper diet. Sometimes, however, it’s hard to take the time to put together the right foods to achieve the recommended daily allowance of protein. ThatR [...]

3 New Healthy Products In the Indian ...

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Here are the cold, hard health facts about the health of the Indian population, according to research data collected by health organisation Arogya World: – Lifestyle changes have lead to decreased physical activity, increased consumption of fat, sugar and calories, and higher stress levels, affecting insulin sensitivity and obesity. &# [...]

Workplace Wellness Tips

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FogStock/Vico Images/Alin Dragulin via Getty Images In 2015, you may have heard this phrase “Sitting Is The New Smoking” more that once. Recent studies have indicated that sitting for long periods of time does not have a positive impact on your health. However, with most job functions requiring extensive desk time, we hope there a [...]

7 Indoor Prenatal Workouts

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 [...]

Snack Time

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. [...]

India’s Future Food Trends: Tur...

Joe Raedle via Getty Images As a South Asian dietician based in New York City, my job requires me to counsel and educate clients in a global fashion. I’ve had the opportunity to work closely with the Indian population over the last several years, as I’ve split my time between India and New York. My heritage, my time in India, and [...]

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