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.

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.
Find out which foods and nutrients are the most important during your second trimester.
Here's what to expect and how to eat healthy in the early weeks of your pregnancy.
The good, the bad and the total: What is cholesterol—and is it important to know your levels?
Your body's metabolism is often touted as the hidden secret of weight-loss success—a fast one helps you lose weight, and a slower one can work against you. But can shedding pounds actually make your metabolism slow down and turn sluggish?
Ketosis, ketogenic, ketoacidosis. Why are "keto" words popping up everywhere, and what do they mean? We break down these words and how they compare to one another.
High insulin levels can lead to many health issues. For women with PCOS, weight gain isn't uncommon, and losing weight can be difficult. A healthy PCOS diet helps you manage your blood sugar levels, treat symptoms and maintain your weight.
Mom and Dad might be jumping on the paleo bandwagon, but should the kids follow suit? Find out why it's smarter for your children to eat a well-balanced diet than one that restricts what they're allowed.