Amy Shapiro MS, RD, CDN, is the founder and director of Real Nutrition, a NYC-based private practice dedicated to healthfully guiding clients to their optimal nutrition, weight, and overall wellness. She is internationally recognized for her individualized, lifestyle-focused approach, which integrates realistic food plans, smart eating habits, and active living. Amy is a regular nutrition expert for print, TV and on-line publications including Refinery 29, Cosmopolitan, Well & Good, Vogue, Women’s Health, Redbook, New York Post, and Inside Edition, among others. Amy is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Greater New York Dietetic Association, and the Weight Management, Women’s Health, Nutrition Entrepreneurs, and Environmental Nutrition Dietetic practice groups. She also serves as a resource for the fitness and medical community alike, including endocrinologists, ob/gyns, and gastroenterologists.
HEALTHY LIVING PHILOSOPHY
“I don’t believe in fat-free, diets, or fake food. I also don’t believe you should feel deprived when you want to eat healthy. Food should taste good! And you should enjoy eating it—whether you’re out with friends or cooking for yourself. You don’t have to resign yourself to steamed veggies. When you crave the best possible foods for you, you feel nourished on every level.”
SECRET HEALTH TIP
“I get up every day at 5:00 a.m. I love it. Because it’s my time, before my husband or kids are up. Some days I work out, some days I don’t. But you’ll always find me up at that hour. Sometimes I just take a walk to get a coffee after my lemon water of course! Oh, and I’ve been known to have a square of superdark chocolate, at least 80% cocoa, with my coffee. Not a day goes by that I don’t have a little chocolate. And I don’t feel one bit bad about it.”
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