5 of the Best Memory Supplements

I recently spoke with Lucky Vitamin on specific nutrients and supplements that may help with memory.

I always promote food first, but sometimes I recommend specific supplements for certain people. As I say in this article, "Nutrients in isolation don’t always have the same effect as nutrients in food. Eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fish and other healthful foods to get the majority of your nutrients, and use supplements to help you meet the recommended amounts."

Check out the article, and be sure to speak with your health care provider (or book an appointment with me!) before starting any new supplement regimen.

Spotlight on Sang Lee Farms

I recently wrote a piece on the North Fork's Sang Lee Farms for Organic Produce Network.

Many farms on the east end operate with organic practices, but organic certification is a giant undertaking and Sang Lee is one of the few that has chosen to become certified.

My piece covers their educational programs, including Summer Farm Camp for kids, plant-based medicine workshops, cooking classes, and a series of wellness speakers.

Check out the article, and if you're up on the North Fork, head over to Sang Lee Farms for certified organic produce and prepared organic foods such as salad dressings, veggie burgers, cold salads and more.

Get 10% off meal delivery services

If there is one piece of diet information that applies to nearly everyone, it's eat more vegetables. They're low in calories, high in fiber, loaded with nutrients, and widely under-consumed in our country.

A sure-fire way to pack more vegetables into your diet is to incorporate more plant-based meals into your week. While I don't push vegan diets on clients (I personally follow more of a Mediterranean-style of eating), I'm a big fan of the vegan meal delivery service Euphebe.

Euphebe delivers freshly prepared, individually packaged, frozen plant-based meals that make healthy eating easy and convenient for people who just don't always have time to cook.

They have several options to choose from and they offer customized menus.

To get started on this program, use the code JENNL10 to receive 10% off your first order.

Let me know if you have any questions!

10 reasons why the keto diet could be making you gain weight

Keto is one of the trendiest diets out there right now, but I'm really not a fan for most people.

I prefer working with clients to help them find an eating pattern that's going to work long term and keto just isn't that kind of diet. 

I recently spoke with Insider on why people might end up gaining weight on keto (hint: a lot of people who think they're doing keto are actually doing it wrong.)

Check out the article here.

6 surprising reasons frozen food is good for you

I'll admit my fridge gets a lot more use than my freezer, but it's not because frozen food can't be good for you.

I have the luxury of swinging by the grocery store or my favorite farm stands almost every day, but I see the value in having frozen options on hand.

When it comes to the frozen food aisle, you've just gotta know how to decipher between the good stuff and the junk.

Check out this piece on Insider that I was recently featured in that discusses why and how you can incorporate frozen foods into your meals.

Two more days to save on packages

If you're like me, you've been taking advantage of the deals and discounts during Hamptons Wellness Week.

Last weekend I stopped by the kickoff event at Topping Rose House to meet the other amazing providers throughout the East End,

On Wednesday I took my first class at the brand new Tru Fusion in Southampton. While most of the classes are heated, which isn't typically my thing, I took the unheated (though still quite warm) Kettle Booty and man, I felt my booty the next day. I liked the energizing music and welcoming personalities of the instructors, which made the difficulty of the class more manageable. I'll definitely be back again for another workout.

Tomorrow, I'll be at the Topping Rose House for the final event. I'm looking forward to the class from Exhale, one of my favorite studios in the Hamptons.

Just a reminder I'm offering 20% off all sessions and packages booked during Hamptons Wellness Week (just two more days!)

Sessions are good throughout the summer, so stock up now. 

 

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Hamptons Wellness Week

Hamptons Wellness Week is just a few days away, and I'm super excited to be participating as a local provider....so excited that I started my promotion early!

From now until June 9 I'm offering 20% off all single sessions and packages. Book now at this discounted rate and use your appointments all summer long!

Wellness is about living and feeling your best and I'm here to help you do just that.

I help clients gain more energy, squash digestive issues, conquer emotional eating, have glowing skin and hair, develop a positive relationship with food, and learn how to choose foods that are nutrient-dense and health-supporting.

Most importantly, I help clients figure out what works for them, because everyone is different and diet isn't one-size-fits-all.

Book now and start feeling your best today!

 

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Hamptons Fit Now Has an App

Last month I announced I'll be working with Hamptons Fit, a premier athletic training and wellness company with the leading fitness instructors, trainers and wellness professionals on the East End. 

Today the Hamptons Fit App went live in the App Store! Click here or visit the App Store and type in “Hamptons Fit” to find it, download and register!

You'll be able to book sessions with me and also join group classes or buy individual sessions or packages to use with me or other trainers.

If you have any questions about booking sessions through Hamptons Fit, email me at jenn@hamptonsrd.com.

Introducing Hamptons Fit

I'm so excited to be a part of the launch of Hamptons Fit---officially launching TODAY! Hamptons Fit brings premier athletic training to your door (or the nearest facility of your choice) and is comprised of the leading trainers and wellness professionals on the East End. 

