Hello and Happy New Year! I apologize for being horrible with contributing new things onto my page. So on top of my New Years resolution to moisturize my face daily and nightly (I am an aging female, you know) I will post more about healthy eating and all things yummy.  So to help keep this all in line and tip top shape I now have the help of a lovely dietetic student from Drexel University, Alex Wolz. In fact, I am giving her the first entry for 2014 — Being Savvy about Sweeteners… (her own topic of choice)Read More →

The moment you start to feel shaky during a shift, practice, at-bat, or stint on the tennis court, is an indication of inadequate fueling to your central nervous system. Going through long gaps without feeding your body can make you under-fueled not only for that very day, but the following days of summer tournaments, long practices, two-a-days, and camps.  It can become a vicious cycle if you, for example, overeat at night, awake still full, skip breakfast, and under-fuel again during the day.  These simple reminders will help avoid these pitfalls.Read More →

Hello All! I am happy to say I am going to begin frequently updating my website after being desserted. In my newer posts, I will include personal stories on health/lifestyle, current nutrition topics, recipes, and other items that support a healthy, nutritious, and active life. I feel this enables me to be more creative with my posts and not feel the dreaded writers block at times. As always, feel free to email me if you have any post ideas, questions, or stories you would like to share at jenna@jennastranzl.com.Read More →

What I about to say may rock your world. I admit, I am a dietitian that does not like water. And I know – I will die of dehydration if I do not drink it. If I dropped us all off on a deserted island and there was no food or drink (while there is a VERY obvious pool of ocean in front of us, it is off limits – for sake of my explanation), we would die in ~48 hours. That is unfortunate.Read More →

As discussed in the previous post, healthy snacks can be simple or creative. One important thing to understand when it comes to diet is variety. Oftentimes we get stuck in a cycle or have “staples” in terms of snacks and meals – eating the same snacks or meals day after day. When we limit the diet to only a few choices, we are limiting a variety of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients necessary for our bodies.Read More →

Oftentimes people approach me with the idea that because I am a dietitian, I am a miracle worker – and gosh, I wish I was.  Thing is, a dietitian can help create success; however, it takes more than our words of wisdom to make the goals happen.  When it comes to weight loss goals, one has to be realistic.  The most important things to realize are:Read More →

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