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Today's Takeaway with Florine Mark

Mar 22, 2021

With Monica Auslander Moreno, Registered Dietician Nutritionist (RDN)


As we spent more time at home and less time eating out this past year, meal planning has become a big part of our lives. Some people have taken online cooking classes, bought a new cookbook, or reinvented family favorites. While we’re all doing our best, it’s still important to choose the right kind of food that will give us the best nutrients and add the most benefit to our health. My guest today, Monica Auslander Moreno, is a registered dietician with a celebrity clientele that includes MLB team the Miami Marlins. According to Monica, eating certain foods can improve your health and your overall well-being. Stick around to find out what foods she recommends for spicing up your eating habits and maximizing your health benefits!


What You’ll Hear on This Episode:


  • How did Crohn’s disease shape Monica’s path?
  • How does Monica’s Crohn’s manifest itself? Does she experience pain when eating?
  • What is a low-FODMAP diet?
  • When did Monica decide to become a dietician?
  • What’s the difference between a dietician and a nutritionist?
  • Learn about Monica’s business, Essence Nutrition.
  • What does Monica describe as a healthy diet or as she likes to call it, “habitual oral intake patterns”?
  • Monica details a typical day of meals for her.
  • Was Monica ever overweight?
  • The importance of movement along with food for health.
  • How does Monica feel about a “low carb diet”?
  • How did Monica begin working with the Miami Marlins?
  • What are Monica’s thoughts on a vegetarian diet?
  • How does Monica feel about sugar?



Today’s Takeaway:

I love to eat. But even more than that, I love to eat healthily. I practice mindful eating, and I truly enjoy my meals because I know I’m nourishing my mind, body, and soul. Everything tastes so much better when you treat yourself and your body to food that’s not only flavorful but good for you. Instead of reaching for that bag of potato chips or a candy bar, try something like a bowl of air-popped popcorn flavored with a delicious spice. Dill is a personal favorite of mine; I seem to put it on everything! Don’t forget—it’s really important that fruit and vegetables are the mainstays in our diet. When we give our body what it needs nutritionally, I think we sleep better and even look better! I’m Florine Mark and that’s “Today’s Takeaway.”

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Florine Mark


Mentioned in This Episode:

Essence Nutrition

Essence Nutrition on Facebook

Monica on Instagram

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics