Lisa R. Young

Lisa R. Young, PhD, RDN, CDN, is an internationally recognized nutritionist and portion-control expert. Dr. Young received her doctorate and master’s degrees in Nutrition from NYU, and her bachelor’s degree in Economics and Health Care Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a registered dietitian.

Diet & Nutrition

The Secret to Portion Control

Pop quiz time: You purchased a 3-ounce bag of potato chips. Its small size and mouth-watering flavor make it seem…

Losing Weight

Winter Weight Gain—Sarah Hiner Talks to Lisa Young, PhD, RDN, CDN, author of Finally Full, Finally Slim

The COVID-19 lockdowns have made overeating a national pastime. Learn what fuels winter weight gain and how to protect your body from the damage it can cause.

Diet & Nutrition

The truth about plant-based burgers

You’ve seen them at the supermarket or at your local burger joint—plant-based patties engineered to resemble and taste like real…

Diet & Nutrition

Prevent Quarantine Weight Gain—Sarah Hiner Talks to Dr. Lisa R. Young

The combination of work from home and high stress is creating a whole new problem for many people—weight gain.

Diet & Nutrition

America’s Food-Portion Problem, How It Complicates Weight Loss and the Strategies to Overcome It—Sarah Hiner Talks to Dr. Lisa Young

Listen in as Bottom Line President Sarah Hiner and Dr. Lisa Young discuss America’s food portion problem.

Fruits & Vegetables

Are Purple and Orange Cauliflower More Nutritious Than White?

Cauliflower is ultra-healthy. But how do those brightly colored varieties stack up against the white version? A leading nutritionist breaks it down…

Diet & Nutrition

QUIZ: Take Your Pick: Both Are Good…Which Is Better?

Kiwi or grapefruit? Clams or eggs? Do you know which food in each of these healthful pairs edges out the other for a key nutrient?

Diet & Nutrition

Keep a Food Diary: The Secret to Eating Healthier

If a healthy diet is important to you, a simple food diary will help you identify the habits that are holding you back. Here’s how…

Diet & Nutrition

Pick Your Poison! Can You Spot the Absolute Worst-For-You Foods?

Take this fun quiz to see if you can tell the difference between foods that aren’t good for you and those that are terribly, horribly not good for you.

Diet & Nutrition

5 Foods That Pack a Surefire Energy Punch

Hitting a wall at 3 pm—even though you had a full night’s sleep? Your first instinct may be to reach…

Packaged Foods

An Insider’s Look at the New Food Label

5 changes that will mean the most for your health… It’s hard to believe, but the Nutrition Facts Label—that government-mandated…

Cooking Techniques

Cooking Tricks for Much Healthier Foods

Easy ways to get the most nutrients from your meals… Loading up your grocery cart with fruits and vegetables is…


Supercharged Food Combinations: How to Get the Most from the Foods You Eat

Good nutrition depends not only on what you eat, but also on how well your body absorbs or uses vitamins…

Packaged Foods

Guilt-Free Chips

No one can claim that potato or tortilla chips are good for you. Fresh fruits and vegetables are hands-down a…


Healthful Cheese

We all love cheese, but there are lots of cheese products that have too much fat, sodium or other unhealthy…