We interrupt the usual “once a day” posting schedule with a request for your questions I have the opportunity to interview an NYC dietitian, Tanya Zuckerbrot, about the benefits of fiber and, more specifically, her F-Factor diet. It’s all part of Fiber One’s new Fiber Friend Face-Off. Check out that link because it looks like you can win some prizes if you enter!
I’m really excited about the interview, but I wanted to give you a chance to chime in just as you did with the Jen Perez interview. It makes reading the answers more fun, right?
So tell me, what are some of your burning questions about fiber? Do you want to know why it’s so important? What exactly it is? How you can best integrate it into your diet? Ask anything! I’ve included a bio about Tanya below so that you can get an idea of her background:
Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD is a nutritionist and the creator of The F-Factor Diet, an innovative nutritional program she has used for more than ten years to provide hundreds of her clients with all the tools they need to achieve easy weight loss and maintenance, and improved health and well-being. The F-Factor Diet: Discover the Secret to Permanent Weight Loss (Putnum, 2006) appeared in hardcover in stores January 2007.
Tanya regularly appears on FOX News and has been a guest expert on the Today Show (NBC), The Rachael Ray Show, MSNBC, ABC News, CBS Evening News, VH1, iVillage Live, Life and Style (WB), Living It Up with Ali & Jack (ABC), The Food Network, Good Day New York, and FOX News’ Street Talk. Tanya has conducted wellness programs and lecture series for NBC studios, and The Discovery Networks. In May 2006, Discovery Network’s Miami office implemented The F-Factor Diet for their employees to help them lose weight and improve their energy levels. The average weight loss was seven pounds after two weeks, and 16 pounds after two months, on The F-Factor Diet. Tanya was a nutrition instructor at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and conducted nutrition seminars for the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) and the YWCA in New York.
Tanya is an Advisory Board Member and regular contributor to Men’s Fitness magazine. She contributes advice to readers and answers their questions on health and diet in her monthly column. In addition, Tanya has been quoted and/or profiled in the following publications: New York Magazine (twice for cover stories), Ladies Home Journal, Prevention, Elle, Shape,Glamour, People, Weight Watchers,Redbook, Shape, Women’s Wear Daily, Health, Ocean Drive, New York Post, The Daily News, Washington Post, Women’s World, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Teen Vogue, Star, Elle, New York Resident, The Miami Herald, and Muscle and Fitness Hers. Tanya has also been quoted on the following websites: AOL’s Home Page, ivillage.com, and about.com.
Tanya completed her Master’s degree in Nutrition and Food Studies, graduating with honors from New York University and completing a Dietetic residency at NYU Hospital. She is an accredited member of the American Dietetic Association and the Greater New York Dietetic Association. She is a member of Nutrition Entrepenuers, Dietitians in Business and Communications, and Weight Management Dietetic Practice Groups. In 1997, she received the Julia Child Award for Healthy Cooking from New York University’s Department of Nutrition and Food Studies.
After receiving her degree, Tanya founded Tanya’s Tastees™, a low-fat, healthy cookie company that developed a lucrative distribution into more than 200 national stores. At the same time, she built a flourishing private practice in New York City.
She is one of the few NYC-based dietitians with experience in treating clients with cardiovascular disease and diabetes. She advises the patients of several Manhattan cardiologists affiliated with Mount Sinai, Lenox Hill, and New York Presbyterian hospitals. Tanya also counsels patients with eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, gastrointestinal disorders such as IBS and Crohn’s disease, and has provided nutrition counseling to HIV-positive patients participating in the government-funded Momentum AIDS project. She has expanded her practice to offer prenatal nutrition workshops for pregnant women to ensure a healthy pregnancy for mother and child. In addition to her adult patients, Tanya counsels children and teens who struggle with their weight and body image. In February 2007, she appeared as an expert on the Today Show to discuss the growing problem of childhood obesity.
Tanya lives in Manhattan with her husband and children.
I’m looking forward to interviewing such a well-known dietitian. Leave a comment on this post if there is a question you want to have answered.
“See” you later