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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
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    Love it, Like it, Hate it: Sleep Aids for #SleepRevolutionNOLA 28-day Sleep Revolution Challenge

    The 28-day Sleep Revolution Challenge, centered on The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington kicks off this week, with the primary goal of getting at least 7 hours of sleep a night. We know that getting 7 hours of shut-eye is easier said than done, so if you’re looking an extra bit of support to help you get more Z’s, we’re Getting the Skinny on the best & worst of popular sleep aids that promise a better night’s rest.

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    #SleepRevolutionNOLA: 28-day Sleep Revolution Challenge

    #SleepRevolutionNOLA: 28-day Sleep Revolution Challenge

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    Get the Skinny: Eat Fit Protein Velvet Ice at PJ’s Coffee!

    If you love frozen blended coffee drinks but don’t want all of the added sugar, you’re in luck! Just in time for the New Year, PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans is introducing the Eat Fit-approved Protein Velvet Ice, created in partnership with Ochsner Eat Fit.

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    Love it, Like it, Hate it: Protein Coffee Drinks

    Coffee + Protein? It’s a match made in multi-tasker heaven – but if we’re not careful, we could also be sipping a day’s worth of added sugar! In today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it, Molly gives us the Skinny on the best and worst of protein-coffee drinks in stores!

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    Get the Skinny: Natural Approaches to Ease Acid Reflux

    If you have acid reflux, you know that the food and drink of holiday festivities certainly doesn’t help. And while medications can be necessary for many, today we’re Getting the Skinny on the multiple lifestyle changes we can make to help manage and prevent the symptoms.

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    Love it, Like it, Hate it: Popular Diets

    When it comes to diets, it’s far from one-size-fits-all. But not everyone wants to meet with a registered dietitian for a personalized nutrition plan to match their lifestyle; many are looking for a diet with set rules and a list of do’s and don’ts that they can quickly refer to. Today we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on her top picks for popular diets, and what she says just isn’t worth it.

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    Get the Skinny on Swerve’s Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies – gluten free & low-sugar

    Ben McLaughlin of Swerve Sweetener joins Molly in the kitchen with recipe for a Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookie that’s festive, delicious, and nutritious!

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    Love it, Like it, Hate it: Holiday Cookies!

    There’s really no holiday cookies on shelves are truly “good” for us, but it’s not all bad news in the bakery department! More & more stores are selling mini versions of decadent cookies, and there are other little sweet bites that can double as better-for-you cookies. In today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it, we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on the best bets for holiday cookies, and which have a full day’s worth of sugar in a single cookie!

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    Get the Skinny: 6 Good-For-You Peppermint Chocolate finds

    Peppermint Chocolate is the holiday season’s Pumpkin Spice. And just like those Pumpkin Spice Lattes can add a hefty dose of sugary calories, the same goes for Peppermint Mocha Lattes. But no worries if you’re craving Peppermint Chocolate AND trying to keep your nutrition in check, Molly’s got you covered with these 6 guilt-free Peppermint Chocolate finds in today’s Get the Skinny!

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    Love it, Like it, Hate it: Egg Nog!

    If you love eggnog – and you’re trying to keep thing healthy this holiday season – we feel your pain: Just a single cup of eggnog can pack in 400 calories and TWO DAYS worth of sugar. But there are a few better-for-you alternatives, so today we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on her top eggnog picks - and the worst of the worst – in today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it!

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    Love it, Like it, Hate it: Ready-made Grab & Go Salad Bowls

    If you’re looking for a healthy lunch but pressed for time, ready-made salads can seem like the perfect answer - after all, salads can be a great way to squeeze more veggies into our diet. But they can also be an easy way to sneak extra calories, sugar, and salt into our diets! So today, we’re getting the skinny with Molly on her top picks and worst bets when it comes to grab-and-go salads in stores!

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    Get the Skinny on 5 Top Fast Food Picks to Fuel Black Friday Shopping on the Run!

    You’ll never hear us say that fast food is something that we “should” be eating – but we realize that it’s sometimes the easiest, most convenient option, especially during crazy-busy days like Black Friday shopping! So we’ve got you covered with Molly’s 5 top picks for fast food & drive-thru options!