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The Keri Report

Nutritionist, yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans delivers her no-nonsense, straightforward and sometimes controversial approach to what's current in the health and nutrition world. Her fun and engaging personality will leave you with a wealth of information on need-to-know hot topics for your overall well-being.

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What's The Truth About Dairy? - Episode 7 [Rebroadcast]
Dairy commercials rave about its health benefits, so why are so many people still freaked out by milk? This episode originally aired in 2020...and if anything, people seemed to be MORE freaked out than ever! In this episode I'm joined by Lauren Twigge, aka "The Dairy Dietitian", to help understand the facts about the milk industry, including hormone and antibiotic usage. Should we be concerned about our milk and dairy consumption? What's the real difference between conventional and organic milk? How about those cows? Find out everything you need to know so you don't have to avoid the dairy aisle.   ---   The Keri Report dissects health and nutrition with a no-nonsense approach.   Nutritionist, yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans delivers her straightforward and sometimes controversial approach to what's current in the health and nutrition world. Her fun and engaging personality will leave you with a wealth of information on need-to-know hot topics for your overall well-being.   To find more information and to join Keri's mailing list, visit her website: https://kerigansny.com/   Instagram/Twitter: @kerigans Facebook Page: @KeriGansNY This episode was produced by Jess Schmidt. Visit her website at https://www.jessdoespodcasting.com
21:25 5/21/24
Processed foods: are they as villainous as we think, or just misunderstood? - Episode 86
Processed food, ultra-processed foods, whole foods…the way the media discusses this topic, they use so many different terms that it’s enough to make your head spin - and they definitely paint processed foods as the bad guy. But what’s the truth? Is processed food as bad as the general public has been led to believe? Lauren Harris-Pincus was last on the show for Episode #62 – Ozempic, The Celebrity Weight Loss Drug: Should We Be Concerned? Lauren is a media dietitian, conference speaker, and brand spokesperson. She is the author of two cookbooks, and is also the founder and owner of Nutrition Starring You, where she specialized in weight management, and pre-diabetes treatment. We discuss what “processed foods” actually means, whether it’s really bad for you, the tools that the average consumer needs to properly navigate this topic, and more. Stay tuned!   Resources: https://nutritionstarringyou.com/   ---   The Keri Report dissects health and nutrition with a no-nonsense approach.   Nutritionist, yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans delivers her straightforward and sometimes controversial approach to what's current in the health and nutrition world. Her fun and engaging personality will leave you with a wealth of information on need-to-know hot topics for your overall well-being.   To find more information and to join Keri's mailing list, visit her website: https://kerigansny.com/   Instagram/Twitter: @kerigans Facebook Page: @KeriGansNY This episode was produced by Jess Schmidt. Visit her website at https://www.jessdoespodcasting.com
38:08 5/7/24
How much protein do you actually need?- Episode 85
There’s a lot of myths around protein intake - how much is too much? Not enough? What if I’m working out a lot, does that change how much protein I need? I don’t know about you, but I have lots of questions…and we need a pro to tell us what’s real, and how much protein we really need.   My guest, Erica Giovinazzo, is a registered dietitian, certified specialist in sport dietetics, a former Nike master trainer and personal trainer. Erica is the perfect person to talk about why we need protein, how your exercise level impacts the amount of protein you should be eating, how to actually get that amount of protein in your daily meals, and when protein powders are needed. All this and more!   Resources: https://www.ericas-edge.com/   ---   The Keri Report dissects health and nutrition with a no-nonsense approach.   Nutritionist, yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans delivers her straightforward and sometimes controversial approach to what's current in the health and nutrition world. Her fun and engaging personality will leave you with a wealth of information on need-to-know hot topics for your overall well-being.   To find more information and to join Keri's mailing list, visit her website: https://kerigansny.com/   Instagram/Twitter: @kerigans Facebook Page: @KeriGansNY This episode was produced by Jess Schmidt. Visit her website at https://www.jessdoespodcasting.com
38:49 4/23/24
Yoga mindset: on AND off the mat! - Episode 84
So, you think yoga isn’t for you? Well, maybe you’re right! But, also maybe you’re wrong. Perhaps, you just never tried the right class - for you. There may be barriers to getting started, but this episode includes great tips to get over the initial hurdle AND the many reasons why you might want to.    My guest, Chrissy Carter, left Wall Street to pursue yoga 20 years ago, and is now a yoga educator, founder of the lifestyle brand H(OM)E, and creative multi-hyphenate. We chat about common misconceptions around yoga and the yogic lifestyle, how a yoga mindset can help you throughout your life, and more - stay tuned!   Resources: https://chrissycarter.com/   ---   The Keri Report dissects health and nutrition with a no-nonsense approach.   Nutritionist, yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans delivers her straightforward and sometimes controversial approach to what's current in the health and nutrition world. Her fun and engaging personality will leave you with a wealth of information on need-to-know hot topics for your overall well-being.   To find more information and to join Keri's mailing list, visit her website: https://kerigansny.com/   Instagram/Twitter: @kerigans Facebook Page: @KeriGansNY This episode was produced by Jess Schmidt. Visit her website at https://www.jessdoespodcasting.com
