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Laurie Beebe, MS, RD, LD

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returns 12/30/2016

As a registered dietitian (RD)I am fully qualified to accurately answer questions regarding weight loss, including those from people with health conditions requiring dietary restrictions (diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc) who want to lose weight, or who have been advised to do so by their physician.

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I have been a registered dietitian for over 30 years and have a certificate in Adult Weight Management through the commission on dietetic registration at Level 1 and Level 2. I am also trained in coaching through Coach U and currently work as a diet coach to help people lose weight the healthy way, through gradual habit changes.


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group, Nutrition Entreprenuers, St.Louis International Coach Federation, Toastmasters

Publications,,,, Today's Dietitian


Bachelor of Health Science from the University of Florida, 1983; Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University 1985; Certificate in Adult Weight Management 2006; CoachU core essentials grad 2007; Level 2 certificate in Adult Weight Management 2010.

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Recent Answers from Laurie Beebe, MS, RD, LD

2016-01-10 White Potatoes:

Hello Sarah,    In my experience, most of the advice to avoid "white" foods is an oversimplified generalization.   Of course, whole grain wheat bread has more fiber and other nutrients than white bread

2016-01-09 Ideal age/weight chart.:

Hi Randy,      Here is the link for the official growth charts for children and babies    Once you're an adult, it goes more by height for weight and

2016-01-08 carbs:

Hi Michele,    Eating more calories than you need is what causes fat storage: If you've eaten your daily supply of calories, it doesn't matter what you eat that's extra--500 calories of cake or 500 calories

2015-11-22 Juicing for weight loss:

Hello Jason,    In my professional opinion, blenderizing fruits and vegetables doesn't do anything that chewing them up doesn't accomplish.    Perhaps when people blenderize, or juice, they are eating

2015-11-11 maintaining:

Hello Steve,  Thank you for your question.    Because you have a history of restrictive eating, and vomiting to help weight loss, I believe you should consult a specialist in the field. There are many


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