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Meet Mia

Meet Mia

Mia Syn is a Registered Dietitian, host of Good Food Friday on ABC WCIV-TV, and national on-air lifestyle expert.

Mia Syn is a Registered Dietitian, host of Good Food Friday on ABC WCIV-TV, and national on-air lifestyle expert.

As one of the most recognized and trusted young dietitians in the media, her content serves as a healthy lifestyle resource for over a million television viewers and readers around the globe. Follow her at nutritionbymia.com and @nutritionbymia on social media for simple healthy recipes and approachable, evidence-based nutrition tips.

What does "only what you need" mean to you?

To me, “Only What You Need” is a way of life. When it comes to diet,

...the majority of food I strive to incorporate is nutrient-dense.

These foods give my body the nutrition it needs to function optimally and thus allow me to feel my best. I encourage my clients to do the same and I promote this on television and with my online community through the food and recipes I share.

In a world where there are so many distractions and things calling for our attention, I strive to focus my energy on the people and possessions that serve me and bring me joy. I have found that it makes for a happier, more fulfilling way of life.

What's an easy way to incorporate more protein into your diet?

Besides helping to rebuild and repair muscles after exercise, protein also plays a vital role in keeping immunity strong and maintaining hair, skin and nails. In addition to vegetables, PROTEIN is what I strive to incorporate into all my meals and I encourage my clients to do the same. High quality protein adds staying power to a dish and helps stave off hunger until your next meal. Eggs are my go-to source of animal protein because I always have them on hand, and they can be prepared in minutes.

OWYN is an easy way to incorporate high quality, plant-based protein and accommodate those with dietary restrictions. Besides enjoying on the go, I love adding the 100% plant-based protein shakes to smoothies and pancake batter to add flavor and easily up the nutritional profile.

Which OWYN product/flavor is your favorite?

I LOVE the OWYN Smooth Vanilla because it’s creamy, light and a seamless addition to any smoothie (whether I’m going all green or more fruit) and baked goods in lieu of almond milk.
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