The renowned nutritionist is the founder of Nutritious Life, a Women’s Health columnist, and the author of several books, the most recent of which, Slim Calm Sexy Diet, was just released at the end of March.
We peeked inside Glassman’s fridge to find out what she stocks for herself (and her family). And learned a lot about her go-to meals and how to keep “mental food fights” at bay.
I noticed you have a lot of organic products and produce. Do you eat 100 percent organic? Not 100 percent. I try to stock the home fridge with organic foods but that’s not to say that non-organic items don’t slip in. Like I tell my clients, you have to look at the BIG picture of your diet.
What’s in the two glass containers to the right of the Yobaby? Fresh mozzarella in the top glass container (my kids would eat it for three meals a day!!) and leftover broiled salmon in the bottom glass container.
That’s a lot of apples! Are they a family favorite? BIG TIME! My kids both love apples. And, they are so easy to grab for soccer games, lunch for school, slice after dinner for “dessert.” We always have loads of apples in the apartment.
What’s a go-to food that you are always reaching for? I would say my fast go-to foods are avocado, hummus, and fresh mozzarella. I can make a breakfast, lunch, or dinner out of any and all of those. Fresh mozz on whole grain toast with a drizzle of olive oil and sea salt for breakfast. Tomatoes sliced with avocado and fresh mozzarella with balsamic vinegar for lunch… They make me happy and are a go-to when I have NO time at all to cook.
You’re obviously super healthy, but is instilling healthy eating habits in your two kids ever a challenge? Of course! My kids are certainly used to living in a very healthy home and they do go for apples, cheese, veggies and yogurt when they’re hungry. But, I definitely have heard them complain on more than one occasion, “Why do you have to be a nutritionist and make us eat only healthy?” or “Why can’t I have better snacks for school?” But they also exhibit pride over knowing about healthy food and like to tell me that there is calcium in yogurt or protein in chicken!
Adorable! Your new book is Slim, Calm, Sexy Diet. Everyone thinks of diets as contributing to how slim they are, but what about the “calm and sexy”? How does food impact those aspects? The calm comes into play in a few ways. First, stress in any part of our lives increases the stress hormone cortisol. This causes our appetite to increase and we eat more and gain weight in our mid section. Our insulin sensitivity is disrupted and we gain even more weight.
Next, when we are stressed, we often emotionally eat! Emotional eating mixed with hormonal disturbances equals a big bad old mess!
And for many people, stress is often related to food itself. So many of us struggle with “mental food fights” on a daily basis. In Slim Calm Sexy Diet, I help people manage the stress in their lives, eat empowered to reduce the “mental food fights,” and even incorporate some foods that on their own help reduce stress. When you are calm and eating in control you will become slim. When you are calm and slim, you are confident, and what’s sexier than that?
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