The Mayo Clinic Diet blog

  1. 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? 7 comments
  2. 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. 14 comments
  3. 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
  4. 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. 4 comments
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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? 16 comments
  8. 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
  9. August 22, 2012

    Train like an athlete for better health

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Let the spirit of athletics inspire you to be the healthiest you can be. 7 comments
  10. July 18, 2012

    Embrace the Olympic spirit in your personal pursuits

    By Edward T. Creagan, M.D. Take inspiration from Olympic athletes and go for the gold in your life. 2 comments
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