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Dr. Lisa Young
Lisa R. Young, Ph.D., R.D., C.D.N., is an internationally recognized nutritionist in New York City and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University (NYU). She is the author of The Portion Teller Plan published by Three Rivers Press, a division of Random House.

Widely considered an expert on portion sizes, Dr. Young is regularly featured in national publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, Newsweek, Self, Fitness, Redbook, and Glamour. She has also been featured on national television including ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, TODAY, and CNN, and was in the award winning film Super Size Me and the BBC documentary series The Men Who Made Us Fat.

Her research interests focus on the contribution of increasing portion sizes to the U.S. obesity epidemic, and its implications for nutrition education and public policy. She has lectured at prestigious meetings including the American Public Health Association, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Heart Association annual conventions. Young is a member of various professional organizations including the American Public Health Association, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,( formerly known as the American Dietetic Association), and the Greater New York Dietetic Association.

Young is the author of numerous academic publications published in professional journals including the American Journal of Public Health, Journal of the American Dietetic Association, The Journal of Public Health Policy, Nutrition Reviews, and International Journal of Obesity.

Dr. Lisa Young is a nutritionist in private practice and has been counseling adults and children for more than 20 years. Young offers individual counseling sessions on a wide variety of nutrition related issues including obesity and weight control, disease prevention, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, pregnancy, lactation, and gastrointestinal disorders. She also lectures around the country and conducts group classes on nutrition, weight control, and behavior modification. Dr. Young has also been involved in clinical obesity research studies at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and at St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center; and has consulted for various weight management programs in New York City. She has also served as the nutrition expert for Allure, Fitness, Prevention, Marie Claire, and Redbook magazines and has contributed articles for various health magazines and newsletters. She is an advisory board member for Fitness magazine, is a contributor for The Bottom Line Health Newsletter, and has contributed to MSNBC.

Dr. Young received her doctorate and master’s degrees in Nutrition from NYU, and her bachelor’s degree in Economics and Health Care Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a registered dietitian. The Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) named Dr. Young a “Woman of Action.”

Dr. Lisa Young is available for private nutrition counseling sessions, group classes on nutrition and behavior modification, lectures, media interviews and appearances. If you would like to set up an appointment with Dr. Young, or if you would like additional information about services available, please visit her website

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Entries by Dr. Lisa Young

10 Foods to Enjoy Without Added Sugar

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2015 | 11:11 AM

The problems with consuming too much added sugar seem to be getting lots of attention these days. From contributing to inflammation, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity, sugar has been recently singled out as a cause for concern.

The recently released report from the Dietary Guideline Committee (DGAC)...

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Nutrition Panel Urges Americans to Eat Green, Limit Sugar, Drink Coffee and More

(7) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 10:55 AM

A new report by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), which convenes every five years and advises the federal government on the official dietary guidelines, calls for some changes to the American diet.

The purpose of the Advisory Report is to inform the government on the scientific...

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Eat Your Heart Out With These 11 Healthy Tips

(7) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 7:22 AM

February is American Heart month sponsored by The American Heart Association. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States; 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.

For some good news, however, heart disease can often be prevented by making...

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5 Tips for Building a Healthy Salad

(3) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 11:38 AM

As a nutritionist, I am a huge fan of salads. After all, colorful veggies are great -- chock full of nutrients without too many calories. However, just because you order a salad when you go out, (while thinking you are being virtuous), does not necessarily mean that it is good...

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10 Diet Tweaks for a Healthier 2015

(2) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 12:00 PM

Welcome to 2015! As a nutritionist and health advocate, I am not a fan of rigid diets or New Year's resolutions that you cannot keep. Unmet goals and resolutions just lead to frustration and feelings of failure. Instead, I am a fan of small actionable changes that you can incorporate...

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7 Holiday Eating Tips to Keep You Healthy This Season

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 11:07 AM

The weeks leading up to Christmas and New Year's are filled with lots of food festivities and socializing. Whether it's dining out, going to a holiday party, or seeing treats everywhere, from the office to the candy jar at your favorite store, the holiday season really puts our willpower to...

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Calorie Counts on Menu Boards May Help Us Eat Less

(1) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 4:41 PM

After much anticipation, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally announced its final regulations requiring food establishments with 20 or more locations, including restaurants, fast-food chains, movie theaters, and pizza places, to state the number of calories in their menu items. And those calories will be visible; the...

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5 Common Diet Mistakes Not to Make on Thanksgiving

(8) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 11:42 AM

'Tis the season for overeating. This is the time of year that many of us give up healthy eating and tend to overindulge. However, with some smart planning and helpful tricks, the holiday season can be a time to enjoy special foods in moderation while still eating healthfully and not...

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Diese Snacks sind gesund UND stillen den Hunger

(2) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 4:21 PM

Als Ernährungsberaterin beschäftige ich mich mit gesunder Ernährung und wie man Gewicht verliert. Deshalb werde ich oft danach gefragt, was denn ein gesunder Snack sei. Seien wir ehrlich: Niemand von uns isst am Tag nur drei Mahlzeiten ohne irgendwelche Snacks in den Zwischenzeiten.

Mit Snacks kann man auch gut...

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Healthy Snacks to Keep Your Hunger at Bay

(5) Comments | Posted November 16, 2014 | 9:22 AM

As a nutritionist counseling clients on healthy eating and weight loss, I am often asked about how to choose a healthy snack. Let's face it: Most of us don't just eat three meals a day without any snacks. Snacking can be a good practice if we make healthy choices. Snacking...

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8 hábitos saudáveis para adotar já

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 4:07 PM

Comer de forma saudável não tem de ser difícil. Se você criar uma rotina de práticas saudáveis, comer bem pode tornar-se um hábito inconsciente. Considere a escovação dos dentes. A maioria das pessoas escova os dentes regularmente, sem ter de se lembrar de fazê-lo. Esse é o objetivo da alimentação...

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8 Healthy Habits to Adopt Now

(18) Comments | Posted November 2, 2014 | 11:28 AM

Eating healthy does not have to be difficult. In fact, if you develop a routine of adopting positive healthy practices, which you engage in regularly, eating healthfully can become second nature. Consider brushing your teeth. Most of us regularly brush our teeth so the practice has become easy to sustain...

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5 Ways to Build a Healthy Breakfast

(15) Comments | Posted October 3, 2014 | 8:36 AM

Eating breakfast is a perfect opportunity to get a healthy dose of several key nutrients including fiber, protein, and calcium. It can also be a good time to bond with your family and touch base before heading out for the day. While there has been a recent debate about the...

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5 Easy Tricks to Avoid Portion Distortion

(2) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 6:27 PM

The portion sizes of foods we commonly consume are too big. Look around and just about everything is available in jumbo sizes. Soft drinks, French fries, coffee drinks, steaks, burgers, bagels and muffins have all grown in size. Indeed, many food portions are now two to five times...

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5 Healthy Back-to-School Tips

(2) Comments | Posted August 30, 2014 | 10:23 AM

With summer coming to a close, next week is back to school for most kids. It is also a great opportunity to create new healthy habits for your kids and for the entire family. As a nutritionist counseling families and children, here are some simple tips to get you and...

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7 Reasons to Add Blueberries to Your Diet

(14) Comments | Posted August 9, 2014 | 10:54 AM

As a nutritionist, I love recommending blueberries to my clients. And I regularly eat them as well. Blueberries are healthy, low in calories, versatile, and taste great. You can throw a handful of blueberries into your yogurt, add them to a salad, or microwave frozen blueberries and eat them warm...

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FDA to Update Food Label Serving Sizes

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 9:56 AM

FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is seeking public comment on the proposed revisions to the food labels (NOTE: deadline August 1).

You can still comment on the following:

1. Serving Sizes: Docket FDA-2004-N-0258

2. Nutrition and Supplement Facts Label: Docket FDA-2012-N-1210


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Diese gesunden Lebensmittel können Ihnen schaden, wenn Sie zuviel davon essen

(2) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 7:44 PM

Was sind die besten Lebensmittel, um gesund zu leben und Gewicht zu verlieren? Als Ernährungsexpertin diskutiere ich diese Dinge täglich mit meinen Kunden. Und selbst diejenigen, die sich gut mit Ernährung auskennen, wissen nicht, wie viel man von diesen Lebensmitteln wirklich essen sollte. Es ist möglich, dass der Abnehmerfolg genau...

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Portion Alert: 5 Healthy Foods You Can Easily Overeat

(46) Comments | Posted July 19, 2014 | 9:26 AM

As a nutritionist, I counsel many clients who know what foods to eat to lose weight and be healthy. However, even the most educated of consumers may have trouble determining how much to eat of these foods. It is possible that eating too many of even the right foods can...

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Court Rejects New York City's Portion Cap for Sugary Drinks

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 12:33 PM

New York City lost its final appeal to limit the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces.

In a 20-page report, the New York State Court of Appeals issued its final decision on the Portion Cap Ruling. Justice Pigott wrote:

We hold that the New York...
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