The Mayo Clinic Diet blog

  1. April 17, 2014

    Waist size may be a predictor of life expectancy

    By Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.

    What is your waistline telling you? Get a measuring tape and find out if your waist circumference is in a range associated with shorter life expectancy.

    9 comments
  2. February 20, 2014

    Go nuts for good health

    By Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.

    A growing body of research suggests that nuts play a role in weight control and heart health.

    6 comments
  3. February 4, 2014

    New weight loss guidelines to help you navigate new year

    By Donald Hensrud, M.D.

    Even a little weight loss can deliver health benefits. Find a diet that appeals to you. Strive for a long-term maintenance plan to keep the weight off.

    1 comment
  4. January 28, 2014

    Three game-changing tips for the new year

    By Edward T. Creagan, M.D.

    Improve your odds of achieving your resolutions with these self-care tips.

    1 comment
  5. October 2, 2013

    Is the Mediterranean diet more than a diet?

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Do factors besides the diet itself play a role in the benefits attributed to the Mediterranean diet? 7 comments
  6. September 26, 2013

    Diabetes and weight loss: Tips for success

    By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N. and Peggy Moreland, R.N. Diabetes and weight loss: Aim for success by learning from those who've achieved long-term weight loss. 14 comments
  7. September 25, 2013

    Weight management mantra: Maintain, don't gain

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Try thinking about about weight in a new way: Focus on a healthy lifestyle that prevents weight gain rather than on dieting for weight loss. 6 comments
  8. September 6, 2013

    Individualization key in weight loss program

    By Donald Hensrud, M.D. Anybody who takes on a weight loss program needs a plan tailored to their own needs. 4 comments
  9. May 1, 2013

    Is NEAT part of your weight-control plan?

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Time spent at the gym doesn't tell the whole story when it comes to weight loss. Is NEAT (non-exercise activity thermogenesis) the missing piece? 13 comments
  10. April 25, 2013

    Exercise, hunger and weight loss

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. The connection between exercise, hunger and weight loss is not as straightforward as it may seem. 10 comments
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