Real Talk: Why I’m Proud To Be a Dietitian (Now)

I haven’t always felt proud to be a dietitian. In my short eight years as a registered dietitian (RD), a few were heavy with the question, “Is this right for me?” I have taken breaks from blogging about nutrition. I have taken jobs that had little to do with nutrition. I have taken any opportunity to steer clear of conversations about “what I do.” I haven’t been a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics since 2011.

Real talk: I needed a break from the profession as it was, for me.

I needed a break from overanalyzing nutrition information to recover…

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Something Short and (Artificially) Sweet

They are calorie-free and super-sweet. The jury is out on their long-term health risks. Some people can’t get enough of them. Some people can’t stand them. Some people can’t tell the difference. (🤔 )

I’ve had multiple conversations about artificial sweeteners recently.

Are they “bad” for you? That depends on who you are. Are they nutritious? Not even a little bit. Are they worse than “real” sugar? Answering that question implies we’re ranking foods from good to bad, and bad to worst. Let’s not. In my opinion, there’s not much to debate here, so we’ll keep this short and sweet.

Artificial sweeteners don’t pull…

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Real Entrepreneur Life: Things (Seem Like They) Happen Fast

I wrote a business plan two months ago, but only a fraction of it seems relevant now. The point of writing this plan was to focus in on the work I wanted to prioritize, and write out why I was prioritizing it (philosophies, goals, etc.). Then a slew of other work happened, only some of which is related to that plan. 

Now: I’m recording a second weekly podcast, launching two workshops at a gym, seeing clients and teaching yoga at said gym, coaching runners, and starting a nonprofit with two friends….

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Dietitian and Women’s Day Declaration: We are not perfect, and we don’t have to be

Today is National Registered Dietitian (RD) Day, and International Women’s Day. Last week, I received the following question from an anonymous RD. To be clear, I received this question through my Let’s Talk About It form (which is always open) without a name or email address, so it’s purely my assumption that it came from a woman. I assume this because an estimated 7 million women suffer from an eating disorder (ED) in America, compared to 1 million men. (Both sexes deserve equal attention, awareness, and care, of course. Also, YES, we will continue to talk about eating…

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What My Orthorexia Recovery Looked Like

How do I start the process of orthorexia recovery? What are the specifics?

Do you have an eating disorder-related question, thought, or story you’d like to share? Let’s talk about it (anonymously or not). 

Well, as I said last week, that’s a question I can’t answer for you. But, I can share the specifics of my recovery process, and hope that it helps. I can direct you to nutrition professionals who preach a message that may be helpful for you to digest. I can steer you away from social media accounts that feed an eating disorder. I’ll remind you that every orthorexia…

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