32:47 4/9/24
Eating disorders and disordered eating: identifying problems with the way we eat - Episode 83
There's lots of judgements that get made based on people’s size - if someone is “too thin” they get told to eat more; if someone is “too big” they get told they should be eating less. There’s this concept that you can tell if someone suffers from disordered eating based solely on the way they look. But what really matters is whether or not problems exist when someone eats - not their size, or any societal judgments like ordering dressing on the side or a scooped bagel.   Registered dietitian Jessica Setnik is one of the most recognized experts on the topic of eating disorders - and my guest for this discussion. We talk about problems with eating that are more and less acceptable in society, shame and judgment around eating, which labels and definitions are not helpful in navigating disordered eating, is weight loss okay, and more. Stay tuned!   Resources: https://www.jessicasetnick.com/   ---   The Keri Report dissects health and nutrition with a no-nonsense approach.   Nutritionist, yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans delivers her straightforward and sometimes controversial approach to what's current in the health and nutrition world. Her fun and engaging personality will leave you with a wealth of information on need-to-know hot topics for your overall well-being.   To find more information and to join Keri's mailing list, visit her website: https://kerigansny.com/   Instagram/Twitter: @kerigans Facebook Page: @KeriGansNY This episode was produced by Jess Schmidt. Visit her website at https://www.jessdoespodcasting.com
39:24 3/26/24
The best and worst fad diets - Episode 82
Each year, the experts at US News evaluate all the latest diet trends - so, what did they find this year? We talk about the best - and the worst - of the fad diet list, and discuss which diets might be worth trying…and which ones DESERVE their place at the bottom of the list!   My guest for this episode, Toby Amidor, is a 20-year veteran of the food and nutrition industry and is a spokesperson, media expert, and award-winning author of 10 cookbooks - yes, you read that right, 10! We talk about the top and bottom of the diet trends list, and what is being done well versus what is a red flag in the Mediterranean, Raw, DASH, Mind, and Slim Fast diets - and more. Stay tuned!    Resources: https://health.usnews.com/best-diet/best-diets-overall https://tobyamidornutrition.com/   ---   The Keri Report dissects health and nutrition with a no-nonsense approach.   Nutritionist, yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans delivers her straightforward and sometimes controversial approach to what's current in the health and nutrition world. Her fun and engaging personality will leave you with a wealth of information on need-to-know hot topics for your overall well-being.   To find more information and to join Keri's mailing list, visit her website: https://kerigansny.com/   Instagram/Twitter: @kerigans Facebook Page: @KeriGansNY This episode was produced by Jess Schmidt. Visit her website at https://www.jessdoespodcasting.com
40:29 3/12/24
Time for your New Year's Resolution Check-in - Episode 81
How’s your New Year’s resolution going? Well, if you’re like two-thirds of the typical population, you’ve probably already given up: only 36% of resolutions on average make it past January…and only about 9% get carried out for an entire year. Why are we so bad at keeping our resolutions? How can you make sticking to a resolution for better health and nutrition easier and more compatible with long term success?   Returning guest Bonnie Taub-Dix (BTD and “roomie” as she’s affectionately known by me!) is a registered dietitian/nutritionist, celebrated media personality, and the award-winning author of Read It Before You Eat It: How to Decode Food Labels and Make the Healthiest Choice Every Time and the founder of betterthandieting.com. We talk about how to make attainable, realistic weight and health resolutions - or, rather, real solutions - and how we’ve managed to succeed at our own “resolutions”. All this and more - stay tuned!    Resources: https://bonnietaubdix.com/   ---   The Keri Report dissects health and nutrition with a no-nonsense approach.   Nutritionist, yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans delivers her straightforward and sometimes controversial approach to what's current in the health and nutrition world. Her fun and engaging personality will leave you with a wealth of information on need-to-know hot topics for your overall well-being.   To find more information and to join Keri's mailing list, visit her website: https://kerigansny.com/   Instagram/Twitter: @kerigans Facebook Page: @KeriGansNY This episode was produced by Jess Schmidt. Visit her website at https://www.jessdoespodcasting.com
28:35 2/27/24
Diet & nutrition trends that are in and out for 2024 - Episode 80
