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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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.

gluten-free bread

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.

cereal

These 5 Foods Might Give You Portion Distortion

Tags: diet, healthy diet, portion size

There are simple tools in your kitchen right now to help you lose weight — or avoid gaining it. Are you using them?

Man viewing nutrition label

5 Smart Changes for Nutrition Labels (Infographic)

Tags: calories, diet, fat, healthy diet, infographic, nutrition labels, sodium

Get a closer look at coming changes to the Nutrition Facts label on foods — and the health reasons behind them.

Baked salmon

Fish Faceoff: Wild Salmon vs. Farmed Salmon

Tags: diet, fish, healthy diet, omega-3, risk factors

You want the benefits of fish such as salmon — but what about the risks? Find out whether wild fish or farmed fish is better for your health.

Fatigued woman

7 Signs Your Diet Stinks

Tags: dental health, diet, digestive health, healthy diet, immune system, skin care

To find signs of a poor diet, look beyond your waistline. From brain drain to bad hair, many problems have roots in poor nutrition.

Woman eating chicken

5 Tips for Guilt-Free, Almost-Fried Chicken

Tags: carbohydrates, diet, healthy diet, heart disease, saturated fat

Fried chicken is one of the ultimate comfort foods, but it can still be a risky mixture of saturated fat and refined carbs. Modify your favorite recipe with these tips for a healthier option.

Cleveland Clinic helps you compare all the many milks available this infographic on HealthHub

6 Popular Milks: A Comparison (Infographic)

Tags: dairy, infographic, lactose intolerance, milk

New alternative milks are a boon for vegans, the lactose-intolerant and anyone with cow’s milk, soy or nut allergies. But sometimes it’s just fun to experiment with this amazing variety of new milk options.

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5 Healthy Foods You Think Are Unhealthy

Tags: chocolate, diet, eggs, healthy diet, omega, omega-3

When you envision foods that wreck your diet or sabotage your health, what pops into your mind? The list likely includes foods that can actually help your health.