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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|NOLA.com, 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 CNN.com.


Recent Articles
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    Get the Skinny with Natural Energy Drinks: Grabbing a can of Red Bull or Monster for a quick energy boost for Mardi Gras festivities? Try one of these natural energy drinks instead.

    It’s go-go-go this time of year in New Orleans, with Mardi Gras festivities in overdrive – and some of us may be looking for that extra energy boost to help power us through our work and play during Carnival. There’s no doubt that energy drinks like Red Bull and Monster Energy aren’t exactly ‘healthy’ – but what about those energy drink s that are touted as ‘all-natural’? We’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on her top 5 picks for natural energy drinks.

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    Love it, Like it, Hate it: Mardi Gras Parade Route Cocktails

    Mardi Gras is in full swing, which for many New Orleanians means many more cocktails over the coming days. And while we all know there can be a big difference in calories and sugar, you may not have realized just how much. We’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on popular Carnival cocktails and her picks for the best and worst options for parade route drinks & cocktails.

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    Beyond Basic Beans: Get the Skinny on Creative + Good-For-You Black Bean Finds!

    Legumes like black beans, red beans, white beans, and lentils are packed with protein and fiber, and are one of the top food sources of soluble fiber. And while a bean-filled entrée or side is always a good idea, try mixing things up with these good-for-you black bean finds that are also rich in soluble fiber!

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    Love it, Like it, Hate it: “Cholesterol Lowering” Cereals

    For those diagnosed with high cholesterol, one of the most common first steps is to reach for Cheerios and oatmeal – after all, they’re promoted as rich in soluble fiber to help lower cholesterol. And while plain Cheerios or oatmeal aren’t necessarily bad, they’re far from being a top source of soluble fiber.

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    Get the Skinny in the Kitchen with Ben McLauchlin of Swerve!

    Shower your sweetie with wellness and love – not sugar – this Valentine’s Day, with these deliciously sweet heart-shaped sugar cookies – 100% guilt-free, gluten-free, and no sugar added, with just 55 calories and zero net carbs per cookie!

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    Love It, Like It, Hate It: Valentine’s Chocolates!

    Valentine’s Day is next week, which of course means all things love and chocolate! In today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it, we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly her top picks for gifting Valentine’s chocolates, and which ones to steer clear of (spoiler alert: the latter includes most types of chocolate on shelves!)

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    Get the Skinny on 3 Guilt-Free Legitimately Nutritious King Cake Finds!

    If you love king cake but you’re also keeping an eye on nutrition, Molly has 3 king cake finds that you’ll want to check out! All have little or no added sugar, and are rich in protein or heart-smart fats so there’s no blood sugar spike or energy crash. And the best part: All 3 are so delicious, you’d never know they’re actually good for you, too!

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    Love it, Like it, Hate it: King Cake!

    If you indulge in king cake only occasionally, then it really doesn’t matter too much what type you choose, or just how much you have. But it poses a challenge for the weight conscious, since you’ll rarely find a nutrition facts label on a king cake box. So we’ve put together our annual king cake calorie cheat sheet to figure out how many calories are really in that slice, so you can have your king cake and eat it, too!

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    Get the Skinny in the Kitchen with Swerve! Mixed Berry Crumble

    Double the fun this week! Ben McLauchlin is in the kitchen for his regular cooking segment with Molly, along with Andress Blackwell, president & CEO of Swerve Sweetener. Get the Skinny on Ben’s guilt-free Mixed Berry Crumble, and Get the Skinny on all things sugar, including the NEW! nutrition facts panel, which features added sugar on the label!

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    Love it, Like it, Hate it: NEW & New-ish Protein Bars!

    Protein bars are convenient and portable, and can stand in as a snack or or even a meal in a pinch. And there’s been a recent explosion of new varieties on shelves, but not all are as nutritious as they may seem. To help sort through the labels, we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on her top picks and worst bets for newer protein bars on shelves!

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    Get the Skinny: Just Add Water: Mason Jar Soups

    Homemade soups can be hearty and nutritious, but we don’t always take the time to make a full batch at a time. Today we’re Getting the Skinny on 3 DIY single-serving Mason Jar Soups with all of the stuff we want, and none of what we don’t want: Rich in protein, fiber, and heart-smart fats, with no white carbs and a moderate in sodium. Make a few jars ahead and just add water or broth for a wholesome, nutrient rich mid-day meal!

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    Love it, Like it, Hate it: Heat & Eat Soup!

    With the cooler weather, many of us are craving warm, soothing comfort foods like soup. And while nothing beats homemade soup loaded with veggies and lean protein, pre-made soups from a can or carton are often the easy option. But some can be loaded with more than a day’s worth of sodium, not to mention white carbs, with minimal protein. In today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it, we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on top picks and worst bets of heat & eat soup on shelves.