It’s a brand new year, so it’s the perfect time to look back at the hottest diet and nutrition trends from 2023 and discuss which ones were great, which ones were not-so-good, and which ones we hope fade into the abyss of last year…plus, what will be the new “it” thing for 2024?   One of my bestie RD friends, and returning guest, Samantha Cassetty, a nationally recognized food and nutrition expert, joins me to talk about intermittent fasting, keto, plant-based eating, the Mediterranean diet, Ozempic and Wegovy (I just can’t stay away from this topic!), hydration, and so much more. Stay tuned!   Resources: ttps://www.samanthacassetty.com/   ---   The Keri Report dissects health and nutrition with a no-nonsense approach.   Nutritionist, yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans delivers her straightforward and sometimes controversial approach to what's current in the health and nutrition world. Her fun and engaging personality will leave you with a wealth of information on need-to-know hot topics for your overall well-being.   To find more information and to join Keri's mailing list, visit her website: https://kerigansny.com/   Instagram/Twitter: @kerigans Facebook Page: @KeriGansNY This episode was produced by Jess Schmidt. Visit her website at https://www.jessdoespodcasting.com
37:21 1/9/24
Is a “weight loss plateau” real? - Episode 79
I love talking about all the schools of thought about weight loss - but I love it even more when I get to talk to someone who is no bullshit, shares the same ideas as me, and loves a good cocktail! Caroline Susie, award-winning registered licensed dietitian, joins me to talk about what exactly a weight loss plateau is, what causes it, whether set-point theory is a real thing, and some methods of tackling the frustration. All this and more in this episode!   Resources: https://carolinesusierd.com/   ---   The Keri Report dissects health and nutrition with a no-nonsense approach.   Nutritionist, yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans delivers her straightforward and sometimes controversial approach to what's current in the health and nutrition world. Her fun and engaging personality will leave you with a wealth of information on need-to-know hot topics for your overall well-being.   To find more information and to join Keri's mailing list, visit her website: https://kerigansny.com/   Instagram/Twitter: @kerigans Facebook Page: @KeriGansNY This episode was produced by Jess Schmidt. Visit her website at https://www.jessdoespodcasting.com
30:02 12/5/23
Headlines: 5 “health” habits, the scoop on scooped bagels, and banning brominated vegetable oil - Episode 78
In this episode, I tackle 3 news headlines I’ve been interviewed for by the media lately: whether 5 top health trends are actually more harmful than healthy; what the heck is a scooped bagel, and is it actually healthier than a non-scooped bagel; and what is brominated vegetable oil (BVO), and why might it be banned in the USA soon? Tune in for my take on these topics while I dispel myth from fact!   Resources: 5 “Good” Health Habits That Are Actually Harming Your Body – BestLife What Is a Scooped Bagel—And Is It Really Healthier? – Health Magazine Brominated vegetable oil may soon be banned. But what is it, and how worried should you be? – Yahoo! Life   ---   The Keri Report dissects health and nutrition with a no-nonsense approach.   Nutritionist, yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans delivers her straightforward and sometimes controversial approach to what's current in the health and nutrition world. Her fun and engaging personality will leave you with a wealth of information on need-to-know hot topics for your overall well-being.   To find more information and to join Keri's mailing list, visit her website: https://kerigansny.com/   Instagram/Twitter: @kerigans Facebook Page: @KeriGansNY This episode was produced by Jess Schmidt. Visit her website at https://www.jessdoespodcasting.com
11:12 11/21/23
What IS the difference between plant-based, plant-forward and vegan? - Episode 77
I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve been asked over the years to explain the difference between plant-based, planet-forward and vegan diets - and to explain how you can follow any of these diets and still get enough protein. So, here it is: the DEFINITIVE conversation to answer these questions! I’m joined by Jackie Newgent, plant-forward Registered Dietician/Nutritionist and author of The Plant-Based Diabetes Cookbook. She also happens to be my fellow co-founder at Peterra Kitchen. We discuss the difference between plant-based, plant-forward, vegetarian, and vegan diets, how to ensure you’re getting enough protein from any of the above (spoiler - it’s easier than you think, but like most diets it also depends on YOUR body and meal planning!), as well as the other benefits of plant-forward diets.   Resources: The Plant-Based Diabetes Cookbook   ---   The Keri Report dissects health and nutrition with a no-nonsense approach.   Nutritionist, yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans delivers her straightforward and sometimes controversial approach to what's current in the health and nutrition world. Her fun and engaging personality will leave you with a wealth of information on need-to-know hot topics for your overall well-being. To find more information and to join Keri's mailing list, visit her website: https://kerigansny.com/ Instagram/Twitter: @kerigans Facebook Page: @KeriGansNY   This episode was produced by Jess Schmidt. Visit her website at https://www.jessdoespodcasting.com
30:45 11/7/23
Changing Your Relationship with Sugar - Episode 37 [Rebroadcast]
With Halloween right around the corner, I figured it might be time for a little refresher on our relationships with sugar (especially if you’re as psyched about it as my grandkids are!) On average, Americans eat 70% more sugar than their recommended daily requirements. So when it comes to reducing sugar in our diets, where do we even start?   In this episode, I’m joined by Registered Dietitian and co-author of Sugar Shock, Samantha Cassetty. We discuss the impacts of overeating sugar, the types of sugar to avoid, sugar and habit-forming behaviors, managing cravings, and training your tastebuds.   Resources: www.samanthacassetty.com ---   The Keri Report dissects health and nutrition with a no-nonsense approach.   Nutritionist, yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans delivers her straightforward and sometimes controversial approach to what's current in the health and nutrition world. Her fun and engaging personality will leave you with a wealth of information on need-to-know hot topics for your overall well-being.   To find more information and to join Keri's mailing list, visit her website: https://kerigansny.com/   Instagram/Twitter: @kerigans Facebook Page: @KeriGansNY This episode was produced by Jess Schmidt. Visit her website at https://www.jessdoespodcasting.com
