Tammy Lakatos Shames and Lyssie Lakatos, The Nutrition Twins®, are twin sisters and nationally recognized registered dietitians and personal trainers with 15 years of experience helping thousands to boost their energy naturally, get healthier, happier and into tip-top shape.
Through their books, media appearances, nutrition counseling, lectures and blogs, they’ve built a brand that empowers people to take charge of their health and make changes that last a lifetime. The duo are the authors of “The Nutrition Twins’ Veggie Cure: Expert Advice,” “Fire Up Your Metabolism: 9 Proven Principles for Burning Fat and Losing Weight Forever,” “The Secret to Skinny: How Salt Makes You Fat,” and “The 4-Week Plan to Drop A Size & Get Healthier.”
They have been featured as experts on major TV shows/networks and popular press ranging from The Doctors, Good Morning America Health, Fox and Friends and Discovery Health, to USA Today, Health Magazine, and Vogue. They are experts and bloggers for MSN’s health site, Fitbie, former host of Dancing with the Stars Brooke Burke’s site, ModernMom.com, and The American Council on Exercise, and Acefitness.org. They are on the advisory board for Turner Media’s site UPWAVE.
Tammy and Lyssie live in New York City where they enjoy running and biking to keep fit as well as chasing after Tammy’s twin daughters.
Tips for Healthy Eating
Include foods that give you the biggest nutritional bang for your caloric buck. EB eggs are an example of a food that offers more for your calories. Compared to an ordinary egg, each Eggland’s Best egg contains four times more vitamin D, double the omega-3 fatty acids, 10 times more Vitamin E and 25% less saturated fat – all for only 60 calories.
Eat foods in their most natural forms. The more you process a food, the more added sodium, solid fats, and sugar it tends to have. Processing also decreases the levels of potassium and other important nutrients.
Obey your hunger. Practice mindful eating. Enjoy meals and snacks with a minimum distraction. Turn off the TV, the computer, and your phone and concentrate on eating.
Snack smart. Snacks should be mini-meal, not meal-wreckers. Snack on perfectly-portioned nutrient-rich foods, such as a small carton of fat-free Greek yogurt or a hard-cooked Eggland’s Best egg and fruit.
Get moving! Work in at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on most days of the week.