Kimberly Yawitz, Registered Dietitian

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.

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Should You Try the Mediterranean Diet? We Examine the Evidence


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.

Some studies even suggest it can help you live longer (1, 2).

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.

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What’s the Best Diet for Metabolic Syndrome? We Review the Options


[Last updated 3rd April, 2019]

Metabolic syndrome is a medical condition that’s fast becoming a worldwide epidemic.

It currently affects an estimated 25% of the world population.

In the United States alone, the prevalence of metabolic syndrome has increased by more than 35% in the past 30 years (1, 2).

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.

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Menstrual Cycle Phases and Weight Loss: How To Ensure It Won’t Cramp Your Efforts


Many women experience uncomfortable and frustrating changes to their body with every monthly cycle.

Among these discomforts are hormonal and behavioral fluctuations that can make weight loss even more challenging than it already is.

But losing weight, even when on your period, is possible.

This article takes a look at how your menstrual cycle impacts the hormones that influence your body weight, and how premenopausal women can still achieve their weight loss goals.

But first, let’s review some menstrual cycle basics.

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