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June 2014


  • Confessions of a Nutritionist

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD I once dated a guy who said he was pleasantly surprised I wasn’t as uptight about food as he expected I'd be. (more...)

April 2014


  • Are We Too Sweet on Sugar?

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD You’ve almost certainly read it somewhere over this past year: Sugar is the devil, sugar is toxic, sugar is (more...)


  • Beware the Buffet!

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD I was in Las Vegas last weekend. In a town that celebrates indulgence, “all inclusive, all you can (more...)

March 2014

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December 2013

November 2013

October 2013


  • Here's What a Nutritionist Eats

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD As a nutritionist, I’m asked all the time what I eat in a given day: “Oh you’re a nutritionist, you must (more...)


  • Drink Your Vegetables

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD From big cities to small towns, celebrities to hippies and everyone in between, juicing is all the rage right (more...)

September 2013

August 2013


  • Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Foodie author Michael Pollan wrote a book called Food Rules. I like a lot of them but one I find super (more...)


  • Watermelon's Big Benefits

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD One of my favorite things about August: Watermelon Season! Last week was national watermelon day (yes that (more...)

July 2013


  • Tips for Healthy Eating at Weddings

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Weddings are (hopefully) a wonderful occasion but the food options can be a bit of a nutrition / healthy-eating (more...)


  • Health Benefits of Cacao

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD I had a super-nerdy weekend at the New York Botanical Gardens — I was so excited to finally check out their (more...)


  • Cool off with a "Poptail"

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Fourth of July is almost here and whether you’re hosting, beaching or doing a whole lot of nothing (me!), why (more...)

June 2013


  • Nutrition Labels on Alcohol?

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD 5’o clock somewhere, right?  How about 5 o’clock, 200 calories and 19g of carbohydrates somewhere? Might (more...)


  • Pre-Workout Fueling

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD When it comes to exercise, do you literally run on empty or are you more of the “car can’t run without (more...)

May 2013


  • Avocado Surprises

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Who doesn’t love a good surprise care-package? A few months ago I received an epic one from a friend in (more...)


  • Appetite for Yoga

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Mindfulness is the new moderation. Whether you’ve ever taken a yoga class or not, it can be intimidating – (more...)

April 2013


  • Going Green

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD In the spirit of earth week and beyond it you’ve probably received a million well-intentioned “Go Green!” (more...)


  • Who's Counting?

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Whether it’s over dinner, at a concert, or on an awkward date, it’s no secret that I love myself a glass of (more...)

March 2013


  • SexCereal - Just a Bowl of Hype?

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Think your cereal and your sex life are unrelated? Think again, thanks to SexCereal, a new breakfast option (more...)


  • Fighting Food Poisoning

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Food poisoning is just not pretty. Not on anyone. Especially when it hits while you’re on vacation – and (more...)

February 2013


  • Fish Fraud

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Something fishy is going on in the seafood industry. This past week, findings from a study on “seafood (more...)


  • Getting to Know Massaman Curry

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD I recently got home from a trip to Thailand. From the food to the Full Moon Party  it was an experience. Of (more...)

January 2013


  • The Asparagus Aroma

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD It’s not news to any asparagus-addicts (asparaguys, perhaps?) that the crunchy, fiber-loaded veggie has an (more...)

December 2012


  • Commitment Day

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD How many of us have made resolutions we don’t keep? A friend called me the other day and said that she (more...)


  • Snoring

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD There are few things worse than snoring… especially when it’s not you. It may come in a close second to (more...)


  • More Gifts That Won't Land You In the Doghouse

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Healthy gift giving isn’t always easy. Last year I wrote about gifts that won’t land you in the (more...)

November 2012


  • Energy Drink Dangers

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Five extra hours of energy sounds fantastic in theory. Who wouldn’t want five more hours of productivity? (more...)


  • Water

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Do you drink enough water? Forget the whole 8 glasses a day thing for a minute and imagine you were a (more...)

October 2012


  • Turmeric

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Turmeric might just be magical. I ran in a 10k (6.2 mile) race last week that I hadn’t trained for (more...)


  • GMOs

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD If there is one confusing and freaky three-letter acronym out there it’s GMO. Genetically Modified Organisms (more...)

September 2012

August 2012


  • Brain Freeze

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Relaxing with an ice cold drink or digging into that first bite of ice cream always sounds incredible. And (more...)


  • What's in a Nutritionist's Grocery Cart?

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD I was “caught” by one of my Foodtrainers clients while grocery shopping the other day. Well, really, it (more...)


  • Stems, Stalks, Leaves, and Peels

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD There is a place for things like broccoli stalks, onion skins, and orange peels; it’s usually called (more...)


  • Farmers' Market

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD The month of August may mean summer has passed its peak, but it’s the height of the season for super (more...)


  • Eating Like Athletes

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD I would’ve expected the summer Games to be great motivation to get out and start moving, but instead (more...)

July 2012


  • Top Three Kitchen Appliances

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Kitchen appliances do one of two things: make your life much easier, or collect dust while cluttering your (more...)


  • Iced Tea

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD This may come as a surprise to those of us in the United States of coffee connoisseurs and soda guzzlers, (more...)


