Nutrition Diva's Secrets for a Healthy Diet

What to Eat, What to Avoid, and What to Stop Worrying About

Quick & Dirty Tips Quick & Dirty Tips

Monica Reinagel

St. Martin's Griffin

Tired of trying to figure out what you should be eating for breakfast, or whether it's ever OK to eat before going to bed?  Want to know which type of milk, or cereals, or meats are best so that food shopping is easier?
Millions of people already eat, look, and feel better thanks to popular podcast host and board-certified nutritionist Monica Reinagel. In her highly-anticipated guidebook she sorts through all the conflicting nutrition information out there and busts outdated food myths, so you'll know exactly what to eat (and what to avoid) once and for all. Don't worry if pasta makes you happy, if chocolate keeps you sane, or if you just can't stand broccoli; no food is off limits and none is required. Instead, Monica walks you through every aisle of the grocery store and through each meal and snack of the day, helping you make healthier choices and answering your burning questions, including:
How often should you eat?Which organic foods are worth the extra cost?Does cooking vegetables destroy the vitamins?Should foods be combined in certain ways for better digestion?
Complete with grocery shopping lists, simple, delicious recipes, and sample meal plans, Nutrition Diva's Secrets for a Healthy Diet will have you feeling healthier, looking better than ever before, and no longer worrying about what to eat for dinner.



  • Which Oils are Best for Cooking? Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

    Watch Monica Reigagel, the Nutrition Diva, show you how to choose the best cooking oil. Learn how to tell the difference between saturated fats, monounsaturated fats, and polyunsaturated fats. Is there such a thing as healthy oil? The Nutrition Diva discusses coconut oil, olive oil and walnut oil and how to use them.

  • Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel Shares Pasta Portion Tips

    Watch this video from Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel, author of Nutrition Diva's Secrets for a Healthy Diet, and learn how to make pasta a healthy meal. The Nutrition Diva demonstrates proper portion size with different varieties of pasta. With healthy pasta portions and vegetables or healthy protein filling up the rest of the plate, pasta doesn't have to be a nutrition no no.

  • Nutrition Diva's Secrets for Healthy Diet

    Watch this video and hear nutritionist Monica Reinagel talk about her book Nutrition Diva's Secrets for a Healthy Diet: What to Eat, What to Avoid, and What to Stop Worrying About. The book is full of diet tips and healthy eating tips, and Nutrition Diva dispels plenty of diet myths along the way. Learn the answers to all of your diet and nutrition questions, with Nutrition Diva's Secrets for a Healthy Diet!

  • Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel on How to Use Kosher Salt

    Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel explains the difference between kosher salt and sea salt, and how (and when) to use kosher salt in your cooking. What is the difference between these two salt types, and which makes the best cooking salt? Learn which salt has less sodium, and how different sodium amounts may or may not help you to reduce sodium.

  • How to Make Spaghetti Squash, with Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

    Watch this video and learn how to prepare spaghetti squash, a delicious low-carb pasta alternative, from Monica Reinagel, author of the book Nutrition Diva's Secrets for a Healthy Diet. Nutrition Diva demonstrates how to cook squash and offers suggestions for making a delicious squash pasta dish.

  • How to Make the Perfect Salad Dressing, with Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

    Watch this video and ditch the bottled gunk! Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel shows you how to dress a salad with style. This homemade dressing recipe is easy to make, tastes great, and won't be too sweet or too salty like so many bottled dressings.

  • How Much Water Do You Need to Drink? Nutrition Diva Monical Reinagel

    Eight glasses? Two Liters? Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel gets to the bottom of the common nutrition myth that you must drink eight glasses of water a day to get hydrated. Staying well hydrated may be easier than you think! The Nutrition Diva shares tips on how to hydrate without constant trips to the water cooler.

  • How to Make Salmon in Parchment, with Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

    Watch Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel show you how to cook fish in parchment paper--a simple, delicious, and healthy technique for preparing fresh fish. This salmon recipe is fancy enough for a dinner party but easy enough to make for one!

  • Nutrition Diva's Quick and Dirty Tips for Shopping at the Farmers Market

    Watch this video to learn healthy shopping tips for your local farmers market, from Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel. Going vegetable shopping, but not sure how pick out a healthy mix of vegetables? Nutrition Diva shares some great vegetable tips that make shopping at the farmers market a breeze.

  • Nutrition Diva's Quick and Dirty Tips for Organic Eating

    Want to buy organic, but find that organic produce is taking a bite out of your wallet? Nutrition Diva talks about organic vs. conventional fruits and vegetables, and argues that the most important things is to be eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. While you should buy organic vegetables and fruits if you can, buy conventional when buying organic is impossible or unaffordable.



Praise for Nutrition Diva's Secrets for a Healthy Diet

Finally, an essential guide to rational, balanced eating! With her practical tips and realistic outlook, Monica Reinagel makes healthful eating simple and deprivation-free. No one should live without enjoying foods she loves, and with this smart, easy guide, you don’t have to.
--Lucy Danziger, Editor-in-Chief, SELF Magazine

Monica takes all of the confusion out of healthy eating with advice that's smart, to the point, and, best of all, completely doable. This book gets to the heart of how to nourish your family and debunks all those outdated nutritional myths in the process. Don't go to the supermarket without it.

--Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., C.N.S., and award-winning NY Times bestselling author of The Fat Flush Plan and Zapped

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  • Monica Reinagel

  • Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS is the creator of the #1-ranked Nutrition Diva podcast and the author of three previous books on health and nutrition. In recent years, she has served as Chief Nutritionist for NutritionData.com, one of the internet’s leading nutrition information sites, and is a frequent contributor to SELF magazine and Epicurious.com.  Monica holds a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition and is a licensed and board-certified nutrition specialist. She received her professional culinary training at L’Academie de Cuisine in Washington, D.C. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association, the American College of Nutrition, and the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Monica is also a professional opera singer and has performed with opera companies and orchestras throughout the United States and Germany.

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Nutrition Diva's Secrets for a Healthy Diet

What to Eat, What to Avoid, and What to Stop Worrying About

Quick & Dirty Tips

Monica Reinagel



St. Martin's Griffin