MealEnders Blog

Brain Foods: What Foods to Choose to Improve your Mood

By Lauren Kaufman
March 05, 2019

  We all know that the foods we choose to eat affect our body, weight, and Read More

Tami’s Tips: 10 Brain-Healthy Fish You Should be Eating More Of

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
March 05, 2019

  The foods we choose to eat can affect our mood and brain health, in addition Read More

Master Healthy Habits in 2019

Our Weekly New Year's Email Series All in One Spot

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
January 07, 2019

Week 1: Reset Your Mindset Change the way you think about your goals to set yourself Read More

8 Healthy Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes to Celebrate the Holiday Season

By Lauren Kaufman
December 11, 2018

The holiday season is finally here, and it’s time to eat, drink and be merry. Luckily, Read More

10 Filling Low-Calorie Foods

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
December 10, 2018

  The holiday season is a time of gathering, celebrating, and sharing in an abundance of Read More

The Benefits of Plant-Based Protein

By Lauren Kaufman
November 06, 2018

  The main components of a healthy, balanced meal are protein, carbohydrates and some fat. Protein Read More

Success Story: Gail Stops her Sugar Cravings

By MealEnders
November 06, 2018

  Gail, a retired administrative assistant, has always had a major sweet tooth and has struggled Read More

Best Pre- and Post- Workout Meals

Foods to Eat Before and After a Workout

By Brooke Marsal
October 07, 2018

  If you are looking to get the most out of your training, what you eat Read More

Tami’s Tips: 5 Home Exercise Programs

For When There’s Just Not Enough Time for the Gym!

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
October 07, 2018

  Regular exercise has many health benefits. Exercise is important for cardiovascular health, muscle and bone Read More

Best Superfoods for Weight Loss, Immunity, and Optimal Health

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
September 17, 2018

It can be challenging to stay healthy as the weather gets colder. Flu season is just Read More

8 Healthy Burger Recipes to Grill This Summer That Don’t Contain Beef

By Lauren Kaufman
July 31, 2018

There’s no better way to enjoy the summer weather than an outside BBQ. Indulging in juicy Read More

Grilling Ideas for Keeping Your Summer BBQs Healthy

Plus Summer Recipe Ideas

By Brooke Marsal
July 31, 2018

  In the heat of summer the last thing that any of us want to do Read More

Success Story: How Betsey Learned to Stop Binge Eating

By MealEnders
July 10, 2018

  Betsey, a retired school teacher, has struggled with her weight ever since childhood. She has Read More

Avoiding Fake Health Foods

 Misleading Foods that Seem Healthy but Aren’t

By Lauren Kaufman
July 09, 2018

  The first step to healthy eating is selecting nutritious foods. This task can be overwhelming Read More

Why You Should Drink More Water

Plus Tips for Staying Hydrated

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
June 08, 2018

  THE IMPORTANCE OF HYDRATION Adults tend to be fairly insensitive to thirst and, unfortunately, this Read More

Tami’s Tips: 6 Myths about Summer Drinks

and How to Avoid Sugary Drinks

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
June 05, 2018

  Keeping our bodies hydrated is critical for our health. About 60% of the human body Read More

Tips to Avoid Overeating at Summer BBQs

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
May 24, 2018

  Memorial Day kicks off Summer BBQ season.  While we all look forward to enjoying our Read More

How Processed Foods Affect Your Health

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
May 09, 2018

  We’ve all heard that you should avoid processed foods, but what exactly qualifies as “processed Read More

Tami’s Tips: 6 Ways to Avoid Processed Foods

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
May 05, 2018

  Processed foods have become a significant part of the American diet. Before we can talk Read More

Tami’s Tips: 5 Ways to Add A Burst of Flavor to Your Food with Healthy Seasonings

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
April 11, 2018

  Are you feeling the pressure to be ultra-clean with your diet? Plain grilled, steamed and Read More

Is Fresh Produce Always Best?

