Our Nutrionist

Our Friendly Nutritionist Can Help With All Your Dietary Questions

Ellen Bellicchi, our nutritionist, has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science from the University of Connecticut. She consults with our guests about healthy choices in our meat, deli, grocery, prepared foods, cheese and produce departments.

Ellen can help with food choices for guests with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, gluten sensitivity, lactose intolerance and nut allergies, among others. Ellen also offers cooking tips for quick and easy meals to please the whole family.

For those looking to loose weight and eat cleaner, Ellen recommends a balanced diet that includes moderate amounts of all food groups. Reach for leaner alternatives to your usual favorites such as chicken, turkey, fish or grass fed beef.

Grass fed beef is the perfect solution to carnivores who are looking to eat a healthier diet.  It has the same delicious beef flavor while being packed with tons of vitamins and antioxidants that grain fed beef lacks. In addition, grass fed beef has a significantly lower fat content making it a cholesterol and weight loss-friendly option!

Ask Ellen about the best diet for your specific needs today!

The Keto diet works by keeping your body in a constant state of ketosis. During ketosis, your body burns stored fat for energy instead of sugar, allowing you to loose stubborn fat.

What can I eat?

The keto diet revolves around consuming a low carb, moderate protein, high fat diet. As a general rule of thumb, you should consume roughly 70% fat, 20% protein and 10% carbs.

Gravitate toward fattier options such as red meats, fish rich in Omega-3s, nuts, avocados, eggs, minimally processed cheeses, and oils.

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The Benefits

In addition to weight loss, the ketogenic diet has been linked to lowering blood pressure, slowing tumor growth, improved insulin sensitivity amongst other things.

The Paleo diet mimics the diet of hunter-gatherers from the Paleolithic era. This means cutting out processed foods entirely as well as most grains, and dairy. 

What can I eat?

The paleo diet recommends eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, grass-fed lean meats, fish and free-range eggs as well as some nuts and seeds. 

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The Benefits

The Paleo diet hash a low glycemic load and is anti-inflammatory which helps with weight loss, bloating and preventing a variety of chronic illnesses.

As Celiac disease and gluten sensitivities become more common, many are opting for more gluten-free options. Eating gluten-free doesn’t have to be restrictive!

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