California is facing a diabetic crisis, with 55% of adults and 23% of teens having type 2 diabetes or prediabetes. The problem... Read More
Frieda – Spotlight Story
The DPP (Diabetes Prevention Program) that we offer at Skinny Gene has a couple of main goals, among them being... Read More
As far as food fads go, the past couple of years have stuffed us full, with healthy trends such as acai bowls... Read More
Sugar in your Cupboard
Gazing into my cupboard today I was overwhelmed. I am specifically looking to rid my pantry and refrigerator of excess sugar. The... Read More
Dr. Aarti Ivanic
Dr. Aarti Ivanic is an associate professor of marketing at the University of San Diego’s school of business and a board member... Read More
Babies diets consist of very few constituents; they are mostly understood as healthy doses of fruit mush along with either milk or formula.... Read More
Scary Candy Choices, a Guide to a Better Choice
By Eileen Ferrer, Skinny Gene Nutritionist Do you have a sweet tooth? From time to time, I need my candy fix. My... Read More
Breaking the Sugar Addiction
It’s time to uncover the truth about sugar cravings and how we can finally tame our sweet tooth.
Tricks for Healthy Halloween Treats
By Rennie Aranda, Skinny Gene Registered Dietitian Looking for some fun Halloween treats and cocktails for your next holiday bash? Halloween... Read More
5 Scary Foods You Thought Were Healthy
We’ve all been duped before. The claims on a package of “natural”, “low fat”, “high in vitamins” - all screaming “pick me! I’m healthy!” As scary as it sounds, some labels can be misleading. The frightening truth is that unless you do a little detective work reading the nutrition facts and ingredient list, there is no other way of knowing just how healthy a product is. Let me help you cross off a few of these terrifying foods from your healthy list.
Processed Meat and Cancer Risk
If you haven’t heard, a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) is claiming that eating processed meats poses the same cancer... Read More
Oh Nuts!! Successfully going peanut-free
Birthday parties, school lunches, playdate...now a days, there are so many reasons go peanut free. Peanut allergy, and peanut-free zones, are becoming more common, but finding peanut-free foods might be harder than you think. Here are some tips and resources to help no nut zones, peanut free.
Choosing Antioxidants for Optimal Health
By Rennie Aranda, Skinny Gene Registered Dietitian We have all been told not only to eat our fruits and veggies, but eat... Read More
No picnic basket is complete without tasty sandwiches. They are easy to prepare, carry, and share. But how do you build a sandwich that won’t pack on the pounds? The key to a healthy sandwich is to have a good balance of all the food groups. Including the right carbohydrate, protein, dairy, fruits (yes fruits!) and veggie choices in your sandwich will keep you full and prevent spiked in your blood sugar. Let’s breakdown the building blocks of a wholesome sammie.
What Type of Milk is Right For You?
We all know that milk does a body good, but what milk is right for you? From dairy to non-dairy, there are a variety of ways to fill your glass with the nutrients needed for a healthy body. The question is, what type of milk is right for you?
Summer Food Safety
Summer is here and so is the season of picnics, pool parties, and barbeques! Unfortunately these events can be bacteria's dream come true. 1 in 6 Americans suffer from food poisoning each year. In the summer months, those numbers escalate. Have a food safe summer by remembering these four basic food safety rules. You'll keep your friends and family safe, from the food prep down to bringing home delicious leftovers.
Healthy Marinades and Rubs
A tasty marinade or rub is essential to getting flavor in your summertime favorites. However, despite all their benefits, choosing the wrong marinades or rubs could wreck your diet. Some store-bought options can be unhealthy, which are often loaded with sodium, fat, added sugars, and preservatives. Try some of these healthier, yet tasty combinations that will keep your summer cookout a healthy one.
Which is better? Comparing Salad Greens
By Eileen Ferrer, Skinny Gene Nutritionist I enjoy a good salad, but some beg to differ because they’re leaves. Leaves are delicious!... Read More
5 Time Saving Tips to Making Nutritious & Delicious Salads!
By Rennie Aranda, Skinny Gene Registered Dietitian Want to pack a lunch for work or school but feel as if you don’t... Read More
Savory Salads that Satisfy
By Cristina Pessegueiro, Skinny Gene Nutritionist Whoever said filling up on fruits and vegetables has to be dull and tedious obviously never had... Read More
Shop for A Cause – Diabetes Prevention
Have you had the chance to visit Shop Skinny Gene, our online store in which product sales go to prevent type 2 diabetes? We feature... Read More
Nutrition Before, During, and After Walking
Follow these simple guidelines to make sure our body gets enough fuel for energy and better performance as well as to prevent any stomach discomfort, hunger or fatigue
Spring Clean Your Diet with Seasonal Fruits & Vegetables
By Rennie Arranda, Skinny Gene Registered Dietitian Spring is just around the corner and is a great time for a fresh start.... Read More
5 Do’s and Don’ts for a Healthy Heart
Heart disease can be preventable, so it is important to know what you should do to improve your heart health, as well as what you shouldn’t do. Check out these 5 do's and don'ts for a healthy heart.
Benefits of Chocolate
Chocolate is not the enemy! In fact, eating an ounce of chocolate a few times a week could be just what your body needs. See how indulging in our chocolate craving could be great for your health.
Volunteer With Team Skinny Gene
Volunteer with Team Skinny Gene at the San Diego Half Marathon on March 6th, 7th, or 8th. If you live in or... Read More
Goal Setting for Success
By Eileen Ferrer, Skinny Gene Nutritionist Once I learned the definition of success, I knew I needed that in my life. To... Read More
Ways to Recover from Splurges
By Rennie Aranda, Skinny Gene Registered Dietitian You’ve opened all the presents, attended all the fun holiday parties, and recovered from the... Read More
Portion Control Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain
By Rennie Aranda, Skinny Gene Dietitian Winter holidays is a fun time of year to spend time with your loved ones and... Read More
Naughty Foods On Our Nice List
By Eileen Ferrer, Skinny Gene Nutritionist All year long, you have been eating for your health. You have included more fruits and... Read More