A Guide to Getting the Most Out Of Seasonal Foods All Year Long

By Brooke Marsal
April 09, 2018

  If you are looking to take healthy eating to the next level, one of the Read More

How Diet Affects Your Brain

[Plus 5 Ways to Improve Cognition and Mood with Food]

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
March 29, 2018

  Is there such a thing as mood food?  Can food affect your mental clarity? Intuitively Read More

Success Story: How Rona Used MealEnders to Succeed with Weight Watchers

By MealEnders
March 29, 2018

  Rona has been an emotional eater since college. To fight her addiction to sweets as Read More

The Benefits of Eggs: 7 Reasons Why You Should be Eating More of Them

[Tami's Tips]

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
March 13, 2018

  Eggs are the quintessential breakfast food. Their immense versatility allows for them to be enjoyed Read More

Low-Fat Diets Vs. Low-Carb Diets?

How to Choose a Diet that Really Works

By MealEnders
March 13, 2018

  It seems like everyone’s always talking about weight loss. And amongst the constant, yet ever-changing Read More

5 Attributes of SMART Health Goals [Tami’s Tips]

By MealEnders
January 13, 2018

When you want to make a change in your life, setting a goal is usually the Read More

5 Powerful Food Psychology Hacks for a Weight Loss Mindset

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
January 07, 2018

New Year’s resolutions are easy to make, but can be tough to follow through with. Furthermore, Read More

Nutrigenomics: Is Personalized Nutrition the Way to a Healthier You?

A Look into the Future of Nutritional Science

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
December 31, 2017

    It’s a known fact that different medications affect different people in different ways, but Read More

Quick & Easy Ways to Use Up Leftover Holiday Ingredients

By MealEnders
December 18, 2017

  If you’re like most people, you’ll shop for a holiday dinner for ten as though Read More

The Year’s Top Health & Nutrition Trends

By MealEnders
December 04, 2017

  The end of the year is almost upon us! As we look forward to 2018, Read More

Which Fitness Tracker is Right for You?

By MealEnders
December 04, 2017

  As fitness trackers increase in popularity, they are becoming an increasingly common part of daily Read More

15 Steps To Healthy Portions for Thanksgiving

By MealEnders
November 13, 2017

  The holidays are a time of gathering with friends and family, showing our love and Read More

How Many Calories are in Your Thanksgiving Favorites?

By MealEnders
November 13, 2017

Thanksgiving is a holiday based around gathering for large meals with plenty of dishes. Families often Read More

Ask Tami Live: An Introduction to Intermittent Fasting

By MealEnders
October 24, 2017

What is intermittent fasting? MealEnders’ Chief Nutrition Officer Tami Lyon, MPH, RD breaks down the basics Read More

All About Intermittent Fasting and Its Benefits

By MealEnders
October 22, 2017

  The intermittent fasting benefits may be is something you have heard others discussing, read about Read More

Is Breakfast Important for Weight Loss?

By MealEnders
October 10, 2017

  Ask Tami Live: Do You Have to Eat Breakfast to Lose Weight? Eating a substantial breakfast, Read More

When You Eat Can Impact Your Weight

What Are the Best Times to Eat for Weight Loss?

By MealEnders
October 09, 2017

  While we know that what we eat impacts our weight, we rarely discuss how the Read More

How Sleep Can Affect Weight Loss

By MealEnders
September 25, 2017

  It’s well known that there are major benefits to getting a proper night of sleep. Read More

Tami’s Tips: 5 Diet & Fitness Tips for Better Sleep

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
September 25, 2017

  It’s important to get 8 hours of sleep per night, but it’s also important that Read More

How to Stop Cravings Based on Their Origins

Where Your Cravings Come From and What They Mean

By MealEnders
September 11, 2017

  Ask any random person about the origins of cravings and you’ll hear a different answer Read More

Success Story: Persevering Through the Weight Loss Journey

How Leslie Took Control of her Weight After Tumultuous Times

By MealEnders
August 21, 2017

  If taking care of her two grandchildren isn’t enough to keep her on her toes, Read More

The Truth About Detox Dieting

By MealEnders
August 04, 2017

  Detoxing is often seen as a way to cleanse your body of toxins as well Read More

13 Healthy and Satisfying Non-Processed Snacks Under 200 Calories

By MealEnders
August 04, 2017

  No one enjoys counting calories. But, knowing what to reach for when you get the Read More

Maintaining Your Microbiome for Health and Weight Loss

By MealEnders
July 18, 2017

Chances are, you’ve heard of probiotics: the beneficial bacteria that naturally inhabit the human gut. They’re Read More

How to Avoid Overeating on a Cruise

with MealEnders' Chief Nutrition Officer Tami Lyon, MPH, RD

By MealEnders
July 03, 2017

  The last thing you want to worry about on a cruise, or any vacation, is Read More

On The Mark

I Couldn't Have Said it Better Myself!