While most athletic and wellness companies (my own included) offer specialty services in one field, Hamptons Fit offers a suite of services under one platform for convenience in purchasing packages and scheduling sessions. You can book personal training sessions, tennis lessons, swim instruction, team sports coaching, nutrition services (by yours truly!) and massage therapy all on this single platform.

Hamptons Fit is perfect for individuals who are interested in combining sports training with nutrition and massage, or for families with children who want to pursue different activities. You can always book group sessions with friends and family, or join a group session put together by Hamptons Fit.

The site just launched TODAY! If you're interested in purchasing a package, we're offering 20% off all this month (sessions can be used all summer long). Email me for the code at jenn@hamptonsrd.com.

 

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The 10 Foods Nutritionists Won’t Even Touch

My family, friends and clients all know there aren't many foods that are simply off limits to me. Sure, lots of foods should be an occasional indulgence and don't have a place in the everyday diet, but there aren't a lot of foods I never ever eat.

That said, there are a few.

I was recently asked to share what I'd never eat with HealthiNation. Can you guess what my response was?

Check out the post here!

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New Years Specials

I get it. Losing weight, cutting processed foods from your diet, or reaching any health goal is tough. And even though January is hyped up to be the month of "resolutions," it can often feel tougher. There's pressure to drop the pounds, the weather is cold and snowy, and it's dark by 5 pm. It's no wonder 80% of New Year's resolutions fail by February.

I want to help you reach and maintain your health and wellness goals.

To support you in getting your health back on track, I'm offering New Year's specials for the next month. Email or call me now to learn more and book your first appointment!

 Photo by Edgar Castrejon on Unsplash

Photo by Edgar Castrejon on Unsplash

Workshop this Saturday at LOFT35 in East Hampton

Just a reminder that I am hosting a FREE nutrition and goal setting workshop this Saturday, January 13 at LOFT35 (in the Lululemon) in East Hampton. I'll be sharing the 8 essential steps for meeting your goals in the New Year and there will be plenty of time for nutrition Q&A.

The workshop starts at 1:30 PM and should last about one hour. Check it out on the LOFT35 site!

Hope to see you this Saturday!

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Happy New Year + Two Events in January

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun celebration last night to kick off 2018.

I am hosting two FREE events this month to help the Hamptons community get a jump start on goals for 2018.

On Wednesday, January 3 I will be leading a class on goal setting at Wild By Nature in Hampton Bays from 7-8 pm. There will be plenty of time for nutrition Q&A after my talk! More details are available on their website.

Then on Saturday, January 13 I am hosting a goal setting workshop at LOFT35 (in the Lululemon store) in East Hampton at 1:30 pm. We'll be discussing the simple steps you can take today that will help you reach any new year goal, followed by a nutrition Q&A.

I hope to see you at one of these events, or, as always, contact me directly at jenn@hamptonsrd.com to book an individual consultation.

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Happy Holidays!

Yesterday was the Nutritious Life team holiday lunch at ilili in NYC. It was so nice to see the team (and the food was SUPER delicious!)

We started the meal with fresh pita bread, hummus, labne (strained yogurt with olive oil and spices), dandelion greens with pine nuts, and INSANE Brussels sprouts with grapes, fig jam, walnuts and mint yogurt. For my main, I had seared diver scallops with pomegranate and eggplant (check them out below!)

Enjoy the next week of holiday fun, remember to take time to focus on yourself, and don't beat yourself up if you fall off track with your goals--you can always hop back on.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

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Your One Goal for a Stress-Free Holiday Season

'Tis the season of holiday parties. The next few weeks might seem like a blur of celebrations and feasts, but that doesn't mean you need to sideline your healthy living goals. No matter what you're aiming for--to lose or maintain weight, to exercise daily, to lower levels of stress--you can make progress towards your goals with one simple action: Be mindful of your decisions.

Let's face it, the holidays can feel overwhelming. Between decorating, buying gifts, planning menus and attending parties, to-do lists can pile up pretty fast, leaving little time for self-care.

And when it comes to food, the holiday season can feel like one big never-ending buffet. How can you possibly stay on track when there's an open bar and cookie exchange on every corner?

Yes, losing weight or reaching any health goal is a journey, and it's not going to happen over night, especially during the holiday season. But you can stay on track and feel in control if you stay mindful.

When it comes to food, take a step back before you fill your plate. Do you really want that cookie (or piece of cheese, or scoop of stuffing, or whatever it is in front of you)? How will you feel ten minutes after eating it? Later that night? The next day? Take time to stop and think about your choices, and if you do decide to take a bite, savor the taste and texture (rather than scarfing it down).

As for self-care, take time for yourself every day, whether it's mediation, a yoga class, a run outside, or even just a leisurely cup of coffee. It's okay to slow down. Stay in tune with your body and your emotions; this will help keep stress at bay, and ultimately make it easier to reach your goals.

Remember, the holidays are a time for family, friends, and giving, and it's okay if you aren't perfect. Staying mindful is the first step towards healthier living, and if you are in tune with how you body feels and the choices that you make, it will become easier to reach your goals. 

Wishing everyone a healthy and happy holiday season!

 Our dog Brock is already over the holiday season!

Our dog Brock is already over the holiday season!