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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.
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Ditch the drastic diets. Simply switching up some of your habits could be the key to seeing the scale move.
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.
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Does warm lemon water live up to the hype? Here we looks at the science to decipher fact from fiction.
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.
These simple tweaks can help you lose weight that you might have gained working from home.
Packaged foods aren't all bad. Here, our top picks for boxed, canned and bagged foods that are actually good for you.
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Make eating keto a lot easier with this comprehensive keto diet food list—plus learn if it's the right diet for you.
Simplify your paleo diet planning with a list of the foods you can eat—and the ones you should avoid.
Learn what it means to cycle your carbs and if you should try it.
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.
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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.