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Carrie Wiatt, M.S.
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Dubbed the "Diet Diva" by Vanity Fair magazine, Carrie Wiatt has developed an individualized approach to healthy eating that has made her as popular among readers and viewers as with Hollywood's elite. Wiatt’s expertise in the field of nutrition has made her a leading lifestyle educator in her work as an author, consultant, media personality and chef.

At her Los Angeles food company Diet Designs, Carrie combines fresh, upscale cuisine with low-fat preparation, portion control and personalized counseling. Her concept was an instant sensation in the close-knit community of stars. After many years of practice, Carrie compiled her proven techniques in her first book, "Eating by Design: The Individualized Food Personality Type Nutrition Plan." Based on 12 different personality types she identified in her practice, "Eating by Design" took Wiatt's celebrity diet plan to the public, earning popular acclaim and endorsement by the nutritional community. Her second successful book, "Portion Savvy," presents a 30-day plan for controlled eating and successful food management, and includes food portion "pop-outs" designed to help readers judge appropriate portion sizes wherever and whatever they eat. In addition to her books, Carrie has been a regular food and nutrition columnist for Living Fit magazine. Recently, Carrie has reached out to the teenage community by co-authoring "The Diet for Teenagers Only," a breakthrough diet plan for teenagers and their rapidly changing bodies.

Wiatt's ability to bridge the gap between science and food circles has made her a sought-after media expert on healthy living. She was the host of her own television show, "Living Better with Carrie Wiatt," a syndicated Hearst-Argyle production focusing on all aspects of life, such as health, nutrition, cooking and stress reduction. She also co-hosted Lifetime's "Speaking of Women's Health," served as the food and nutrition expert on Time-Warner's "Your Mind and Body," and wielded the knives on a series of "Chef du Jour" cooking segments for the TV Food Network. She has co-hosted a special for E! Entertainment Channel and appeared on a number of news programs, including CNN, "The View," "CBS This Morning," "Good Morning America," and "The Today Show."

Wiatt has lent her voice as spokesperson to Nordic Track, the Milk Board’s "Got Milk" campaign, Quaker Oats’ “Nutrition for Women,” and Sunsweet. In the direct marketplace, she teamed up with Frankie Avalon to bring a fat-free gourmet cooking system to the Home Shopping Network.

In her 20-year career as a nutritionist, Wiatt has consulted for numerous Los Angeles hotels, restaurants and corporations. She works closely with area physicians to develop and implement nutrition plans for patients. Wiatt received her Master's degree in nutrition and food science from California State University at Northridge, where she earned the Outstanding Entrepreneur Award.

Blog Entries by Carrie Wiatt, M.S.

Wellness Tips for Teenagers Only

(1) Comments | Posted August 1, 2012 | 6:26 PM

I can only imagine how hard it is to be a young woman these days! They are surrounded by ridiculous images of "perfection" while trying to grow into their own skin and feel beautiful. My daughter is on the verge of her teenage years and I'm so glad she'll have...

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Carrie Wiatt's 5 Ways to Find Peace

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2012 | 10:20 AM

The stress and strains of our always-connected lives can sometimes take us off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.

GPS Guides are our way of showing you what works for others in the hopes that you can find out what works...

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Energizing Blueberry Flaxseed Summer Smoothie

(0) Comments | Posted July 6, 2012 | 12:35 PM

What better way to start your long summer day than with a protein- and nutrient-packed smoothie? Here is one of my all-time favorite recipes, brimming with healthy fats, protein, antioxidants, and so much flavor!

Blueberry Flaxseed Shake
Servings: 2

Ingredients
4 each ice cubes
½ cup blueberries,...

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Easy Tricks to Feel Fabulous This Summer

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2012 | 11:04 AM

It's that time again! Take out your teeny weenie yellow polka-dot bikini and catch some sun by the pool.

Although summer brings warm weather and beach days, it may also lead to fad dieting and unhealthy habits. If you're like most women, you'll try anything to de-bloat and slim...

