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April Showers...
Spring Forward to Good Health!
Spring Forward to Good Health!

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Lauren Antonucci, MS, RDN, CSSD, CDE, CDN 



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Lauren Antonucci, MS, RDN, CSSD, CDE, CDN 




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Issue: #42April 2014


April Showers...


...Bring May Flowers...and get us in the mood for Spring (Nutrition) Cleaning!

Spring is officially upon us after the long winter! Congratulations on making it through the cold! If you needed a few treats to help you through the winter months, don't worry. Read on and let us guide you through getting back on track with our top ten spring forward checklist.

  1. Give both your pantry and refrigerator makeovers! Throw out anything you do not want to eat when your resistance is low..and rearrange the items to ensure the  healthy snacks and foods -fruits, veggies, nuts, yogurts, eggs, whole grains are front and center.

  2. Try something new in the produce department. Purchase and eat at least 2 new (to you), or at least new since last summer, fruits and veggies this week.  A few of our favorites include mustard greens, dandelion greens and watermelon. 

  3. Make the most of the improving weather and impending sunshine! Plan a trip to your farmer's market for fresh fruit and vegetables. Bonus if you get a friend to join you. Double bonus if you cook afterwards.

  4. Create a rainbow colored salad complete with satisfying lean protein -Pre-cooked skinless chicken, tofu, egg whites, legumes...

  5. Add low sodium canned beans to spring dishes including salads. Their complex carb-fiber combo will keep you satisfied for hours!

  6. Go for a run/walk/jog--and challenge yourself to sign up (and thus train for) a race! Check out  www.nyrr.org for a complete list of races in NYC. Looking for a bigger challenge and more support? Check out  Team in Training for a list of summer and fall events and raise money for a great cause while getting in shape!

  7. Take your exercise outdoors. Don't know where to start....? Simply go for a brisk walk and add 10 each of push-ups, sit ups, jumping jacks and maybe even burpees every 5 min.

  8. Get more fiber in your diet  to both aid digestion and make weight loss/weight maintenance easier! Start by making at least half your grains whole grains (brown rice, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat bead)

  9. Warmer weather tends to go hand in hand with eating out more often...if this rings a bell for you, remember to watch your portions. Order two appetizers (one veg based, one protein based), or ask for half the entre to go, before it gets to the table.

  10. Hydrate!!!! Water is the best option for most of your daily fluid needs. Also ok to  drink liberally  are unsweetened teas and seltzer/sparkling water.


April 30th is Raisin Day!


Raisins are a great antioxidant food, are easily digested, and can be a good food source for a quick boost of energy. They are also an easy-to-carry snack and can be added to many dishes! One serving is a quarter cup with about 130 calories.


Here are 3 quick ways to get some raisins in your day:

  • Add them to your morning oatmeal
  • Sprinkle a couple on top of peanut butter spread on an apple or celery stick and make ants on a log
  • Mix them with nuts and seeds for a healthy trail mix


Spring Forward to Good Health!



We wish you a great Spring and good health!


If you are training for a Triathlon and are looking for diet tips, read my article in the April issue of Triathlete, Finding the Ideal Iron Man Diet.


If you need more personalized advice or an extra boost of motivation to get going this spring, give us a call at 646.361.6803 to book an appointment and jump-start your path to health and wellness!   


Lauren Antonucci, Director
Nutrition Energy