Health & Fitness: The Weight Shrinks

Dig In Help for serious or just trendy eating problems

Not long ago a dietitian was that underpaid woman in the white smock who decided whether it would be peanut-butter or bologna sandwiches on the school lunch menu. Today, for those students who grew up to be bicoastal investment bankers, a dietitian is likely to be the latest acquisition in personal advisers. Though still usually a woman, she has gone private in a big way, with clients who include not only fitness trendies but the overweight, the pregnant and sufferers from such food-sensitive diseases as diabetes and hypertension. Aiming for permanent eating-pattern changes, the dietitian or nutritionist often holds the client's...

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