Postpartum Weight Struggles

“Just breast-feed—you’ll lose the baby weight!” Most, if not all RDs who have given birth have heard that. And our clients who are mothers have heard it too. But many women don’t lose weight during breast-feeding. These women are in our offices asking for help not only with their health but also with their newfound […]

Cleanses & Detox Diets

Your client comes to you excited to share their weight loss success from a cleansing diet— the Master Cleanse (aka the Lemonade Diet). Seasoned RDs probably already have talking points on speed dial regarding detox and cleansing diets, but new RDs may feel uncomfortable about relating the facts. While acknowledging a client’s success and commitment […]

Help Clients Manage Portion Sizes

Do your clients have difficulty managing their portion sizes? As an RDN in private practice for more than 20 years, I see it every day. Controlling portion sizes is one of the biggest challenges my clients face when trying to shed a few pounds. Portion sizes have increased in recent years, distorting our perception of […]

7 Ways to Help Obese Children Lose Weight

If you work with parents of overweight or obese children, it’s essential to offer recommendations that not only will help the children lose weight but also improve their overall health. After all, obese children are at a greater risk for type 2 diabetes; high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and CVD; joint and musculoskeletal problems; anxiety […]