What Does Nutrition Diva Eat?

Like you, Nutrition Diva lives in the real world - the one that includes surprise pizza parties and other unforeseen developments. Here's how the ultimate nutrition expert navigates through the twists and turns of real life (without deprivation or hunger).

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS
4-minute read
Episode #290

4:30 pm

At about 4:30, I started to feel a little hungry. Or maybe I was just ready for a break from work. In any case, I had a handful of almonds to tide me over until dinner.

See also: Is Snacking Good or Bad?


7:00 pm

I have to confess that I didn't actually have much of a plan for dinner tonight. (See also: The Power of Planning.) But then, some friends called and offered to bring over pizza! What was I going to say? I like these friends and I like pizza!

At that point, I was really glad that I'd had a salad for lunch instead of a sandwich because a sandwich and pizza would have been a lot of bread for one day. (See also: Are Grains Killing Your Brain?)

And because I'd included a lot of vegetables into both breakfast and lunch, I'd already met my quota for the day. So I felt free to enjoy a few slices of pizza - and some red wine - guilt free.

See also: How Much Alcohol Is Healthy?


About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show.