As a nutritionist in the gastroenterology department of The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, my job is to help patients with various digestive disorders — from IBS to celiac, Crohn’s disease, reflux, and ulcerative colitis — learn how to eat to feel their best.
In today’s food-obsessed world of kale, kombucha, and countless trendy diets, many patients often feel overwhelmed and confused about what and how they should be eating.
While I love these fancy “superfoods” as much as the next person, they can often be expensive and hard to find in some places, so I find that the best and most sustainable diets are often the simplest.
I eat a balanced diet of natural, organic (as much as possible), and minimally processed food, and advise my patients to do the same. With two kids and a busy work schedule, I like to keep my meals convenient and consistent. Here’s what a typical day in my diet looks like: