Neily on Nutrition

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist | Wellcoach® Certified Health Coach | Public Speaker | America's Nutrition Coach for Women™ | Great Dane Foster Mom

Neily on Nutrition helps people improve their health, age gracefully, and have abundant energy so they feel joy in all areas of life.

Helping women improve health, age gracefully, and have abundant energy to live the lifestyle of their dreams! Neily specializes in weight management, wellness and prevention. As a Wellcoach® Certified Health Coach she works with people, usually women over 40yo to help them build a healthy relationship with food so they can end the diet cycle forever without giving up their favorite most pleasurable foods. Schedule a complimentary call bit.ly/meetwithneily

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09/13/2021

YOU are in control of your future! Yes, there will always be circumstances out of your control, but you also have power over how you respond.

Take responsibility for your future and create the life you want.

What is one thing you can do to make this week great? ✨

YOU are in control of your future! Yes, there will always be circumstances out of your control, but you also have power over how you respond.

Take responsibility for your future and create the life you want.

What is one thing you can do to make this week great? ✨

[09/13/21]   Oh my dear followers, I have neglected you…not responded to comments etc. I promise to do better! Forgive me please?

09/09/2021

Want to know how to keep your carrots at peak freshness? If buying them fresh, trim the greens off, stick them in a plastic baggie, and store them in the crisper! 🥕

BUT, if you tend to forget your veggies in the crisper, then prep them and store at eye level in the fridge. 👀

Do you have tips for maintaining crisp & fresh veggies? OR remembering to eat them? Let me know in the comments below! ⬇️

Want to know how to keep your carrots at peak freshness? If buying them fresh, trim the greens off, stick them in a plastic baggie, and store them in the crisper! 🥕

BUT, if you tend to forget your veggies in the crisper, then prep them and store at eye level in the fridge. 👀

Do you have tips for maintaining crisp & fresh veggies? OR remembering to eat them? Let me know in the comments below! ⬇️

09/07/2021

September is a month to celebrate plants – it's not only National Whole Grain Month, it's National Fruits & Veggies Month!

Eat a diet filled with a variety of fruits and vegetables – think color...eat the rainbow. Different colors provide different phytochemicals - those powerhouse nutrients only found in plants. Spread awareness and tell a loved one or friend to eat more fruits and veggies today! 🍎🍊🍌🥦🫐🍇

September is a month to celebrate plants – it's not only National Whole Grain Month, it's National Fruits & Veggies Month!

Eat a diet filled with a variety of fruits and vegetables – think color...eat the rainbow. Different colors provide different phytochemicals - those powerhouse nutrients only found in plants. Spread awareness and tell a loved one or friend to eat more fruits and veggies today! 🍎🍊🍌🥦🫐🍇

09/02/2021

September is National Whole Grain Month! 🌾

The whole grain includes the entire seed of the plant - the bran, germ, and endosperm. Refined grains, e.g. white bread, are grains stripped of the bran and germ, leaving the endosperm.

A few of the popular whole grains include brown and wild rice, oats, corn (and popcorn!), quinoa, whole grain bread/pasta (look for 100% whole wheat/grain). 🌽

Studies have shown whole grain consumption is linked to lowering risk of some chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Note though that's correlation and not proving cause and effect. Nonetheless, it's good news! 😊

Make at least half your grains whole!

What is your favorite whole grain? 🍞

September is National Whole Grain Month! 🌾

The whole grain includes the entire seed of the plant - the bran, germ, and endosperm. Refined grains, e.g. white bread, are grains stripped of the bran and germ, leaving the endosperm.

A few of the popular whole grains include brown and wild rice, oats, corn (and popcorn!), quinoa, whole grain bread/pasta (look for 100% whole wheat/grain). 🌽

Studies have shown whole grain consumption is linked to lowering risk of some chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Note though that's correlation and not proving cause and effect. Nonetheless, it's good news! 😊

Make at least half your grains whole!

What is your favorite whole grain? 🍞

08/31/2021

This is your reminder to call a friend (or any loved one) today! It's not only important to have good friends, but also to be a good friend. A simple text or call goes a long way, even if it's just to let them know you're thinking about them. 😌

This is your reminder to call a friend (or any loved one) today! It's not only important to have good friends, but also to be a good friend. A simple text or call goes a long way, even if it's just to let them know you're thinking about them. 😌

08/27/2021

Neily's Friday Food Fact: Did you know that artichokes are a super high fiber food? One whole artichoke has 10 grams of fiber! That's almost half of your daily recommended intake. 🤩

Prepare an artichoke by snipping thorns from tips of leaves, then oven roast for a nutritious snack. I like to serve it with a mustard dipping sauce. 😋

Do you eat artichokes? If so, what's your favorite way to eat them?

