5 Foods With a Surprising Impact On Health

One of the things I love most about my job is that nutrition is such an exciting science! We’re constantly learning about how various foods and nutrients prevent disease, ward off aging, and optimize health. Here are five recent studies about the impressive health benefits of some of my favorite fruits and veggies, plus easy ways to gobble them up to reap the rewards.

5 Diet Cliches Nutritionists Can't Stand

I came across a hilarious video from a UK food company that spoofs diet commercials, and it really got me thinking. When my colleagues and I get together, these are exactly the type of clichés we also find cringe-worthy. Here are five that personally drive me bonkers, and why they absolutely don’t ring true.

6 Ways to Handle Alcohol If You're Trying to Lose Weight

I’ve had clients give up alcohol and drop weight like a hot potato. But then a holiday or special occasion comes along, they celebrate with a drink or two, and when alcohol creeps back into the picture, so do their lost pounds and inches.

Eat, Drink, Dance

Dancing is so darn fun; it’s easy to neglect basic food and hydration. Health’s contributing nutritionist Cynthia Sass, RD, has great tips to keep you properly fueled and hydrated as you dance off those extra pounds. Here are some smart Dance Yourself Slim hydration strategies.

6 Foods This Nutritionist Eats Every Day

I am a huge fan of variety and seasonal eating, primary because eating a wider array of foods exposes your body to a broader spectrum of nutrients. Mixing it up means that rather than larger armies of fewer types of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, a smaller number of a larger assortment shows up for work in your body. That’s important, because each nutrient performs unique functions.

Is Your Partner Making You Fat? 5 Ways to Stop It (Without Breaking Up)

One of my clients recently told me that she felt like she had to choose between her relationship or her weight. After settling into coupledom, she gained 15 pounds, and every attempt to lose it was crushed by couple-time routines, which nearly always involved eating, drinking, and skipping the gym.

Help! Why Can't I Lose Weight With Exercise?

Dozens ask this question: “I go to the gym six days a week, why am I’m not losing?” It may sound odd, but being active doesn’t guarantee weight loss. I know, it doesn't seem fair.

9 Appetite Suppressants That Actually Work

Throughout my 15+ year career, I’ve seen countless diet and weight loss tactics, from powders, pills and potions, to unorthodox treatments, like ice baths and ear clips. When clients inquire, “Should I try this?” my first step is to check out the science, and often times, there isn’t any.

Hydration Tips for Your Dance Workout

Dancing is so darned fun, it’s easy to neglect basic food and hydration. Use these guidelines from Health’s contributing nutritionist Cynthia Sass, RD, to make sure you’re properly fueled and hydrated as you salsa off those extra pounds.

Top 5 Food Swaps for Nutrition

We asked Health magazine's nutrition editor, Cynthia Sass, RD, whether she had any go-to food swaps—and she said "So many!" Here are her favorites.