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Molly Kimball, RD, CSSD is a Sports and Lifestyle Dietitian, Board Certified as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is WGNO’s nutrition and fitness expert, with weekly segments on Good Morning New Orleans, Get the Skinny with Molly.

She is also columnist for The Times-Picayune|, covering the latest trends in the nutrition and the fitness industry.

Molly manages the nutrition program at Ochsner’s Elmwood Fitness Center in New Orleans, advising clients in reducing body fat, building lean muscle, endurance training, disordered eating, and general health and wellness.

She has developed Eat Fit NOLA, a free partnership between Ochsner Health System and more than 50 local restaurants to develop & identify healthy menu items, and collaborates with local chefs in preparing and presenting fun, upbeat, and nutritious cooking classes.

As a Sports Dietitian, Molly has worked with hundreds of athletes, both amateur and professional, including players in the NFL, MLB, and NBA, as well as soccer players and professional boxers.

Serving as a spokesperson at various events targeting the New Orleans community, Molly is featured regularly as a nutritional expert on local and national news stories. She has been featured in national media outlets including Vogue, The New York Times, Newsweek, Shape, Health, Fitness, Runner’s World, Wine Enthusiast, Cosmopolitan, WebMD and

Recent Articles
  • Get the Skinny: What to eat pre- and post-workout

    It’s one of the biggest questions we get: What should I eat before and after a workout? Today we’re Getting the Skinny with Sports Dietitian Molly Kimball on her recommendations for pre- and post-workout fueling.

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Sports drinks

    When it comes to staying well-hydrated, traditional sports drinks aren’t our best bet. Today we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on some of the best & worst sports drinks on the market to help optimize hydration for athletes and non-athletes alike.

  • Get the Skinny: Black & Gold Tailgating | Chocolate Ganache Sugar Cookies

    Molly is back in the kitchen with Ben McLauchlin of Swerve, Getting the Skinny with these deliciously decadent Black & Gold Chocolate Ganache Sugar Cookies. Gluten free with just one gram net carb, you would never know these chocolate-dipped “sugar” cookies are guilt-free, making them a perfect fit for Saints football season!

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Game-Day Drinks!

    Football season is here, which means tailgating and usually more cocktails and “day drinks” than usual over these next few months. But what we choose to drink can really make it or break it when it comes to calories, sugar, and alcohol content, so today we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on the best & worst bets of Game-Day Drinks!

  • Get the Skinny: Vegan Baking + Recipe Swaps

    If you’re looking to make-over favorite recipes to be vegan, dairy-free, soy-free or just a bit more plant-heavy, here’s the rundown on key ingredient swaps for common ingredients including eggs, butter, and heavy cream.

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Vegan protein powders and shakes for a plant-based diet

    Protein powder and ready-to-drink protein shakes can be an easy way to get more protein, and the number of plant-based, vegan options continues to expand, with more options on shelves at every turn. If you follow a vegan diet or you’re looking to avoid dairy or just incorporate more plant-based protein, you’ll want to tune in for today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it on Molly’s top picks and worst bets when it comes to vegan, plant-based protein powders and shakes.

  • Get the Skinny on Guilt-Free Cocktail Pops

    Cocktail “popsicles” are perfect for beach trips or pool parties - and they’re ridiculously easy: Simply make an extra batch of your favorite cocktail or mocktail and freeze into popsicles. In today’s Get the Skinny, we have 3 lower-sugar, lower-calorie ideas to get you started – but there’s no right or wrong; if you enjoy drinking it, you’re sure to love it as a cocktail pop, too!

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Ice Cream Bars and Treats

    Good news: There are more and more “love it” options on shelves when it comes to single-serving creamy frozen treats like ice cream bars. And the good news is that their single-serving packages offer built-in portion control. But of course not all frozen pops are so fantastic, so today we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on the best and worst ice cream bars and treats!

  • Get the Skinny in the Kitchen with Swerve | Local Mini Peach Pies from Crescent City Farmers Market

    Ben McLauchlin of Swerve joined the Ochsner Eat Fit NOLA team at the Crescent City Farmers Market earlier this month as the featured “chef” for the monthly Eat Fit NOLA Chef Cooking Demo that showcases nutritious, delicious recipes with all things local from the Farmers Market.

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Spiked Spritzers

    Spiked Spritzers are trendy this summer, with a variety of spiked sparkling waters and other bubbly cocktails in a can showing up at pool parties and beach trips. They seem like a lighter option, but there’s actually a big difference between brands when it comes to alcohol content and sugary calories. In today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on the best and worst spiked “spritzers” on shelves!

  • Get the Skinny: Ice Cream Remix | Frozen Favorites, Made-Over

    Ice cream is one of the most crave-worthy treats around, especially during these hot summer months. And with more low-calorie, all-natural brands and flavors showing up on shelves, it’s easier than ever to make-over some of our favorite ice cream-centered indulgences so they’re legitimately nutritious, guilt-free, and oh-so-delicious. In today’s Get the Skinny with Molly, we’ve got 3 super-simple frozen treats you’ll want to try, immediately.

  • Love it, Like it, Hate it: Ice Cream Pints!

    A pint of ice cream technically contains four servings…. but let’s be honest, it’s all-to-easy to polish off the entire pint. And stats can range from 150 calories to nearly 1400 calories per pint, so it pays to check the label closely. In today’s Get the Skinny with Molly, we’ve got her top picks and worst bets, plus a few new options you may be seeing on shelves.