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Jaime has appeared on Coral Gables TV, Boomer Times radio show, and has been quoted in articles featured on NewBeauty.com, Details, Health, Refinery29, Fitness and Women’s Health. She has also written literature reviews on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, participated in research on communal Vitamin D status, and has been published in Oncology Nutrition Connection.


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How Many Carbs Should You Eat to Lose Weight?

Boost your weight-loss results with the right amount of the macronutrient.

6 Meal-Prep Mistakes That Are Making You Gain Weight

If you've just hopped on the weight-loss train, your first stop is probably Meal Prep Ville, population: all of Instagram.

Why It’s So Damn Hard to Eat Healthy on Mondays

Your weekend was epic. But before you know it, it’s 6 a.m. on Monday and one look at your bowl of overnight oats makes you crave an egg McMuffin. Extra cheese, please!

50 Healthy Almond Butter Hacks That Are a Party in Your Mouth

Almond butter is the Kylie Jenner of weight-loss foods. While it's totally new to some, others just can't get enough of the stuff.

Why Reduced-Fat Foods Are Making You Fat

It’s the nutrition zombie that just won’t die.
A whopping 65 percent of people want to reduce the amount of fat in their diets, according to a recent Nielson survey, despite overwhelming research that shows low-fat diets may actually promote weight gain.
So how has this monster of myth lived for so long?

35 Yummy Nutritionist-Approved Ways to Eat Canned Tuna

Canned tuna (the light, wild-caught kind) is an awesome source of lean protein for when chicken breast gets boring. The only issue is that, well, tuna gets boring, too. There are only so many times you can make that same ol', same ol' tuna salad before your taste buds shrivel up.

 

The Exact Formula for a Weight-Loss Boosting Breakfast

You know that eating breakfast in the morning can keep you from bingeing later in the day and possibly help you lose weight. The only problem: Most of us are straight-up zombies first thing in the morning and end up eating like one, mindlessly scarfing down whatever is in our path.

WTF Does Eating in Moderation REALLY Mean?

For one woman, eating in moderation might mean drinking only one soda per week. For another, it might mean putting down her fork when she’s full; or ordering a small pizza over a large one; or finishing her salad before moving on to dessert. And here's the kicker: Technically, they're all doing it right. Though that non-specific advice might be unhelpful for someone trying to lose weight by counting each calorie, it could actually enable you drop pounds without a food diary or nutrition tracker.

8 Things You Definitely Never Knew About Food Cravings

Some of us raid the drive-thru once a month, while others keep desk drawers stocked with candy 24/7. We all crave something, but what’s really in charge of those hankerings? Science reveals 10 little-known truths about cravings—including how you can crush yours.

Gluten-Free Myths

If you aren’t on a G-free diet, chances are you know someone who is. In recent years, the percentage of people cutting gluten from their diet has ballooned to one in three, according to The NPD Group. But many aren’t doing it for the right (or most effective) reasons. Meanwhile, those who legitimately need to be on the diet often aren’t doing it right. The problem: These far-too-commonly believed fallacies about going gluten-free.

 

Can Drinking Milk Prevent Alzheimer's Disease?

Drink your milk, and you’ll grow up strong. At least that’s what your mom always said. But decades later, drinking your milk may help keep your brain young, according to new research published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Do Aphrodisiac Foods Work?

Our culture’s obsession with quick fixes, even in the bedroom, has produced all kinds of penis pills, pumps and products to aid in our quest for fulfilling fornication. Many of these products are advertised as aphrodisiac-mimicking musings but can harbor untested ingredients and harmful side effects. The best way to give your sex life an upgrade is the natural way, the way of the senses: We’re touching on taste, scent and touch.

Top 10: Most Unhealthy Foods

The season of food festivals is upon us. Kicked off by the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE, the four-day event showcases the world’s most renowned, chefs, culinary personalities, and, of course, food and booze.

13 Meal-Prep Hacks to Save Time in the Kitchen

We’ve all done it: stared at an empty refrigerator for a full five minutes, shut the door, walked away and ordered a pizza. “Waiting until the last minute to choose what we are eating can lead to poor choices because we really can’t make sound decisions when we are running from one place to the next and don’t have the tools to create a healthy choice,” says Florida-based dietitian nutritionist Jaime Mass, RDN, LDN, owner of Jaime Mass Nutritionals.

8 Foods That Fight The Flu

Get vaccinated, wash your hands, don't touch your face—these rules are second nature (or at least they should be) come flu season—especially because this year's strain is particularly nasty.
But, little do most germaphobes know, what's on your plate can also help keep you from coming down with the flu—and, if you are unfortunate enough to get it, kick the virus's butt. Stock your kitchen with these flu-fighting foods.

