Intermittent fasting – also known as time-restricted eating – is a dietary routine that involves periods of time when you fast (no food is consumed) or when you limit food consumption (eating only during designated time periods). Intermittent Fasting (IF) is receiving positive reviews from the health and medical community because of its ability to help regulate metabolism, … [Read more...]
Food-Wise to Feel Your Best This Holiday
According to studies from the CDC and many others, more than half of holiday travelers report health problems, with tummy troubles topping the list. One reason why stomach upset is so prevalent during holiday season is due to overindulging or eating foods that we normally do not throughout the rest of the year. Tip #1: Have a plan. Before heading to holiday gatherings, … [Read more...]
Top Tips for Tricking Your Temptations This Halloween
You can’t eat it if it’s not there. Studies show that we eat more of a food if it’s visible, because every time we see it, we have to make the same decision: “Will I or won’t I eat it?” What can you do? Well, if there’s a candy bowl at work. take the long way around to your office to avoid it. Steer your cart away from the Halloween aisle in the grocery store. And most … [Read more...]
Strategies When You Are On Vacation!
If you’re planning a vacation, you might be wondering how to enjoy yourself AND stick to your health, weight and wellness goals. So I’ve put together a list of my top tips to take with you wherever your summer travels may take you! (By the way, many of these tips are helpful at home, too!) Check out my trip-tested strategies below, along with my favorite healthy snacks to … [Read more...]
Bust Out of Boredom & Stick to Your Goals
If you’ve decided to embrace healthier eating in order to look and feel better -- or if you’re thinking about making a healthy change – good for you! But if you think that eating healthy condemns you to eating the same foods every day, think again! Is it really boredom? When we embrace change, we often long for “the way things used to be.” When you embark on clean … [Read more...]
Top 5 Timesaving Tools for the Kitchen
I’ll let you in on a secret: I don’t always have time to make a meal. But I know how important it is to make a lot of my own meals in order to live the healthy lifestyle I want. That doesn’t mean cooking has to be a chore, though! My favorite kitchen tools help me make delicious, nutritious meals and snacks – faster and easier than I ever thought possible. I’ve listed them … [Read more...]
Why do eggs have a bad rap?
In the late 70s, eggs got a bad reputation when it was discovered that high amounts of cholesterol in the blood could increase our risk of heart disease. It was thought (incorrectly, it turns out) that eating high-cholesterol foods would significantly increase blood cholesterol, so we were advised to stop eating foods high in cholesterol, like eggs. In recent years, … [Read more...]
12 Holiday Gift Ideas From My Kitchen to Yours
THE HOLIDAYS ARE HERE! Some of us shout that with joy, others with a note of anxiety. If you are feeling overwhelmed, here's one less thing to stress about: what to get for the loved ones on your list! Welcome to the third annual Citron Nutrition Gift Giving Guide of my favorite kitchen tools! 1.) Instant Pot The Instant Pot is my new favorite kitchen appliance! It's a … [Read more...]
Fall Vegetables — A Delicious Bounty!
Because we can get most vegetables any time of the year, we may forget that certain vegetables are at their peak flavor in the Fall. A few of my favorite vegetables harvested in the Fall include eggplant, green beans, beets, parsnips, sweet potatoes (yams) and of course, winter squash. See Fall Veggie list below. These Fall vegetables are high in fiber, helping us feel … [Read more...]
Treat Yourself Better This Halloween
While sugar is a potent “drug,” it’s not just the cute and colorful Halloween treats that tempt us. Halloween may hold loving memories for many of us, of our own childhood costumes and candy collecting, as well as those of our children dressing up for trick-or-treating and their squeals of delight as they came home with pillowcases filled with candy. Those memories are … [Read more...]