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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.
Healthy blood pressure is linked to a healthy heart and a lower risk of heart attack and stroke. What you eat can directly impact your blood pressure by raising or lowering it. Read on for the best and worst foods to eat for healthy blood pressure.
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Ditch this one behavior to stop feeling so hungry and support a sustainable healthy eating pattern.
Your step-by-step plan to walk off the weight.
Nix these behaviors before bedtime to reach your weight loss goals.
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.
Our comprehensive list of paleo diet foods tells you exactly what you can (and can't) eat on this prehistoric diet. Plan your shopping list with these paleo meats, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and oils, plus see a sample day of paleo eating.
Here's help learning how to determine your carb intake so you can design a diabetes-friendly diet—and live the life you want.
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Despite what you may have heard, fruit is OK to eat if you have diabetes. And if you don't have diabetes, it may help protect you from getting it.
These 10 strategies can help when you're feeling overwhelmed. Here are scientifically proven tips, plus advice from someone who's lost 50 pounds and kept it off.
Here's help learning how to determine your carb intake so you can design a diabetes-friendly diet—and live the life you want.
Despite what you may have heard, fruit is OK to eat if you have diabetes. And if you don't have diabetes, it may help protect you from getting it.
These 10 strategies can help when you're feeling overwhelmed. Here are scientifically proven tips, plus advice from someone who's lost 50 pounds and kept it off.
Learn what it means to cycle your carbs and if you should try it.
Chomp on these healthy vegetables for weight loss that lasts.
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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.
Lemon water has gotten a lot of press for being a pH-balancing, fat-burning, skin-clearing elixir. But does it really live up to the hype?
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Carbs can get a bad rap, but not all carbs are created equally.
Juices, soups, shakes—a liquid diet replaces all your meals with, well, liquids. It's promoted as a fast way to shed pounds, reduce bloating and ease digestive woes, but are you better off sticking with solids?
Swap out these popular foods and drinks for better-for-you versions to help keep your diabetes under control.
You know it's better to feed your kids vegetables instead of ice cream. But, how do you get them to actually eat them?
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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.
Ditch the drastic diets. Simply switching up some of your habits could be the key to seeing the scale move.
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.