Quick Notes & Newsworthy Items

The posts in this category highlight content from around the web on cooking, food, nutrition, cookbooks, medical studies and more.... typically fairly short writeups why I think the information is noteworthy.

Diet Glasses: The Future of Weight Loss?

Goggles that trick the wearer into thinking the plain snack in their hand is a chocolate cookie, or make biscuits appear larger have been unveiled in Japan, offering hope to weak-willed dieters everywhere.

Sugar Substitutes, Are They Safe?

Sugar substitutes have always generated a lot of questions, with most people wondering if artificial sweeteners are bad for them. In this video, Today Show nutritionist Joy Bauer shares her views on the various substitutes, how they impact weight and if they are safe.

Sleeping Less Makes You Gain Weight

Wondering how you can lose weight in your sleep? If you’re what researchers call a short sleeper, you are probably having trouble losing weight. The latest research shows why and what you can do about it…

6 Nutrients You May Not Be Getting Enough Of

With weight loss on many a woman’s brain, limiting calories and certain types of food can mean not getting your fill of essential vitamins and minerals. While maintaining a healthy weight is important for optimum health, make sure your diet includes these important nutrients as well.

American Dudes And Fast Food

Check out this infographic from a recent survey by Lab 42 about the fast food eating habits of 500 guys. How do your habits stack up?

Summer Shape Over Event

Looking to get fit for summer and fit into those lovely summery outfits? Then check out the event I’ll be co-hosting on May 20th. I’ll be making fresh Mojitos and cocktail nibbles, skinny style, from my latest book ‘Secrets of a Skinny Chef’, serving them up at Jessie James (one of my favorite clothing stores in Hoboken)…

Play Ball: Self Massage and Ball Therapy Workshop

My friend Suzanne Ausnit, a seasoned yoga instructor, is teaching another wonderful workshop ‘PLAY BALL’! Get on the ball through this fabulous self-care technique used by professional athletes and dancers to literally roll muscle tension out of your body.

Yoga Boot Camp Intensive

Looking forward to being fitter in the New Year? Yoga Boot Camp Intensive, With Lots of TLC (Tender Loving Core) combines elements of yoga, calisthenics, physical therapy and stress reduction.