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 Tampa Bay Rays 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

Dinner for One? How Not to Overeat When Eating Alone

Here are five common dine-alone conundrums, along with practical ways to thwart them.

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The Surprising Food Flavor That Can Help You Shed Pounds

You’re probably familiar with salty, sweet, bitter, and sour, but did you know there’s a fifth taste? It’s called umami, and a recent study shows that it has a unique effect on appetite.

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The 9 Best and Worst Ingredients for Your Sandwich

A sandwich can either be a well-rounded combo of nutrient-rich ingredients, or a downright dietary disaster. Here’s what to avoid.

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4 Reasons NOT to Try Intermittent Fasting

This weight-loss strategy is currently trending, but I’ve seen very mixed results. Here’s what you need to know.

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5 Most Confusing Health Halo Food Terms

Some food terms can confuse even the most educated shoppers. Here are five of the buzziest, what they really mean, and what they don’t!

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5 Ways to Beat Stress-Induced Weight Gain

New research shows stress may wreak havoc on your metabolism. Here’s how you can outsmart it.

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5 Healthy Habits That Regulate Your Appetite

Rein in your hunger and regain a sense of balance with these tricks. Bonus: They'll also enhance your overall health.

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3 Delicious Ways to Kick the White Bread Habit

Try these tricks to reap the health benefits of whole grains—without feeling like you’re choking down cardboard.

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5 Tricks For Easy, Healthy Breakfasts

You may have seen reports in the news lately questioning the benefits of breakfast for weight loss, but I’m not ready to sanction skipping.

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5 Reasons to Drink Coffee Before Your Workout

Caffeine can offer functional benefits for your workouts. Here are five reasons to enjoy it as part of an active lifestyle, along with five “rules” for getting your fix healthfully.

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Here’s What a Snack REALLY Looks Like

Dunkin’ Donuts says it added “snacks” to its menu with a line of bakery sandwiches that have as many as 650 calories. This begs the question: Just what is a snack anyway? Here’s what it is, plus 5 clean, healthy options.

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How to Quit Smoking Without Gaining Weight

You should know two things: first, you’d have to gain 100+ pounds to offset the health benefits of quitting; and second, you can quit without affecting your weight long-term.

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Diet Soda and Weight Loss

You probably heard about a new study regarding diet soda, which says diet drinks can help people lose more weight than drinking plain water. Here’s the gist of the study and what it means for your weight-loss efforts.

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Are You Food Shopping Under the Influence?

Every time you walk into a food store, you’re toting emotional baggage with you. Add to that the sights and smells of tempting foods and calculated displays, and you’re SUI: shopping under the influence. Here’s what to do the next time you’re behind the wheels of a grocery cart.

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7 Ways to Prevent Holiday Weekend Weight Gain

Yes, you CAN enjoy your cookout without overdoing it. And just in case you indulge a little more than you intended, there are a few solid strategies for undoing the damage.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Gluten

Unless you’ve been on a media-free diet, you probably saw Jimmy Kimmel Live’s hilarious ‘What is Gluten?’ video, in which none of the gluten avoiders interviewed could explain exactly what gluten is. Here are five things you should know before starting a gluten-free diet, in order to reap the benefits and avoid the pitfalls.

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5 Healthy Ways to Eat More Chocolate

If you find that a treat of one or two individually wrapped chocolate squares quickly turns into a handful, try incorporating small amounts of dark chocolate into meals and snacks instead. Here are five delectable ways to do just that.

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