Canadian-American trainer and nutritionist Harley Pasternak is a master of all things diet, exercise, weight maintenance, and diabetes. He rattles off statistics and facts about the above subjects with the authoritiy of a drill seargant and the expertise of a college professor. He informed us that both of his brothers were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes during his childhood, prompting an interest in health-- particularly nuturtion. He got his degree in nutrition, and master's degrees in kinethesiology and nutrition. His professional gig was a nutrition and exercise scientist at the Department of National Defense, and from there carved out a niche for himself by getting Hollywood actors in shape when they came to Canada to shoot films. Harely's big break came when he got Halle Berry in tip-top form for the film Gothika. She was so pleased with the results that she asked him to work with her on her next project, Catwoman. Four books, one Oprah appearance, and dozens of star clients later, Harley is one of the industry's leading authorities on what it takes to stay in shape.
The quirky and loveable Jamie Shupak has dabbled in a little bit of everything. She joined NY1 news as the channel's first traffic reporter in May of 2010, she wrote a dating column for Complex Magazine, she started her very own food blog, has written her own e-book, and most recently has launched her own healthy cooking web series on ulive.com. With so much on her plate (and we're not just talking about the yummy dishes she cooks) she found time to speak to us about all her endeavors. Check out our interview with her below!
Technology is a beautiful thing. We are in an age where devices that fit in the palm of your hand liberate you enough to go anywhere and do anything, including eat. Devices carry plenty of options to turn anyone into a chef, help you whip up a quick meal if you're pressed for time; or point you in the direction of the professionals so you can enjoy a meal without a hassle. These are a few of the hundreds of available applications that define the term ‘convenience.'
This application is available for any device running on an iOS 4 or higher. It is a personal search engine that recommends restaurants to you based on your personal preferences. The more use it, the more it learns about you and the better your search results matching restaurants to your personality.
Meet Lauren Schmitt, is a nutritionist and certified personal trainer, who owns her own company, Healthy Eating & Living, Inc. She has worked with individuals to achieve a healthier lifestyle and has also created numerous corporate wellness programs. In her business, she coaches people to lead a balanced and healthy lifestyle through eating right and exercising. She is currently the on-site nutritionist at Sony Pictures Entertainment and Dreamworks Animation. She has ongoing projects with the WB and is a part of many disordered outpatient teams in Los Angeles. Joonbug had the chance to chat with this health guru and got some helpful tips and advice to looking your best during this sweltering summer.
It is nearly impossible to forget, or ignore, the PSA billboards that displayed how many sugar packets were in a liter of soda and the equivalent, and graphic, slop of fat that we basically drink every time we drink a sugary beverage. Our moms have been telling us that soda rots our teeth, pours on the pounds, and leeches the phosphates from our bones for years and now Mayor Bloomberg plans to drive that point home even further.
The Mayor is currently proposing a city-wide ban on the sale of large sodas and other high-sugar drinks. The ban would affect the sales of soda, energy drinks, presweetened iced teas, etc. at restaurants, cinemas, stadiums, delis, and even street carts. The sale of large sugary beverages will not be regulated when bought from a supermarket or convenience store as long as the store in question does not have a cleanliness rating used for restaurants and food establishments, like bodegas with a steam counter.
If you're looking for some good eats and eye candy all in one place, then don't miss Anthony Anderson as he returns to Organic Avenue to promote The Lifestyle for Beauty. Working as a model, Anthony has had to learn how to keep healthy and fit. This inspired him to create RawModel.com, his website that promotes healthy eating (bye-bye processed foods!) and a healthy lifestyle. At this event, Anthony will be whipping up two custom power smoothies for you to try, in addition to speaking about organic gardening, wild foods, sustainable living, and meditation. Tickets for this event are only $50 and you can register by phoning Organic Avenue at at 212-358-0500 or email email@example.com.
Some of us may have resolved to eat better in 2011, but it's still a daily struggle for most of us. The real secret to improving overall health is getting regular exercise and eating a balanced diet (and not beating yourself up if you miss a workout or over-indulge at dinner). Here are a few foods that are so loaded with nutrients that they've made the Superfood Hall of Fame. Read on to learn about what makes them special and easy ways to incorporate them in your diet.
This leafy green is loaded with iron which helps combat anemia and keeps hair healthy. The antioxidants in spinach may help in the prevention of certain types of disease such as cancer and heart disease.
After spending the better part of December eating yourself into a Christmas cookie coma, now is the perfect time to adjust your diet for the better. Out with the eggnog and in with the spinach! Of course, making healthy food choices can be a challenge when you spend most of your waking hours on the job. Here are a few suggestions to help you avoid temptation.
(1) Breakfast: Any nutritionist will tell you breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating in the morning jumpstarts your metabolism and revs up your energy. The problem is making time to prepare a hearty plate of food. A good solution is to keep yogurt in the office fridge or packets of instant oatmeal in your desk drawer. To boost the value of the yogurt, add some wheat germ or granola. Also considering adding fruit like sliced up bananas or fresh berries to either breakfast item. Doing this can double the nutritional value of your meal and will leave you more satisfied.