I have a friend who went on the keto cult for several months and she managed to lose 110 lbs and she's much slimmer now. She's been so ecstatic about her weight loss that she turned her Instagram into a fitness page and she's really passionate about it and sharing her weight loss journey. She makes videos on her story about Keto tricks, exercises, and meal preps. She has about 5k followers and several of her followers ask her for advice regarding keto and "the right way" to lose weight. She responds to them regularly and gives them the advice she researched. I saw the comments and I texted her saying that she's giving out dieting advice to people who need a DOCTOR'S recommendation, not an undergrad's medical opinion of why keto should work for them. I told her that not everyone is the same and she could seriously damage someone's health by giving dieting advice to her followers, without them consulting a physician. She got really upset at me and had the nerve to call me jealous. But fu... keep reading on reddit ➡
Talks briefly about vegan diet with Hashimoto's including goitrogens and importance of iodine
I have been doing keto for about 6 months. I made an appointment with a dietician last week to discuss maintenance after I reach my goal weight (still about 20 lbs away), and slowly including carbs. As soon as I told her I was on keto she asked if I wanted her to refer me to some one else because she just doesn’t do keto. She told me it’s incredibly unhealthy and distressing to my organs. I don’t know too much about that, but I do know she told me I’m constipated (I’m not) and that I crave carbs so much I’m gonna binge the minute I get off (I made a keto cake the other day. I think I’m good).
TL;DR I know my dietician wasn’t too informed about the actual diet, and because she seemed to be going off the idea that “all diets are bad” I am not going to stop being keto anytime soon. HOWEVER, after hearing her discourage the diet , I have found my will power dwindling. I keep eating the foods I would normally tell myself I don’t eat anymore.
I guess what I’m looking for is some good old... keep reading on reddit ➡
I knew everything that they were explaining. Limiting portions, healthy snacks, realistic goals etc etc. I knew what they were explaining to me but I went anyway because my GP advised it and it was kind of a hail Mary.
So we made a meal plan, they did their measurements. And we made an appointment in 7 weeks.
And I never been so motivated to do something about my weight! The idea that I'm gonna see that dietician again, and she's gonna run her tests and check on me made me very enthusiastic about making a change. I don't know why but I felt a shame when I was there because I knew everything! I just didn't have the discipline to put it in practice. That shame made me want to prove myself to the woman sitting on the other side of the desk.
I have a BMI of 32 with a fatpercentage of 27. I'm not gonna tell anyone about the lifestyle change, I'm not gonna count calories, I'm not gonna weigh myself, I'm just gonna eat what I think is right and don't eat what I think is wrong. And prove th... keep reading on reddit ➡
So after being triggered by someone I found my new obsession, bingeing. I begged my therapist to give me an ED therapist. I was sick of my routine of doing good all day with my food and then at night bingeing. I wanted help with the obsessive thoughts of food and trying to find healthier coping mechanisms. My therapist provided a dietician and an ED therapist for me. He sent me to a dietician so they could help me maintain a healthy diet and make sure my body is proportional to my height etc. I am 5'5 and weigh about 120 pounds. I consider that to be pretty normal? I exercise regularly and eat pretty healthy IMO, aside from the bingeing obviously. My dietician told me she would like to see me at 150 pounds. That bitch is smoking crack if she thinks I will gain 30 POUNDS?! are you kidding me? I was like do you want my self-esteem to go out the window? She says that will come with time. I think that is INSANE. In what universe is that healthy? She said its okay to eat ice cream at 1 am a... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’ve been lifting for years and have a good grasp on things. In an effort to get the most out of my workouts, I need to revamp my food.
Anyone been to a dietician where it was super helpful? How about a dietician experience where they just rehashed everything you already knew? ‘Nutrition coaches’ I’ve talked to before tend to just go over what macros mean and ask how many sugary drinks I have in a week - I’m looking for something much more involved than that. I’d love all of your suggestions as to what specific kind of dietician/nutritionist I’m looking for (or even a good YouTube channel).
Would/could a dietician be the edge I need or (not to discredit the profession) would a google deep dive be enough? I only say that bc I have no diagnosed medical/nutritionally specific needs, etc.
