March Newsletter

In This Issue
Join Our 2016 Prepare to Compete® "Spring Training" Nutrition and Workout Series!
Calling all Moms! Join us at Moms in Training!
MARCH IS...National Nutrition Month!
A Note from Lauren...
Nutrition Energy
In the News!

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

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Federal Occupational Health Nutrition Workshop
When: Thurs, March 17th
Time: 12:30 PM
290 Broadway, Room 215
Lauren Antonucci, MS, RDN, CSSD, CDE, CDN

Nutrition for Long Course Triathletes 
When: Thurs, March 17th
Time: 7 PM
Asphalt Green 
555 E 90th St
Lauren Antonucci, MS, RDN, CSSD, CDE, CDN

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Issue: #65March 2016
Join Our 2016 Prepare to Compete´┐Ż "Spring Training" Nutrition and Workout Series in collaboration Series with Bochner Chiropractic Sports Injury!

We are exited to announce our first Prepare to Compete learning series in collaboration with Bochner Chiropractic Sports Injury. Dr Marc Bochner  and your Nutrition Energy Sports Dietitians are joining forces to lead a four part interactive education and training series designed to help prepare you for the 2016 training season. Whether you are a runner, triathlete or fitness enthusiast looking for nutrition and strength training fitness guidance, our 2016 Prepare to Compete´┐Ż "Spring Training" Nutrition and Workout Series is the perfect way to jump start or perfect your nutrition and strength training. 

When: 4 consecutive Saturdays:
3/26/16, 4/2/16, 4/9/16, 4/16/16
Time: 2:30 PM - 4 PM
Location:Velocity Fitness, 133 E. 58th St
Duration: 4 weeks
Presenters: Marc Bochner, DC, CCSP
Lauren Antonucci,MS, RDN, CSSD, CDE, CDN
Lauren Thomas, MS, RDN, CSSD, CDN
Claire Shorenstein MS, RDN, CDN
Cost: $200 for all 4 training and nutrition sessions
$65 for individual sessions 
Each session will focus on a different aspect of strength training and nutrition. Upon completion of the 4 week series, you will have gained an understanding of proper techniques for warm-up, core stability, movement control and proper cool down in addition to proper nutrition protocols for daily nutrition, fueling your training and race day nutrition and hydration to keep you moving at your best.   

For specific details on training and nutrition topics for each session, visit our website or Dr. Bochner's website. To register please email [email protected] or call 212-688-5770.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Calling All Moms !
Check out and Join Us at Moms in Training!

For the third straight season, Lauren Antonucci will be coaching with Moms in Training! Moms in Training (MIT) is a social, flexible 10 week fitness program that culminates with an optional 6.2 mile run/walk on June 11th. Joining MIT is the perfect way to enjoy the warm weather, meet other moms and get moving! In addition to having a great time, you will also be supporting The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in their mission to end blood cancers. Check out this video and become inspired! 

MIT meets in 10 locations throughout the city on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings, so there should be a time and place that works for you! All moms are welcome to join and regardless of your fitness level, you will be able to benefit from MIT on a physical and emotional level. 

To learn more or to join click here! Use code MOMVIP50 by 3/11/16 for 50% off registration. 
Questions? Contact Michele: 212-376-4654 or [email protected]

MARCH IS...National Nutrition Month!

This year's theme: Savor the Flavor
Do you stop to take a deep breath when you walk into someone's house for dinner or into a delightful restaurant. You are taking in the aroma that comes from the cooking of spices. Before you even take a bite, you are beginning to savor the flavor! Once you do taste a food flavored with spices, your taste buds are as ecstatic as you are when you wake up on a Friday (or Saturday!). Not only do spices add so much to the experience of eating, they also provide a host of nutritional pluses on their own. Each spice is unique in its nutritional makeup, which is why it is wise to use as many different spices as we can. By adding so much flavor to so many foods that we otherwise mind not find tasty, spices also allow us to consume many more nutrients! Try to use fresh herbs rather than dry if possible.

Here are Nutrition Energy's top 5 favorite spices that we think are either underrated or least in our part of the world.


