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How to Mix Up Your Workout Routine Apr 4th, 2017

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 exercise routine is concerned. Think outside the gym,...

Avoid the Winter Bulge Feb 18th, 2016

By Juliana Jacobs, MS RD CDN 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.” We...

Valentine’s Day Feb 11th, 2016

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 many “I LOVE YOUs” and even more chocolate and...

New Year, New You Jan 12th, 2016

By Juliana Jacobs, MS RD CDN 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. We all know how...

Happy (and Healthy) Holidays! Dec 29th, 2015

Here are some tips for staying on a healthy track this holiday season: 1. 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 will be served, but...

Nothing to WINE About! Dec 17th, 2015

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 as well. Fruit of the vine...

Happy (and Healthy) Memorial Day! May 15th, 2015

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 you a lot of unwanted calories! Avoid arriving at a...

Nutrition Tip of the Week- Go Green for Spring May 8th, 2015

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 laughing cow cheese are low- calorie, delicious snack options that everyone in the family...

Scrutinize The Salt Apr 8th, 2013

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, many years, and offers a low-sodium diet...

You Don’t Have To Be Fat Mar 30th, 2013

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 life around–and we’ll tell you...

Why NY City Mayor Bloomberg Got It Right with the Ban on Supersized Sodas Mar 13th, 2013

Today I’m expressing my continued support of NY City’s ban on large sugary drinks, and disappointment with the recent decision made by the State Supreme Court in Manhattan to block the city from putting the rules into effect. As I stated to the NY City Board of Health back in...

Soy Surprise: Ginger Fruit Yogurt Mar 8th, 2013

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. - Ginger Fruit Yogurt Stir ingredients together in a...

Get Answers to your Biggest Questions about Weight Loss Feb 26th, 2013

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 to lose weight & regain your health once and for all....

Enjoy Your Valentine’s Treats Feb 13th, 2013

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. Chocolates truffles and five-course dinners can wreak havoc on your diet, but if you have the right guide, you can...

Ah, Nuts! Dec 20th, 2012

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 amount of nuts. The result? The nut group lost a...

Pumpkin Pie Pudding Nov 18th, 2012

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—just a bowl and...

Introduction Nov 12th, 2012

http://youtu.be/ancpXPkCyvA 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. And that includes tackling diabetes prevention...

Beware the 100 Calorie Snack Pack Jan 7th, 2012

New Year’s Tip: Fruit VS 100 Calorie Snack Packs 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: the yumminess of goodies for only...