Heather Caplan, RDN
I’m a registered dietitian nutritionist and writer. I own a private practice for nutrition and run coaching in the Washington DC area. I am an anti-diet dietitian, meaning I strongly believe diets do not work. I take a weight-neutral approach to health. I believe in, and teach, the principles of Intuitive Eating. My clients are primarily active women, some of whom have or had experiences with disordered eating, hypothalamic amenorrhea, or the Female Athlete Triad. We work together to improve their relationship to food, body image, and overall health.
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I co-host the virtual Fit Fueling: Mindful Eating for Active Women course with Kelly Jones, MS RD CSSD. We combine sports nutrition with mindful eating practices to help women find a fueling strategy that works best for them.
I host the RD Real Talk podcast and write here on the RD Real Talk blog. Every week I send out a newsletter with show notes and resources, suggested reads (often related to intuitive eating, sports nutrition, and disordered eating recovery), off the air tidbits, and personal updates.
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I’ve been known to commute from the East to West coast. I’ve worked in public health, corporate wellness, marketing, and most recently the tech world. I love a good real talk chat or group run, and am interested in your story. I’m fascinated by personality types, habit changes, and how some people have never tasted green chiles.
My work has been featured in various national publications such as The Washington Post, Runner’s World, FITNESS magazine, EatingWell, Women’s Running, and Outside Online.
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