I tend to do traditional weight lifting at a standard gym. 4 sets of 10-14’ish rep work.
I saw a registered dietician and she prescribed intuitive eating. No weighing food, no measuring, no counting calories or macros. Only listening to my body’s signals, eating half my plate in vegetables, quarter in starch, and quarter protein. Have you tried intuitive eating? Have you lost weight? I am 5’2” and have been 135lbs ( 10 years ago) up to 230 lbs. In the past 1 year I gained 80 lbs when actively trying to lose weight. I became very frustrated with this and decided to finally see a professional.
Trying intuitive eating seems scary. It’s day 2 of trying it- and I have no idea how many calories I have eaten, but I defiantly didn’t go overboard and eat like crap. Trying to listen to my body’s signals, just scared that this will not result in weight loss.
I am a high school student who is graduating soon, I am very confused as to whether I should pursue my passion for nutrition considering it is hard to land a job and even once you land a job, you are not highly paid due to the fact that a lot of prospective clients are poached by online schemes and bloggers. Especially considering the years of study, is it really worth it? However it is very interesting. Any RDNs out there who can tell me there experience in this field?
As the title says. My wife is seeking some help as our wonderful (:/) health care system isn’t working.
Preferably the Dark Side for convenience but not ruling anywhere out.
So I've never been able to follow the IC diet because of time, energy, and money. It's hard to keep away from additives when you can't afford fresh food and don't have time or energy to cook everything yourself. And I try replacing my addiction for spice with an addiction to garlic, but then I found out I have GERD, and garlic aggravates it and makes it extremely painful, arguably moreso than the IC. And then to top everything off, my doctor says I have high cholesterol and need to work on lowering it and losing weight. How the heck am I supposed to juggle dealing with IC, GERD, and high cholesterol all at the same time? I can't afford to go see a dietician for a couple weeks, but I have three months to lower my cholesterol by myself or I go on risky medications. I don't want to be on cholesterol meds at 21.
I had GD with the last two babies, although diet controlled I realized the meter I was using with the last pregnancy didnt work (noticed a while later after having a 10.5lb baby). It honestly always gave me readings 15-20pts lower then my new meter - which explains a lot. So now I have been testing my blood sugar on my own and my fasting #s are high. Sometimes 89/92 but sometimes 102 and today I got a 109. I’m 28 weeks and would like to fix this as soon as possible. I failed the 1 hr (194) and they have me scheduled for friday for the 3 hr. It’s hard for me to find babysitters for these appointments and I’m already rescheduling dr appts, dentist appts, mfm appts etc... should I skip right to the dietician? How can I do that without waiting to see my OB again? I waited in his office for an hour and a half yesterday and he ended up running out to deliver a baby so I had to reschedule for 2 weeks from now.
It’s frustrating and I don’t want these fasting numbers affecting baby for much... keep reading on reddit ➡
Does anyone know or have experience with a good dietician in the Orlando area that specializes with IBS/gut issues?
I got diagnosed over a week ago, had a virtual dietician appt for 1 today. At 1:30 with no call I called the clinic and was told the provider was out but no one cared to call me. Tried not to cry on the phone with the scheduler cuz it’s not his fault and rescheduled to next Monday.
In the meantime I’ve been taking my BG 4x a day as advised and my numbers have been good (was told under 90 for fasting and under 130 for one hour post meal). When they’re not good, it’s obvious why (like I ate a s’more the other night) but I haven’t been counting carbs or anything. Anything else I can or should be doing? I already feel like covid has fucked with my prenatal wellbeing with all these online appts so I’m doubly pissed I have to wait two weeks to see a dietician.
Due to an IG post by a registered dietitian I follow, I delved into this topic a little bit. This is what I've gleaned. Feel free to correct or clarify.
Specifically & immediately relevant, Florida passed a law "permitting CrossFit trainers across the state to provide nutrition guidance to their members and clients. Previously, Florida law only permitted dietitians and other select licensed professionals to provide nutrition recommendations to their clients." Link here.
