Another review from a current FOODFIT client

I came to Joy looking to lose a good deal of weight. What I liked about her approach is fitting the diet into my lifestyle not changing my lifestyle for a diet. She also incorporates nutrition with exercise during each session, another plus in my book. Joy truly cares about her clients; supporting and encouraging them throughout the entire experience. The best in the area! Michelle A.

Another great review!

Joys knowledge & motivation can change your life as shes changing mine.

She focuses on what you should do, not what you shouldn’t.

I have tried & failed on every fad diet ever created.

Working with Joy is showing consistent results, I’m never hungry & I feel great.

Her mantra is so true ” A year from now you’ll wish you had started today”

Teresa V.

A great review from a current client! 5/1/13

I have tried to lose weight on every imaginable diet, under various medical professionals, nutritionists, personal trainers, etc. I have physical & medical limitations that make losing weight extremely difficult. I have never had the success I am having with Joy and FOODFIT! I am so excited with her program, her expertise and her honest interest in her clients that I look forward to stepping on a scale! I even enjoy the workout routines she devises for me! Joy (who is truly a gem!) and the FOODFIT program have literally changed my life. I am finally losing weight! And loving life for the first time in a long time! Thank you, Joy & FOODFIT! I am SO happy I found you!


How Diet Can Help Prevent Stroke

With 140,000 Americans dying each year from stroke, imagine if I told you that 80% of these strokes could have been prevented.  Well they could have, and they can be.  According to a new study* recently issued from Loma Linda University (California), as many as 80% of strokes are preventable with healthy lifestyle and nutrition choices.

The study, issued from Loma Linda University (California), says that “higher intakes of fruits and vegetables exert a protective effect against stroke, with a significant reduction occurring with consumption of 3 to 5 servings per day.”  Researchers also found that a low-sodium and Mediterranean diet reduced stroke risk as well.  It is important to also note that the study found that a Western dietary pattern was associated with INCREASED stroke risk.
Food should be looked at as medicine for the body, and instead, it’s being looked at as a killer.  We need to learn how to use food to improve our health, not worsen it.  That’s why I created the FOOFITweight loss program in NJ.This unique weight loss plan is built on a foundation of healthy eating, exercise and behavior modification. These three elements combined with Joy Allison’s (owner and renowned NJ nutritionist) expertise make up the revolutionary  program.  FOODFIThelps people understand how to make smarter food choices while understanding the behavior that leads to over-eating and unhealthy diet choices.  Plus, Joy works one-on-one with clients to develop a fun and consistent exercise program.To get started on the FOODFIT weight loss plan with NJ nutritionist Joy Allison, call 1-855-MYFOODFIT (693-6633).

New Study Highlights Benefits of Omega 3s

Joy Allison, a nutritionist in NJ and creator/owner of the FOODFIT weight loss program in NJ, recommends a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids to help lower the risk of heart failure.

According to several studies summarized in Clinical Nutrition, an increase in consumption of omega-3s and higher blood levels containing omega-3s are linked to a 15% decrease in risk of heart failure.

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to any diet according to nutritionist Joy Allison. Omega-3s are not produced in the body and need to be consumed through diet or supplementation. They help organs function normally and can also reduce inflammation in the body and boost heart health.

Foods rich in omega-3s include fish such as anchovies, bluefish, herring, mackerel, wild salmon, sardines, sturgeon, lake trout, and tuna.  Walnuts, flax and flaxseed oil, canola oil, olive oil, and soybean oil are high in ALA which turns into omega-3 fatty acids inside the body. Free-range animal products such as cage-free eggs also have more of the essential omega-3 than other poultry products.

Allison recommends incorporating omega-3 rich foods into your diet before opting for a fish oil supplement. For more information on how to add omega-3 into your diet, call FOODFIT at 1-855 MYFOODFIT (693-6633).

Joy Allison helps clients lose weight through the FOODFIT weight loss program in NJ. FOODFIT is a comprehensive weight loss plan that combines exercise, diet, and lifestyle coaching.

Is Your Weight Affected By Your Lack of Sleep?

Joy Allison, a nutritionist in NJ and creator of the FOODFIT weight loss program in NJ, warns of the dangers of inadequate sleep and how it can affect weight gain and ultimately cause obesity.

Joy Allison cites a recent study released by the University of Chicago that suggests too little sleep impacts appetite regulation, impairs glucose metabolism and can increase blood pressure leading to obesity.

Lack of sleep causes the body to secrete more of the hormone ghrelin, which increases appetite. This can lead to hunger and overeating without compensating with physical activity.

The best way to fight obesity is through diet and exercise. However, adequate sleep is also important to maintain a healthy weight. “Aim to get at least 6 hours of sleep per night or more if your body requires,” says Joy. “Shorts power naps during the day can help fight fatigue as well as fain off hunger. And if faced with feelings of hunger due to lack of sleep, drink plenty of water and start a good routine the next night by getting to bed early.”

As a nutritionist in NJ, Joy Allison helps clients lose weight through the FOODFIT comprehensive weight loss program that combines exercise, diet, and lifestyle coaching.

Visit  or call 1-855 MYFOODFIT (693-6633) for a consultation.

New Study Says Exercise Can Reduce Risk of Death from High Blood Pressure

According to a study presented at the World Congress of Cardiology organized by the World Heart Federation, exercise greatly reduces mortality risk due to high blood pressure.  High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a high risk factor for early death from cardiovascular disease. Hypertension is also a preventable condition.

