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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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Pregorexia: not eating for two by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Alison We all know about anorexia. Some of us may have heard of the latest eating disorder, orthorexia, or obsessive thoughts and measures taken to eat only hea ... Read on »
Intriguing weight loss: the cookie diet by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional 2 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Alison A cookie diet. That sounds great, doesn’t it? Yesterday morning I repeatedly saw a commercial with a woman prancing happily across the screen that she lo ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
Watermelon: Post-Workout and Disease-Fighting Secret Weapon | Workout Mommy: fitness and exercise... by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Watermelon: Post-Workout and Disease-Fighting Secret Weapon I wrote this as a guest post on a great blog, Workout Mommy . I've heard lots of people categorizing wa ... Read on »
Heart-Healthy Misters by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Alison We have all heard of the benefits of olive oil. It’s widely used in a heart-healthy Mediterranean diet. Rachel Ray drizzles EVOO over her most scrumptious r ... 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 »
Is Stevia the Answer to Our Sugar Prayers? by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Alison I was in the grocery store going to pick up my usual Tropicana orange juice when I saw a new version announcing "50% less sugar" on the carton. They ... Read on »
Eating for Two? by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Alison I am a mom-to-be and registered dietitian (that's me in the picture). So, I follow a very perfect diet and never fall prey to the pickles and ice cream calli ... 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 »
Hummus: Helps Decrease Hunger Grumbles by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Alison I was scanning the hummus aisle at my local Stop 'n Shop yesterday only to find that my favorite brand, Sabra, was unfortunately not in stock. This inspired ... Read on »
Is Your Grill the Next Joe Camel? by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By: Alison It’s July, so most of you have been grilling for several months, or all year round for those die-hard grillers.As a dietitian, I al ... Read on »
Hungry Girl Says Eat This ... and We Do? by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By: Alison Barkman, MS, RD The article"Hungry Girl's rise: She's the Queen of calorie counting" ( PhiladelphiaDaily News, 7/13)is a classic example of non-dietitians ha ... Read on »
Sassy Sipping: Honest Ade Beverages by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This weekend I felt exceptionally dehydrated and thirsty. As a health-minded dietitian, I don't like to sip on high-sugar drinks like soda, juice and energy drinks. But I ... 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 »
Food & Nutrition Weekly News Round-Up by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating As a dietitian, if I don't stay on top of the latest nutrition and food industry news, I'm of no use to my readers, clients, or my mom! If you are seeking nutrition counse ... Read on »
Snack Attack: Sargento Colby-Jack Reduced-Fat Cheese Sticks by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Yesterday I blogged about peanut butter and why it's great for snacking, weight management and a host of other health benefits. Cheese falls into the same smart-snacking categ ... Read on »
Snack Attack: Sargento Reduced-Fat Colby-Jack Cheese Sticks by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Yesterday I blogged about peanut butter and why it's great for snacking, weight management and a host of other health benefits. Cheese falls into the same smart-snacking ... Read on »
Food Review: Natural Peanut Butter by Alison Barkman, MS, RD Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating As long as you don't suffer from a peanut allergy, peanut butter is amazingly tasty, a rock-solid partner in weight management, and extremely versatile. Today I will focus on ... Read on »