34:28 10/24/23
Catching up on, Mostly Ridiculous, Nutrition Headlines - Episode 76
I’ve been asked to speak about several headline-grabbing nutrition topics in the last couple weeks by various media outlets - and most of them have ranged from somewhat  ridiculous, to VERY ridiculous. I dive into four of the top ones: Whether morning workouts are really superior for weight loss.  Is psyllium husk the  “the poor man’s ozempic”? (Listen to earlier episodes on ozempic fro, December AND June of last season!) One of the latest TikTok trends includes #lemoncoffee for weight loss. (And you know how much I love TikTok!) And, sadly, the deadly case of a teenager who sadly passed away after participating in the “One Chip Challenge”. Take a listen as I try my best to make sense of it all. Links: Morning Workouts May Be Better for Weight Loss, Study Finds – Prevention Magazine Is Psyllium Husk A Cheap Ozempic Alternative? Dietitians Explain The Fiber Supplement’s Benefits (And Limits) – Women’s Health Magazine Coffee and Lemon for Weight Loss? The Truth Behind the TikTok Trend – Prevention Magazine Experts issue warning after high school student dies trying ‘One Chip Challenge’ viral dare – The Independent ---   The Keri Report dissects health and nutrition with a no-nonsense approach.   Nutritionist, yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans delivers her straightforward and sometimes controversial approach to what's current in the health and nutrition world. Her fun and engaging personality will leave you with a wealth of information on need-to-know hot topics for your overall well-being.   To find more information and to join Keri's mailing list, visit her website: https://kerigansny.com/   Instagram/Twitter: @kerigans Facebook Page: @KeriGansNY This episode was produced by Jess Schmidt. Visit her website at https://www.jessdoespodcasting.com
14:28 10/10/23
The Real Story: Registered Dietitians & Food Brand Partnerships - Episode 75
The Washington Post recently published an inflammatory article titled: “The food industry pays ‘influencer’ dietitians to shape your eating habits: Registered dietitians are being paid to post videos that promote diet soda, sugar and supplements on Instagram and TikTok”. The thing that this article ignores is that so much of RDs’ work is based on conclusive scientific research and we are out there sharing the facts, not fear.   I’m joined by Amy Gorin, a registered dietitian and Founder & CEO of Master the Media, where she teaches health professionals how to be featured in the media and partner with brands they love in an ethical way. We discuss these partnerships, the work that goes into being a responsible registered dietitian and influencer, what proper disclosure looks like, and why we can most definitely be trusted as a profession. Stay tuned!   Links: https://plantbasedwithamy.com/ IG: @masterthemedia FB: www.facebook.com/groups/mediamasteryamyerin Free masterclass on working with brands (there will be a live Q&A!): https://masterthemedia.co/masterclass/ Free brand partnership pricing guide: https://masterthemedia.co/resources/     ---   The Keri Report dissects health and nutrition with a no-nonsense approach.   Nutritionist, yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans delivers her straightforward and sometimes controversial approach to what's current in the health and nutrition world. Her fun and engaging personality will leave you with a wealth of information on need-to-know hot topics for your overall well-being.   To find more information and to join Keri's mailing list, visit her website: https://kerigansny.com/   Instagram/Twitter: @kerigans Facebook Page: @KeriGansNY This episode was produced by Jess Schmidt. Visit her website at https://www.jessdoespodcasting.com
31:51 9/26/23
Season 4 Premiere: Diving Deep Into the Alcohol Discussion - Episode 74
Welcome to the premier of Season 4 of the Keri Report! To kick off this season, I dive deep into a topic that concerns a lot of us - especially me! - by looking at the latest news on alcohol that has caused quite a ruckus in the nutrition community.   In this episode, I’m joined by Dr Eric Rimm, a Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition and Director of the Program in cardiovascular epidemiology in the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, and Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. He’s internationally recognized for his extensive work in the study of the health effects of light to moderate alcohol consumption. We go over the latest studies, what exactly moderate drinking is by the numbers, and whether the research on drinking actually has changed at all. Stay tuned!   ---   The Keri Report dissects health and nutrition with a no-nonsense approach.   Nutritionist, yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans delivers her straightforward and sometimes controversial approach to what's current in the health and nutrition world. Her fun and engaging personality will leave you with a wealth of information on need-to-know hot topics for your overall well-being.   To find more information and to join Keri's mailing list, visit her website: https://kerigansny.com/   Instagram/Twitter: @kerigans Facebook Page: @KeriGansNY This episode was produced by Jess Schmidt. Visit her website at https://www.jessdoespodcasting.com
40:19 9/12/23
