Lost + Overwhelmed In The Grocery Aisles?
Whether you’re buying for your family, trying to eat all natural food or trying to buy things that will help you lose weight, the options can seem endless.
Nowadays, every company is trying to appeal to shoppers by stamping its packaging with buzzwords + labels that will attract you to buying it.
So what do some of these words really mean?
Savorfull CEO + Nutritionist Stacy Goldberg helped clue WDIV Local 4 News in on some of those buzzwords.
Overwhelmed In The Grocery Aisle? Local 4 Nutrition Expert Stacy Goldberg Helps You Decode Food Labels
This week, we celebrated Wellness Wednesday with Local 4 News! Quite often your morning breakfast, coffee routine or lack of workouts could be jeopardizing your weight loss.
Stacy’s Top 5 Breakfast Tips for Changing Up Your Morning Routine
1 Pump up your oatmeal. Add nuts, seeds, nut butter or even a scoop of protein powder to boost the protein to keep you feeling more full and satisfied. Skip the instant oatmeal and opt for probiotic, high fiber and protein filled oatmeal options.
2. Swap out your cereal with empty calories and carbs to for one that has more protein and fiber. Mix with or replace with high protein cereals.
3. Replace your morning bagel or muffin for an egg sandwich. You will increase your protein and cut down on the carbs and sugar.
4. Make sure your protein bar is providing you with enough energy to last throughout your morning workout or meeting.
5. Swap out your “light” or “fat free” yogurt for one that has no artificial sweeteners and opt for a higher fat version. Look for less than 8-10 grams of sugar per serving and add nuts and seeds for crunch and healthy fats. Stacy’s favorite yogurt is Siggi’s Icelandic Yogurt or Fage Greek Yogurt.
From beauty tips to nutrition hacks, SHEFinds focuses on providing up feel-good lifestyle information that inspires women to treat themselves in a positive way. Committed to making women feel good, SHEFinds motto is “Life Stage, Not Age.” This go-to online source provides approachable information written by real women, for real women, including Savorfull CEO, Stacy Goldberg, MPH, RN, BSN
If losing weight or cleaning up your diet was part of your 2018 New Year’s resolutions, the first step might be cleaning out your pantry. Make a clean eating grocery list full of lean proteins, healthy fats and fresh vegetables. Read SHEFinds article on the 8 Foods You Should Stop Buying At The Grocery Store in 2018, According to Experts to see what nutritionists have to say about your shopping list.
Fill your cart with healthy carbohydrates including legumes and sweet potatoes and skip these 8 carbohydrates that are guaranteed to turn to fat. Making the list twice, it seems as though it is time to say goodbye to the beloved bagel this year. “These empty calorie carbs will cause the next meal you have to be stored and turn into fat” Dr Marizelle Arce and Stacy Goldberg both agree.
Instead, experts are promoting anti-inflammatory foods as the key to keeping your waist trim this year. Starting your day with a breakfast of steel cut oatmeal topped with berries and nuts is just one of the important tips. Unlike traditional cereals, which can be packed full of sugar, the steel cut oats provide fiber that will improve digestion and reduce bloat, while the berries will make you feel full and satisfied until lunchtime. Alternate this with a breakfast of eggs-including the yolk!- and sprouted grain toast with avocado.
Other simple swaps including skipping alcohol and replacing red meat with salmon can help to burn fat, rather than store it. Serve salmon over quinoa and roasted vegetables for a nutritionist-approved meal. Read more about the anti-inflammatory foods you should incorporate into your diet to improve your digestion, skin and sleep cycle. If you are looking to shed holiday weight or just clean up your diet this 2018, SHEFinds is a great source for up to date nutritional tips.
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As we sat and watched Oprah (in awe) motivate the entire world with her Cecil B. DeMille acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, we could not help but notice the svelte bodies of the celebrities. Trendy and extreme diets are all the rage in Hollywood, but the trend does not always stop there. Many people are taking to social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest to learn about the hottest diet trends out there. Keto Diet, Atkins, Paleo, Whole 30, Danette May, Weight Watchers. Which one is right for you if any? Our Nutritionist and CEO, Stacy Goldberg, talks with Help Me Hank of WDIV Channel 4 about the real truth behind the 2 most popular diet trends right now: The Keto Diet and The Whole 30.
Chanukah has officially started and the smell of latkes and doughnuts are in the air. This month, I shared my healthy tips and food swaps for having a healthy Chanukah in my Detroit Jewish News column ” Eat Right Now”. Before the 8 days spin out of control, read how to control your diet while still enjoying this festive occasion.
Wishing all of those celebrating a very happy and healthy holiday!
Stacy Goldberg, MPH, RN, BSN
CEO & Founder, Savorfull
How To Get A Flat Stomach Without Going To The Gym, According to Experts: Stacy Goldberg, featured on SheFinds
Going to the gym especially in the winter time can be a daunting task for anyone including myself. Keeping up with your daily workouts despite cold weather or a busy schedule is critically important for both physical and mental health. However, I am also a believer that abs are made in the kitchen, not just the gym. Maintaining a healthy diet in the winter is critical especially around holiday time. Avoiding the weight gain between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is so important so you are not scrambling to take off excess weight when January 1, 2018 comes around. I spoke to She Finds about my strategies around How To Get A Flat Stomach Without Going To The Gym this week.
One of Stacy’s tips is to avoid energy bars and protein bars that contain sugar alcohols such as erythritol, xylitol, maltitol and others…check out our wide assortment of energy bars and protein bars FREE-FROM sugar alcohols.
