New Leaf Nutrition sign behind a pile of sandbags

Let’s Get Physical

We know, in our heads, that exercise is important and beneficial. I can rattle off to you the health benefits of exercise: increases lean muscle mass which raises metabolism, reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease by improving cholesterol, slows the progression of type two diabetes by utilizing excess glucose, promotes emotional stability by increasing dopamine, […]

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January 23, 2020

Jen Lyman, dietitian at New Leaf Nutrition, behind an array of colorful fruits and vegetables

Eat the Rainbooooow

I wrote the title of this blog to the tune of the Reading Rainbow theme song, and if you weren’t alive in the 90’s, you should look up Reading Rainbow clips on YouTube. LeVar Burton reads you books and shows you the illustrations, it is soothing and wholesome.  When I say eat the rainbow, I […]

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January 15, 2020

Plate with crackers and bowl with cottage cheese

My top five fave snacks right now

My favorite snacks typically involve dairy because it’s a great balance of fat and protein that I can really easily pair with a carb so that I can feel satisfied and carries me over to the next meal. I’m pretty lactose intolerant, but cheese and yogurt are low enough in lactose that they don’t bother […]

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January 9, 2020

New Leaf Nutrition's dietitian Jen Lyman's breakfast of avocado toast and eggs

New Year, Same Me

Since you’re probably being bombarded with diet talk, I wanted to do something a little different for my post this week and tell you about my day yesterday! I’ll tell you about what I ate and why, which I’m hoping will be helpful when you’re making your next food choice. I’ve definitely had my fair […]

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January 3, 2020

New Leaf Nutrition - Jen Lyman - St. Louis Area Dietitian holding rosemary grapefruit paloma

What to Drink on New Year’s Eve

With New Year’s Eve right around the corner I wanted to take some time to tell you my recommendations about alcohol. I realize I probably should’ve written this the week before Thanksgiving or around Christmas, since visiting family members tends to create a really great excuse to start drinking at 9 am, but here we […]

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December 28, 2019

Jen Lyman, registered dietitian at New Leaf Nutrition, wearing a cozy sweater, sitting on a couch

All I want for Christmas is You (to not go on a diet)

In 2015 I developed anxiety and panic attacks. I’d never had them before, so I had no idea that my amygdala was working overtime and my hippocampus was snoozing on the job, I just felt like I was dying. My anxiety presents itself by making my throat feel like it’s closing and that food was […]

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December 19, 2019

Jen Lyman cuts a watermelon into pieces

Pro-Carbs

If the past year has taught me anything it’s that  Eyebrows need to be filled in with an actual eyebrow pencil, eyeliner doesn’t cut it, and  It is extremely difficult to convince a person they need carbohydrates Since it took me this long to tackle A (it’s pitiful, I know, the woman at Sephora got […]

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December 12, 2019

Jen Lyman, dietitian, curls dumbbells

RD review of iFit Nutrition

Earlier this week one of my clients bought an iFit rowing machine, (YES girl! Get that activity while leading a busy life! Invest in yourself!) and was asking me about the iFit Nutrition program that advertises “a personalized meal replacement.”  I LOVE a quiz so, of course, I had them personalize a mix for me.  […]

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December 5, 2019

Mason jar of water being infused with grapefruit and rosemary

Water Infusion Ideas

It can be super hard to drink enough water in a day, especially now that it’s getting cold outside. I know that drinking at least two liters in a day makes my skin clearer, helps with digestion (read: prevents me from getting constipated), reduces the amount of chapstick I have to wear, and makes me […]

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November 21, 2019

Jen Lyman holds a mug, wearing a cozy sweater

What to Expect When [You Meet with Me]

When I first learned the word “dietitian” I was 7 and my best friend had just been diagnosed with diabetes. The dietitian came into her room with these gross, rubbery food models that had lint stuck to them because she carried them around in her lab coat pocket and the rubber they were made of […]

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November 14, 2019