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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7 Diet Foods That Kill Your Diet

Tags: diet, diet soda, healthy diet, nutrition, soda, weight loss, weight management

Have your efforts at dieting sapped your energy without moving the scale at all? Be wary of claims and promises made by diet food manufacturers, and choose sound nutrition principles instead.


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3 Reasons You Should Kick Your Diet Soda Habit

Tags: artificial sweeteners, diet, healthy diet, soda

You kicked your regular soda habit, and now you’re sitting on cloud nine. But if that cloud is made of diet soda, you may have just created new problems.


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Want Healthy Skin? Limit These 5 Types of Foods

Tags: acne, diet, healthy diet, skin

Glowing, radiant, clear — those are the words you want to use to describe your skin. But what do you do when the word’s that come to mind are tired, stiff, irritated or dry?


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The 6 Best Foods in the Middle of the Grocery Store

Tags: diet, grocery, healthy diet, nutrition

You’ve probably heard this advice before: When grocery shopping, stick to the perimeter of the store. But you can find plenty of healthy staples in the middle aisles, too.


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How Long Is It Really Safe to Keep Foods? (Infographic)

Tags: food, food labels, food safety, infographic

Labels provide a general guide on how long to keep foods, but they don't always refer to food safety. Learn more about labels, how long to keep foods after label dates, and what to expect when you freeze foods.


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Dehydrated? These 7 Foods Will Satisfy Your Thirst and Hunger

Tags: diet, healthy diet, hydrate, hydration, summer

You can hydrate your body with what’s on your plate — not just what’s in your cup.


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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.