One of the cases that spurred this was of a woman who moved to Florida & took her business as a certified health coach & got shut down because she was not allowed to provide nutrition recommendations. As far as I know, she did not advertise as a registered dietitian. Link here.
Here is a blog piece by a registered dietitian, who argues that... keep reading on reddit ➡
I met with a dietician today. I'm 5'5'' and she put me on a meal plan for gaining weight, but the meal plan is 1300 calories daily. Does this seem kind of low to you?
I’ll delete if not allowed, just been wondering if anyone knows what’s become of yet another Bethany who claimed she’d been NPO for like 40 days; knowing better than most that NPO also means no liquids. (She didn’t have a tube or line for nutrition at the time, but was munching after all the spoonie toys.) The Ally post from today made me think of her.
I am asking this question for my boyfriend. In the future we might live in MN and I was reading here, https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/148.624 , that he could become a dietician with a bachelors degree or a nutritionist with a masters degree. He had done school on and off for several years and has an AS and an AA and is one semester away from getting a BS in health and physical education. To become a dietician he was originally planning on getting an MS in dietetics and nutrition but an opportunity has opened up for him to get a “Bachelor Of Science In Human Environmental Sciences” in human nutrition and dietetics. He is leaning towards the second bachelors degree, but since he wants to work in a hospital I was wondering if he would need a masters. Any advice?
So I’m trying to do whatever I can to help with my binging that is out of control right now. I’m on therapy, reading books and talking to my PCP about it. She recommended that I see a dietitian which I agreed to. Has anyone done this as a means to help and if so what exactly was done for you and how did it help?
Imagine you go to a professional to help you lose weight and she just tells you to starve yourself
Hi there! I went vegan 3 months ago and recently had a phone appointment with an RDN because I felt like I was kind of flying blind (and not eating enough protein DUN DUN DUN). It was so helpful and I was just curious what kind of value other vegans have found in talking to an RDN. Did you learn anything surprising?
I am a morbidly obese 29 year old woman. I am in desperate need of help.
I have gotten so much conflicting information on how to lose weight. I don't want to be this way anymore. I am going to put down what I've done so far.
I eat 1,000 calories a day, I am not very active but I manage to leave the house and go up and down the stairs of my apartment twice a day. I live on the third floor. And when gyms were open I was going 3 times a week and learning to use weights. I use an app to log all the food I eat. I eat no more than 80 carbs a day with low fat intake and 80 grams of protein.
I weigh myself once a month because it stresses me out. And this last time I gained 4 lbs. I have not cheated. I do not eat past 6pm. So WHAT AM I DOING WRONG. Please. I'm begging I need help. I can't afford a dietician and so I'll take any information u are willing to share. Please only respond if you are a dietician.
I want legitimate ways of losing weight. I desperately need help
This is not taking plastic surgery into account, of course. It seems to me that any celebrity would be totally capable of never being overweight or even obese since they have the means to buy external controls over their meals and activities.
I recently started working with a nutritionist/dietician but was pretty surprised by her guidance and wanted to consult this forum to make sure I wasn't getting taken advantage of.
My dietician isn't really telling me what to eat but has told me to eat per usual and instead do 4 meals a day and log that. Furthermore, she told me that what Ive been eating is too little-- even when I resumed my normal eating habits-- and wants me to eat more for breakfast and a more substantive afternoon snack. I'm a little perplexed by this-- aren't I supposed to be eating less to lose weight? And shouldn't she be guiding me on what I should eating instead of letting me eat carbs and rice and cheese and whatever I want without restricting myself? I've been diligently following what she says but wanted to gut-check that this is was typical of following a nutritionist plan!
First post here. I notice how Sarah always talks about listening to her body and eating intuitively which sounds like a really healthy and holistic approach on paper but the more I watch her, the more I realise that this may not be what she is actually doing. She places an unhealthy emphasis on categorising foods as good and "naughty" and places conditions on herself before she allows herself to even enjoy a "naughty" food once in a blue moon. It seems more restrictive than intuitive cause realistically if someone is eating intuitively, they are going to crave some "naughty" foods every once in a while and it might actually do some good for them, mentally, if they enjoy and savour that type of food every once in a while.