By Mark Bernstein
July 03, 2017

Mark Bernstein, Founder & CEO of MealEnders, pitching to the Sharks on ABC’s Shark Tank.  When Read More

What’s the Best Exercise for Weight Loss?

Deciphering HIIT, Cardio, and Weightlifting

By MealEnders
May 30, 2017

  When it comes to weight loss, people often debate the relative merits of diet versus Read More

Success Story: Eating Healthfully on a Busy Schedule

How Janet Overcame the Need for Dessert and Other Temptations

By MealEnders
May 30, 2017

  Janet is a property manager in Queens, NY; each day, she’s up at 5:30AM to Read More

Spiced Pear Energy Bars

By MealEnders
May 08, 2017

  Feeling sated or satisfied throughout the day can be a challenge if you don’t have Read More

Tami’s Tips: Are You Getting Enough Fiber?

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
May 08, 2017

  Current Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that women and men, respectively, get at least 25 Read More

Tami’s Tips: Community-Supported Agriculture

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
April 20, 2017

  Community-supported agriculture programs–or CSAs–offer access to organic vegetables, fruits, and other produce that are fresher Read More

5 Steps for Constructing an Environmentally Friendly Diet [w/ Surprising Stats ]

By MealEnders
April 19, 2017

Not surprisingly, “Getting healthy” is the top New Year’s Resolutions for 2018–followed by getting organized, living Read More

Top Food Trends Coming Out of Natural Foods Expo West

Are These New Products Worth the Hype?

By Kate Schlag, MPH, RD
April 07, 2017

Every year at Natural Foods Expo West, a trade show based in Anaheim, CA, thousands of Read More

Success Story: Breaking the Yo-Yo Dieting Cycle

How MealEnders Help Keep Karin Looking & Feeling Great on Camera

By MealEnders
March 20, 2017

  Karin Ledl is certainly busy: in addition to her job as a journalist and TV Read More

14 Inspiring Instagram Accounts to Follow for Weight Loss and Fitness Motivation

By Kate Schlag, MPH, RD
March 15, 2017

Images by (clockwise from top right): @SproutedKitchen, @ChocolateCoveredKatie, @FeelGoodFoodie, & @WholeheartedEats   When you’re looking for Read More

Success Story: Steadying Fluctuating Weight

How Changing Dessert Habits Stabilized Janet's Scale

By MealEnders
November 17, 2016

  “People, I am the queen of dieting, eating healthy and finding innovative ways to control Read More

Healthier Holiday Hot Cocoa

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
November 16, 2016

  Holiday beverages are just the thing to warm you up and make you feel cozy Read More

Eat This, Not That During the Holidays

Simple Swaps to Lighten Up Your Favorite Dishes

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
November 12, 2016

  Around the holidays, there are likely a handful of foods that you just can’t wait Read More

Ask Tami Live: Holiday Re-Cap

Tips from a Registered Dietitian to have your Healthiest Holiday Season Yet

By MealEnders
November 01, 2016

  On October 27th, Tami Lyon, MPH, RD, Chief Nutrition Officer for MealEnders, held a live Read More

Success Story: Changing Lifelong Habits

How Sandra Overcame her Battle with After-Dinner Snacking*

By MealEnders
October 17, 2016

“[MealEnders] is definitely a great alternative to overeating. I have been a night and middle of Read More

Pumpkin Spice Dip with Apple Slices

By MealEnders
October 16, 2016

  Apples are an autumn treat, whether they’re candied, covered in caramel, or dipped in chocolate. Read More

Tami’s Tips: Holiday Weight Maintenance

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
October 11, 2016

  Losing weight is the number one New Year’s resolution–but perhaps instead of resolving to lose Read More

