As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I regularly find myself clearly up misinformation and answering questions. Should I do this detox diet? Is lemon water good for me? And the most popular, how do I get rid of this belly fat?
I love it. I am grateful to be in a position to work with the media and the public – sharing accurate and credible information every chance I get. A good friend brought it to my attention that I don’t do a great job sharing the features. So today I’m sharing two of my most recent interviews.
Check out my tips for surviving happy hour with your figure still in shape in the October 2015 issue of Health magazine:
In this piece, I helped dissect a recent study that shows women who drink before dinner may eat more – that alcohol can lead to absent-minded food intake. This is something I’ve argued most of my dietitian life. Check out the issue to see the verdict.
And… I’m got word Friday that my Dr. Oz segment will air today. (UPDATE: My segment didn’t air yet. I’m told it will happen later in the season. I’ll keep you posted.) I’m not gonna lie. I’m nervous. The segment was taped live and edited. Translation: I have no idea what they will take and use.
I’ve been working in the media for several years now. So far, so good. Let’s hope the trend continues.
The topic is a little controversial. The segment is all about the changes happening in fast food and casual dining. In response to consumer demand, restaurants are removing colors, flavors, preservatives and other additives – whether they’ve been shown to be harmful or not. It’s easier than ever to get a kale or quinoa salad when eating away from home.
Here’s my stance: I prefer to eat food with an ingredient list that resembles what I’d cook at home from wholesome and delicious foods. Removing additives from restaurant recipes doesn’t translate to them all being a healthy options. The recipes can still be high in excess calories, sugar and salt and unhealthy fats.
With that being said, I applaud the changes happening in the industry. I like to eat out and it’s nice to know that getting a wholesome meal is becoming a little easier.
I don’t know how the segment will turn out. I got good feedback but I’ve also been playing the segment over in my head. I wish I’d remembered to say “getting back to the basics’ because that’s how I see this industry shift. And what if they edit out my most important quote? What if the audience thought I was way too sarcastic? (I definitely can be at times.)
Truth is, I can’t do anything about any of that now. It’s done. Signed, sealed and (soon) delivered to a screen near you. Can’t wait to see it!