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Lainey Younkin Headshot

Lainey Younkin, M.S., RD, LDN

Lainey is a weight-loss dietitian who helps people 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.
Swap out these popular foods and drinks for better-for-you versions to help keep your diabetes under control.
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You know it's better to feed your kids vegetables instead of ice cream. But, how do you get them to actually eat them?
Both the Mediterranean diet and the keto diet claim health benefits and weight loss—but which is better?
Make these small tweaks to your diet before and after your COVID-19 booster in order to feel your best.
We're not going to sugarcoat it—how much sugar you should eat per day, the difference between natural and added sugars, and how much sugar is too much.
Read this comprehensive list to learn the best and worst foods for your gut.
Sure, you might be able to lose 15 or 20 pounds in a month, but that doesn't mean you should. We weigh the facts about safe and sustainable weight loss that's realistic in a month.
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Ditch this one behavior to stop feeling so hungry and support a sustainable healthy eating pattern.
Make eating keto a lot easier with this comprehensive keto diet food list—plus learn if it's the right diet for you.
Sure, you might be able to lose 15 or 20 pounds in a month, but that doesn't mean you should. We weigh the facts about safe and sustainable weight loss that's realistic in a month.
Ditch this one behavior to stop feeling so hungry and support a sustainable healthy eating pattern.
Make eating keto a lot easier with this comprehensive keto diet food list—plus learn if it's the right diet for you.
Healthy eating during pregnancy looks different each day, and you should feel free to eat the foods you want. Here's what you need to know for planning a gestational diabetes meal plan that will work for you.
Ditch the drastic diets. Simply switching up some of your habits could be the key to seeing the scale move.
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Simplify your paleo diet planning with a list of the foods you can eat—and the ones you should avoid.
Learn how to shop for the healthiest lunch meat plus find out the health risks associated with eating cold cuts too often.
We take a closer look at the Galveston Diet, a weight-loss program designed by a doctor for perimenopausal women.
We dive into the research and share the best and worst late-night snacks to eat when you're hungry and it's close to bedtime.
We looked at the nitty-gritty nutrition details of this popular Southern dish.
Weight-loss shakes and meal-replacement smoothies may seem like an easy way to drop a few pounds and harness your cravings, but they're not designed for the long term. Here we look at the pros and cons of weight loss shakes.
Here's the latest research on the foods and drinks you've been told to avoid. Plus, get the scoop on what's OK to eat when you are pregnant.
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Here we dive in to what you can do to help relieve heartburn during pregnancy.
We explain how the volumetrics diet was created, what foods fit into a volumetric diet meal plan and the pros and cons of the diet.
Here we take a look at what is the GAPS diet, what are GAPS diet foods and whether the GAPS diet is healthy, with input from a registered dietitian.
Your step-by-step plan to walk off the weight.
Chomp on these healthy vegetables for weight loss that lasts.
Learn how many calories you burn each day and if you can boost your metabolism.
Does warm lemon water live up to the hype? Here we looks at the science to decipher fact from fiction.