Spring into Food Safety

Do you like to do a deep “Spring cleaning” of your home this time of year? As you are sprucing up the rest of the house, don’t forget about the kitchen! Check out the tips below on how to reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses by keeping food safe in your kitchen. Food Safety 101 … Continue reading Spring into Food Safety

Go Green for Earth Day

This past Monday was Earth Day, a time to show love and support for the Earth and environmental protection. The celebration of Earth Day first began in 1970, and its popularity has grown since then. Environmental protection organizations utilize Earth Day to educate the public on the state of our planet and what needs to … Continue reading Go Green for Earth Day

Inflammation 101

Do you ever find yourself plagued with fatigue, joint inflammation or even arm and leg stiffness? Did you know that your diet and lifestyle choices can influence inflammation? Things like sugar, saturated fat, trans fat, refined carbohydrates, excessive alcohol consumption, and processed meats may all trigger inflammation. Let's dive into what you can do to … Continue reading Inflammation 101

Let’s Sleep on It

Do you find yourself compromising a restful night's sleep for work or family obligations?  Besides still feeling tired in the morning, chronic lack of sleep may be causing you more harm than you think. Let's take a look at how sleep can impact your health and how to get more sleep at night - starting … Continue reading Let’s Sleep on It

Detox 101

Do you need a detox to rid your body of "toxins?" That is a question many of my clients have been asking with the turn of the New Year. Let's uncover the evidence-based truth behind these detox diets/supplements. What is a Detox? A detox is a type of diet that is supposed to clean your intestines … Continue reading Detox 101

5 Tips for Packing a Healthier Lunch

Packing a healthy lunch is a great idea not only for kids, but also, for the whole family! Often healthy cafeteria options can be limited and even the "healthy" food can be loaded in sugar and sodium. Save money and boost your nutritional intake with healthy choices that you have control over. If you are ready … Continue reading 5 Tips for Packing a Healthier Lunch

3 Tips for a Healthier Road Trip

Welcome back to PorrazzaNutrition! I am just a few weeks away from launching my first virtual weight management support group! My goal with the virtual support group is to focus on living healthier all year round with accountability and motivation from others (and yours truly, the Dietitian). I wanted to talk about keeping your health in … Continue reading 3 Tips for a Healthier Road Trip

3 Ways to Avoid Weekend Weight Gain

Do you find that your weekend activities throw a wrench in your healthy eating plans?  All of those graduation parties, BBQs, or even sporting events can lead to temptations, sweet indulgences or even eating on-the-run. Before your toss all of your hard work out the window, check out some of the tips below to find something … Continue reading 3 Ways to Avoid Weekend Weight Gain

Tips for Cooking Healthier

Healthy meals, whether they be for one or a family, can often be the biggest struggle my clients have. Knowing what to serve. Knowing how to cook. Having the time to cook. All of these can be barriers in the way of you and your family's health. We don't want to spend hours in the … Continue reading Tips for Cooking Healthier

Common Weight-loss Issues

Being a dietitian, I get a ton of clients who are trying to lose weight. I would say 90% of them have tried some sort of diet before (most being a short-term crash diet type) and about 80% ended up gaining back the weight they lost (plus some). Losing weight and changing your eating habits … Continue reading Common Weight-loss Issues