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Coconut Oil: A Tropical Disease-Fighting Super-Oil?

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2012 | 7:27 PM

Although I love all things coconut, from coconut water to coconut scents, I don't give special treatment to the newest craze: coconut oil. It most likely isn't the cure-all that many experts now claim. Dr. Oz touts the "superpowers" of coconut oil as causing weight loss, improving skin...

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Water: The Power Nutrient

(4) Comments | Posted May 25, 2012 | 1:41 PM

Here it is, the easiest, most important step that you can take to improve your diet and get healthy: Drink more water! Water is the source of life; it gives your skin a glow, naturally flushes your body of toxins, and may even reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

The first...

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National Nutrition Month -- Easy Tips to Lose Weight This March 2012

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2012 | 5:28 PM

Who doesn't want a magic diet pill to shed that extra holiday or stress-related weight gain? Unfortunately, weight loss issues can't be solved with a quick fix. Over time, low-carb diets lead to ketosis, where the body starts making acidic, damage-inducing ketones. Detox diets used to "remove toxins"...

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The Future of Nutrition Labels: Making It Easier to Be Portion-Savvy

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2012 | 2:18 PM

Want to start shopping like a nutritionist? Stay on the perimeter of your grocery store, delving into the inner aisles for certain essentials only when necessary. This way, you'll end up with a basket full of fruits, vegetables, dairy and lean proteins. Although we want these products, we don't know...

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Uncovering Food Label and Nutrition Traps

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2012 | 8:00 PM

Consumers today are more health conscious than ever. Nutrition trends for 2012 stress healthier, sustainable, whole and organic foods. The "slow food" movement emphasizing "good, clean and fair" food has become a way of life for many. Beyond these hot topics, mindful individuals want to make healthy, nutritious choices. Understanding...

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Feet First

(1) Comments | Posted January 20, 2012 | 2:18 PM

People often ask me, "Where should I start taking better care of myself?" I suggest you begin from the ground up. At the end of a long day, sit back and put your feet first.

Feet are full of sensitive nerves and acupressure points, so they make a great...

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Keep Your Bones Strong After Menopause

(24) Comments | Posted December 16, 2011 | 12:02 PM

Every day our bones go through a complex process of building and remodeling. After about age 30, the breakdown component starts to take over and leads to a loss of bone density. In postmenopausal women, estrogen production slows, making women more likely to suffer from osteoporosis.

Soy isoflavones were once...

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Fruit: Fads, Digestion and Cleanses

(5) Comments | Posted October 17, 2011 | 4:14 PM

These days, the Internet provides us with news on the latest fad diets and health trends. On top of these headlines, we receive emails with drastic nutrition recommendations. One of these chain emails describes eating fruit on an empty stomach for proper digestion. It declares that, "Eating fruit after a...

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14 Ways to Bring Positive Change in Your Life

(6) Comments | Posted October 9, 2011 | 1:49 PM

Growth is the energy of life. You can invite the light of growth into your life in simple daily ways. Small changes add up to big ones, and every positive step you take for yourself can advance you on your path to a healthy, balanced, beautiful life.

In all...

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Summer Days, Healthy Hearts & Potassium

(5) Comments | Posted August 22, 2011 | 6:15 PM

As we breeze through our summers with relaxing evenings and lazy weekend getaways, we may think that drinking enough water is our only health concern. We keep ourselves hydrated at the beach, and before and during exercise. This summer, with record-breaking heat throughout the nation, we need to be aware...

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BEWARE: Sneaky Liquid Calories

(84) Comments | Posted June 30, 2011 | 9:31 AM

Ditching that regular soda and switching to a diet version may not be the perfect fix-it healthy solution. Research shows that both versions may lead to disease. Before consulting with clients and making recommendations, I like to review ongoing food and nutrition research -- especially regarding liquid calories.

Clients ask...

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