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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

How Probiotics May Help Ease Social Anxiety

The latest reason to consume these “good” bacteria.

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3 Things You Should Know About the FDA’s New Trans Fat Ban

It’s a great decision, but it doesn’t mean that double-stuffed sandwich cookies will now be good for you (sorry).

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5 Things You Should Know About Detox Teas

Celebs from Kourtney Kardashian to Hilary Duff swear by them for weight loss, but do they really work—and are they even safe?

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5 Non-Diet Ways to Trick Yourself into Losing Weight

Make it handy to eat better and you’ll follow through, no “diet” or willpower required.

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5 Trendy Ways to Get Your Coffee Fix (And What to Know About Each)

Americans are certifiably obsessed with coffee. What’s even better, these days it’s not just your regular mug of hot and (deliciously) bitter goodness: Over a third of Americans are now choosing gourmet coffee beverages. And there are a number of trendy new ways to prepare the beverage.

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The Small Diet Changes That Can Add Up to Big Weight Loss

The small, simple changes to your eating that’ll yield major results on the scale.

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Is Your Metabolism Working Against You? 6 Simple Ways to Boost It

A new study found that some people’s metabolisms slow down when they try to lose weight. If you think you’re in this group, don’t give up. Here are six things you can do.

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3 Things You Should Know About Natural Sugar

As a nutritionist, I advise my clients to avoid soda, eat fruits and veggies, and sweeten recipes conservatively with natural options, like organic honey or maple syrup. Some new research, however, has left people wondering if these better-for-you sweet foods are actually OK to consume, particularly for weight loss.

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3 Things People Get Completely Wrong About Vitamin Supplements

Supplements have made headlines for being mislabeled, tainted, and even linked to cancer. So do you need them? Here are common misconceptions that could lead to more risks than benefits.

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6 Foods That Can Make You Happier

Yes, there are lots of simple things we can do to elevate mood like getting enough sleep, mindfulness meditation, laughing, and volunteering. And believe it or not, science shows you can also eat your way happier! Here are 6 foods that could help improve your outlook.

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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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