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The 8 Complaints Nutritionists Hear Most

They're the new therapists: Here, they troubleshoot your biggest issues.

Healthy eating is all in the details: Nutritionists may map out a big-picture healthy eating strategy, but according to the pros, even the minutiae can have an impact on how likely you are to stick with a program.

“A fix can be as simple as switching from sugary gum to sugar-free gum. Sometimes clients will complain that they’re eating healthy and making smart choices but feel bloated and frustrated. A common culprit is the sugar alcohol in gum,” says Ryan Andrews, R.D., a fitness and nutrition coach with Precision Nutrition. “Sorbitol, maltitol, and xylitol are incompletely absorbed in the small intestine, then they move to the large intestine and create that distended feeling. It’s an easy fix—a piece a day may be ok, just not 6.”

For everyone who doesn’t have a nutritionist to proffer shrewd eat-right hacks, below, the pros offer remedies for everything from digestion woes to eating on the run: