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Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD
Cynthia Sass is a registered dietitian with master's degrees in both nutrition science and public health. Frequently seen on national TV, she's Health's contributing nutrition editor, and privately counsels clients. Cynthia is currently the sports nutrition consultant to the New York Rangers NHL team and the New York Yankees MLB team, and is board certified as a specialist in sports dietetics. Her latest New York Times best seller is S.A.S.S! Yourself Slim: Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds and Lose Inches.
Recent Posts By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD

Here’s a Nutritionist’s Take on the Kind Bar Controversy

Recently, the FDA warned Kind that 4 of its nut-based bars contain too much saturated fat to be labeled “healthy.” Here’s why that term needs an overhaul.

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4 Tips for Doing a Whole Food Cleanse

if you’re looking to “cleanse” for more than 5 to 7 days, here are my four rules of thumb for meeting your nutrient needs, and being able to stick with it.

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5 Delicious, Go-To Breakfasts Straight From a Nutritionist

These clean-eating meals provide an ideal ratio of veggies, lean protein, good fat, and healthy carbs.

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How to Keep the Carbs and Still Lose the Pounds

Many diets are based on cutting out entire food groups, like carbs. My clients find these plans restrictive and frustrating; they just reinforce the idea that weight loss is about deprivation.

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What’s the Deal With Glycemic Index?

Some say that sticking with low glycemic index foods can help you shed pounds easily or avoid diabetes, but that’s an oversimplification.

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7 Things You Should Know About Matcha

This form of green tea is getting a lot of buzz.

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5 Habits of Vegetarians You Should Steal

Even semi-vegetarians weigh less and have lower risks of high blood pressure and diabetes. Here are some healthy habits you can adopt, even if you aren’t interested in a vegetarian lifestyle.

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3 Ways to Tell If a ‘Natural’ Food Is Actually Good for You

People are shying away from foods with “better for you” label terms and leaning toward natural foods and clean eating. But “natural” doesn’t inherently mean healthy. Here’s what you need to know.

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How Much Coffee Should You Really Be Drinking?

Recent headlines suggested that 3-5 cups per day is safe. But should you drink that much? Here are 5 things to consider before you pour another cup.

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5 Non-Diet Factors That Can Affect Your Weight

Research shows that a number of lifestyle and environmental factors play roles in influencing metabolism and weight control. Here’s how to combat them.

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4 Superfoods You Might Be Overeating

Cheeseburgers and brownies aren’t the only things to limit. Even some good-for-you edibles can be bad in large doses. Learn which ones here.

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5 Things You Should Know About Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a buzzing topic, thanks to a new report from top nutrition researchers who advise the government about what and how Americans should be eating. If you’re feeling a little perplexed by all this cholesterol talk, here’s a simple breakdown of what you really need to know.

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6 Rules for Post-Workout Meals

Refueling properly helps your body recover from the wear and tear of exercise. Here’s what to do, and what NOT to do.

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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Gluten

Like the fact that the growing gluten-free fast food options may not be safe for people with celiac disease.

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6 Things You Should Know About Working With a Nutritionist

Kim Kardashian revealed to ‘Entertainment Tonight’ that she hired a nutritionist to help her learn how to cook and eat more healthfully after she gained 15 pounds. Here’s what you should know If you’re thinking of working with a nutritionist or dietitian.

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4 Cooking Mistakes That Make You Gain Weight

Cooking at home seems like a far healthier option than dining out, right? Not if you’re making these 4 common blunders.

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5 Genius Ways to Use Almonds

Crunching on whole almonds? Been there, done that. Here are 5 creative ways to use almonds in meals and snacks.

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