Turns out I have MORE to say about Ozempic! - Episode 73
Welcome to the last episode of Season 3 of the Keri Report! It’s not very often that I revisit a topic twice in the same season (if you want a refresher, listen to Ep 62 Ozempic, The Celebrity Weight Loss Drug: Should We Be Concerned?) but I just can't seem to get away from Ozempic. It is STILL making waves in the media thanks to celebrity use (and MISUSE) and I have SO much to say. I thought this time I’d bring in backup to dig more into how this drug is affecting individuals with eating disorders, and why overall its continued popularity is such a problem.   In this episode, I’m joined by registered dietitian Laura Pumillo, an eating disorder specialist and somatic and trauma-informed practitioner with a private practice in New York City. We discuss how long this drug can be effective for, the problems that may come along with abusing this family of drugs, and what worries us as dietitians who are seeing people taking Ozempic, or Wegovy, without understanding the potential risks. All this and more - stay tuned!   And be sure to subscribe to The Keri Report so that you can be the first to listen to Season 4 debuting early September!    Resources: https://www.nutritionforevery-body.com/   ---   The Keri Report dissects health and nutrition with a no-nonsense approach.   Nutritionist, yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans delivers her straightforward and sometimes controversial approach to what's current in the health and nutrition world. Her fun and engaging personality will leave you with a wealth of information on need-to-know hot topics for your overall well-being.   To find more information and to join Keri's mailing list, visit her website: https://kerigansny.com/   Instagram/Twitter: @kerigans Facebook Page: @KeriGansNY This episode was produced by Jess Schmidt. Visit her website at https://www.jessdoespodcasting.com
32:13 6/20/23
Hot Topics: Berberine & Coffee - Episode 72
The first time I was asked about Berberine was back in February, and thanks to our favorite app (TikTok, of course) it’s going viral again as “nature’s Ozempic” (if you need a crash course on that, check out my episode from last year about it.) But what is Berberine? Does it actually work for weight-loss? What are the side effects - and is it safe?   The other hot topic from this week is - believe it or not - coffee. The debate about coffee has been raging for decades now, and I’m pretty confident in my stance…BUT it doesn’t hurt to review the most up-to-date science, which is exactly what I did. All this and more - stay tuned!   ---   The Keri Report dissects health and nutrition with a no-nonsense approach.   Nutritionist, yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans delivers her straightforward and sometimes controversial approach to what's current in the health and nutrition world. Her fun and engaging personality will leave you with a wealth of information on need-to-know hot topics for your overall well-being.   To find more information and to join Keri's mailing list, visit her website: https://kerigansny.com/   Instagram/Twitter: @kerigans Facebook Page: @KeriGansNY This episode was produced by Jess Schmidt. Visit her website at https://www.jessdoespodcasting.com
11:14 6/6/23
What happens when a Registered Dietitian tries the viral 30-Day McDonald’s Challenge?! - Episode 71
One of the TikTok trends that’s been making the rounds lately is a fad where people eat at a particular fast food restaurant (hint: it’s the one with the golden arches!) every day for anywhere from a month, to 100 days - and the reason it’s going viral is because shockingly, people are saying they are LOSING weight doing it! When I heard that one of my fellow dietitians was giving this trend a try, I knew I needed to talk to her and find out how it went.   In this episode, I’m joined by Nicole Rodriguez, an award-winning dietitian /nutritionist based in the New York Metro area and the co-founder of Step Bite Step. I talk to her about how exactly she did her 30-day McDonald’s challenge, whether it’s possible to eat fast food in a health conscious way, and if she can still stand McDonald’s after a MONTH of eating it every day. All this and more - stay tuned!   Resources: https://enjoyfoodenjoylife.com/ ---   The Keri Report dissects health and nutrition with a no-nonsense approach.   Nutritionist, yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans delivers her straightforward and sometimes controversial approach to what's current in the health and nutrition world. Her fun and engaging personality will leave you with a wealth of information on need-to-know hot topics for your overall well-being.   To find more information and to join Keri's mailing list, visit her website: https://kerigansny.com/   Instagram/Twitter: @kerigans Facebook Page: @KeriGansNY This episode was produced by Jess Schmidt. Visit her website at https://www.jessdoespodcasting.com
24:11 5/23/23
What’s the deal with #GreenPowder? - Episode 70
Videos of green drinks are all the rage on TikTok right now (insert eye roll here as you all know how I feel about TikTok) and these clips often come with some pretty incredible health claims. In this episode, I talk about what exactly green powder is, the validity of some of the claims the Internet is making about green powders, and potential risks that you might be missing in the small print on these products.   Resources: https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/green-powder-supplements Music by Muzaproduction from Pixabay   ---   The Keri Report dissects health and nutrition with a no-nonsense approach.   Nutritionist, yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans delivers her straightforward and sometimes controversial approach to what's current in the health and nutrition world. Her fun and engaging personality will leave you with a wealth of information on need-to-know hot topics for your overall well-being.   To find more information and to join Keri's mailing list, visit her website: https://kerigansny.com/   Instagram/Twitter: @kerigans Facebook Page: @KeriGansNY This episode was produced by Jess Schmidt. Visit her website at https://www.jessdoespodcasting.com