Neily's Friday Food Fact: Did you know that artichokes are a super high fiber food? One whole artichoke has 10 grams of fiber! That's almost half of your daily recommended intake. 🤩

Prepare an artichoke by snipping thorns from tips of leaves, then oven roast for a nutritious snack. I like to serve it with a mustard dipping sauce. 😋

Do you eat artichokes? If so, what's your favorite way to eat them?

08/23/2021

Haha! I think this quote speaks for itself. Coffee, anyone? Happy Monday! ☕️

Haha! I think this quote speaks for itself. Coffee, anyone? Happy Monday! ☕️

08/20/2021

Carbs are so misunderstood.

It's unfortunate - I think people just lump them all into one giant category...no, no, no! There are 5 major sources and it's a matter of knowing which to eat MORE of and which to eat less of. 🍌🥭🥦🥐🥯🥖

I created a playlist on my YouTube channel where you can get the cold, hard FACTS about carbs. Videos in this playlist include:

🔸 CARBS: THE 5 major sources of carbohydrates (the good and the not so good)
🔸 CARBS: The 3 Reasons Why People Think They're Bad
🔸 Do carbs make you fat? The secret you need to know about them

📺 Watch now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CifDH_7cAs0&list=PLoj9LP12X14egKjmJ8f4yaSB7-vSqpZpo

Are you confused about all of the contradictory information about carbs? What confuses you the most? Let me know in the comments below! 👇

Carbs are so misunderstood.

It's unfortunate - I think people just lump them all into one giant category...no, no, no! There are 5 major sources and it's a matter of knowing which to eat MORE of and which to eat less of. 🍌🥭🥦🥐🥯🥖

I created a playlist on my YouTube channel where you can get the cold, hard FACTS about carbs. Videos in this playlist include:

🔸 CARBS: THE 5 major sources of carbohydrates (the good and the not so good)
🔸 CARBS: The 3 Reasons Why People Think They're Bad
🔸 Do carbs make you fat? The secret you need to know about them

📺 Watch now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CifDH_7cAs0&list=PLoj9LP12X14egKjmJ8f4yaSB7-vSqpZpo

Are you confused about all of the contradictory information about carbs? What confuses you the most? Let me know in the comments below! 👇

08/20/2021

Appreciate @nutritionentrepreneurs recent newsletter highlighting the much needed discussion of diversity! Well done NE 👍
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The one @eatright_pro practice group that’s been part of my life so long. Proud past Chair (2013-14)!

Appreciate @nutritionentrepreneurs recent newsletter highlighting the much needed discussion of diversity! Well done NE 👍
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The one @eatright_pro practice group that’s been part of my life so long. Proud past Chair (2013-14)!

08/18/2021

Bone broth: A magic elixir? 🤔

Sorry, but no. 🙅🏻‍♀️ The gelatin-rich liquid is a protein. And, like all protein, it breaks down to tripeptides, dipeptides, & amino acids in the GI tract. Ultimately, they'll join the amino acid pool and be used where needed. So, whether you get that protein from bone broth or chicken breast, your body will use it in the same way.

No magic to the broth, but it may taste good! You can definitely drink it for that reason. 😊

Are you a fan of bone broth? Let me know in the comments below! ⬇️

Bone broth: A magic elixir? 🤔

Sorry, but no. 🙅🏻‍♀️ The gelatin-rich liquid is a protein. And, like all protein, it breaks down to tripeptides, dipeptides, & amino acids in the GI tract. Ultimately, they'll join the amino acid pool and be used where needed. So, whether you get that protein from bone broth or chicken breast, your body will use it in the same way.

No magic to the broth, but it may taste good! You can definitely drink it for that reason. 😊

Are you a fan of bone broth? Let me know in the comments below! ⬇️

Himalayan Pink Salt Is NOT Better Than Regular Salt...Here’s Why… 08/18/2021

Himalayan Pink Salt Is NOT Better Than Regular Salt...Here’s Why…

Do you use Himalayan pink salt? It was only a few years ago when I started using it...

...BUT...not for any of the crazy claims I see like:

👉 regulating blood sugar 🤷‍♀️
👉 aiding digestion 🤷‍♀️
👉 balancing pH 🤷‍♀️
👉 supporting hormone balance, therefore, facilitating weight loss 🤷‍♀️
and this .... my favorite
👉- lowers blood pressure because it's absorbed differently in the bloodstream 🤣

Umm...No.

Yes, Himalayan salt has some minerals beyond sodium and chloride, however, because only 11% of the sodium in our diet comes from what we add to food, the amount is so weeny it would have no benefit.

Check out my new 5 min video - "Himalayan Pink Salt Is NOT Better Than Regular Salt and Here’s Why" - for the details.

