Dietitians are real people – we are NOT the food police! (Well, most of us). Oftentimes I have people say/think I’m going to judge what they’re eating but in reality I feel like I am being judged for my food choices more often than I am judging others.
I loved this post from Pretty Little Grub – Dietitian Food Confessions. I thought it was so funny and as a dietitian, I could completely relate. So I reached out to my circle of RD friends to keep the ball rolling.
- I feel a little guilty when after telling clients to make better food choices, I go home and eat a pint of Ben & Jerry’s for dinner.
- Cereal completely counts as a meal in my book!
- I’m currently working on a high protein vegan meal plan… While drinking a beer and eating cookie cake. Zero regrets.
- For a period of time I was obsessed with the salt water taffy from Trader Joe’s. If I had one taffy, it was all over and I would eat about 20 in one sitting! There is something about the texture that I find sooo satisfying.
- I hate diet drinks. When I splurge and have a soda, I choose the real deal. My favorite soda is Dr. Pepper and I probably splurge and have one most weekends!
- I love Mexican food. I could eat Mexican food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I know that RDs advocate for whole wheat tortillas, but they really are not as good as the white flour homemade tortillas!
- On busy days, meals occasionally consist of cereal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- During grad school, I sometimes had Wheat Chex for dinner and Golden Grahams for dessert!
- I rarely get 5+ servings of fruits/vegetables per day.
- All I think about is eating and what I could eat next.
- I was given a quart of homemade blue cheese as a party favor last night and I’m pretty sure I’m hiding it from my family for myself!
- Oreos and Doritos are no longer allowed in my house because … well, I can’t resist them.
- I like whipped cream on anything, everything and nothing (ahem, by the spoonful) – I mean, big dollops on coffee…somebody pinch me then take the bowl away. Far away.
This isn’t to say that dietitians DON’T eat healthy, but it’s nearly impossible to eat perfect 100% of the time. And what does “perfect” really mean, anyways? I truly believe it’s important to eat a balanced diet most of the time, but there is always room for a little fun!
Another one of my favorite bloggers, Anne from Fannetastic Food, recently posted Confessions of a Registered Dietitian. We’re just keeping it real, people! Enjoy!
It’s Thursday so I’m linking up with Amanda’s Thinking Out Loud!
Do you think that all dietitians eat well all the time?
What food “confessions” do you have? (No judgement!)