08:28 5/9/23
Keeping Your Mouth Shut in Regards to Other People’s Health & Body - Episode 69
I’ve been thinking a lot about when and how to help the people around you when it comes to their health and diet - and when you should just keep your mouth shut (even for family!) I share my top 5 tips on how and where to suggest people get helpful information if they really want it. Along those same lines, I was asked for a comment to Buzzfeed in response to Ariana Grande’ recent statement asking people to stop commenting on her body. Bottom line: if you haven’t been asked, they don’t need your two cents…because you never know how comments will impact people. All this and more - stay tuned!   Resources: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/fjollaarifi/ariana-grande-dont-comment-on-peoples-bodies Music by Muzaproduction from Pixabay   ---   The Keri Report dissects health and nutrition with a no-nonsense approach.   Nutritionist, yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans delivers her straightforward and sometimes controversial approach to what's current in the health and nutrition world. Her fun and engaging personality will leave you with a wealth of information on need-to-know hot topics for your overall well-being.   To find more information and to join Keri's mailing list, visit her website: https://kerigansny.com/   Instagram/Twitter: @kerigans Facebook Page: @KeriGansNY This episode was produced by Jess Schmidt. Visit her website at https://www.jessdoespodcasting.com  
11:33 4/18/23
Hey, Weight Watchers: What the **** is Sequence?! - Episode 68
Last month, it was announced that WW (formerly Weight Watchers) was set to acquire Sequence, a subscription telehealth platform “offering access to healthcare providers specializing in chronic weight management”. Since that announcement, there’s been some pushback - but we know on this podcast that mainstream media doesn’t always get it 100% right. So, I decided to go straight to the source so I can make up my mind for myself!   In this episode, I’m joined by Dr. Michelle Cardel, a registered dietitian and obesity and nutrition scientist who oversees WW’s academic research partnerships and clinical trials, nutrition portfolio, and science communication. We discuss what Sequence is, why WW is pursuing this acquisition, and what it means for the future of WW. All this and more - stay tuned!   Resources: Read press release here.  ---   The Keri Report dissects health and nutrition with a no-nonsense approach.   Nutritionist, yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans delivers her straightforward and sometimes controversial approach to what's current in the health and nutrition world. Her fun and engaging personality will leave you with a wealth of information on need-to-know hot topics for your overall well-being.   To find more information and to join Keri's mailing list, visit her website: https://kerigansny.com/   Instagram/Twitter: @kerigans Facebook Page: @KeriGansNY This episode was produced by Jess Schmidt. Visit her website at https://www.jessdoespodcasting.com
24:37 4/4/23
Debunking the Dirty Dozen - Episode 50 [Rebroadcast]
Every year, the Environmental Working Group releases the Dirty Dozen, a list of conventionally-grown fruits and vegetables with the highest levels of pesticide residues. And every year, this list generates unnecessary consumer concern - it did when this episode first aired in 2022, and no surprise, it's still doing the same in 2023.   In this episode, I’m joined by Tamika Sims, Ph.D., the Senior Director of Food Technology Communications for the International Food Information Council. We talk about the difference between organic and conventional farming, natural and synthetic pesticides, and how consumers shouldn’t be worried about the Dirty Dozen.   Resources: Foodinsight.org Safefruitsandveggies.com IFIC on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @foodinsight   ---   The Keri Report dissects health and nutrition with a no-nonsense approach.   Nutritionist, yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans delivers her straightforward and sometimes controversial approach to what's current in the health and nutrition world. Her fun and engaging personality will leave you with a wealth of information on need-to-know hot topics for your overall well-being.   To find more information and to join Keri's mailing list, visit her website: https://kerigansny.com/   Instagram/Twitter: @kerigans Facebook Page: @KeriGansNY   This episode was produced by Jess Schmidt. Visit her website at https://www.jessdoespodcasting.com
30:01 3/21/23
This One is for the “Chocoholics” - Episode 67
On Valentine’s Day this year, I saw that Forbes put out an article titled, “Reframing the Relationship between Women and Chocolate”. When I looked at the byline, I realized it was penned by one of my esteemed colleagues, Jess Cording, and knew I had to have her on the show to talk about it.   Jess Cording is a registered dietitian and health coach. She is the author of The Little Book Of Game-Changers: 50 Healthy Habits For Managing Stress & Anxiety and The Farewell Tour. She is also the host of the Drama-Free Healthy Living With Jess Cording Podcast. In this episode, we discuss all things chocolate: reports on how much heavy metal is too much in dark chocolate, what the actual health benefits of chocolate are, and whether or not women crave chocolate more than men. All this and more - stay tuned!   Resources: Https://jessicacordingnutrition.com Forbes Magazine: “Reframing the Relationship Between Woman and Chocolate” ---   The Keri Report dissects health and nutrition with a no-nonsense approach.   Nutritionist, yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans delivers her straightforward and sometimes controversial approach to what's current in the health and nutrition world. Her fun and engaging personality will leave you with a wealth of information on need-to-know hot topics for your overall well-being.   To find more information and to join Keri's mailing list, visit her website: https://kerigansny.com/   Instagram/Twitter: @kerigans Facebook Page: @KeriGansNY   This episode was produced by Jess Schmidt. Visit her website at https://www.jessdoespodcasting.com  
