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RobinRD
California
Young dietitian, Californian, Overly practical. Food lover.
Interests: music, food, talking to people, vegetarian, playing with my mac, registered dietitian, driving a stick shift, hearing them tell me what they love about food.
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via seattlest.com Because even the National Potato Council thinks eating a diet of only potatoes is a little unreasonable. Above and beyond the call of duty, indeed. Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 14, 2011 at What's Eating You?
Food in the Field gives a sneak peek into what CNN's team is eating as they travel the globe. Today's contributor, photojournalist Jeremy Harlan is based in Washington D.C., but he travels. A lot. via eatocracy.cnn.com I have two words for people who eat foods like this. Heart Disease. (number... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 14, 2010 at What's Eating You?
My defining moment, graduation from college. Many people say this in reference to the moment they walk across the stage. I found that moment to be terribly anticlimactic, especially since I was trying to get out of there. My parents had come down to watch the ceremony and my mother wasted no time discussing how inconvenienced she was to be there. My defining moment came 3 months prior to graduation, when I actually finished the necessary coursework to graduate. That's when I got the "you're really going to do this" moment. Finishing college gave me my first taste of finishing what I started. It's different than finishing a really hard test, moving out on my own, paying my bills on my own or even finishing high school. Finishing college in a field that I chose and that I pursued was entirely self defining. I completed my bachelor's degree at the (older than my peers) age of 26. This defining moment was immediately followed by the moment where I had to reassess my identity. I had finished college, I was no longer a student. Not content to change my identity at this point, I went back to grad school. I then became the first person in my entire family to have a master's degree.
RobinRD is now following GretchenRubin
Aug 29, 2010
I have successfully completed 75 units of my credential for recertification to be a dietitian. This is important because it's a goal that's been daunting me since I was an intern. It's been so daunting that I kept trying to get units because I was so afraid that due to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2010 at What's Eating You?
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August 3rd is National Watermelon Day in the good ol' U S of A. This is awesome as "watermelon" happens to be one of my favorite words. Just say it... wa ter mel on. mmm.... It's a good fruit to enjoy, especially if you're counting calories. One cup of watermelon... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2010 at What's Eating You?
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via www.foxnews.com Oh yes, of course Fox News wants us to believe that we're all drinking ourselves to oblivion. Amusingly, the predictor of how much a person drinks is listed in this article as frequency of church attendance. You know Fox News, some people say (and by "some people" I... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 2, 2010 at What's Eating You?
RobinRD is now following Colin Beavan aka No Impact Man
Jun 14, 2010
I love this article from the Mercury News about a woman who effectively saved her children from the obesity epidemic. Her son was five and was diagnosed with high cholesterol. This mother was cash strapped and buying inexpensive foods to feed her family, but she knew something had to change.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2010 at What's Eating You?
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The GAO is so awesome. It's an arm of Congress that completes investigative reports about the things that various companies or even our own government might be doing wrong. Then they publish a report about it. The GAO also has a Twitter account, in case you're a nerd like me... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2010 at What's Eating You?
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I talk about snacking a lot. It's an interesting kind of murky, subtle behavior that justifies itself so well. We tell ourselves, "Hungry? Have a snack". We tell ourselves it's in the name of keeping our metabolism running or that someone told us it was needed to keep our blood... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2010 at What's Eating You?
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Mar 27, 2010
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Mar 26, 2010
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I love reading research articles. I've been shuffling through them since they were required reading in college. I like to devour the articles looking for trickery in language and leaps of faith in logic phrased in fancy-schmancy scientific double-speak used to make it sound like the researchers discovered something that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2010 at What's Eating You?
Well... all bread has sugar. Sugar feeds the yeast, which makes the bread rise. Most of the salt problem doesn't come from people salting (or oversalting) foods they prepare at home. Usually it comes from pre-made, processed foods that are high in salt either as a preservative or as a flavor enhancer. Here's a nifty article from the British Medical Journal that says 75% of salt intake is from processed foods. http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/329/7467/644-a
Not salt all by itself, unless you've already got heart failure. In which case, you're already a statistic. The problem is more the *kinds* of foods that are high in salt.
As a Registered Dietitian in my first certification period, I've been a little bit scared of the whole "Portfolio" process for logging my educational units. I read journal articles from time to time and if I took the ADA quiz, then I know my units are safe. But what about... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2010 at What's Eating You?
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via www.usatoday.com So this is kind of a fun story. Using the head sizes to scale all the different versions of "The Last Supper" researchers found a drastic increase in the portion sizes served at the table. Great, awesome, fascinating. Really cool idea. Did da Vinci predict the super sizing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2010 at What's Eating You?
Just salt or in processed foods that are high in salt?
Quick, what's the number one killer of Americans? If you said cancer, I'm going to give you a solemn nod and ask where you've been for the past 10 years. As of 2006 (so I'm sure you can imagine how much worse it is now) the number one killer of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2010 at What's Eating You?
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A couple of weeks ago I posted a list of some early fad diets. Apparently you all liked it. So here's the sequel. We'll call it Fad Diets: The Middle Years. 1903 Fletcherizing. Named for Horace Fletcher, the San Francisco art dealer turned nutritionist. As the story goes, Fletcher was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2010 at What's Eating You?
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It's Friday! You know what that means.. that means it's MMWR day. Every Friday, the CDC publishes the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. It's only kind of creepy. I had this professor in college who used to get a kick out of reading it to the class. It's interesting if... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2010 at What's Eating You?
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"I don't know why I can't lose weight, I hardly eat anything." I know I can't be the only one who has ever heard this sentence, but it never fails to surprise me. Every time I hear it, I want to cringe as if hearing nails on a chalkboard. I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2010 at What's Eating You?
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It's St Patrick's Day. It's also National Nutrition Month. Additionally, I refuse to be deprived. I made a St Pat's dinner of my own concoction. That's a yummy plate of "corned seitan", brussels sprouts, carrots and potatoes you're observing. I tried to follow this recipe, but of course I make... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2010 at What's Eating You?
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Mar 16, 2010