“Oh, you’re a dietitian? Don’t look at what I’m eating, you probably NEVER eat anything like this”.
Oh how far from the truth that is. Happy belated National RD day to all my fellow RD and RDNs! Yes it was yesterday, but why not dwell our day for another day. Being a dietitian is awesome. Our profession revolves around food. Because of this, I get asked, told, or have had statements made that I must eat super healthy, don’t eat junk food, or drink things that I shouldn’t. Now I can’t speak for all but for me, that is farthest from the truth. I love sweets.
In fact, I rarely turn down dessert. I also have an obsession with Chick-fil-A, so much so I don’t even wait to take a pic with my food. It’s SO good. I also will have cereal for dinner when I don’t feel like cooking. Oh and during Lent, you bet I hit up fish frys like its my job.
My point is this, dietitians diets aren’t perfect and neither is anyone else’s diet. It’s all about finding balance and what works for you. Don’t expect yourself to eat healthy or correctly 100% of the time, you’re going to set yourself up for failure. Try more like a 70% healthy 30% less healthy or 80% healthy 20% less healthy. I promise a “cheat” meal or whatever you call them will not be bad or ruin your goals.
You’ll be more successful in the long run if you do 🙂
That’s all of my ramblings for a Thursday.
How do you treat yo self?