Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD

Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD, is a registered dietitian and wellness manager for the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute.
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Reasons to Love Rosemary (Infographic)

Rosmarinus officinalis, or common rosemary, is an evergreen that’s related to mint – with a distinctive piney aroma. But besides its uplifting scent, why should you reach for rosemary when you’re cooking up your next dish? In this infographic, Kristen Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD, dietitian and wellness manager for Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, explains the health … Read More

4 Worst Habits That Wreck Your Weight Loss Plan

When it comes to weight loss, we all crave easy answers. Believe it or not, sometimes the answers are easy. Acting on them is what’s difficult. Take the following four habits, for example. If they seem all too familiar to you, take steps to rid yourself of them. You’ll drop pounds and lower your risk … Read More

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The 5 Worst Breakfast Foods for You

The best breakfast foods give you fuel in the tank for energy that lasts. They boost your metabolism, fight disease and help you keep your weight down. The worst breakfast foods do the opposite. They lead to mid-morning crashes, wreak havoc on your metabolism, encourage disease and cause weight gain. You shouldn’t skip breakfast — … Read More

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Avoid These 10 Foods Full of Trans Fats

In three years, you won’t find foods with artificial trans fats on your grocery store shelves. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has stated that manufacturers have to remove all trans fat from their products in that time frame. Why wait? With a little smart shopping, you can avoid the worst type of fat now. … Read More