One of my favourite food and nutrition related channels is Pick Up Limes which is run by a qualified dietician and she recently posted a video about intuitive eating which is actually informed by science and promotes a lot more balanced and healthy appr... keep reading on reddit ➡
I started recovery on my own about three weeks ago. A week into eating more I started to feel ravenously hungry, assuming it was extreme hunger I did what I read was best, I tried to honour it. I gained 10lbs overnight. Over the last three weeks, since the start, I went from 102 lbs to 115 at 5’6” so I’m basically in the normal weight category at this point. I realize a lot of it is probably water weight. At night I am waking up drenched in sweat, I have to change my sheets and clothes 3-4 times a night. This happened during my first recovery attempt and I assumed it was hypermetabolism or my hormone levels repairing (haven’t had a period in over a year).
A few days ago I had my first ever appointments with a therapist and dietician. I asked them for guidance, thinking they would confirm that I’m on the right path, instead I was told the following:
Did anyone ever apply to the nutritionist/dietician program in the school of medicine at Stony? How hard is it to get in? What can you tell me about the program?
Firstly, this is not to demean or be derogatory to anyone with professional medical expertise. I am just trying to share and learn what stigma is associated with the keto diet according to people in the medical/nutritional field.
Well for me, I've had a dermatologist tell me keto is a high protein diet which killed two of her doctor friends who tried it. The whole time I had to clench my fist thinking I came here for a hair loss appointment Margaret. Also, I came across a dietician's post which said 'if keto isn't tough for you, you're probably doing it wrong'. LOL Um What? Where were you when I stuffed my face with domino's pizza and milkshakes whenever I fcked up my SAD due to my lack of self control and plummeting energy? Where were you when I was eating nothing but junk and parading around with a high risk of cardiac arrest/BP/diabetes? Where were you when I cried and failed every goddamn time when I tried a low calorie/ 'balanced' diet?
The thing that really... keep reading on reddit ➡
I am attending Purdue University Global to obtain my Bachelors in Science of Nutrition but they are not ACEND accredited. Once I earn my degree, will I have to go to another school all over again if I wish to take the RD exam?
And what good career opportunities are there for me as just a plane Jane nutritionist? I read that a RD makes more and they are more credible. Is this true?
I feel like I have made a huge mistake with my educational choice and I have been feeling depressed lately about it. Any feedback is welcome!
Female/in my 20s/89kg/181cm/atypical Anorexia/bulimia, a few other mental health issues. Pericyazine and Venlafaxine
What is a dieticians role in dealing with somebody with an eating disorder? I’m so confused about it all.
So, I have an eating disorder and my GP, psychologist and psychiatrist really want me to see a dietitian. I haven’t been able to for a few months as I couldn’t afford it (I live in regional Australia and the only dietitian we have here that sees eating disorder people is private) but now that I can afford it, I have an appointment soon.
I just don’t understand what is meant to happen. They are not psychologists or doctors. Don’t get me wrong, I respect the profession and understand they’re thoroughly trained professionals, it’s just I don’t understand the relationship. I know what I should do for my health, but I just can’t. I started morbidly obese, lost a lot rapidly through severe restriction and now have started bingeing and purging too. I still have an over... keep reading on reddit ➡
I had a laporoscopy in Feb and had my endo excised. Since then my bowel symptoms haven’t eased. I’ve tried all birth control methods and now I’m looking for natural options. The Ketogenic diet helped when I tried it for 1.5 years a year ago but it’s hard to sustain.
I’m not sure if I should seek a nutritionist, naturopath or dietician. Any recommendations?
Really cautious of wasting time and money
Would love to talk to upperclassmen pursuing this path. Please leave a comment or shoot me a pm
Just curious how your interest in this career started and what do you like most about this career. Asking because im planning to take this route
My doctor has recommended I see a dietician, as part of our health care system I can see them 5 times a year for free. I’ve never seen one before and I am a bit nervous. What should I expect? Do you guys have any tips? Thanks.
