Expert Blog Posts

  1. February 8, 2012

    Meet the SuperTracker

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. From the creators of MyPlate comes SuperTracker — an online tool for creating a personalized diet and exercise plan. 4 comments
  2. January 25, 2012

    Questions about nutrition — Top 5 FAQs

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Mayo Clinic dietitians answer the most common questions they get about how to lose weight and stay healthy. 15 comments
  3. October 4, 2011

    Recognizing that words carry weight

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Do the words used to describe weight problems help or hurt? 9 comments
  4. May 11, 2011

    Can technology help you lose weight?

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Weight-loss apps and online tools can reinforce your weight-loss efforts. 15 comments
  5. May 4, 2011

    What your scale won't tell you

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. You're not overweight, and that's good. But do you know your body fat percentage? If it's too high, it can be a health risk. 9 comments
  6. December 21, 2010

    Weight control: What the research says

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. High protein? Low fat? What about glycemic index? Get help sorting through the plethora of advice on weight control. 19 comments
  7. November 18, 2010

    Junk food diet for weight loss?

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Is it possible to lose weight by eating junk food? One researcher put it to the test. The results might surprise you. 26 comments
  8. August 25, 2010

    Dietary guidelines connect SoFAS and weight gain

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Are SoFAS making Americans fat? SoFAS — aka, solid fat and added sugar — are a major source of excess calories in the American diet. 6 comments
  9. May 8, 2010

    BMI may underestimate obesity in women

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. The mirror never lies, but your BMI — body mass index — might. Doctors use BMI to classify obesity, but is it the best tool? 25 comments
  10. April 2, 2010

    Obesity: Doctors slow to address the problem

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Why are so many doctors hesitant to discuss weight issues with their patients? Is it a lack of resources or are other factors at play? 34 comments
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