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After all, it is all about you!

I became a dietitian and a nutritionist because I love helping people and assisting them in reaching and maintaining their goals. In my blog I write about the topics that I find are important and have consistently come up in my office. I realize there may be questions weighing on you (no pun intended) that you want addressed as well.

Well, you can do that here.

Many people have similar questions or concerns. If you are shy, you can withhold your name and still help others by agreeing to allow me to post your question and my reply. But if you would rather keep your questions between the two of us, that is fine as well. I respect you and the trust you have in me. I will reply to you directly.

I read every single question and comment that I receive. I promise to respond to each and every one of them as fast as I can.

I look forward to hearing from you!


Organic Hard Boiled Eggs Ready to Eat

On-The-Fly Breakfast for Egg Lovers

Hi Lauren, HELP!!! I am not much of a breakfast eater nor do I have the time to make and eat breakfast at home. But I do find I am better able to stay on track if I do eat breakfast. Eggs satisfy me the most, the longest, and they are really the only thing I want to eat in the morning. But is it healthy to eat eggs for breakfast? If so, and please say it is, I would like to make them my “go to breakfast” but I am at a total loss. What is the best way for me to eat them if I have very little time in the morning? Thanks so much! Rebecca F., Tenafly, NJ Hi Rebecca, Thanks so much for submitting your amazing question.  Beginning your day with a nutritious breakfast that satisfies you is super important. I always say, “The way you start your day is the way you will end your day”. It is easier to make a great eating choice when it follows one. So, I love how you are dedicated to making sure you have a filling and healthy breakfast. Research recently confirmed what dietitians like me have known for more…


Processed Foods and How to Eat Them…Really!

Hi Lauren, My good friend sent me your blog and I have been reading it ever since. I wanted to ask you a question about processed foods. I have been improving my diet slowly over the past few months and find that I am stuck. I have been reading about processed foods and that in order to be healthy we need to avoid them. I am trying very hard but it is very hard since I love a lot of processed foods like cheese. Am I going about this all wrong? Maybe I don’t know what processed foods are. HELP! Thank you, Jennifer T, Boston, MA Hi Jennifer, Thank you so much for writing me this great question. This comes up all of the time. Unfortunately, this isn’t as simple to answer as it may seem. Let me start off by saying I am not sure if we can totally avoid processed foods or if that is even necessary. What we want to do is reduce the amount of highly processed foods in our diets and eat as many whole foods as we can. I also don’t think you are doing anything wrong. I would just suggest trying to avoid more…

Raw Organic Yellow Spaghetti Squash on a Background

Tips for Spaghetti Squash

Hi Lauren, I love reading your blog. You write about spaghetti squash often and I have been dying to try it but I have no idea where to begin. How do I cook it? Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!  —TM Lawrence, NY Hey T! Thanks so much for writing in and for your sweet words about my blog! I appreciate it. Spaghetti squash is one of my favorites. It looks super intimidating but once you know the secrets to cutting through the hard exterior and how to cook it you will see there is no reason to be daunted by this vegetable that is an awesome substitute for pasta. I am so happy you want to try it. There are many ways to cook spaghetti squash. You can cook it whole — but that will take a lot of time — or you can cook it in halves or quarters. I cook my spaghetti squash in halves. My secret is to cook the spaghetti squash for a few minutes in the microwave softening its exterior, making it easier to cut through. To do this just put the whole squash in the microwave and heat it more…

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