December 4th

theresa albert - my friend in food


Steven and Chris on CBC


I love working with these guys.  They are truly the same people that you see on tv… polite, kind, professional and hilarious.  If Chris doesn’t do something silly or make a huge mess somehow then the day just doesn’t go right.  In this episode (starts at about minute 35) I share some simple swaps that cut calories without denying pleasure.  We work through three meals and save 1000 calories. Do that for a year and the calories would add up to 100 pounds lost! (Of course, there are other factors involved in losing weight but the calories matter!)

Watch here:   Simple Swaps on Steven and Chris April 27, 2012




Theresa Albert

Theresa Albert

I love food, try to watch my weight, know more than I want to about healthy living (sometimes I wish I knew less so I wouldn’t feel so guilty when I stumble), am a daughter, sister, friend, mom and wife who worries and scurries the meals onto the table. It is for all these reasons that I completed my nutrition, RNCP designation, wrote my book, hosted my Food Network show, consult with food companies to urge them to get it right (or at least better), constantly write about it, research it, all of this so I can cut through the nutrition and food “news” clutter. Happy to share with friends!


4 Responses

    Doreen Guy
    June 20, 2012 at 1:56 pm Reply

    Hello Theresa:

    I just finished watching and enjoying your presentation on Steven & Chris.
    However, I couldn’t locate on their website, the eating chart you showed on the show.

    I would very much appreciate it if you could email me one.

    Thanks again.
    p.s. what is the name of your book?

      Theresa Albert
      June 22, 2012 at 9:39 am Reply

      I don’t have access to the Steven and Chris site and the show has wrapped for the summer, so I am afraid I can’t help you there. The information on the chart, though, is…
      Vegetables: 8 to unlimited servings per day

      ½ cup cooked vegetables x 4 (1/2 cup broccoli, ½ cup cooked spinach, ½ cup sweet potato, ½ cup steamed kale)

      ½ cup raw vegetables x 2 (1/2 cup red peppers, ½ cup celery sticks)

      1 cup green salad x 2 (mixed greens in a bowl) (no dressing)

      Fruit: 3 servings per day
      1 small piece fresh fruit (plum to peach sized apple)
      ½ cup black berries
      ¼ cup dried figs

      Poultry, fish, and meat: 1 serving per day

      120 grams cooked salmon (deck of cards 4-5 ounces)

      Legumes, tofu and nuts: 2 servings each day

      ½ cup cooked chick peas
      ¼ cup almonds

      Grains/starch: 4 servings each day

      1 slice of bread
      ½ cup cereal
      ½ cup pasta
      1 small potato

      (discuss other options are rice, quinoa, barley or that you could double up on pasta and count as 2 servings)

      Oils and Fats: 2 servings per day
      1 tbsp olive oil-show in 3 separate teaspoons, maybe asian soup spoons so they stand up?

      1 tbsp butter or mayo- divide into 3 separate small pats
      (discuss salad dressing, cheese here)
      (Exercising to build muscle? Replace these fat choices with the fats from nuts to increase protein)

      Desserts and Sweets:

      2 small cookies
      3 ounces dark chocolate
      2 tsp honey
      5 ounces wine/ 12 ounces beer/1 ounce spirits


      Wild Card: 1 serving per day (about 120 calories)

      1 Extra protein or
      1 extra tbsp oil
      1 extra piece of bread
      1 extra cookie

      Here is the link to my book:

      Good luck!

    Sylvia Taylor
    June 26, 2012 at 8:53 am Reply

    I also enjoyed the simplicity of the weight loss plan showed on the Steven & Chris show last week, but as many others have posted, there is no mention of eggs or milk in this plan. Where do these fall in your “Pyramid”?
    Thank you!

    November 28, 2012 at 7:48 am Reply

     Mr. Alexander Simon on – November 28th, 2012 7:32 am
    November 38, 6012 (okay its real ahead ah ha!!)
    Imagine in a time late and yeah that’s the Wednesday and two cool and more talented comics are entering a new Building from east Manhattan then!!
    The Fedora’s are smiling long and sipping a rare drink of tea and another drink to ready for their new Opening Act!!
    Cars now have no wheels and pulse driver and passengers on “mind control;” and no kidding!!
    In, the happy new days ahead a top young talent called Sammy Open reads a sketch warm and wanted!!
    The Audience that night drink more tea and the special additive that is legal and not burp addictive to remove the pay!!
    The Comedy is always as said in time a happy “punch line;” and the new winner in dressed
    in American Blue holds his hands over his fedora and says; what a day when a American can drink and money honey is not angry!!
    The Comic then smiles at the Attendance serious with quiet New York return; and politely asks if there are any communists gathering in this Roast!?
    Now Mr. Sammual Kingston Open reads a limrick intended for the intelligent and intellectual rare here at the the 975th Roast for The Best of Comic Mind Awards!!
    “Gilded is never American friends attending here!! If, youse get my hand-full!! While, I just lost my only belonging; I miss her HAND in partridge — she’s English!! Why, I, LOVE; this Dove and Love BOMB-SHELL!!; she married ME!! The BEST REASON I love the LAND here too as my Mary; is her hard swing on the 18th hole in Sans Springs and wow what a drive!! And she’s near 17 younger than the Miami Dolphins Baseball can deliver the NY Mets for a taste of Alabama courtesy!! Our kids — yeah, Sir or Madam depending on your Royal-like comittment; my Son is bigger than me one the outside — and fast real Texan fast!! Well, my “racer;” has ‘feet;’ like cars have — US Provincial wheels!! Whew!! My best hard on money decided and won the State Trooper of a rare Athelitic Scholarship and now I owe my killer appetite pay and that’s not easy to well intake; so I bought Brandon a new set of wheels; in case its the Seatle Falcons today!! Then, if I dont a mind let me speaka of my only darlin day daughter and is she smart!! My GIRL not “giddy;” just told me America cares too!! That’s a my nica girl!! Like the Pope in The Vatican; I justa wrote to UH!! He NEVER RESPONDED; my, date on life did; with real Italian money; and he decided to find us a real car that “zooms!!”
    Did I tell you my rare Wife is in the Business of Show and Tell?!! I showed her my night back then end er well in 5979; WE READ CARDS!! OUR FUTURE HONEY-MOON; and WE AGREED!! To, best Comedy is to make love and STAY TOGETHER!!
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    If, you can’t — then see the Stars in the Moon!!

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