8 Downsides to an All-Juice-and-Smoothie Diet Plan

Juice and smoothies are great, in moderation. Before you commit to juicing 24/7, learn how an all-liquid diet can wreck your weight-loss efforts—and long-term health.

Can You REALLY Make Pasta More Diet Friendly By Reheating it?

You might want to stop ignoring those leftovers in your fridge. An experiment on the BBC show Trust Me, I'm a Doctor suggests that cooling and then reheating your pasta can actually make it healthier.

5 Things You're Eating That Make You Look Older

Who's that old man looking back at you in the mirror? Some guy who's been eating the wrong foods, that's who. "No food is going to age you in a day, but a lifetime of over indulging in the wrong choices can certainly set you up to look older and wrinkle faster," says nutritionist Jaime Mass, RDN, LDN.

What Do You Eat Every Day? Doctors, Nutritionists, and Personal Trainers Weigh In

There’s a reason online grocery stores come with a “favorites” list: Because no matter how much our taste buds love variety, we’re creatures of habit. Just take a look into your fridge. It probably packs the same foods it did last week and the week before that.
So we polled the experts—from nutritionists and personal trainers to physicians—on the foods they eat as often as possible. You might want to consider adding them to your healthy-eating routine.

7 Dinner Habits That Are Making You Gain Weight

When it comes to weight loss (or on the flip side, weight gain), every meal counts—but dinner definitely wins the award for most likely to be indulgent. Here are seven dinner habits that threaten to derail your weight-loss efforts.

Will 1 Cookie Ruin Your Diet? Women’s Health: 5 “Healthy” Snacks That Are Keeping Your From Losing Weight

Shake your salt habit, get rid of gluten, just say "no" to sugar, and for the sake of everything good and pure, please step away from anything processed. The tune varies depending on the program you’re following, but nowadays nearly every hot-to-trot meal plan has one thing in common: elimination. 

5 “HEALTHY” SNACKS THAT ARE KEEPING YOU FROM LOSING WEIGHT

Snacking definitely isn't out of the question if you're trying to lose weight. But, unfortunately, many of the snacks lining your supermarket's health-food shelves are probably working against your goal to lose a couple of inches from your waistline.

What Would Happen to Your Body if You Drank 60 SHOTS of Espresso

Last weekend, in the name of record breaking, a guy walked into a Starbucks and worked with baristas to create their most expensive drink yet: a 128-ounce Vanilla Bean Mocha Frappuccino that rang up at $54.75, according to Consumerist.com. That's a lot of happy hours, folks.

14 Surprising Causes of Dehydration on Health and Time

Your body is about 60% water. Lose even 1.5% of that H2O—the tipping point for mild dehydration—and your mood, energy levels, and cognitive function drop, according to research from the University of Connecticut. And while there are obvious reasons you can end up dehydrated—a sunny day, exercise, or not drinking enough in general—other triggers are less obvious.
 

ARE VEGETARIANS LESS HEALTHY THAN MEAT EATERS?

Vegetarian eating has an all-star health rep—but according to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE, vegetarians may actually be less healthy than meat eaters, on average.

THE TRUTH BEHIND 9 POPULAR “HANGOVER CURES”

If your famous last words—"just one more"—routinely turns into three or four, you might have already sought the help of one of the many so-called hangover cures currently on the market. These powders, pills, and miracle beverages promise a night's worth of poor choices without any (okay, some) of the morning-after regrets.

HEALTH MYTH: ARE GMOS ACTUALLY BAD FOR YOU?

GMOs, a term that's thrown around all the time but rarely understood, have been taking a lot of flack lately. The latest confusion and controversy has prompted Whole Foods to pull Chobani yogurt from its shelves and General Mills to remove all GMOs from boxes of Cheerios. But how many people actually know what they are?

DOES EATING LATE AT NIGHT REALLY LEAD TO WEIGHT GAIN?

The question: So many people say not to eat after 7 p.m. But can late dinners and midnight snacks really thwart my weight loss goals?

DO LIQUID CLEANSES REALLY WORK?

Cayenne pepper, lemon, maple syrup and water. This recipe for the Master Cleanse was made famous by Beyonce who used it to lose weight for her role in Dreamgirls. While this liquid cleanse seemed to work for her, let's not forget that she has a team behind her every step of the way. That's why for this week's “Ask an Expert” we're exploring the world of liquid cleanses.