If you follow me on social media, you've probably seen my updates about this year's Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon. I am still having a hard time wrapping my head around everything - from the months of training, to race week and the expo, to the race itself and my amazing success, and to recovery… Continue reading 2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon Race Recap Part 1
What I Ate Wednesday: Ludington Girls Trip Edition
Although we planned our trip to Ludington around running a race, no girls' trip would be complete without enjoying some delicious food at local eateries! Going to unique to the area restaurants is one of my favorite things about going out of town. I love experiencing what locations have to offer through their food. And… Continue reading What I Ate Wednesday: Ludington Girls Trip Edition
What I Ate Wednesday: A Week of Your RD on the Run’s Eats!
It has been a while since I have made a "What I Ate Wednesday" post. Lately I've whined about how my diet isn't helping me and I need to eat better, blah blah blah. So last week I tried really hard to eat food made at home, eat more fruits and vegetables, and drink water… Continue reading What I Ate Wednesday: A Week of Your RD on the Run’s Eats!
Finding My Inner Intuitive Eater
In my first job as a dietitian I worked with clients who had eating disorders. One of the resources I used to help them change their relationship with food was Intuitive Eating. This concept is something that often talk about with my current clients (weight loss surgery patients) and also something that I talk about… Continue reading Finding My Inner Intuitive Eater
The “RD” in “RD on the Run”
Today's blog is a little bit of a change of pace from my usual running talk. If you've been following me for a long time, you might remember my former blog handle - "The Keeping It Real Dietitian". After realizing that my blogs tended to focus more on running than being a dietitian, I became… Continue reading The “RD” in “RD on the Run”
Keeping It Real: Regain is Real
It's been a while since I have gotten real and shared about anything other than running on here. I have been wanting to write this post for a while - but haven't known exactly what I wanted to say or share. If you've followed by blog for a bit or if you know me IRL,… Continue reading Keeping It Real: Regain is Real
Keeping It Real: “I’m a Person, Not My Disease”
How often have you heard a health provider refer to someone as a "diabetic" or "obese"? You've probably heard that on television, in advertisements for medications, in articles that you have read. When we use those terms, it implies that you are no longer a person but rather you are defined by your disease. And… Continue reading Keeping It Real: “I’m a Person, Not My Disease”
Keeping It Real: Judgment Free Zone
Let's face it - as human beings, we make assumptions. We judge the book by its cover on a daily basis. Even though we have been taught since we were little that this is not the right thing to do, we still do it. I'm guilty of it! But recently I have been trying very… Continue reading Keeping It Real: Judgment Free Zone
Keeping It Real: A Day in the Life of a Bariatric Dietitian
I typically start my day at 7:30am, but on my later days I start at 9:30am. I'm fortunate enough to work only 4 days per week, which makes for long days, but they go by fast - especially since I used to routinely work 10-12 hour days in long term care. I will check any… Continue reading Keeping It Real: A Day in the Life of a Bariatric Dietitian
Keeping It Real: Fat Tuesday
Tomorrow is Mardi Gras, which is literally translated to "Fat Tuesday" in English. And Fat Tuesday it will be, with many people indulging in treats such as paczki, a Polish fried doughnut filled with fruit preserves or other sweet fillings. It is also the end of the Mardi Gras carnival in New Orleans. In general,… Continue reading Keeping It Real: Fat Tuesday
Keeping It Real: Every Body is Beautiful
It's January. We've all heard it... "new year, new you!" And we've all seen the increase in ads for gyms, weight loss products, etc. Heck, even my own work (I'm a registered dietitian for a bariatric surgery program) seems to have increased their advertising this month. With the onslaught of resolutions, my Facebook timeline has… Continue reading Keeping It Real: Every Body is Beautiful
Keeping It Real: Not Getting Matched
Yesterday was matching day for dietetics students applying for internships. I just happened to notice this pop up on my news feed on Facebook. It made me realize that I have never really talked about my experience applying for an internship. In fact, I almost feel like I have hidden it... almost been ashamed of… Continue reading Keeping It Real: Not Getting Matched
Keeping it Real: Planning for the End
A lot of people ask me what made me decide to become a dietitian. The story is kind of complicated, but to sum it up - I care about people. I have a big heart. So it made sense to me to work in health care in some way or another, and being a dietitian… Continue reading Keeping it Real: Planning for the End
Keeping It Real: Companionship
Those of you who know me in real life or read my blog on a regular basis know that I am a dietitian in long term care. You may not know a lot about long term care. You may think of nursing homes, certain odors, and diseases like Alzheimer's when you think of long term… Continue reading Keeping It Real: Companionship
Keeping It Real: Why My Body Is Awesome!
I like many people out there, I'm sure, am completely guilty of bashing my body. There are days when I say critical things about myself and I get down on myself for not eating right or exercising enough. And as a dietitian I should be a better role model to the world... but lately life… Continue reading Keeping It Real: Why My Body Is Awesome!