1.      Cinnamon: 

Did you know that just smelling cinnamon may stimulate brain activity?! And just in case that isn't enough to get you to run to the store to buy some, just 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon provides you with an excellent source of manganese, which is important for bone formation and blood glucose control. Cinnamon is also a good source of calcium, which is also important for healthy bones! The oils found in cinnamon bark contain active components that give it anticlotting as well as antimicrobial actions. And cinnamon has been shown to help blood sugar, by slowing the rate at which the stomach empties after meals. It can also help improve the ability to respond to insulin in those with Type II Diabetes.
In short, it is a good idea to add cinnamon to as many foods as we can! Our fav. uses for this powerhouse spice are;
-          Mixed into out morning oatmeal
-          Baked apple chips! Slice apples, sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350
-          Added to our favorite muffin recipe
-          Sprinkled on top of a coffee or latte for an extra kick of flavor

2.      Cumin:

 Another amazing spice we recommend smelling before eating as cumin activates our salivary glands and gives our digestive system a jump start. An excellent source of iron, cumin is a wonderful addition to the diet of pregnant and nursing women, or anyone in need of a boost iron intake. Adequate iron is crucial for red blood cells and thus oxygen flow in our bodies. Athlete's and active individuals require more iron and should use cumin liberally. Cumin is also found to help with some digestive issues and improve immunity. Next time you are beginning to feel under the weather-or have eaten a large meal, make yourself a cup of tea with one teaspoon of cumin and feel better sooner.

3.      Ginger:

 We have all been told since childhood that ginger ale will alleviate stomach discomfort when we are sick...but do you take it a step further?  You should! Ginger has been found to reduce nausea, vomiting, dizziness and cold sweating. In addition, ginger contains gingerols, which are anti-inflammatory compounds. These gingerols are also the compound that give ginger its distinctive flavor. We suggest adding freshly grated ginger to vegetables before roasting for a delicious and nutritious side dish, or addiing a 1-2 tsp chunk of fresh ginger into a smoothie or green drink.

4.      Cayenne:

 Ever wonder why cultures that enjoy spicy foods have a lower incidence of heart disease? The key may just be cayenne! Cayenne been shown to reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It has also been found to clear congestion and boost immunity due to its high content of Vitamin C. The best part is that  eating cayenne boosts our metabolism by increasing thermogenesis for 20 minutes after eaten, so adding this spice to our foods can help contribute to weight loss. It also helps to reduce the risk of hyperinsulinemia when used regularly. So if you're not afraid of a little spice, add cayenne to dinner tonight, and eat to your health!


5.      Turmeric: 

This spice contains the yellow pigment curcumin which may make your hands a little yellow but is definitely worth the extra hand washing! Due to the curcumin, turmeric has cholesterol lowering effects as well as proven anti-inflammatory properties. This may help with inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. Studies show that people who have joint diseases find relief when turmeric is part of their diet. It is also a good source of Vitamin B6, which helps to lower levels of homocysteine, keeping our blood vessels healthy.

Try this fun recipe and incorporate turmeric into your diet.

1.      Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

2.      Toss cauliflower with oil and spice mixture.

3.      Bake 30-35 minutes uncovered.


Nutrition Info
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories 205.1
Calories from Fat 185
Total Fat 20.6 g
Saturated Fat 2.7 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 598.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 5.4 g
Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
Sugars 3.2 g
Protein 1.2 g

A Note from Lauren...

Spring is just around the corner! I hope your resolutions are still going strong...but please know that if they did take a backseat in February, now is the perfect time to get back on track! March in National Nutrition Month, the temps are warming, and it is a great time to re-attest your goals. need an extra push? I will again be coaching with Moms in Training and would love to see all mom's join us for 10 weeks of workouts designed so that we all have a blast while reaching fitness and nutrition goals. We also have other exciting sports nutrition events coming up and would love to see you at Asphalt Green for my upcoming talk and our interactive series with Marc Bochner at Velocity Fitness.  

If you need any help with creating or altering a nutrition plan, please contact us via email or call the office at 646.364.6803 to schedule a consultation and we will get you on the right track!

Lauren Antonucci, Director
Nutrition Energy