Is Organic Worth It?

Screenshot from freshdirect.com – an organic apple is 25 cents more expensive. Eating all organic is expensive. It’s hard to justify the cost when you’re in the supermarket, looking at organic apples that look identical to the non-identical apples, except for the difference in price. Recently, someone brought this study by Stanford University to my attention, and […]

Navigating Menus

So this is my first post since the beginning of the year, but I have a really good excuse. I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy less than three weeks ago, so life has been a little all over the place! Before our son was born, my husband and I received lots of unsolicited advice […]

NYC Department of Health "Pouring on the Pounds" Campaign

Happy Halloween everyone! Before you get stuck into all that Halloween candy, take a look at a little reminder from the NYC Department of Health of just what it takes to offset the calories from sugary drinks – the website for the campaign is here. (If you remember, I’ve also posted before about the damage liquid calories do to […]

Food Stamps Soda Ban Rejected in NYC

New York City’s Mayor Bloomberg is a big proponent of measures to combat obesity rates within our city. Banning trans-fats in restaurants, and bakeries in the city was a great move, and will hopefully have a health impact on New Yorkers for years to come. However, I really had mixed feelings about the proposal to […]

Smaller Sips to Weight Loss

Food journals can be a great tool for losing weight, or maintaining weight loss without necessarily counting calories. Keeping track of your diet habits is great as a short-term strategy – it definitely works to keep you accountable for what you’re putting in your body, and helps you recognize habits or ‘treats’ which may be […]

Food Blogs to Salivate Over

Two very hardworking clients of mine each write their own food-themed blogs…both of which I enjoy checking out, so I thought I’d share with you. The first is a blog called Spade & Spatula, co-written by my client Nadia Arumugam, who is a food writer, editor, and cookbook author, and total foodie. Her blog is about […]

The Dirty Dozen

Committing to buying and eating organic can be expensive. I am a big believer in organic food, and it annoys me that it’s thought of as a trendy movement, or only for rich people or hippies. It is food that fuels us, we’re feeding the only body we get, why would we choose food contaminated […]