When Wanting To Be Healthy Becomes An Obsession

Can a person be too into healthy eating? To the point where it becomes obsessive and actually unhealthy? The short answer is yes, and it has even been given a clinical name. Orthorexia nervosa is a term used to describe a person who has an "unhealthy obsession" with eating "right". It is not an official disorder … Continue reading When Wanting To Be Healthy Becomes An Obsession

Hey, Sugar

Sugar is sugar. Heard that phrase before? What it means is that our bodies cannot recognize one sugar from the next. It means that when it comes to digesting, absorbing, and using sugar our bodies cannot differentiate between table sugar versus honey, or between fruit sugar (fructose) versus high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). In this … Continue reading Hey, Sugar

Dietitians are not the “food police” (and other misconceptions).

The word "dietitian" is a bit misleading. I have discovered this after experiencing many uncomfortable situations when what I study is brought up around others, specifically when food is involved. My husband, Tom, and I will be out to dinner with new people and once they find out I am studying to become a dietitian, … Continue reading Dietitians are not the “food police” (and other misconceptions).

The Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN): Explained

One of the things I come across most as a student in dietetics is the confusion people have regarding the title "registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN)". I'll do my best to explain that here-it is an important distinction we should make! While considering my career change from marketing into the field of nutrition and wellness, I … Continue reading The Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN): Explained