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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The 5 Worst Breakfast Foods

5 Worst Breakfast Foods for You

Tags: breakfast, diet, diet and nutrition, healthy diet, heart health, nutrition

The worst breakfast foods lead to sugar crashes, encourage disease and cause weight gain. If you see these five foods on the menu, run the other way.


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Avoid These 10 Foods Full of Trans Fats

Tags: diet, fat, healthy diet, trans fat

In three years, you won’t find foods with trans fat on your grocery store shelves. But why wait for the FDA ban? Shop smart and cut out trans fats now.


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Grilling Out? Try These 7 Healthy Delicious Food Swaps

Tags: diet, grilling, healthy cooking, summer

On the Fourth of July, cookouts abound. Our dietitian describes easy substitutions you can make for healthy, delicious eating.


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5 Foods You Should Eat This Summer

Tags: antioxidants, diet, healthy diet, summer

Summer comes with plenty of adventures. Why not add something new to your diet, too?


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5 Strategies to Help You Stop Emotional Eating

Tags: diet, healthy diet, stress

The feel-good foods you reach for in stressful times can make you feel worse. Get strategies to deal with emotional eating.


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How to Turn a Smoothie Into a Hearty, Healthy Bowl

Tags: diet, healthy diet, smoothies, superfoods

Get tips for swapping the straw for a spoon — and trading an on-the-go option for a healthy sit-down meal.


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Recipe: Go Green Smoothie Bowl

Tags: diet, healthy diet, Recipes, smoothie

This recipe is packed with the leafy green goodness of spinach, plus plenty of superfood toppings.


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Recipe: Berry Smoothie Bowl

Tags: diet, healthy diet, Recipes, smoothie

Get your fill of creamy smoothie goodness with crunchy, healthy toppings including slivered almonds and chia seeds.


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7 “Unsexy” Foods You Should Be Eating

Tags: diet, healthy diet, healthy eating, nutrition

When you’re browsing the grocery store or farmer’s market for the latest trends, don’t forget these classic staples with health benefits of their own.


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6 Tips to Make Calories Count — Instead of Counting Calories

Tags: diet, fat, fiber, healthy diet, nutrition, protein

If you want to preserve your weight and your health, you’re better off focusing on the quality of your food, not the quantity of your calories. Here are a few tips how.