Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD is a NYC-based Registered Dietitian, food and nutrition writer and national speaker. She has a Master’s in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from Columbia University, and she has been a vegetarian for close to a decade.
Ask the Expert: I Cheated on My Healthy Diet–How Do I Get Back On Track?
Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, is an NYC-based registered dietitian, food and nutrition writer, and national speaker. She has a master’s in nutrition and exercises physiology from Columbia University, and she specializes in sports nutrition as well as mostly plant-based diets. Q: I complete...
Want to Lose Weight and Still Feel Full? This Nutritionist says: Just Add Fiber
Fiber is the “F word” that everyone should use more frequently. Many people only think about fiber for digestive health, but it does so much more. Fiber helps you feel full, banish the bloat, and turn on your body's natural ability to lose weight.
Your Guide to Picking the Best Vegan Protein Powder, and 10 We Tested
Whether you’re looking for a portable post-workout recovery drink or just want to add a bit more protein to your daily meal plan, plant-based protein powders can help get the job done with minimal effort.
The 7 Nutrients Men Need While On a Plant-Based Diet
Plant-based diets are soaring in popularity among men who are looking to lead a healthier lifestyle, lose weight or maximum muscle gains. Although plant-based eating is equally beneficial regardless of gender or age, there are certain nutrients that men need to pay particular attention to when consuming only plants...
The Easiest Way to Start a Vegan Diet is One Meal a Day, a Nutritionist Says
The world is changing, and you’re likely spending more time at cooking than ever before. There are so many things you can’t control during this pandemic era, so why not focus on something you can control, like your diet? If you’ve been thinking of transitioning to a plant-based diet but never had the time to research how to do it properly or cook your meals, there’s no time like the present. This
How to Eat a Balanced Vegan or Plant-Based Diet, from a Nutritionist
Following a vegan or plant-based diet can be great for your health and the planet, but it can also be challenging if you don't pay attention to your daily needs of macronutrients, or "macros" which are: Protein, Healthy Fat, and Calories. For some...
How to Start Eating a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet
In fact, whole foods and a plant-based diet fit pretty perfectly together, as both consist of eating foods in their most natural state. Whether you think your diet can use a little tweaking or you want to learn exactly how to do a more whole foods approach, here are the ins and outs of how to eat a whole foods, plant-based diet.
Ask The Expert: When Should You Buy Buy Organic Food Versus Conventional?
You’ve made the smart and healthy choice to add more plants to your diet, but now you might be wondering if you should start choosing organic fruits and vegetables instead of conventional produce. Just the prospect of eating organic food can add another layer of confusion when it comes to choosing your food a plant-based diet. Is i...
Ask The Expert: How Do I Get My Loved Ones on Board With My Plant-Based Eating?
Q: How do I get my loved ones on board with my plant-based eating? It’s hard when everyone around me questions my eating choices. A: In a perfect world, mealtime should be an occasion to come together, enjoy a nice meal and connect with your family and friends. But ...
Ask the Expert: What Are Healthy Swaps When I’m Missing Meat or Dairy?
Q: What are some healthy swaps for times when I’m really missing animal products on a plant-based diet? A: If you’re new to plant-based eating, chances are that the first week or two might be a little rough. You’ll likely yearn for animal products at some point or another, but the good news is that there are plenty of plant-based alternatives to satisfy these cravings. Of course, there are ... Rea