Kim Yawitz is a registered dietitian nutritionist in St. Louis, Missouri.
Since August 2017, she’s been working with sports nutrition and weight management clients for a private practice.
Prior to joining a private practice, Kim worked as an inpatient clinical dietitian, developing nutrition care plans for patients with health concerns ranging from autoimmune disease to critical illness.
In addition to her work with clients, Kim is also a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. She loves weightlifting and trail and obstacle course racing. When she’s not writing or seeing clients, you might find her trying to keep up with her three young children.
Learn more about Kim:
- Instagram: @kimyawitz_rdn
- Website: kimyawitz.com
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Can the Blue Zones Diet help you live past 100 years old?
It might, based on research from the healthiest places in the world.
This article will look at diet and lifestyle practices common to the Blue Zones, and explore why people in these regions live longer than those from other parts of the world.[Discover More…]
Counting weight loss macros has become a popular approach to losing weight, because you can essentially eat what you want – to a degree. In fact, macro counting is sometimes referred to as flexible dieting, or IIFYM (“if it fits your macros”). So, what are macros and should you be counting them if you want to lose weight? This article looks into the role of macros and whether or not keeping track of them is a viable way to lose weight. Click here to subscribe Macronutrients for Weight Loss Macronutrients (macros, for short) include protein, fat, carbohydrates and water. These are nutrients that we need in large amounts for energy (calories) and optimal health. Like calorie counting, macro counting promotes weight loss by creating a calorie deficit. However, it’s a bit more complicated because it requires that you hit three[Discover More…]
Is a vegan diet weight loss plan the best way to shed some extra pounds?
Based on scientific evidence, it very well could be.
Read on to learn if a vegan diet may be right for you, and how to get started on a 7-day vegan diet weight loss plan.[Discover More…]
[Last Updated November 10th, 2023]
If you’ve been advised to follow a FODMAP elimination diet, a low FODMAP food list can make your life much easier.
Below, we’ve organized a comprehensive list of both foods to enjoy and foods to avoid when following a low FODMAP diet.[Discover More…]
A low-carb meal plan may be your key to losing weight.
Low-carb diets have become increasingly popular, with some people claiming that weight loss can become practically effortless when going low-carb.
However, these diets aren’t for everyone. Here, we’ll go over some pros and cons of low-carb dieting and provide a simple low-carb meal plan for weight loss.[Discover More…]
For various reasons, many people find themselves wondering how to lose 20 pounds quickly.
Having reasonable expectations can help protect your health and also ensure long-term success.
So, how long should it take to lose 20 pounds (about 9 kilograms)? Below, we discuss if it’s possible to do in two months or less.[Discover More…]
Diabetes and its complications are more common than ever before.
For this reason, it’s fundamental to follow a well-planned diabetic diet if you have diabetes (1).
More than 85% of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese, and rates of the disease have increased in parallel with the increased prevalence of obesity (2).
So for diabetics, weight loss will help improve your blood sugar control and reduce your overall health risks.
Here, we’ll look at the benefits of specific diabetic diets for weight loss, and offer some practical suggestions and meal plans for those looking to lose weight.[Discover More…]
Andro400 claims to “boost your testosterone the safe and natural way”.
Lots of men want to do this, especially as they get older.
The supplement has also been reported to improve sexual function, reduce belly fat, fight fatigue and lower stress.
But does science support these claims? Let’s take a look at the evidence behind Andro400.[Discover More…]
The Mediterranean diet has long been touted as one of the best.
In fact, U.S. News and World Report named it the best diet overall compared to 41 different diets.
The Mediterranean diet was also named the best plant-based diet, best diet for healthy eating, best diet for diabetes, and easiest diet to follow.
But is this diet really the best diet for you?
Here, we take a closer look at the origins of the diet and the current scientific evidence to see if the Mediterranean diet is all it’s cracked up to be.[Discover More…]
Recently there’s been a lot of hype surrounding MCT oil.
Some claim it to be a miracle supplement that offers many health benefits.
But what exactly is MCT oil, and is there any evidence to support these testimonials?
Here, we look at the reported benefits of MCT oil and whether or not you should be taking it.[Discover More…]
[Last updated 24th July, 2019]
Metabolic syndrome is a medical condition that’s fast becoming a worldwide epidemic.
It currently affects an estimated 25% of the world population.
If left untreated, metabolic syndrome can cause serious to life-threatening medical problems.
Fortunately, changes in diet can help prevent and treat it in many cases.
This article takes a look at the best diet for metabolic syndrome.[Discover More…]
Weight loss is one of the most common health goals.
A low-calorie meal plan can help you achieve this goal.
One such plan proposes 1,500 calories per day—but this may not be the appropriate amount for everyone.
Here, we will help you determine if a 1,500 calorie diet is right for you and offer tips on how to find success on a low-calorie diet.[Discover More…]