Lainey Younkin

Lainey Younkin, M.S., RD, LDN

Lainey is a weight-loss dietitian who helps women ditch diets, change their habits and create a healthy lifestyle that lasts. She has Master's in Nutrition Communication from the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and completed her dietetics training at Massachusetts General Hospital, a Harvard teaching hospital. She writes on a variety of topics including weight loss, gut health, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and trendy diets. When she's not writing or counseling, you can find her on a run, out to brunch, or with coffee in hand trying to keep up with her two little boys.

Can you lose 10, 15, or 20 pounds in a month? Sure. But read on to learn why you likely shouldn't.
The good, the bad and the total: What is cholesterol—and is it important to know your levels?
Here's what a weight management doctor has to say about maintaining a healthy weight—and losing weight—after menopause.
30 may be the new 20, but the age milestone is also a good reminder to start taking better care of your body. Here are 10 ways to tweak your diet to help keep you aging healthfully as you enter a new decade.
When dealing with a new diagnosis or starting a new medication, it can be frustrating to deal with any resulting weight gain or challenges when it comes to losing weight. Here's what a weight-management doctor suggests you do to help make it all easier.
Ditch this one behavior to stop feeling so hungry and actually hit your weight-loss goals.
No, your stomach will not explode. Read on to find out what happens in your body after a really big meal.
What you eat the baby eats—and baby needs specific nutrients for optimal development of all those tiny organs. We've rounded up the top ten pregnancy superfoods so you can be confident you're making those extra calories count.
It's normal for weight to fluctuate 2 to 5 pounds throughout the week but once that number starts to creep outside your comfortable weight range, you might be wondering how to halt the gain. Here are a few expert-approved ways to help.
Pants feel snug? Here are some of the possible the culprits.
Don't worry, you don't need a special diet to get your vaccine. But we talked to the CDC and doctors to learn more about drinking alcohol and if there were any foods it would be a good idea to eat or avoid before and after your shot.
Intermittent fasting boasts many benefits, but it could do more harm than good for women. We review the pros and cons of intermittent fasting for women, plus tell you how to get started.
Learn more about the similarities and differences between these two diets. Plus, find out more about the health benefits and cons of each diet plan, which foods are allowed and off limits and how decide what's right for you.
Get our comprehensive list of the best desserts and sweets for people with diabetes.
Ditch the drastic diets. Simply switching up some of your habits could be the key to seeing the scale move.
Learn more about sunflower oil nutrition, the health benefits of sunflower oil, how to use it and if you should add it to your diet.
The best postpartum diet—what to eat to feel your best, heal faster, boost milk supply, and lose the baby weight.
High blood pressure - the "silent killer." The good news? What you eat can lead to healthy blood pressure levels.
You may have tried "dry January," but have you tried "Veganuary?"
Find out if drinking apple cider vinegar can help you lose weight.
Pickles: what's the dill? Get the scoop on this crunchy, salty snack.
We've got a framework for you to tackle dinner every night of the week.
Read this comprehensive list to learn the best and worst foods for your gut.
Yes, walking can actually help you reach your weight loss goals! Find out how to do it right.