The Mayo Clinic Diet blog

  • April 4, 2013

    Money talks when it comes to weight loss

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Would a financial incentive influence you to choose healthier foods and smaller portions, pass on dessert, and exercise more? 1 comment
  • March 27, 2013

    Calories reconsidered

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Is the formula used for predicting weight loss flawed? What about how calorie counts are calculated? 8 comments
  • March 6, 2013

    Myths about weight loss

    By Donald Hensrud, M.D. Taking the myths out of weight loss make it easier to achieve real success. Keep it simple and follow an effective program to lose weight. 15 comments
  • February 6, 2013

    Industry reacts to attacks on sugar-sweetened drinks

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Are makers of sugar-sweetened drinks responding with real change or just trying to retool their image? 5 comments
  • January 16, 2013

    Are sports supplements sabotaging you?

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. If your weight loss has stalled, consider whether your pre- or post-workout snacks are sabotaging you. 5 comments
  • November 10, 2012

    Is a calorie always a calorie?

    By Donald Hensrud, M.D. While studies continue to reveal new factors in weight gain, a healthy diet and physical activity are still the most important factors in managing weight.  6 comments
  • November 7, 2012

    Sleep and energy balance

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Eating fewer calories than you burn should lead to weight loss, right? So why is it that this equation doesn't always seem to work? 3 comments
  • October 13, 2012

    The scale, friend or foe?

    By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N. and Peggy Moreland, R.N. Watch your weight and attain a healthier life in managing or preventing diabetes. 18 comments
  • October 3, 2012

    What will it take to reverse the obesity epidemic?

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. The rates of obesity and related diseases are on course to increase dramatically over the next 20 years. What can be done? 18 comments
  • August 29, 2012

    Cooking inspiration from Julia Child

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Find inspiration in Julia Child's legendary enthusiasm for good food and fresh ingredients. 6 comments
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