Going Vegan On Your Terms

How to Embrace Vegan Ideals to Improve Your Health

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
September 26, 2016

Being vegan has become increasingly popular in the past couple of years, evolving from the stereotypical Read More

Success Story: Ending Candy Cravings

How Melissa Stopped Derailing Her Diet with Dessert

By MealEnders
September 17, 2016

“Just got mine last week and they actually work. I take them after dinner to stop Read More

Taking Toast to a New Level

Using Veggies in Your Toast Recipes

By MealEnders
September 17, 2016

The latest food trend sweeping across kitchen tables is sweet potato toast, which is just like Read More

Innovative Meal Prep Solutions [Part 2]

Meal Prep Programs + Home Prep Techniques for Weight Loss

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
August 31, 2016

This article is the follow-up to our last article about modern services that cater to the Read More

Innovative Meal Prep Solutions [Part 1]

Use a Meal Prep Service or Meal Planning App

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
August 19, 2016

  With summer coming to a close, many of us are adding more activities to our Read More

Tami’s Tips: Meal Prep

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
August 14, 2016

  Summer is on its way out, which means schedules are about to ramp up as Read More

Success Story: Changing Eating Habits*

How Trinity Helped Herself and Her Family Develop Better Dessert Practices

By MealEnders
August 12, 2016

Like many of us, Trinity struggled with knowing when to stop eating. She would eat off Read More

Quick and Easy Enchiladas

By MealEnders
July 31, 2016

Pre-made food may seem less than ideal, but when your cooking time is limited, make-ahead meals Read More

8 Ways of Using Diet Teamwork to Shed Pounds and Stay Fit

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
July 20, 2016

Only you can achieve your own weight loss goals, but you don’t have to go at Read More

An Overeating Expert Weighs In

Weight Loss According to Jessica Penner

By MealEnders
July 19, 2016

    As a company dedicated to helping people avoid overeating, MealEnders has been bringing you Read More

Success Story: Beating Weight Gain from Medication

How Jeremy Regained Control of His Weight After Cancer*

By MealEnders
July 18, 2016

  Jeremy Penner is the husband of Jessica Penner, Registered Dietitian and our guest blogger for the Read More

Grilled Cabbage Salad with Asian Lime Dressing

By MealEnders
July 12, 2016

    Firing up the grill is a summertime essential.  That often means a fat- and Read More

Success Story: Changing Habits

How Monica Took Small Steps To Take Back Her Life

By MealEnders
June 20, 2016

When Monica was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure, she knew that something needed to be Read More

Tami’s Tips: Staying Hydrated Sans Extra Calories

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
June 19, 2016

In the heat of summer, it’s important to stay hydrated for your health and safety.  Busy Read More

Going Gluten-Free

The Gluten-Free Diet Debunked

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
June 15, 2016

  Following a gluten-free diet has skyrocketed in popularity, but do we really know what it’s Read More

Banana Mint Berry Smoothie

By MealEnders
June 12, 2016

  Quick! What’s the first thing you think of when you want to beat the summer Read More

4 Reasons You Should Drink Green Tea

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
June 09, 2016

  If you’re looking for a great way to start the day, look no further: green Read More

Success Story: Stop Stress Eating

How Stephanie Took Control in Hectic Times

By MealEnders
May 21, 2016

    Growing up, Stephanie always seemed to struggle with her weight. “I’ve battled weight my Read More

The Beginner’s Guide to Natural Sweeteners

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
May 12, 2016

One of the few undisputed facts of health and nutrition is that added sugar is bad Read More

Success Story: Controlling Cravings

How MealEnders Helped Sandra Stop Snacking out of Boredom

By MealEnders
April 27, 2016

After Sandra Wilson retired three years ago, it wasn’t long before she noticed how the changes Read More

What You Do (and Don’t) Know About Artificial Sweeteners

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
April 26, 2016

  If you’re looking to cut calories and reduce your sugar intake, there’s a good chance Read More

Healthy Burrito Bowl Recipe [Only 360 Calories!]

