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In this week’s Nutrition Diva podcast, I talked about the concept of protein density and why it matters. Plant-based sources of protein like legumes or nuts often contain a lot of additional calories in the form or carbohydrates and/or fats. It can be challenging to to increase your protein intake using plant-based sources without taking […]
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Most diets pay way too much attention to what you eat and not enough to why and how you are eating it.  You get detailed instructions about exactly what to eat and what not to eat. And if you follow the instructions, you will almost certainly lose weight. But if you are overweight, the real […]
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I’m guessing you’ve been on your share of diets. (And isn’t that, right there, proof that diets are not the answer?) Although they rarely deliver permanent weight loss, diets do succeed fabulously at one thing: they’re great at creating a dieter’s mindset. And that mindset tends to follow us around, even when we’re in between […]
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One of the things that sets the Weighless approach apart from other weight loss programs is our emphasis on slow weight loss.  Instead of coaching our members to lose a couple of pounds a week, we try to hold them to a couple of pounds a month. Crazy, right? And yet there is a method […]
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Sure, I can tell you what the Weighless Program is all about. But perhaps you’d rather hear from those who are actually in the program? Here are just a few of the emails and posts that have come in from our members over the last few weeks: “This past week, I saw people I haven’t […]
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Nutrition Over Easy with Monica Reinagel by Monica Reinagel, Ms, Ldn - 1M ago
This week’s Nutrition Diva podcast episode talks about the concept of fiber density and why it matters. Here’s a table showing how various foods rank in terms of their fiber density. You can sort the table by any value by clicking on the column header. For example, sort by Fiber to see which foods provide […]
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More and more consumers are convinced that avoiding gluten will improve their health. And if avoiding gluten meant cutting out breads, pasta, crackers, baked goods and other traditionally wheat-based foods, there might be health and nutritional benefits. Replacing sandwiches with salads, pasta with zoodles, pizza crust with cauliflower crusts, baked goods with fruit–all solid upgrades […]
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Nutrition Over Easy with Monica Reinagel by Monica Reinagel, Ms, Ldn - 3M ago

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The next 30-Day Nutrition Upgrade program kicks of in just a few days (April 9th, to be exact). This fun and flexible group challenge is a great way to kick-start healthy routines and to stay motivated long enough for new behaviors to become established habits. Over 1,000 people have now done this program with me and the […]
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Pride goeth before a fail. When I saw this headline earlier this morning, I clicked through (Mission accomplished, headline writers) and skimmed the article, which seemed to contradict the basic facts that we all learn in nutritional biochemistry. Having not yet had my coffee (yes, I’m making lame excuses), I impulsively posted it on Facebook […]
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