I went on a (socially-distanced, masked, fully vaccinated) walk with a colleague the other day and we ended up talking about our perpetual overachievement. With me approaching my 30’s and them their 50’s, it was really quite something to realize that the habits we swore we would abandon after graduating undergrad (…getting a job…finishing up… Continue reading I’m not tense, I’m fulfilled
It’s that time of year again. I feel like inspiration strikes me deeply without fail twice a year. Once in the Fall and once in the Spring. Which makes sense to me as both of these are such transitional seasons. Fall will forever be the season of starting for me, and I have the academic… Continue reading Inspiration
I meant for this post to go up last week, but alas, between getting busier at work as people have more time to make (and keep!) their appointments and my own life demanding a little more attention during this time of year, I got behind. Even though this year is very different in terms of… Continue reading Lockdown: Part II
The Bay Area lockdown descended upon us with an unseen flurry. Well, was it honestly much of a surprise if we’re honest with ourselves? Personally, I don’t feel like I ever properly came out of lockdown since March. I ventured out to some new parks and took a few scenic drives, I got more comfortable… Continue reading Lockdown : Don’t panic, just plan!
I am a dietitian. And I do not want to make you a meal plan. I do not want to make you a diet chart. I do not want to put you on a six week program. (Like honestly, what even is that?) I am a dietitian who wants to teach you how to feed… Continue reading I will not make you a meal plan
In my early days, I had been so hesitant to use supplements as part of my practice despite my belief in their value. And I feel like I did my patients a disservice. Recently, I’ve reestablished my confidence in complementary and alternative medicine and become more willing to suggest supplements in conjunction with diet changes… Continue reading Supplements: Part II
I am a dietitian who believes in supplements. And for a long time I hid that about myself. From my schooling, I learned that supplements were not favourably viewed in the dietetics community and my fascination with them was not welcomed. That unfortunately stuck with me. My background in supplements started in college when I… Continue reading Supplements : My Take on Them
I want to start off by saying that as a dietitian, it's not part of our job description to be able to cook. Or create individualized menus. Or know the best way to make your food taste good. This always seems to burst someone's bubble. Those are skills that can benefit from our knowledge about… Continue reading Cooking is Hard!
Dietitians are notoriously known as many things. The food police. The lunch lady. The person who's going to take away all my "good foods." The person who's going to tell me to eat vegetables. "I already know this stuff!" That, my friends, is the dietitian of the past. The dietitian that did the groundwork for… Continue reading Work with a Dietitian, not a Nutritionist