Take treating yourself to a whole new level.
If you’ve heard any of my presentations lately, you’ve heard me say the food and nutrition conversation just keeps getting bigger. Now, layered on top of food preferences, culture, religion, budget, cooking skills, medical history and everything else that comes into play with our food choices, people want to know more about the agricultural practices that led to that food on our plate.
Transparent. Authentic. These are more than words. They’re expectations. So in the spirit of authenticity and transparency, it’s time I tell you the real reason I became a dietitian. I didn’t become a dietitian for you. I did it for me. And the good news? We both benefit. Let me explain.
Stand for what you believe.
The short answer is…yes. Food and nutrition are fun to talk about. We have cooking channels, infomercials spewing nutrition nuggets to entice us to buy gadgets and make our workouts better, we swap recipes with friends, and rave over favorite dishes at a friend’s house or restaurant.
It’s fun to talk about food and nutrition when we want to…but what happens when we HAVE to talk about it?
It’s time for a deeper conversation about who you trust for your nutrition and food advice.
Consider where you’ve been and where you want to go.
Enjoy traditions and treats that come but once a year.
The freezer can be your best friend, no matter how busy, no matter the budget.
Reconciling our taste buds and our brains can sometimes feel like a bit of a chore. It doesn’t have to be.