Check out the article here for Stacy’s tips…
On November 13, 2017 new guidelines were released by the American Heart Association regarding blood pressure. According to the American Heart Association, those with a blood pressure reading over 120/80 (120-129) are now considered to have elevated blood pressure. Those with a reading of 130/80 (130-139) are now considered to be in high blood pressure (hypertension) stage 1. The systolic, or top number of the reading, describes the pressure in the arteries when the heart contracts. The lower number is referred to as diastolic pressure and describes the pressure in the arteries when the heart is relaxed.
What should you know about the new guidelines?
The new guidelines reduce what is categorized as high blood pressure from 140/90 to 130/80. To be considered normal, your systolic reading must be less than 120 and diastolic reading less than 80. Therefore, the number of adults who fall into this category of “high blood pressure” has skyrocketed, with nearly half the population in this category. Many of those who previously fell into the normal category, now are considered at risk. Similarly, those who previously were categorized as “at risk”, are now in the red, having high blood pressure. The lower definition encourages those at risk to begin prevention before complications arise.
Who should be concerned?
If you are at risk for heart attack or stroke, these guidelines are important to note. This includes people over the age of 65, smokers and those with a family history of heart disease. Make sure to speak with your physician to see how these new guidelines affect you. These guidelines are created to increase awareness and encourage lifestyle changes.
Here at Savorfull, we know that a healthy diet is an important tool in fighting cardiovascular disease. Keeping cholesterol, blood pressure and body fat under control are all major players in overall health and more specifically in heart health. If you are looking to reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease and hypertension, the DASH diet, or Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, emphasizes foods to eat to lower blood pressure. The diet emphasizes limiting sodium, saturated fats, and total fat and encourages choosing whole foods and nutrient dense foods such as vegetables, fruits and whole grains. The standard DASH diet recommends 2,300 mg of sodium a day. The lower sodium DASH diet limits sodium to 1,500 mg per day, which coincides with the American Heart Association recommendations. Limiting sodium is one of the extremely important factor in reducing high blood pressure.
When you are on the go, it is often difficult to find snacks that are not loaded with salt, sugar and fat. Luckily, Savorfull has done the job for you in locating delicious, healthy snacks that will keep you on track to maintain a healthy diet. Check out our savorfull approved swaps!
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About Melissa Weiss, Savorfull Intern
Melissa Weiss is a Savorfull intern born and raised in greater Detroit. Her passions include increasing awareness and accessibility of nutritious and sustainable foods. Melissa attended the University of Vermont where she studied Nutrition and Food Sciences with a focus on Food Systems. She plans to continue her education and hopes to get more involved in the Detroit food scene. Melissa enjoys running, hiking, cooking and doing yoga in her free time.
Why Throwing Up After A Workout Is More Common Than You Might Think, According to Nutritionist Stacy Goldberg, As Featured in Well + Good
Our Nutritionist and CEO Stacy Goldberg chatted with Well + Good about throwing up post workout and the reasons behind why one may toss their (vegan) cookies post pilates.
” You’re totally crushing your spin class and your post-ride smoothie is in sight when suddenly you think in a panic: How the heck do I unclip my shoes from this bike? I’m about to puke. Don’t worry, it happens. (Seriously, a 2014 Sports Medicine study found that 30–50 percent of athletes experience gastrointestinal discomfort during exercise, and yes, that includes vomiting.)
So what’s the deal? The answer may be in your pre-workout snack, according to Stacy Goldberg, BSN, nutrition consultant, CEO and founder of Savorfull. Which is why “being connected to what you eat and how you feel when you work out is so critical,” she says. “Many athletes have not made that connection. You have to practice a lot of mindfulness when it comes to eating before you exercise.”
Check out the full article featured here on Well + Good
Stacy Goldberg’s Detroit Jewish News Column “Eat Right Now”: Healthy Halloween, Some Healthy Alternatives to the Sugary Fare
Should you be spooked by Halloween when it comes to your health? Stay educated on the dangers of this frightful night, so you won’t get tricked! Check out our CEO & Nutritionist Stacy Goldberg’s Eat Right Now Column in the Detroit Jewish News “Healthy Halloween- Some Healthy Alternatives to the Sugary Fare” for healthy halloween tips. Educate yourself on daunting allergies and read Stacy’s swaps for this sugar-filled holiday.
WDIV Channel 4 Features Savorfull’s Stacy Goldberg: Counteracting Food Ads & Healthy Snacking For Kids
The food your kids see on TV isn’t exactly nutritious… But we’ve got expert tricks to get your kids craving something healthy! Our CEO and Nutritionist Stacy Goldberg was featured on WDIV Local 4 in their recent segment Parents Can Get Creative To Counteract Food Ads.
Here are some of her insider tips for how to encourage healthy snacking for your kids:
Engage your kids by filling celery sticks with a low fat cream cheese and topping them with Qwackers Cheddar Crackers, a healthier option than Goldfish. Stacy’s top health tip is to get creative and involve your kids in food preparation.
Make snacking fun by letting your kids decorate a cellophane bag with their favorite cartoon characters and heroes. Fill the bags with Surf Sweets Gummy Worms, Brothers All Natural Fruit Crisps, and Kay’s Naturals High Protein Cereal. This still gives kids the gummy candy but also provides something that’s more nutrient dense.
Kids love muffins and getting involved with baking recipes in the kitchen. Step away from the traditional muffin mixes and experiment with all natural baking mixes such as Jessica’s Gluten Free Muffin Mix next time you make a sweet treat!
Watch this full clip from WDIV Local 4 / ClickOnDetroit to see our CEO & Nutritionist Stacy Goldberg talk about more of the hottest nutrition tips for kids!