#himalayansalt #pinksalt

Himalayan Pink Salt Is NOT Better Than Regular Salt...Here’s Why… Pink Himalayan Salt...Yes! I use it, but not why you might think! As a dietitian, many have asked me about the benefits of Himalayan salt. Many claims but......

08/16/2021

This quote is funny but true. You have an exceptional impact on the world - we all do! Remember that as you go throughout your week. Happy Monday! 😊

This quote is funny but true. You have an exceptional impact on the world - we all do! Remember that as you go throughout your week. Happy Monday! 😊

08/12/2021

Neily's Fun Food Fact: Curious about the white coating on grapes and blueberries? It's a good thing – on conventional AND organic produce. It's called the "bloom." It acts as a natural protectant against bacteria and bugs and seals in moisture. Isn't that bloomin' cool? 🫐 🍇

Neily's Fun Food Fact: Curious about the white coating on grapes and blueberries? It's a good thing – on conventional AND organic produce. It's called the "bloom." It acts as a natural protectant against bacteria and bugs and seals in moisture. Isn't that bloomin' cool? 🫐 🍇

08/11/2021

Do you know what babies can teach us about eating? 👶

Think about it: A baby is hungry. What does she do? Cries, right? She signals to mom and dad that it’s time. “Feed me, please I’m hungry.” Baby gets fed. What does she do when she’s had enough? She stops. She pushes away, “Thanks, mom, I’ve had enough.”

However, as adults, we are not taught to stay in touch with those hunger and fullness cues. We overeat for a multitude of reasons – availability, convenience, highly manufactured hard-to-resist food-like substances, portions, environment, conditioning, genetics. We live in an environment where we’re conditioned to overeat. And yes, we overeat because we override the sense of fullness/satisfaction. In my blog post, "The Simple Secret a Baby Can Teach You About Eating," I discuss how to build healthy food habits and get in touch with your body's signals. 😊

Read now: https://www.neilyonnutrition.com/2020/08/10/what-a-baby-can-teach-you-eating/! ⬅️⬅️⬅️

Do you know what babies can teach us about eating? 👶

Think about it: A baby is hungry. What does she do? Cries, right? She signals to mom and dad that it’s time. “Feed me, please I’m hungry.” Baby gets fed. What does she do when she’s had enough? She stops. She pushes away, “Thanks, mom, I’ve had enough.”

However, as adults, we are not taught to stay in touch with those hunger and fullness cues. We overeat for a multitude of reasons – availability, convenience, highly manufactured hard-to-resist food-like substances, portions, environment, conditioning, genetics. We live in an environment where we’re conditioned to overeat. And yes, we overeat because we override the sense of fullness/satisfaction. In my blog post, "The Simple Secret a Baby Can Teach You About Eating," I discuss how to build healthy food habits and get in touch with your body's signals. 😊

Read now: https://www.neilyonnutrition.com/2020/08/10/what-a-baby-can-teach-you-eating/! ⬅️⬅️⬅️

08/09/2021

Being kind is always possible, but not always *easy.* Most of us are quick to react with judgment or anger. But, a negative reaction not only hurts the people we are responding to, but it hurts us as well. So, the next time someone cuts you off in traffic or does something that irritates you, be mindful of your response. Do your best to reply lovingly, and remember that we all experience hardship, and it's always best to respond to each other with kindness.🧡

Being kind is always possible, but not always *easy.* Most of us are quick to react with judgment or anger. But, a negative reaction not only hurts the people we are responding to, but it hurts us as well. So, the next time someone cuts you off in traffic or does something that irritates you, be mindful of your response. Do your best to reply lovingly, and remember that we all experience hardship, and it's always best to respond to each other with kindness.🧡

08/05/2021

Why are people so hung up on aging?! Men are often considered to be 'distinguished' as they age - why aren't women? Hmmm? I say embrace the process. 🤷‍♀️

Why are people so hung up on aging?! Men are often considered to be 'distinguished' as they age - why aren't women? Hmmm? I say embrace the process. 🤷‍♀️

08/04/2021

Neily's Nutrition Tip: When choosing yogurt, pick one that maximizes protein & minimizes added sugar.

Strained yogurt, commonly known as Greek yogurt or skyr in Iceland, is much higher in protein than 'regular' yogurt. I quit my Yoplait habit (sorry, Yoplait) many years ago and switched to plain Greek yogurt, and added my own fruit.

I'll never forget an interaction with someone who commented never eating yogurt (even plain) because of the sugar. This was long before the new label showing the added sugar content. She didn't realize yogurt was made from the milk sugar lactose so avoided a nutrient-rich food due to her misunderstanding.

My preference is to stick with plain to minimize *added* sugars not naturally occurring in the yogurt (think: cane sugar, cane syrup, etc.).

