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Welcome to our blog! I wanted to use this initial post to introduce our blog, tell you a little bit about myself, and conquer one of the most outlandish myths out there.
I’ve been a Registered Dietitian (RD) for over 5 years and get questions every day about food, nutrition, and exercise. Navigating the big food and nutrition world can get pretty confusing...even for us dietitians. We’re excited to make the this world a little less confusing for you and share our journey of educating and learning! We’ll be blogging to clear up misconceptions, educate those interested, and get more high-quality nutrition and exercise information out on the web.
"There are no “bad foods.” Instead, as long as the body gets a consistent, healthy message, all foods can be made to fit."
As an RD, I’m often asked, “What do you eat?” “Do you ever just want a piece of cake?” “Do you only eat healthy food?” Much of the public has a general belief that dietitians don’t eat cake, or sweets, or dreaded white carbs. Or even ice cream! (Now that really would be a terrible thing.) However, this is entirely a untrue. In fact, some of us are complete foodies, especially me.
Food should be fun, social, tasty, and most of the time, healthy. Priority and portion control can help us include our favorite foods in moderation so that no food is a no-no and we can enjoy life while living healthfully. It's not about cheating, but about fuel and balance.
As long as the body gets a consistent, healthy message, all foods can be made to fit. In fact, this practice may even create a healthier diet by hindering any over-the-top cravings. Check out fellow dietitian, Kate Cavuto's, article on incorporating moderation at the HuffPost: Healthy Living Blog.
Fueled. Fit. Balanced.
I'm Lexi, a Certified Sports Dietitian and Yoga Instructor. I work with individuals to help them reach optimum health and performance through balanced nutrition.