About Eve

Breakfast in Florence

Hello, My name is Eve Kecskes and I’m a Registered Dietitian with a passion for food & nutrition.  I have a private practice in Manhattan and work with patients on an individual basis for weight loss, sports nutrition, pre- and post-natal nutrition, disease prevention and management, and general wellness.  I believe nutrition is extremely individual, and I work with my clients to find a plan that is right for them.

My goal of this blog is to make you an informed nutrition reader.  As a dietitian, I believe the key to a healthy diet is moderation, variety and balance.  I know it is easy to throw these words around, but understanding how to put them in action is where the difficulty lies.  There is a lot of conflicting advice in the media, the internet and elsewhere, and as a Registered Dietitian I want to help you make sense of it all.

This blog is a place for me to educate you in the field of nutrition by sorting through some of the latest nutrition research and fads.   In addition to the science end of things, I’m going to share with you anecdotal advice from my personal experience, and how I, as a nutritionist, handle the hardest situations: traveling, dining out, working long hours and more.    Make sure to check this blog often so you are in the “know” of how to stay healthy like a dietitian does!

Visit my website for more information about my practice: http://www.nutritionbyeve.com

Please be advised that this blog is not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure any illnesses that you may have.  The information provided on this site is for our own education and the education of others. It is not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any disease.  You should always consult a doctor before undertaking any diet or exercise program.

15 Responses

  1. You got me thinking about how I always want to eat more than I should just because it’s there. I like how you decided how much to eat before the food arrived. However, the chocolate souffle would not have been left! I loved your blog.

  2. Hi Eve, just found your blog!!! It’s so cool being a RD. I’m trying to get pregnant… since you work for pre-natal nutrition, would you mind give me some tips? like what food to consume and avoid? which supplements to take? I’d really appreciate any advice! 😀 thanks

    • I can’t give any individual tips since I don’t know everything about you (ie what I do in a consultation!). When you’re trying to get pregnant you should limit your fish consumption to 12 ounces/week; if you eat white albacore tuna limit it to 6 oz/week; avoid shark, swordfish, king mackerel, or tilefish. You should be taking prenatal vitamins, make an appointment with your OB/GYN for a recommendation. Also make sure to get your proper calcium in – 1,000 mg/day. I would also monitor your intake of artificial sweeteners, caffeine, and alcohol.

      • Hi Eve,

        I am trying to make an appointment but your website isn’t working. Can you please contact me? I was referred to you by my gyno.

        Thanks!
        Stephanie

  3. Hey Eve I just found your blog from KathEats and I love it and your story! I am 19, from California and I am about to start my first year at NYU (transferring in as a sophomore.) I am going to Steinhardt and majoring in Nutrition and Food Science. You sound like a very busy girl, but since you have been through this program, I would love to know if you have ANY advice!!

    • Good luck at NYU! This will be a very exciting time for you. Get involved in the Nutrition community as much as you can from the beginning. Join the ADA as a student member and the GNYDA (Greater New York Dietetic Association) as a student member. Go to lectures, start volunteering, meet people in the community. This will help you so much in the future.

  4. Eve,

    I am so glad I found your blog! I’m a recent college grad trying to navigate the “adult world” and also the kitchen. I’m working on eating healthier and have so much to learn. Your blog provides such great information about the basics of healthy eating. I can’t wait to try your recipes and some of the foods your write about (watercress here I come!).

    Thanks– I look forward to following your blog! Adding you to my blogroll.

    Kristen

  5. i love the site! i just learned so much and am going to try and test out some of the recipes soon. also going to brave trader joes for the muesli!

  6. Hi Eve, Love your website. It’s informative and colorful. I’m glad you included pictures of you in addition to the food. This actually seems like fun. Many of the recipes sound interesting and I will surely try them. I am passing this website along. I wish you much success.

  7. Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Its so nice to meet you. 😉

  8. Hi Eve,

    I have a general question, and I hope you can help to bust the myth if possible.

    I’m trying to gain weight. My current BMI is in the range of 19.6 – 20.0. Body fat is estimated at 13-14%. Visceral fat (according to Tanita and Omron machines) is 1-2.

    I have heard many so-called trainers at the gym saying that since I’m trying to gain weight, I can eat whatever I want even right before I sleep. Is this the right/healthy way to gain weight? For the record, I do exercise (more weights, less cardio).

    Thanks…

    • That is a myth! Yes you will gain weight if you consume more calories, however, that is not a healthy way of going about doing it. You want to make sure you fat intake is <30% of total calories, and the fat should come from healthy sources. You should also be choosing whole grains more often than white, and choose lean proteins. Increase your portion size of healthy foods, and make the most of your snacks. Good luck!

  9. Eve,

    I was looking over your blog and I gotta say you are doing a great job! I really like your easy approach toward eating as a sustenance instead of habit. I feel that this attitude can really help people struggling with weight issues. I write for website that aims to aide people struggling with obesity and I was hoping you would be interested in building a relationship between our websites. If you could email me at lindsay.ferrigno@gmail.com I would gladly talk to you further about what I have in mind. Thanks!

    Lindsay

  10. Funny you wrote about this, I was just discussing it with a colleague. Just be sure that a professional is always consulted.

  11. Hi
    My names Zoe
    I am recovering from anorexia, I’m 18, 5ft 11, and 49.2kg

    I am eating 2500cal a day, and I’m gaining around 0.7kg-2lb per week.
    I do 2 hours of walking + housework a day.

    Is this enough calories for me
    And how much exercise do you think I should do ?

    Thanks any info much appreciated x

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