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How to Build Confidence from your Dietetic Internship and Beyond

Insecure about your knowledge or skills as a dietitian? Unsure if you're good enough for the job you landed? Feeling inadequate because you don't think you're as smart/outgoing/experienced as your fellow interns or mentors? I feel you! I used to believe confidence was an innate quality (i.e., confident people are magical beings that enter the… Continue reading How to Build Confidence from your Dietetic Internship and Beyond

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Work with your Body to Enjoy your #HolidayEats, Guilt-Free

The holiday season is here, and it wouldn’t be complete without lavish dinners, potlucks with friends, and festive happy hours. While everyone has their own methods, self-control often precedes the indulgence of holiday treats at these gatherings, manifesting as behaviors such as skipping meals or skimping on calories -- only to throw all caution to… Continue reading Work with your Body to Enjoy your #HolidayEats, Guilt-Free

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Questions a Dietitian asks about Game of Thrones: How do the characters have such nice teeth?

About 1.5 seasons into Game of Thrones, it occurred to me that most of the characters have nice teeth. I didn't notice many instances of missing or rotting teeth or hear characters complaining about smelly breath or toothaches. Was the show being inaccurate by failing to manipulate the actors’ teeth to reflect poor dental hygiene?… Continue reading Questions a Dietitian asks about Game of Thrones: How do the characters have such nice teeth?

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Lessons from My First Year as a Dietitian

I remember a distinct moment in my childhood when I was about four years old, sitting outside on the driveway, taking in the scenery of the houses across the cul-de-sac with their lovely trees and flowers and perfect landscaping. I thought about those people in those houses, all grown up with accomplished lives, and I… Continue reading Lessons from My First Year as a Dietitian

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Questions a Dietitian asks about Game of Thrones: Human Starvation & Refeeding Syndrome

While studying for my registered dietitian exam last summer, I was also catching up on Game of Thrones – a combo that had me asking a lot of nutritional science questions regarding the middle ages. My first stems from the very beginning of the series. At the end of the pilot episode, Bran Stark discovers… Continue reading Questions a Dietitian asks about Game of Thrones: Human Starvation & Refeeding Syndrome

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Embracing the Gray

Nutrition is a topic in which it’s easy to fall into dichotomous thinking (i.e. -- seeing things as “black & white”), and the gray area is often lost in today's world of information overload. While I could compile a lengthy list of examples, two of the most popular dichotomous nutrition statements that I hear/read as… Continue reading Embracing the Gray