Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD

Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD

Kristin Kirkpatrick is a registered dietitian and wellness manager for the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute. Kristin is a regular contributor to the "Dr. Oz Show" and provides expert opinions for several major magazines, media and web outlets. She has been helping individuals reach their personal goals for more than 12 years.

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When Going Organic Matters Most for You

Tags: diet, food, food labels, healthy diet, organic

For certain fruits, veggies, meats and dairy, savvy shoppers get benefits from choosing organic — both physical and personal.

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Convenience Store Confidential: Eat Smart When You’re on the Road

Tags: breakfast, diet, healthy diet, lunch, snacks, whole grains

When you fuel up your car, don't fuel your body with food choices you'll regret 20 miles down the road.

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5 Foods That Help You Sleep

Tags: diet, healthy diet, Insomnia, sleep

Sleep has a huge effect on how you feel throughout the day, and nutrition plays a role in how well you sleep. Learn how what’s on your plate affects what happens in your bed.

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Got the Midnight Munchies? Try These 4 Substitute Snacks

Tags: diet, healthy diet, Insomnia, sleep, snacking, snacks

Avoiding midnight snacks is your first line of defense in preventing weight gain. But if you’re up late and must munch, choose wisely.

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Test Your Barbecue IQ

Tags: diet, grilling, healthy diet, nutrition, step into spring

The arrival of Memorial Day means it's time to fire up the grill. Armed with the right information, you can make better choices at virtually any grill event.

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Trash It or Eat It? The Truth About Expiration Dates

Tags: dairy, diet, food poisoning, food safety, healthy diet

When it comes to food safety, that date on the label might not mean what you think it means.

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Conquer the Afternoon: Your 5 Best Lunch Options

Tags: diet, healthy diet, lunch

Breakfast may fuel your morning, but the right lunch will keep you going through afternoon meetings, hitting the gym and picking the kids up after work.

Fried chicken

Fast-Food Disasters: The 5 Worst Lunch Foods

Tags: diet, healthy diet, lunch

Save your health by stepping away from the fast food counter. These five foods are diet crashers that will boost your risk for disease.

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4 Fantastic Foods You Can Eat in Bigger Portions

Tags: diet, healthy diet, portion size

These foods come with plentiful health benefits — and you can probably eat more of them than you think.

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The Surprising Truth About Gluten-Free Food and Weight Loss

Tags: celiac disease, diet, gluten, gluten-free, healthy diet, weight loss

Gluten-free diets are the latest craze for those looking to lose weight, but what’s the truth? Is gluten responsible for my love handles? The answer is no, but let’s clear the air of any confusion.