Eat Like My Dogs

That title may feel a little bit rude to you but rest assured that I love my dogs more I love than a lot of things (and people). Case in point: I’m taking them next week to go get professional doggy portraits done and could not be more excited about it. Mackenzie is going to […]

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May 21, 2020

Jen Lyman, New Leaf Nutrition's dietitian, standing in the kitchen typing on her laptop

We’re-All-Just-Doing-Our-Best Pasta

I am so tired of cooking.  I normally prepare most of the meals for my family, but since the option of going out to eat has been removed it feels a thousand times more exhausting to feed Tony and myself… and I’m only making food for him once a day! I also feel the need […]

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April 16, 2020

Jen Lyman, dietitian and owner of New Leaf Nutrition wearing a sweater and holding a cup of coffee

Having fat doesn’t mean you’re lazy

I was watching a video the other day of a guy in the tropics digging an underground home and swimming pool into the rainforest floor. He was working really hard—carrying water, shoveling dirt, and installing beams—it was clear he was very functionally strong and had great endurance. And then I noticed he had a little […]

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March 5, 2020

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

Jen Lyman stands in a well-lit kitchen reaching for a muffin

The Morality of Food

When I was really little I remember learning about morality. I was probably being a brat and my mom was teaching me the difference between good and bad. I don’t know why I have such a vivid memory of this, but I remember thinking “there are good things and there are bad things and then […]

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November 7, 2019

Jen Lyman in a cream chunky sweater holding a mug

Starbucks Calorie-Saver Swaps

Starbucks makes some REALLY yummy seasonal drinks. Who cares if the leaves are falling, if Starbucks is selling Pumpkin Spice Lattes (PSLs for my girls who know, hey sis), break out your blanket scarves, it’s fall! And can you even celebrate Christmas without a Peppermint Mocha? Maybe, but only if Instagram doesn’t find out. Instead […]

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October 3, 2019