Have you guys been to a dietician about trying to find a diet that works for you and your Hashimoto's/other chronic illnesses?
My roommates and I have been talking, and I think I'm ready to take control of my health and happiness.
I'm on Synthroid right now and it's been horrible, so I'm also in the process of getting a new prescription. Lots of changes are afoot!
Hey y’all - I need advice, camaraderie, or whatever you can give me. Long story short... always overweight but fluctuating, weighed 290, lost 60 pounds to go through fertility (I had to have a BMI of 35 or below), got pregnant with my amazing, beautiful little girl last June. Topped out at 303 during pregnancy and still. weigh. that. much. I immediately dropped to 284 but within a month postpartum I was back up to 300. I’m on 500 mg metformin twice a day, started running a month ago 4x a week and doing P90 sculpt on the off days. I drink a TON of water and do CICO. I’ve been doing CICO for about six months with walking and didn’t see any changes so I ramped up. I have a dietician that is baffled. I am BEYOND frustrated, angry, all the feelings. I know muscle weighs more than fat but my measurements have not changed either. What gives?!? I’m about to give up because whether I eat a whole pizza or run and eat salads - the result is the same. I think I actually feel worse now because I’m... keep reading on reddit ➡
Does anyone here know a trusted site of online dieticians and has anyone had any experience with that? Lockdowns haven't left me much of a choice and I need to stick to a solid plan(s)
I am always afraid to tell my doctor that I water fast on occasion because I think I would receive a lot of push back. Have any of you had the opposite experience when opening up to your doctor about water fasting?
I met w my dietician via FaceTime Saturday for the first time in about a month. I told her about behaviors, how I’m not following any type of a meal plan, etc.
The long and short of it, Sunday I woke up and I was like you know what? Maybe just f all of this? I’m gonna try my hardest for a few “good recovery” days and whatever. The only “recovery” thing I’ve been able to stick to is not weigh myself. I’m convinced I’ve gained weight recently with literally 0 confirmation of this so to speak, my clothes fit, I haven’t changed my eating much etc. but I’m just entirely convinced of it.
So anyway I texted her today and was like I decided I’m gonna try and get better for a few weeks and see how it goes. I mentioned how the last couple of days I’ve been eating more “normally” and how I feel like I’ve alrdy been gaining weight over the last couple of weeks, so I may as well try and recover if that’s the case. Anyway she responded with this. I’m entirely trigg... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’ve been diagnosed with PCOS for four or so years, with symptoms of it (and asking doctors about these symptoms) for at least a decade before that.
Two years ago, I finally saw an endocrinologist who wrote me prescriptions for LIFE-CHANGING meds no one had ever proposed to me before.
Unfortunately, my body could not handle the Metformin, so much so that my coworkers thought I was seriously ill (no color in my face, dark circles under my eyes, etc.) My doc checked my glucose and A1C, and all was normal, so she wasn’t going to push the Metformin.
Flash forward to last week! My new primary care doctor was like, “Let’s check the insulin levels just in case!” because my extremities were swelling, and he wanted to rule big things out. Got my test results back: confirmed hyperinsulimia. He offered me Metformin, but I asked if I could speak with a dietician instead.
The dietician will teach me how to eat to manage insulin resistance, as well as to lose weight (thanks for the spare 70... keep reading on reddit ➡
Does anyone have any reccomendations for great dieticians in the wellington area? Bonus if they are experienced working with type 1 diabetes.
I was wondering if anyone could personally recommend a good dietician in the area? Ideally someone who deals with food intolerances and disordered eating but I will take recommendations regardless. Thanks!
When I was 13 I was pretty overweight. I then started restricting my calories extremely and fell into the Eating Disorder community on Tumblr. Yeah I know, cringey. I lost around 30 pounds in 2 months. I had horrible body dysmorphia and hated every part of me. Then I came clean to my mom after I figured I lost enough weight to not be “fat” anymore. She brought me to a dietician. I was alone in the office with her. I told her I was eating around 800 calories a day (while the average person eats 2000 calories a day and the brain needs 500 a day to function properly). She looked at me and had the NERVE to say to a 13 YEAR OLD KID that “that’s a healthy amount of weight to lose in that amount of time” and that she didn’t see a problem. That was around 5 years ago and I’ve had relapses multiple times. If that happened today I would totally rat her out to her superior. If I ever see that horrible woman again I’m going to tell her that she is definitely not qualified to be a medical professio... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’m a Nutrition Science student, and identifying and changing a personal food behaviour (in the context of a healthy and sustainable food system) is part of my current assignment. Are there any specific analysis methods that are used/useful? (aside from keeping a food diary).