By MealEnders
April 17, 2016

As the weather warms up, we’re all looking for light meals that will fill us up. Read More

The Foolproof Guide to Cooking Quinoa

By Molly Cornfield
April 15, 2016

Quinoa, the super-grain seed whose name no one knows how to pronounce. Is it KEEN-wah or Read More

4 Foods You Should Eat More of This Spring

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
April 09, 2016

It’s April, and the year’s most pleasant season is upon us. The birds are chirping, the Read More

Oven-Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce

By MealEnders
April 02, 2016

This popular (and easy!) Middle-Eastern side-dish comes straight from the kitchen of world-renowned Israeli chef, Eyal Read More

Success Story: Staying on Track with Weight Watchers

How Sheryl Maintained her Healthy Lifestyle Through Trying Times

By MealEnders
March 08, 2016

When Sheryl saw a MealEnders ad on Facebook, she thought it was just a gimmick. She Read More

Artichokes with Garlic-Roasted Wine Dip

By MealEnders
March 01, 2016

It’s March, which means that artichokes are in season once again. This popular vegetable is actually Read More

4 Things to Learn From the American Dietary Guidelines

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
February 18, 2016

In January 2016, the federal government announced its newest set of dietary guidelines, a set of Read More

Delicious Chia Seed Porridge [Recipe]

By MealEnders
January 07, 2016

Start the new year out right with this vegan treat – chia seed porridge. Chia seeds Read More

Success Story: Learning to Prioritize Health

How Lisa Rescued her Health for the Sake of her Family

By MealEnders
January 02, 2016

A few years ago, Lisa had a decision to make. Between asthma and a family history Read More

Tips for Happy, Healthy Holidays

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
November 26, 2015

Around roll the holidays, once again. And with them, come plates of delicious holiday food and Read More

Seasonal Coffee Drinks–What’s Really in Them?

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
November 24, 2015

We’ve all heard about the Starbucks red cup controversy. And while America finds itself up in Read More

The Lean, Green, Weight Loss Machine–All About Spinach

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
September 30, 2015

  Spinach isn’t just your average green. This super-vegetable is a nutritional heavyweight and contains more Read More

Six of Our Favorite Superfoods to Keep You Full and Fit

By MealEnders
August 18, 2015

Here at MealEnders, we really, really love food. And while we appreciate all kinds of eats, there Read More

Can Your Relationships Influence Your Cravings?

How the Strength of Your Relationships Affect Your Cravings for Comfort Food

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
August 11, 2015

Whether it’s hot dogs cooked over a campfire, holiday cookies baked with Mom, or an ice Read More

Bigger Isn’t Always Better

By MealEnders
May 15, 2015

What portion size is right for you? When is enough really enough? Whether you’re on a Read More

Know Your “Trigger Emotions” to Stop Emotional Eating [How-To]

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
April 21, 2015

  Everyone I know has struggled, at one point or another, with overeating. Many battle it Read More

Fit Bottomed Girls Post

By MealEnders
April 06, 2015

In a recent article, Fit Bottomed Girls highlights MealEnders as “one way to resist the urge Read More

Men’s Fitness Mention

By MealEnders
March 17, 2015 featured MealEnders in the article “The Candy That Could Curb Hunger” and we couldn’t be Read More

Hungry Girl Meets MealEnders

By MealEnders
March 02, 2015

We’re honored to be featured in Hungry Girl’s newsletter today in The Buzz section! To express Read More

6 Practical Tips to Help You Portion Control This New Year

By Tami Lyon, MPH, RD
January 06, 2015

  Learning portion control is one the most effective ways to lose weight. But in the Read More

5 Tips for Eating Healthy at Restaurants

Avoiding Sneaky Calorie Traps

By MealEnders
December 31, 2014

Americans are increasingly spending more of their food money on eating out. According to the United Read More

Portion Control to Battle Obesity On Global Scale

The Top Intervention to Fight Increasing Rates of Obesity

By Dani Lee
December 10, 2014

Obesity is not just an issue in the United States, it is a global issue with Read More

Pavlov’s dogs and conditioned stimuli – expectations make it difficult to resist unhealthy foods.

By Ben Steinberg
November 19, 2014

MealEnders was recently featured in an article on Food and Wine! In the article, the author, Read More

Seven Steps to Success from Leading Weight Loss Experts

By Dani Lee
October 19, 2014

This past April, I attended a talk from leading obesity, weight loss and weight maintenance expert, Read More

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