Let Me Explain…
Is it just me, or do you find yourself infiltrated with the trendiest new diets or weight loss regimens basically everywhere you go? Whether that be in the check out line at the grocery store while reading the tabloids, aimlessly scrolling through social media when you’re bored and/or seriously procrastinating, or getting a phone call from your long lost best friend who wants you to subscribe to their subscription diet regimen.
I love technology, but I also think that technology is one of the biggest evils facing our health. We are constantly being faced with books, trends, fads, and individuals who consider themselves nutrition experts because they eat food and have had some success with weight loss. Now, this is where I come into the equation- I am a dietetic intern at Cornell University, where I am completing one of the many requirements to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). As a rising RDN, I strive to provide you, and the community, with a credible and evidence based health, nutrition, and wellness source so you as a consumer have all of the necessary information needed to make the most informed and healthful dietary decisions. I will do your homework for you so that I can be your one stop click to the most accurate nutrition information.
A registered dietitian is a health care professional, who is an expert in food and nutrition who advises people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal.
So, what is the difference between a Nutritionist and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?
Check out the infographic below to see the key differences:
All dietitians are nutritionists, but not all nutritionists are dietitians.
As you can see above, unless you are receiving your dietary information from a RDN you can’t be certain that you are receiving accurate, science based and safe information.
Through this blog, I plan to use peer-reviewed, scientific literature to answer some of the worlds most controversial dietary questions.
Have you ever asked yourself:
Should I buy organic or conventional?
What’s the big deal about GMO vs. Non-GMO?
What diet is best for me?
How do I lose weight?
Are carbohydrates the enemy? Speaking of carbs, is butter a carb?
How much sugar should I eat? Are artificial sweeteners okay?
I live in a climate with a short produce season, should I buy fresh or frozen?
What supplements should I be taking?
The list of very confusing questions is endless, but each week I will answer one of these questions so you can feel confident you have the necessary information to make an informed and healthful dietary decision to live the healthiest version of you.
Feel free to comment below on nutrition or wellness questions you would like answered.
Until next week.