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About Jennifer Stack

I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with over 20 years experience guiding people with eating disorders, diabetes, weight issues and those who are just confused about how to eat healthy and enjoy delicious food. I got my degree in Culinary Arts from The Culinary Institute of America because I wanted to know how to make healthy food taste incredibly good. With a Master’s Degree in Nutritional Science I rely on evidence-based dietary recommendations to promote the best health outcomes.

5 Ways to Break Free from Yo-Yo Dieting

When you hate your body it is tempting to try just one more diet and hope for the motivation to keep it going. However, in the long run most diets fail partly because they often require you to disregard your physiological urges to eat. Constantly feeling hungry leads to sneak eating, bingeing and weight gain. […]


Can Meal Prep Help You Change Your Diet?

My clients frequently ask me if meal prepping is worth all the work. Based on the number of recipes and meal plans I have shared with my clients over the years you might think a menu plan is the perfect solution to changing your diet. However, just having a meal plan may not be enough […]


Can You Lose Weight Without Dieting?

Yes, you can lose weight without restrictive dieting. In fact, you have a much better chance of maintaining weight loss if you lose the weight WITHOUT following the latest diet. When you are on a diet, whether it is keto, clean or pescatarian or any other popular weight loss plan, you are probably looking forward to the moment when you […]


How Do You Spell Weight Loss?

Losing weight and keeping it off is a long term commitment that requires a day to day focus.  A-E-I-O-U are the letters that spell success and can guide your daily efforts. A    Start with an Action planThink of your action plan as a very specific, daily/weekly “To Do” list. It should focus on what […]


End of Summer Cooking

If you just discovered a 2 foot-long zucchini hidden in your garden, this is the perfect recipe for you. It is from my cookbook, The Diabetes-Friendly Kitchen 125 Recipes for Creating Healthy Meals (HMH 2012). The talented Ben Fink was the photographer who ate the entire dish after he took the picture!


Got Cucumbers? Try this refreshing summer dip.

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Good Carbs, Bad Carbs, No Carbs—3 Reasons Why I Recommend Good Carbs for Everyone

First you need to understand what I mean by “good carbs”. I’m referring to carbohydrate-containing foods that give your body more that just starch and sugars. Think whole grains, beans, vegetables, fruits, nuts and dairy. Reason #1 to eat good carbs Fiber & resistant starch (prebiotics). This is the food for the good bacteria in […]


Living Local, Living Healthy

Even the Hudson Valley in New York State has its share of people facing the challenges of type 2 diabetes. My article on Managing Diabetes was just published in the Healthy Hudson Valley magazine, however, the tips shared are appropriate for anyone with diabetes, regardless of where you live. Have any questions? Contact me.


Why is it so hard to eat less sugar?

This short Ted Ed video gives a great, animated explanation of how sugar affects our brain and why it is so hard to give it up. The good news–when you start limiting sugary foods for just special treats it becomes easier to eat less of it and your cravings for it become more manageable. The […]


Hack Your Snacks at Work

Click here to watch a short video loaded with ideas on how to cut down snacking on the office sweets!