Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Health Professional, Medical Reviewer

Carmen is a Registered Dietitian. In addition to writing for HealthCentral, she has spent her career working at Johns Hopkins and is also an adjunct faculty instructor for Excelsior College. Carmen has over 20 years of experience in nutritional counseling, education, writing, and program management and is a certified specialist in adult weight management. She enjoys educating her students and clients about how nutrition affects the body and its role in overall health and wellness.

Latest Articles by Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

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Dream Big—and Get There

Dream Big: Intermittent Fast for One Week

Here’s your step by step plan to go from having never fasted before to fasting each day for seven days straight.

vegan lunch
Dream Big—and Get There

Dream Big: Go Vegan for a Week

The best part is that you don’t have to cut meat cold-turkey.

intermittent fasting

Let’s Talk About Types of Intermittent Fasting

Curious about this trending approach to eating? Learn more about the multiple ways to follow this plan and which one might be right for your lifestyle.

intermittent fasting

Let’s Talk About Intermittent Fasting

We’ve got the expert-approved scoop on everything you need to know about the health benefits and how-to’s of intermittent fasting. Find out if it’s right for you.

Guacamole and Sweet Mini-Pepper Scoops

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Good Health!

Whether you’re managing diabetes or just looking to cut carbs and cals, try these festive, healthy, and delicioso recipes from Familia Kitchen.

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Healthy Living

10 Ways to Cut Back on Booze

If you've been imbibing more than you'd like, it's time to take control. Here's how to responsibly scale back your alcohol consumption.

Quit Sugar
Dream Big—and Get There

Dream Big: Quit Sugar

Instead of quitting sugar cold turkey, try this 4-week success plan that slowly ciphers the sweet stuff out of your diet. Enjoy!

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

The Best Workouts With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Whether your RA is moderate or severe, there is a workout option out there for you — and we had our expert RA writers try them, first-hand, just to prove it.