The Beet

A weekly column where nutrition editor and registered dietitian Lisa Valente tackles buzzy nutrition topics and tells you what you need to know, with science and a little bit of sass.

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Take a deep breath and give yourself some grace. You're not alone and it's not the end of the world, promise. Here’s what a registered dietitian thinks about those extra pandemic pounds.
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