27:59 3/7/23
In the News Part 2 - Episode 66
Once again, I tackle some hot nutrition topics in the news recently - this time, looking at whether weight loss patches actually work, if there’s such a thing as too much fiber, and whether putting milk in your coffee can actually affect inflammation. Stay tuned…   ---   The Keri Report dissects health and nutrition with a no-nonsense approach.   Nutritionist, yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans delivers her straightforward and sometimes controversial approach to what's current in the health and nutrition world. Her fun and engaging personality will leave you with a wealth of information on need-to-know hot topics for your overall well-being.   To find more information and to join Keri's mailing list, visit her website: https://kerigansny.com/   Instagram/Twitter: @kerigans Facebook Page: @KeriGansNY   This episode was produced by Jess Schmidt. Visit her website at https://www.jessdoespodcasting.com
09:59 2/21/23
In the News - Episode 65
There’s been a whole new batch of fad diets and nutrition topics in the news recently, so I decided that in this solo episode I would tackle three of them: The Warrior Diet, The Low Oxalate Diet, and whether or not MSG is actually bad for you. Sometimes, as we know, media headlines don’t tell the whole story, and especially the science behind them. Stay tuned for the facts and much more…   ---   The Keri Report dissects health and nutrition with a no-nonsense approach.   Nutritionist, yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans delivers her straightforward and sometimes controversial approach to what's current in the health and nutrition world. Her fun and engaging personality will leave you with a wealth of information on need-to-know hot topics for your overall well-being.   To find more information and to join Keri's mailing list, visit her website: https://kerigansny.com/   Instagram/Twitter: @kerigans Facebook Page: @KeriGansNY   This episode was produced by Jess Schmidt. Visit her website at https://www.jessdoespodcasting.com
12:13 2/7/23
Debunking Media Myths About Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners - Episode 64
It feels like we’re constantly being bombarded by guidelines to “eat less sugar”...but in fact, the best advice for now might be to drink less sugar - at least when it comes to replacing sugar-sweetened beverages like soda. Low- and no-calorie sweeteners have gotten a bad rap for a long time, but experts will be the first to tell you that a lot of the media-reported negative results are based on skewed study findings and clickbait headlines. Joining me in this episode is Dr. John Sievenpiper. Dr. Sievenpiper is a Medical Doctor and Associate Professor at the Department of Nutritional Science in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada. Together we dispel some popular myths surrounding low- and no-calorie sweeteners and get to the real science about low- and no-calorie sweeteners!   Disclosure: This episode is sponsored by the International Sweeteners Association, but my opinion is 100% my own.    Resources: www.sweeteners.org   ---   The Keri Report dissects health and nutrition with a no-nonsense approach.   Nutritionist, yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans delivers her straightforward and sometimes controversial approach to what's current in the health and nutrition world. Her fun and engaging personality will leave you with a wealth of information on need-to-know hot topics for your overall well-being.   To find more information and to join Keri's mailing list, visit her website: https://kerigansny.com/   Instagram/Twitter: @kerigans Facebook Page: @KeriGansNY   This episode was produced by Jess Schmidt. Visit her website at https://www.jessdoespodcasting.com
44:39 1/24/23
In or Out… Food & HealthTrends for 2023 - Episode 63
Every new year is a time to reflect on the trends and fads from the year behind us - and to look ahead to what might be on the horizon. Whether it’s plant-based diets, wearable tech, weight-loss no longer being a dirty word, healthier charcuterie boards (I want to believe it WON’T be butter boards again) or even just good old mushrooms, there’s always something new that we should be keeping an eye on.    Joining me in this episode is returning guest Bonnie Taub-Dix. Bonnie is a registered dietitian/nutritionist, media personality & trainer, spokesperson, motivational speaker, journalist, and corporate and brand consultant. She takes me through the difference between a fad and a trend, her list of in and out predictions for 2023, and what we hope to see (and not see) in the coming year.   All this and more - stay tuned!   Resources: https://bonnietaubdix.com   ---   The Keri Report dissects health and nutrition with a no-nonsense approach.   Nutritionist, yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans delivers her straightforward and sometimes controversial approach to what's current in the health and nutrition world. Her fun and engaging personality will leave you with a wealth of information on need-to-know hot topics for your overall well-being.   To find more information and to join Keri's mailing list, visit her website: https://kerigansny.com/   Instagram/Twitter: @kerigans Facebook Page: @KeriGansNY   This episode was produced by Jess Schmidt. Visit her website at https://www.jessdoespodcasting.com
