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”
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
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
For this "What I Ate Wednesday" I thought I would take a little trip down memory lane and reminisce on all of the wonderful food that I had while on my road trip this fall. On Monday night I posted a picture of my friend and I from our trip, saying how I really want… Continue reading What I Ate Wednesday: Road Trip 2015 Edition
I can't believe that March is almost coming to an end, and this is the first time I am posting about my miles for the year! 2015 has been a busy year so far, and it is only going to get busier. But recently I have really put my mind to keeping active and fueling… Continue reading Banking the Miles 2015: First Update!
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
As a registered dietitian working with clients that are trying to lose weight and getting ready for bariatric surgery, I am always looking for products for my patients that taste good and give them the best bang for their buck! Greek yogurt is definitely one of those items - you can't go wrong when you… Continue reading Stuff I Love: Dannon Light & Fit® Greek
October and the beginning of November have been a roller coaster for me. I've had some huge ups and even bigger downs, I've experienced every emotion in the last couple of weeks in the most intense form. My diet and my exercise have suffered. I'm starting this week fresh, though. I have lots of reasons… Continue reading Banking the Miles: October Update