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How Dry January, A Month Without Drinking, Affects Your Body

I weigh in on this piece for Bustle about how a “Dry January” affects your body. “Choosing to reduce one’s alcohol intake can be a great way to evaluate habits and lifestyle behaviors,” Maya Feller, MS, RD, CDN, CLC of Maya Feller Nutrition, tells Bustle. “There is a J-shaped curve when we think about alcohol […]

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5 Things That Can Affect How Quickly You Lose Weight

Check out my thoughts on weight-loss in this article at Women’s Health: Setting a big weight-loss goal is great. But it’s important to be realistic, because it’s not like you’re going to shed 20 pounds in one week—or even five. “I always remind my patients that they most likely didn’t gain all of their weight […]

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Psst… Here Are 21 Foods High in Iron a Dietitian Reaches for on the Regular

Check out this post about why Iron is important for women’s diet and my tips on what iron-rich foods you should include in your diet! Feller told us that iron not only transports oxygen through our bloodstream but also aids in the normal growth and development of some of our hormones.  All women need to maintain […]

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22 Foods High in Potassium That Every Woman Should Eat More Often

Check out my tips about food that is high in potassium in this article: “Because this nutrient is under-consumed, it’s a public health concern in the United States,” says registered dietitian nutritionist Maya Feller, MS, RD, CDN. The 2015–2020 U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends 4700 mg of potassium each day although a study found […]

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This new nutty superfood tastes like foie gras

I was interviewed for this piece about the pili nut in the New York Post: “[The pili nut] seems like a nutritional powerhouse,” says registered dietitian Maya Feller of the snack, which is native to Southeast Asia and northern Australia, where pili trees grow in rich volcanic soil. “It has a full amino acid profile, […]

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The Best Health Resolutions for Every Month of the Year

I contributed to this piece for Reader’s Digest about making healthy choices throughout the New Year  You’re on the right track, but then it’s suddenly 10 p.m. and you’re staring down that box of Girl Scout cookies in your cabinet, wondering if one bite will make that much of a difference. The solution: a top-to-bottom […]

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This Sample Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan Will Help You Live Longer

I offered some insight into the Mediterranean Diet for this piece by The Thirty: “The Mediterranean diet is often referred to as the gold standard of diets because of health outcomes associated with following this eating pattern,” says Maya Feller, MS, RD, CDN, CLC, of Maya Feller Nutrition. Nutrition and cognition physician Gabrielle Lyon, DO, […]

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Women’s Health: 10 Kitchen Items You Absolutely Don’t Need

I shared my thoughts on some of the items cluttering up our kitchen in this article for Women’s Health: “I received a $300 copper teakettle as a gift. It was simply beautiful when it came out of the box, but two days after leaving it on the stove, the color of the kettle began to […]

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Women’s Health: Someone Created ‘Diet’ Avocados—Here’s What That Even Means

I was interviewed for this article on the health benefits of Avocado’s for Women’s Health: “The monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids present in avocados help to promote a healthy blood lipid profile,” says Maya Feller, R.D.N. And thanks to their high fat content, a healthy serving of avocado (that would be about 1/5 […]

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Women’s Health: 6 Signs You’re Headed For A Dreaded Weight-Loss Plateau

I contributed to this piece for Women’s Health Magazine about hitting weight loss plateau: “Weight-loss plateaus happen when there is a balance between calories burned and calories consumed,” says Maya Feller, R.D. “When a person loses weight, their metabolic rate slows because of the loss of muscle and fat. And because muscle is more metabolically active […]

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Well+Good: Does Oat Milk Cause Less Bloating than Almond?

I offer my thoughts on Oat Milk and other non-dairy alternatives to Well+Good: “When it comes to alt-milks, one isn’t necessarily better than the others; they’re just different,” says nutritionist and registered dietitian Maya Feller, RD. In other words, it depends on what you’re going for. There is, however, one ingredient that’s universally looked down […]