35:20 1/10/23
Ozempic, The Celebrity Weight Loss Drug: Should We Be Concerned? - Episode 62
The drug Ozempic is a trending topic lately. Originally designed to help control diabetes, it’s been picked up by the media as the latest and greatest off-label fix for weight loss. In fact, my own husband tried this drug - and he’s not even a celebrity! So, I wanted to find out: what is this drug, what exactly does it do, and does it actually help people lose weight?   Joining me for this conversation is Lauren Harris-Pincus, a nutrition communication specialist, speaker, spokesperson, and registered dietitian in the New York/New Jersey area for 25 years. With Lauren’s help, we explore the molecular nitty gritty of what semaglutide (aka the active ingredient in Ozempic) does in the body, whether the drug Hollywood is infatuated with is actually Ozempic or Wegovy, and overall the world of problems associated with glorifying weight loss drugs as a “silver bullet”. All this and more - stay tuned!   Resources: https://nutritionstarringyou.com/ ---   The Keri Report dissects health and nutrition with a no-nonsense approach.   Nutritionist, yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans delivers her straightforward and sometimes controversial approach to what's current in the health and nutrition world. Her fun and engaging personality will leave you with a wealth of information on need-to-know hot topics for your overall well-being.   To find more information and to join Keri's mailing list, visit her website: https://kerigansny.com/   Instagram/Twitter: @kerigans Facebook Page: @KeriGansNY   This episode was produced by Jess Schmidt. Visit her website at https://www.jessdoespodcasting.com
33:57 12/13/22
The Scoop on Bloating: Why “Flat Belly Foods” is an Oxymoron - Episode 61
Bloat is a puffed up topic in the media these days, but there’s a lot of misconceptions out there - so I decided to let some of the air out of this issue and get to the bottom of whether or not “flat belly foods” actually exist.   For this episode, I’m excited for Tamara Duker Freuman to join me to dive deep into the discussion of belly bloat. Tamara is a New York City-based registered dietitian with 12 years of experience in clinical gastroenterology practice settings specializing in dietary management of digestive symptoms and diseases. She’s also the author of The Bloated Belly Whisperer, and her next book, Regular, is now available for pre-order ahead of its April 2023 release.   We discuss why knowing the cause of your bloating is the key to fixing the problem rather than searching for a one-size-fits-all solution (because frankly, it doesn’t exist), whether or not “flat belly foods” are actually effective (I mean if you think about it, does adding more food to an already full system really make sense??), and the number one fiber-related reason the majority of people are probably feeling bloated (or should I say, number 2). All this and more in this episode!   Resources: https://www.thebloatedbellywhisperer.com/ ---   The Keri Report dissects health and nutrition with a no-nonsense approach.   Nutritionist, yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans delivers her straightforward and sometimes controversial approach to what's current in the health and nutrition world. Her fun and engaging personality will leave you with a wealth of information on need-to-know hot topics for your overall well-being.   To find more information and to join Keri's mailing list, visit her website: https://kerigansny.com/   Instagram/Twitter: @kerigans Facebook Page: @KeriGansNY   This episode was produced by Jess Schmidt. Visit her website at https://www.jessdoespodcasting.com
36:17 11/29/22
Reheating a Misconception: Why Does Frozen Food Still Get a Bad Rap? - Episode 60
For my diehard fans, you might remember that I covered frozen food once already way back in Episode 29 (Should you spend more time in the frozen food aisle?) but I think it’s so important - and misunderstood - that I’m throwing this discussion back into the microwave for a reheat.    In this episode, I’m joined by Ali Rosen, the Emmy and James Beard Award nominated host of “Potluck with Ali Rosen” on New York City Life. She is the author of cookbooks Modern Freezer Meals, and Bring It, and has been featured on shows like The Today Show and Food Network Kitchen. She also has a new fiction novel, Recipe for Second Chances, arriving in September 2023 (can’t wait to read it!) Hailing from Charleston North Carolina, she now lives in New York with her husband and 3 kids. Ali is the perfect guest for this discussion about whether frozen foods are less healthy than fresh (spoiler: they are NOT!), as well as how food and freezing technology has come a long way from your grandma’s fridge, the biggest mistake you probably don’t know you’re making (hint: it’s got something to do with serving size) and the benefits that you could be reaping from opting for certain easy picks in the frozen aisle at the grocery store.   Resources: https://potluckwithali.com ---   The Keri Report dissects health and nutrition with a no-nonsense approach.   Nutritionist, yoga teacher, and author of The Small Change Diet Keri Gans delivers her straightforward and sometimes controversial approach to what's current in the health and nutrition world. Her fun and engaging personality will leave you with a wealth of information on need-to-know hot topics for your overall well-being.   To find more information and to join Keri's mailing list, visit her website: https://kerigansny.com/   Instagram/Twitter: @kerigans Facebook Page: @KeriGansNY   This episode was produced by Jess Schmidt. Visit her website at https://www.jessdoespodcasting.com
36:21 11/15/22