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Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional

Specialty: registered dietitian (RD)
Garden City, New York
I am a Registered Dietitian (RD) and certified Food Snob. I love discovering healthy, natural, great-tasting foods and sharing my nutri-knowledge. I'm so tired of people worrying about what they SHOULD NOT eat and listening to bad nutrition advice. Let me stroll the food store aisles for you and... Full Bio
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20 Miles Tomorrow by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating My 20 mile run will be tomorrow and it's supposed to rain. But if I have to run all 20 miles in the rain, then so-be-it. You can't control the weather on race day, so I guess ... Read on »
3 Tactics to Prevent Overeating by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating 3 Tactics to Prevent Overeating Click on the link above to access this WebMD weight loss clinic feature article by Elaine Magee, MPH, RD. This is a great article demons ... Read on »
8 Weeks Almost Down, 7 Weeks to Go ... by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating September 15, 2005 Seven training weeks left to the New York City Marathon. I started training in the beginning of July. I chose a training program for first-timers who ... Read on »
A healthy cooking tip by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Cooking When trying to cut calories and fat, use low-sodium V8 tomato or vegetable juice. You can use 1/4-1/2 cup in a pan, drop in some diced onions, then add seasoned chicken breast ... Read on »
Alison the New Long Island Diet & Fitness Examiner by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I am excited to announce that I will be writing for a website called Examiner.com. Specifically, I am the Long Island Diet and Exercise Examiner. I plan to cover healthy eati ... Read on »
Awesome bread alert by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Alison I love bread. Who doesn’t? That glorious basket of warm, baked bread as a prelude to your dining out experience. An awesome multigrain, nutty bread with ham a ... Read on »
Barbara's Bakery Ultima Organic Flax & Granola Cereal by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating My summertime breakfast favorite is yogurt, berries, cereal and milk all mixed together. I blogged previously about my fave yogurt and another cereal. Here's a newer one fo ... Read on »
Blogging Hiatus by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating It's been a while since I "blogged". I started with good intentions a few years ago. Last I wrote, I was training for the NYC 2005 marathon! Gosh, it's been over two years and ... Read on »
Brutally honest ad campaign against soda by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating New York City Campaigns Against Coke and Other Sugary Drinks - NYTimes.com The above article talks about a new ad campaign in NYC using in-your-face tactics to ge ... Read on »
Children eat when hungry, stop when full by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Alison I have heard about this concept repeatedly: watch a child at mealtime and you will learn the proper way to eat. Children eat when they are hungry and stop when ... Read on »
Choosing healthy Mediterranean fare by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Alison Nutrition headlines have been touting the benefits of a Mediterranean diet. Are new Mediterranean restaurants cropping up around your neighborhood? Where I ... Read on »
Chowing down to chase the flu by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Alison The H1N1 virus is turning everyone into a germaphobe. Antibacterial products are flying off the shelves. Food companies will no doubt jump on the bandwagon ... Read on »
Clif Mini Bars by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Alison Ever in need of a quick, low-calorie, on-the-go snack but one that will keep you satisfied? There are many 100-calorie snacks on the market. Most of them ... Read on »
Coolest Dessert? Ice Cream, Of Course! by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By: Alison Barkman, MS, RD In the spirit of summer eats, ice cream tops the list. I found a great article, "Get the scoop on eating ice cream regularly without wreaking ... Read on »
Dark Chocolate Fanatic! by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Dark chocolate hits the spot. You may need to eat an entire milk chocolate bar to satisfy your chocolate craving, whereas just 1-2 squares of dark chocolate can really do the ... Read on »
Do you have food rules? by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Michael Pollan’s New York Times article Rules to Eat By  stirred up quite a bit of controversy, looking at the 790 and counting comments posted on Tara Parker-Pope’s blog p ... Read on »
Do you have the bug? by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I've been running for about nine years. I'm not a pro - not even close. I've completed several 5K's, 10k's and half marathons. 2005 brings on a new challenge for me. A challen ... Read on »
Does eating at night make your butt grow? by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Some think they cannot eat anything past 6 or 7 PM if they want to lose weight. If that strategy works for an individual, great. But what if you want a snack at 8 PM? Or ... Read on »
Don't Chuck the Yolks! by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Alison I love eggs. Deviled eggs, egg salad, eggs on a bagel or English muffin, frittatas, French toast... I can go on and on. Eggs have been praised as a su ... Read on »