Do you take added sugars into consideration when choosing yogurt? Why or why not?

Neily's Nutrition Tip: When choosing yogurt, pick one that maximizes protein & minimizes added sugar.

Strained yogurt, commonly known as Greek yogurt or skyr in Iceland, is much higher in protein than 'regular' yogurt. I quit my Yoplait habit (sorry, Yoplait) many years ago and switched to plain Greek yogurt, and added my own fruit.

I'll never forget an interaction with someone who commented never eating yogurt (even plain) because of the sugar. This was long before the new label showing the added sugar content. She didn't realize yogurt was made from the milk sugar lactose so avoided a nutrient-rich food due to her misunderstanding.

My preference is to stick with plain to minimize *added* sugars not naturally occurring in the yogurt (think: cane sugar, cane syrup, etc.).

Do you take added sugars into consideration when choosing yogurt? Why or why not?

Photos from Neily on Nutrition's post 08/03/2021

Did you know Saturday was National Avocado Day? Yes I forgot too....but hey, it was Saturday and I'm sure I was doing something super important (haha!)

While technically a fruit, avocados are incredibly versatile and one of the best sources of health-boosting fats! Whether it's guacamole (see the recipe above 😉), avocado toast, or a creamy avocado green smoothie, you can add avocados to anything for an extra dose of omega 3s, fiber, and potassium!

What's your favorite way to eat avocados? 🥑

07/29/2021

Coconut oil...yay or nay? 🥥

Truthfully, there are no straight answers.

Are you eating lots of highly manufactured food-like substances, or are you eating a more wholesome nutrient-rich diet inclusive of veggies, fruits, whole grains, and lean protein? There are few absolutes in the world of nutrition. We're individuals and must be treated as such.

So, for some, the answer is yes, and for others, it is no. In some cases, the answer is maybe. It comes down to diet and lifestyle, health, genetics, and predisposition to specific health conditions.

Personally, I use olive oil almost exclusively. What about you? 🫒 🥥

Coconut oil...yay or nay? 🥥

Truthfully, there are no straight answers.

Are you eating lots of highly manufactured food-like substances, or are you eating a more wholesome nutrient-rich diet inclusive of veggies, fruits, whole grains, and lean protein? There are few absolutes in the world of nutrition. We're individuals and must be treated as such.

So, for some, the answer is yes, and for others, it is no. In some cases, the answer is maybe. It comes down to diet and lifestyle, health, genetics, and predisposition to specific health conditions.

Personally, I use olive oil almost exclusively. What about you? 🫒 🥥

07/28/2021

Happy Wednesday! Here's a lovely little reminder to help you through the rest of your week. 🧡

For an extra boost of positivity each day, say this to yourself as soon as you wake up, "My body is healthy. My mind is brilliant. My soul is beautiful." ☀️

Happy Wednesday! Here's a lovely little reminder to help you through the rest of your week. 🧡

For an extra boost of positivity each day, say this to yourself as soon as you wake up, "My body is healthy. My mind is brilliant. My soul is beautiful." ☀️

Get to Know Neily

Helping women improve health, age gracefully, and have abundant energy to live the lifestyle of their dreams!

“Neily helped me realize that I could live a healthy and active lifestyle without starving myself or going on crazy crash diets. Her approach helped me understand how to make healthier choices and I didn’t feel like I was having to sacrifice foods I loved. She helped me change my mindset on how to approach every day food choices.” – Liz H,

“My visits with Neily we’re always very supportive and encouraging. In our discussions she helped me to have a positive mind shift about food, my behaviors, and thoughts about food. At the end of each call Neily helped me identify the next action to take for the following week helping me keep focused on my goals. Neily is very engaging and very uplifting!” —Paula S., Dallas Texas

“Neily has been a great advisor about the helpfulness of every day foods. She doesn’t advocate any strange diets or crazy exercise schemes. She takes the ‘bad!’ out of all foods and replaces it with ‘consider eating more of this one to replace less about one.’ Good stuff!” —Ellen Brisendine, DFW area

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Award-winning registered dietitian nutritionist and Wellcoach® Certified Health Coach, Jennifer Neily helps people improve health, age gracefully, and have abundant energy to live the lifestyle of their dreams. After seven years as a dietitian at Parkland Hospital working with seriously ill patients, Neily worked over five years at the world-renowned Cooper Clinic. Since 2009, she has been in private practice as a coach, public speaker, writer, and teacher. Neily works with local and national media and in social media providing unbiased, relevant health and nutrition information. Neily is a foster mom to Great Danes. For 15+ years, she has lovingly cared for 48 gentle giants as they’ve awaited adoption. She lives in Dallas, Texas.