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

Gabe Wilkinson, before and after losing over one hundred pounds

Gabe’s Story

“At my heaviest I was 315 pounds and I felt trapped.”  This is from an interview I did with Gabe, a friend who has not only lost 135 pounds, but has kept it off for three years. I haven’t personally experienced large weight changes, so I was really thankful to Gabe for very patiently explaining […]

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March 19, 2020

Jen Lyman, dietitian and owner of New Leaf Nutrition, pulls muffins out of the oven

Is Sugar a Drug?

Have you ever had a meal that just doesn’t live up to your expectations? It seems like it should be amazing and the description sounds really satisfying and then it’s just…not. That’s how I feel about cake. It’s beautiful and everyone else seems to really like it, but it just always falls short of my […]

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March 7, 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

Variety of vitamins and supplements on a countertop next to a row of cut limes

My Top 5 Fave Supplements

Now I generally don’t recommend supplements across the board because I assess each person’s diet for individual deficiencies, but I wanted to tell you about my top five most often recommended supplements. If you resonate with the reason I explain why I recommend them to my clients you can use this link to see my […]

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February 21, 2020

Jen Lyman, dietitian and owner of New Leaf Nutrition, with Jen Beadles

Cuisine in Costa Rica

When we traveled all around the world this summer, it was really interesting to me to see what people of other cultures ate, but I didn’t really have the ability to ask people’s opinions about food because of language barriers and I didn’t want these kind strangers to know that I was such a weirdo; […]

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February 6, 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

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