  • Blueberries

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD In case you need a reason to eat more blueberries, July is national blueberry month! I know you can barely (more...)


  • Avoiding Post-Party Hangovers

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Had a little too much fun last night? It may be an old wives’ tale, but it certainly seems to me that the (more...)

June 2012


  • Fourth of July Foods

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Fourth of July, red white and blue, and berry season. Coincidence? Yes I think it is, but we can pretend (more...)


  • Best Recipe Sites

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Are you in a meal or recipe rut? We all have our go-to foods but if you’ve been doing the same grilled (more...)


  • Smoothies

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD I’m a new-found smoothie addict. They’re perfect for the summer – all you really need to invest in is (more...)


  • Depression: Part II

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD What we eat turns into every cell in our body, so it's no wonder what you choose to eat directly impacts (more...)


  • Depression

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Feeling blue, down in the dumps, really bumming, or completely miserable… any way you put it, many of us have (more...)

May 2012


  • Going Gluten Free

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Recently we talked about the gluten-free movement going mainstream for weight loss. I hope we can all agree (more...)


  • Join the Food Revolution

    By Carolyn Brown You say you want a revolution? Well this is your weekend. We’re not occupying Wall Street this time (been there, (more...)


  • Condiments

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD How often do you reach for ketchup, put mayo on a sandwich, or use a creamy salad dressing or dip? It seems (more...)


  • Cinco de Mayo

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD This weekend is Cinco de Mayo, and I believe that almost any excuse for a well-made margarita is a good (more...)

April 2012


  • Gluten-Free Diet: My Take

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Miley Cyrus has been all over the news recently and it's actually not because of her love life or scandalous (more...)


  • Omega-3's

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Do you take an omega-3 supplement? I’m sure many of you answer ‘yes,’ but do you take it daily? (more...)


  • A Healthier Happy Hour

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Spring is officially here, and longer, warmer days mean getting outside and being active after a winter of (more...)


  • 5 Restaurant Rules to Dine By

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD I’m learning to love cooking, but like most people, I really love going to restaurants. It’s a combination (more...)

March 2012


  • The Newest Superfood: Popcorn

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Every year there are a few "it" superfoods. You already know my pick this year: ch-ch-ch-chia! Most of the (more...)


  • Nut Butter

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Between peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and Reese’s, it’s safe to say peanut butter has long been the (more...)


  • How to Avoid "Pink Slime"

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Pink slime has been all over the news this week. If you aren’t familiar with it yet, unfortunately (for a few (more...)


  • Grain Changer

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD “Everything you see, I owe to spaghetti”. Can you guess who said it? Not chef Mario Batali or even a (more...)


  • Kale Chips

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD I got a cool sweatshirt (by my standards) a few weeks ago that says “Eat More Kale.” I had been (more...)

February 2012


  • Labels

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Walmart is a great resource for some things, like those times when you need to buy bananas (even organic (more...)


  • Grocery Shopping 101

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD It seems like going to the grocery store is not far behind cleaning the bathroom on many people’s list of (more...)


  • Aphrodisiacs

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Whether you’re in love or anti-love, there is actually more to Valentine’s Day than chocolate and long (more...)


  • Sugar, Sugar

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Sugar is unavoidable. Forget the food part for a second and consider the amount of (literal) sweet-talking (more...)

January 2012


  • Organic

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Everyone has the one friend you love unconditionally but who knows exactly how to push your buttons, and takes (more...)


  • Eating Well On the Road

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Last weekend I went on a “business trip” to my favorite city and former home, New Orleans, to give a talk (more...)


  • Eating to Kick Colds

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD You know those crazy busy weeks when getting sick is absolutely not an option? On the Monday morning of one of (more...)


  • How to Have a Dragon of a Year

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD 2012 is the year of the dragon. Did you know the fire-breather symbolizes good fortune, energy and vitality? (more...)

December 2011


  • Eggs

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Sunday brunch is hands down my favorite meal of the week. A few carefree hours with friends, a good meal, and (more...)


  • Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia!

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Although a lot of greatness came out of the 80’s: E.T, Atari and, of course, Madonna, we can likely (more...)


  • Office Snacks

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD I recently visited a friend in her very swanky NYC office. I was interested in finding out what exactly she (more...)


  • Healthy Holiday Gifts That Won't Land You in the Doghouse

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD ‘Tis the season to be giving! And when you’re trying to find the perfect gift for loved ones, hopefully (more...)

November 2011


  • Say Cheese!

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD I once went for almost two years without eating cheese. It wasn’t until I had a life-altering bite of Gouda (more...)


  • Nutrition Myths

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD Giving nutrition advice reminds me of playing the game Telephone. I say ‘cut back on soda’ and it gets (more...)


  • Not Your Granny's Cranberry Sauce

    By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD We pay a lot of attention to the number of calories consumed on Thanksgiving (4,500-7,000, in case you’re (more...)


  • Strategies for Holiday Eating

    Shouldn’t there be a rule to how early holiday music can be played? Mariah Carey's “All I Want for Christmas is You” was blasting (more...)

October 2011

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