I've learned that my biggest hurdle to overcoming my own personal weightloss is going to be my diet. There's just too much conflicting information out there and I'm honestly a picky eater when it comes down to it. I recognize I need help, and I'm wondering if anyone out there has had a great experience with someone in the region. I'm also completely naive as to what the cost might be so some insight into that would also be appreciated.
Looking for any honest feedback.
Anyone can be a Nutritionist, while a Dietician typically has a nutrition degree in addition to a number of certifications.
I learned this when I went to visit my school's Dietician as a student athlete. They were able to take my benchmark metrics and help me track my health goals.
Edit: For clarification I'm located in the good old USA. As a few people pointed out this isn't necessarily true in other countries so I think the lesson here is if your going to take advice on your diet, make sure they have formal accreditation.
Edit 2: So it sounds like Registered Dietician (RD) is the best title. -To be covered by a healthcare provider anyway.
Edit 3: Okay so I guess the PSATs just happened and there was an article about this in it. I bet a redditor more skilled than I can find it online.
I’m looking for a good nutritionist/dietician to help me get started on a low histamine diet. Does anyone have a practitioner they’d recommend in the Providence area? Thanks!
I keep watching videos about dieticians and I just keep coming across this "not worth it unless you are passionate about it" message. From the cost to become one to the lower pay or from the work put into studying to the severe lack of respect from other professions and everyone thinking they know more than you because they watch Dr. Oz. I was wondering if it's true, or if despite all that, there are perks that make it worth it (which of course includes helping people).
A bit about me: I finished my BS in nutritional sciences pre-med last year and decided to take a gap year before getting my master's. Currently, I am working as a Site Coordinator for an SNP which I really enjoy. Not sure what my master's would be but I am mainly only considering dietetics.
Nutrition may not be my passion, but I find it interesting. I'm getting wary as I need to pick something but this is the only thing I have shown some interest in and have some knowledge about. I've only ever imagined working in a... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’ve lost about 75lbs over the past two years. I’m certain I could stand to lose another 10 (that would put me at 5’11” and 175).
I’d like to work with someone who can put me on a plan to reach that goal. I’m currently swinging back in forth between eating 1600 calories and then questioning whether that is too little, and then eating closer to 2000 and worrying that’s too much. It’s driving me mad.
That’s just some background in case it informs your recommendations. Not looking for specific advice.
Anyway ... any insight on how I could go about finding a reputable dietician who would work with me remotely to lose these last few pounds?
Edit: The weight loss was intentional ;)
Hi, I have IBS d and the usual fun symptoms. I have been officially diagnosed by a gastroenterologist too. So I watched a recent webinar about a dietician helping with diet and finding your exact triggers as well as other life style help. It wasn't too expensive so I'm thinking about giving it a go. Does anyone have any experience with this?
I cant afford a masters, so that would eliminate me from this profession and I'll have to pursue something elae I have 13 credits. If i go full time this summer onwards will i be able to finish in time. I plan to transfer to fiu dietetics program, their coordinated option. Anyone else in my predicament?
This might be bit of a long stretch but yesterday there was a youtube video linked to in a comment of reddit. Something titled similarly to "Nutritionists and Dietetics misinformation a pandemic" The exact link that was shared was: https://youtube.com/watch?v=5b0devs4J3s&t=108s
The video has now been removed the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. I have scoured my history and I'm not having any luck finding the title or another source of this video. It seemed very interesting and now even more so that they removed it so quickly. Anyone know the name or got the sauce?
Edit: Corrected title is: Corruption Amongst Dieticians | How Corporations Brainwash the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics