Diet Do #2: Pare Portions & Sideline Servings

Are you portion-challenged? When you eat or drink, do you often find it difficult if not impossible to stop eating or drinking when you’ve had enough, even when you’re full? You’re definitely not alone…countless people have just the same problem leaving a few chips or cookies in a bag, leaving… Read More

5 Simple Diet Do's To Eat Better & Get (& Stay) Fit In 2010

“Don’t procrastinate”…..growing up, I heard that expression in my home over and over from my dear (dare I say old) dad. I don’t think my dad was speaking specifically to me when he said it (maybe he was talking to my mom and brother, the creative, perhaps less organized ones… Read More

From Me To Oprah: Shock And Pour; Soda And Obesity

For this week’s From Me to Oprah: Weekly Tips for Managing Weight and Life,  I decided to weigh in on the latest ad from the New York City Department of Health. In this 30-second video called “Are You Pouring on the Pounds?”  a man is shown drinking globs of what’s… Read More

The Scrumptious 7: Light Bites & Tasty Treats

I was thrilled to get in the kitchen to prepare 7 delicious, decadent, but healthful foods to snack on, make as an appetizer, or have as dessert this time of year for a segment I did for Fox’s Good Day Street Talk here in New York City. Some recipes came… Read More

From Me to Oprah: Tips for Managing Weight & Life

Several months ago, I was fortunate enough to meet and spend a few minutes with Oprah. Meeting her and speaking with her was a lifelong dream of mine, and I am still overwhelmed that we had the unique opportunity to stand face to face. As both a long-time fan of… Read More

Best Breakfast Bets for Kids (and Their Parents Too!)

Just today, I received an email from my good friend Jen. Here’s what it said: “The other morning at breakfast before school, Jared said “Mom, can you ask Elisa for some breakfast suggestions that will give me energy and not make me feel so tired….?” I’m so glad my 9… Read More

Swimming in a Sea of Chocolate Milk: Is it a Healthful Option?

If you’re my contemporary, you’re likely familiar with the expression “Raise your hand if you’re sure” in commercials for a popular deodorant. But now, a new campaign from the dairy industry that will launch on Monday November 16th and ask you to “Raise your hand for chocolate milk” may put… Read More

Are You An Entitled Exerciser?

After growing up marginally overweight, unable to run even a mile without stopping (and panting), I moved to Manhattan in the early 90’s. My fiancé (who eventually became my husband) encouraged me to start running with him. I got hooked and decided to challenge myself by running in a race.… Read More

Can You Catch Diabetes?

It’s not like the flu–you can’t catch it by having an infected person cough or sneeze on you or shake your hand. Nevertheless, diabetes, a group of metabolic diseases characterized by chronic high blood glucose (or blood sugar) levels, may creep up on you without you even knowing it. According… Read More

Afraid to Eat? 4 Steps to Lower Your Risk of Getting Sick From Food

Just last week, the Centers for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) released a list of the 10 FDA-regulated foods that account for about 40 percent of all reported foodborne outbreaks in the U.S.. Healthful vegetables, including leafy greens, potatoes, tomatoes (my personal favorite), and sprouts made the list, as… Read More