Food has a major impact on our everyday lives. It might be the sustenance of life but just because we all eat, doesn’t mean we’re all experts. Informed eaters adopt food and nutrition lifestyles that lead to sustainable goals of wellness. Small changes have a large impact on health that will blend seamlessly into busy lives.

Amanda knows that everything we eat has an affect on our bodies. "I feel like 80% of the time, I'm really very conscious of my food. I'm eating tons of fresh vegetables for just about every meal, legumes, fish, tofu, healthy fat, and healthy carbs like grains and starchy veg and fruit. And about 20% of the time, I'm human and I love ice cream and having a glass of wine at night or having a grass-fed steak or a beautiful whole wheat sourdough with eggs on the weekend.

When I indulge, I try to do so after having been eating and exercising well. Your metabolism is pumping and your body will use the extra calories to recover. It's a balance so if I'm indulging, I make sure I resume my healthy eating and exercising routine per usual. If I'm going out with friends for dinner, we will order a dessert and split it instead feeling guilty the next day."

It's important to stay social. You can enjoy a couple of bites and not feel like you’ve gone overboard.


Recent Blog Posts

  • Registered dietitian Amanda Bontempo will help you learn how to eat well without giving up great food. Amanda also offers personal nutrition counseling services. Whether you’re seeking to lose weight, address health concerns, increase energy levels, or simply eat better, you’ll reach sustainable goals that are practical for your busy lifestyle and individual needs. Make the connection and "spill the beans" about healthy choices!


  • Nutritionism in Cancer Culture | Cure Today Many of us believe that in addition to our science, our nutrition will help us heal, repair and improve our health. And the scientific evidence indeed points us there. Research shows that one third of the most common cancers in the US could be prevented with what we know right now about food, nutrition and diet (Anand et alAICR CRUColditz et al). That’s over 330,000 cancers annually that never have to happen.So why is it that we cannot agree on what it means to eat healthy? When there are endless diets, doctors, nutritionists and bloggers with just as many opinions, it seems that often we choose to have more confidence in evangelic anecdotes of food ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2016, 12:36 PM by Amanda Bontempo
  • Decoding Food Fear: Soy | Ingredient1 Rumors of breast cancer and “man breasts” leave many pushing away the soy milk. There’s an outcry that “soy is in everything!” So how did this darling of the natural food movement become ostracized, or was that just the rumor mill perpetuating scientific evidence that’s been disproven? Amanda Bontempo, an RD at NYU Langone Perlmutter Cancer Center, dispels the falsehoods, gives actionable guidance on what to eat and breaks down the science so you can have confidence in your food choices.1. Estrogen can fuel the growth of certain breast cancers - is there a definitive answer whether isoflavones have the same effect?  Because soy contains estrogen-like compounds, there was fear that it may raise the risk of ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2016, 6:23 AM by Amanda Bontempo
  • On Carbs & Cancer | Cure Today The “sugar is poison” ideology is wrong. While I’ve argued for reducing sugar for my entire career, I do think it’s wrong to perpetuate the idea that it is somehow toxic. Sugar is in fruit — not toxic. Sugar is in breast milk — not toxic. Sugar is in our very bloodstream at all times. If it wasn’t, we would be dead. Our earliest ancestors ate sugar, albeit in vastly smaller quantities. Animals will even take great risks for it, as Winnie the Pooh taught us. Every culture today, including those who are eating healthy diets indelibly linked to low rates of chronic diseases and cancer, eat sugar. Hello baklava. So, sugar is not a poison. The only rational ...
    Posted Jul 20, 2016, 9:19 AM by Amanda Bontempo
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