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Quotes from our Clubhouse Health Leader Interview with Kristin Kirkpatrick of The Cleveland Clinic

By Jeynaba Jamanka

While Clubhouse conversations generally aren’t recorded, please enjoy here some of our favorite quotes from the session (all from Kristin--see bio below) which we did last week on Precision Wellness as a Key to Your Wellness:

“If you look at all the efforts to make people healthier and lose weight, it hasn’t worked. We are still a very sick and obese nation”

“The number one rule I have when you walk into my office is that I always say you have to give me three reasons why you want to lose weight and only one of them can be vanity based. It’s okay to be vanity based, but oftentimes that reason doesn’t keep us on track. It is the more meaningful reasons that really motivate us”

“The best diet is the one that you can stay on long term”

“If you are living with someone who is eating in a way that doesn’t agree with your goals, it is very hard to sustain the diet”

“We are programmed at a very young age to see food as something that soothes”

“We lose about 10% of muscle mass every decade. (unless we address it.)”

“A good dietitian is someone who never gives opinion, but gives a great interpretation of data”

“The scale can often be the enemy”

“I do think that we have this concept that fasting will lead to losing more muscle than fat, but what we see in the data is really the opposite.”

“We do have quite a few studies looking at longevity and cognitive benefits of ketosis. We are seeing some very promising data”

“As humans we are 99.99% the same but that tiny part of a percentage of difference makes us react to things very differently”

“You can use any diet as your base and then pick and choose what you want to take or add to that”

About Kristin Kirkpatrick, RD

Kristin Kirkpatrick is the lead dietitian and manager of Wellness Nutrition Services at Cleveland Clinic Wellness & Preventive Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a best-selling author, an experienced presenter, and an award winning Dietitian. Kristin has been seen on both local and national shows such as the TODAY show, NBC Nightly News and the Dr. Oz show and has contributed to several national Newspapers and magazines such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Runners World, Oprah, Martha Stewart Living, Food Network, Costco Connection, Self and Women’s Health. The Huffington Post named Kristin “one of 35 diet and nutrition experts you need to follow on twitter.” She also serves as head of Precision Nutrition at BioSense.


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