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How to Mix Up Your Workout Routine

Working out can get monotonous, especially if you don’t mix up your routine every now and then. But changing from the treadmill to a stationary bike isn’t enough to keep you from getting bored, so it’s important to get creative where your...

Apr 4th, 2017
Avoid the Winter Bulge

The habit of over-indulging during the winter months presents a problem when it comes to our waistlines. It is normal to put on a few pounds in the winter, but we want to avoid putting on any more than the obligatory “winter five.”

Feb 18th, 2016
Valentine’s Day

Candy Hearts and Chocolate Treats—How to Avoid the Valentine’s Day Sugar Rush By Juliana Jacobs, MS RD CDN Love is certainly in the air when February arrives…and so is chocolate! Valentine’s Day is up on our holiday checklist, which signifies...

Feb 11th, 2016
New Year, New You

With 2016 upon us, it’s time to kick those resolutions and positive goals into high gear. A common resolution we all hear from our friends and family is the desire to become healthy and more active in the New Year.

Jan 12th, 2016
Happy (and Healthy) Holidays!

Here are some tips for staying on a healthy track this holiday season: Don’t Get Too Hungry: Avoid arriving at a holiday party in a state of utter starvation. It is understandable that you want to save your appetite for all the delicious food that...

Dec 29th, 2015
Nothing to WINE About!

Nothing to WINE about! By Juliana Jacobs, MS RD CDN So, what’s the real deal with our wine? As the saying goes, everything in moderation…even our beloved vino! Wine not only livens up the party, but may be shown to have beneficial health implications...

Dec 17th, 2015
Happy (and Healthy) Memorial Day!

If appetizers are served prior to the main meal, use a small plate to help guide appropriate portion sizes. Place appetizers on a plate and sit down to enjoy them, instead of mindlessly grazing all afternoon. This practice will save...

May 15th, 2015
Nutrition Tip of the Week- Go Green for Spring

Spring signifies that fresh fruits and vegetables are in season! Stock your refrigerator with tons of vitamin-filled and antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables to snack on. Celery with peanut butter, carrots with hummus and cherry tomatoes with...

May 8th, 2015
Scrutinize The Salt

The nation’s top health experts say Americans consume way more salt than they should, and are pushing to get the message across with the release of new studies and new advertising campaigns. Our practice has been a part of this effort for many,...

Apr 8th, 2013
You Don’t Have To Be Fat

This week I’m teaming up with New York City fitness expert and personal trainer Tara Marie Segundo, M.A. to share our best strategies for fat loss, health & longevity. No matter what your age or current health status, it is never too late to turn your...

Mar 30th, 2013
Soy Surprise: Ginger Fruit Yogurt

Do you find it hard to get the low-fat protein you need in the morning and satisfy your sweet tooth? Soy is the secret ingredient in this delicious, refreshing breakfast recipe–which not only provides protein but also good phytonutrients and fiber.

Mar 8th, 2013
Get Answers to your Biggest Questions about Weight Loss

Tune In Live Today With Dr. Howard Shapiro We’re killing ourselves with obesity & Type 2 Diabetes, both of which are preventable. Join host Tara Marie and Dr. Howard Shapiro, to learn about his Picture Perfect Weight Loss plan–the visual program...

Feb 26th, 2013
Enjoy Your Valentine’s Treats

Keep the romance and lose half the calories with these yummy substitutions on Valentine’s Day.  Valentine’s Day is sure to be filled with delicious and highly caloric dishes and sweets.

Feb 13th, 2013
Ah, Nuts!

WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON AND ALL YEAR LONG? THEN FORGIVE US IF WE SAY: NUTS TO YOU! A recent weight loss trial performed on 65 overweight adults replaced half the participants’ complex carbohydrate foods (starch) with an equal-calorie...

Dec 20th, 2012
Pumpkin Pie Pudding

Want to have your cake (or pie) and eat it too? This recipe for Pumpkin Pie Pudding affords you all the flavor and richness of pumpkin pie, minus the sugar and fat. It’s very quick and easy to prepare, and requires no cooking skills or fancy equipment...

Nov 18th, 2012

Hello. I’m Dr. Howard Shapiro. When I first came to NY about 30 years ago, I had a vision to create the most thorough, cutting edge integrated medical practice of its time—to help my patients achieve healthy weight control and life long wellness.

Nov 12th, 2012
Beware the 100 Calorie Snack Pack

By now you have probably seen 100-calorie bags of cookies, mini-muffins, crackers, candy bites, etc. and wondered whether these are “allowable” treats. At first glance, these packs seem like an answer to every dieters prayers...

Jan 7th, 2012