The participants in the study that were recorded as “inactive” or did not exercise had a significantly higher risk of mortality. Up until now, exercise and high blood pressure were considered to be separate issues. However, the study hopes to reverse that way of thinking by stating that exercise can be used to treat high blood pressure. Exercise has a significant effect on lowering blood pressure and should be used in conjunction with other treatments to achieve normal blood pressure levels.

The FOODFIT program is a unique weight loss program in NJ because it combines three areas of necessary life changing components; diet, exercise and behavior modification. With consistent cardiovascular exercise and the FOODFIT platform, the risk of an early death due to high blood pressure may be greatly reduced.

Eat More Protein

Joy Allison, a certified NJ nutritionist and creator of the FOODFIT weight loss program in NJ, says that eating a protein packed breakfast can help people lose weight by reducing mid morning cravings.

“Protein takes longer to digest and can help people feel full longer,” Joy explains.  “This feeling of satiety can help those looking to shed pounds avoid snacking on junk foods in between meals.”  Eggs are a great source of protein but when there’s no time for a hot breakfast, Joy recommends spreading some all natural peanut butter on whole grain toast, enjoying a handful of walnuts or almonds with a small piece of fruit or adding a protein supplement to a low-calorie, vitamin packed shake.

Joy also says that it’s OK to snack on low calorie fruits or vegetables in between meals to avoid binging at the next meal.

FOODFIT Weight Loss Plan Has Three Key Steps to Success

A healthy diet that includes protein-packed foods is only part of formula for success in the FOODFIT weight loss program. FOODFIT is a comprehensive weight loss plan in NJ that helps clients reach their weight loss goals through exercise, diet, and lifestyle coaching.

On Joy’s revolutionary NJ weight loss plan, success happens with diet modification, lifestyle coaching and exercise. With portion control and the FOODFIT platform, there is no need to eliminate foods completely from your diet while still enjoying the successes of weight loss.

FOODFIT is a comprehensive weight loss program in NJ. Joy Allison created FOODFIT to help clients reach their goals using a platform that combines exercise, diet, and lifestyle coaching. Diet modification is one of the three components that make up the FOODFIT platform. The goal of diet modification is to help individuals make healthier choices based off of foods they enjoy.

Joy Allison, a certified NJ nutritionist and director of the FOODFIT program, has 25 years in the health/wellness, fitness and weight loss field.  She boasts certifications in counseling, nutrition, wellness, and weight management.  She is also a certified personal trainer, Stott Pilates instructor and Sivananda Yoga teacher.

Call 1-855 MYFOODFIT (693-6633) for a consultation.

Health Dangers for Men Caused by Sugar Sweetened Drinks

NJ Nutritionist Joy Allison, owner and creator of FOODFIT, warns of the dangers for men who consume at least 12 ounces of sugar-sweetened beverages every day. According to research published in Circulation, an American Heart Association journal, men who drink sugary beverages every day increase their chances of heart disease by 20%.

Heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States, has several risk factors including obesity, smoking, lack of physical activity, diabetes and poor diet. Of the 42,883 men studied, risk for heart disease stayed high in those drinking sugary beverages even after cutting out other major risk factors. Those who consumed sweetened beverages had higher triglyceride and CRP and lower HDL levels.

To fight the chances of heart disease, the American Heart Association and NJ nutritionist Joy Allison recommend switching to naturally flavored water or unsweetened iced tea. Solliday warns against consuming more than 150 calories per week from sugar-sweetened beverages and no more than 100 calories per week for most women. Infrequent consumption of sweetened drinks, such as two times per week or less, was not found to increase the chance of heart disease in men.

Dieters who follow a weight loss plan like FOODFIT don’t have to give up all of their favorite drinks. Joy’s weight loss program suggests using all natural sweeteners like agave or a hint of lemon to add flavor to beverages like unsweetened iced tea.

FOODFIT is a comprehensive weight loss plan in NJ that helps clients lose weight through a multi-platform program combining exercise, diet, and lifestyle coaching.


Too Little Protein in Your Diet? You Could Be GAINING Weight!

NJ Nutritionist Joy Solliday, owner and creator of the widely successful FOODFIT weight management program, explains how a diet lacking in protein can cause excess body fat and hinder a person’s weight loss. FOODFIT is a comprehensive weight loss plan in NJ that focuses on helping clients lose weight through a multi-platform program combining exercise, diet modification, and lifestyle coaching.

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that a diet high in carbohydrates and fats and low in protein will cause people to lose lean muscle and gain body fat. The participants of the study exercised very little and purposely ate more than their required amount of calories with varied amounts of protein.

The group who consumed low amounts of protein stored 90% of their extra calories as body fat versus the other groups where 50% of their extra calories became fat. The group on the low-protein diet also lost an average of 1.5 pounds of lean body mass while the other groups gained an average of 6 to 7 pounds.

Joy Solliday, a NJ nutritionist, works with her clients on creating a diet that includes smarter and healthier choices. Adding lean protein is an essential part of Joy Solliday’s revolutionary NJ weight loss program.  According to Joy, protein keeps clients full longer and helps build lean muscle mass which is essential after exercising.

The study also concluded that high-fat, high-carb diets that are low in protein can cause people to increase body fat even if they are not packing on pounds. People starting a diet or NJ weight loss program like FOODFIT should aim for a high-protein diet to lower body fat percentage and build lean muscle.

For more information or questions for Joy call 1-855 MYFOODFIT (693-6633).