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RD Real Talk - Registered Dietitians Keeping it Real

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Rank #124 in Fitness & Nutrition category

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Dietitians have a lot to say about nutrition, food, and health. Join host Heather Caplan and her registered dietitian (RD) peers as they talk shop, share their philosophies, and keep it real with you. Discussion topics include weight-inclusive nutrition and dietetics, intuitive eating, sports nutrition, career paths, and more.

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Dietitians have a lot to say about nutrition, food, and health. Join host Heather Caplan and her registered dietitian (RD) peers as they talk shop, share their philosophies, and keep it real with you. Discussion topics include weight-inclusive nutrition and dietetics, intuitive eating, sports nutrition, career paths, and more.

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So refreshing!

By yakcamak - Mar 22 2019
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Love hearing intelligent, well-informed, weight inclusive talk that applies to everyone, but specifically to athletes. That’s hard to find. [I will say though, I laughed out loud listening to today’s episode on Allostatic load, when Robyn said in reference to her bucket being full that maybe it won’t be full by the time she’s 40. I thought that too, when I had one kid, but now I’m 41, have three wonderful kids, and let me tell you, my bucket spilleth over 😉].

One of the best podcasts for ED recovery

By wmc0987654321 - Aug 29 2018
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Long time listener! Absolutely love the podcast! You rock Heather!

iTunes Ratings

143 Ratings
Average Ratings
134
2
5
0
2

So refreshing!

By yakcamak - Mar 22 2019
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Love hearing intelligent, well-informed, weight inclusive talk that applies to everyone, but specifically to athletes. That’s hard to find. [I will say though, I laughed out loud listening to today’s episode on Allostatic load, when Robyn said in reference to her bucket being full that maybe it won’t be full by the time she’s 40. I thought that too, when I had one kid, but now I’m 41, have three wonderful kids, and let me tell you, my bucket spilleth over 😉].

One of the best podcasts for ED recovery

By wmc0987654321 - Aug 29 2018
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Long time listener! Absolutely love the podcast! You rock Heather!
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RD Real Talk - Registered Dietitians Keeping it Real

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #124 in Fitness & Nutrition category

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Dietitians have a lot to say about nutrition, food, and health. Join host Heather Caplan and her registered dietitian (RD) peers as they talk shop, share their philosophies, and keep it real with you. Discussion topics include weight-inclusive nutrition and dietetics, intuitive eating, sports nutrition, career paths, and more.

Rank #1: 23: AMENorrhea and the ethics of practicing however you want to

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Robyn (Coale) Nohling and I team up to double down on the real talk. Robyn's site, The Real Life RD, is a mix of her nursing and nutrition expertise. We share a passion for talking about amenorrhea, so this conversation became a nerdy fertility deep dive. Robyn shares her opinions and knowledge with a dose of her signature sass. We also cover her internship experience, some amazing career advice, and what the "tickets to health" but actually be. (Spoiler Alert: it's not a cocktail of wellness supplements.) 

For topic or subject requests, fill out the RD Real Talk Listener Survey: hdcrd.typeform.com/to/JuJARt

In the conversation: 

  • A little bit about Disney
  • What happens when you get your 5th choice internship
  • Career advice we should have all received early on
  • Amenorrhea and all the things we know, plus many that we don't
  • Recovery, wellness, and the easiest way(s) to stay "healthy"
  • Thyroid hormones and what to look for 
  • Coming soon: Robyn's signature screening tool for physicians (!!!) 

Robyn Nohling, RDN FNP | www.thereallife-rd.com

Twitter and Instagram: @thereallife_RD

Jul 07 2017
58 mins
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Rank #2: 49: IE Principle 1 - Rejecting the Diet Mentality

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Sumner Brooks, an eating disorder dietitian and founder of EDRDpro, joins me to discuss the first principle of Intuitive Eating, Rejecting the Diet Mentality. As long as the diet mentality is prioritized—or as Sumner puts it, we make food decisions based on the outcome expected—it will be nearly impossible to eat intuitively. 

ETA: There seems to have been an issue with the audio recording, so Sumner's voice sounds a little off. Technology isn't always our best friend. :) 

While listening to this episode, think about your own diet mentality and what drives the food choices you make every day. Are you avoiding or working toward a certain outcome (e.g. weight, "health", or something else)? Or are you trying to tune into your body's signals of hunger, fullness, satisfaction, etc? (More on all of that to come!) 

It may be uncomfortable to realize that even though you may not be following a "diet," there are still many filters, or rules, by which you make food decisions. We know how that feels. We've been there. Stick with us.

We give examples of the various levels of diet thinking, and how to work through this principle to bring yourself some food freedom. It helps you build the foundation on which you'll continue to build your intuitive eating habits throughout this series. 

Questions? Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail dot com. 

For more information about this series, and my work, visit HeatherCaplan.com or follow along @HeatherDCRD on Twitter, @RDRealTalk on Instagram, and Facebook

Follow Sumner's work on EDRDpro.com, and sign up for her upcoming EDRDPro Symposium

Subscribe to the weekly RD Real Talk newsletter for more show notes, Off the Air anecdotes, and weekly reads! 

Jan 10 2018
49 mins
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Rank #3: 9: EDBs are a real thing

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Kylie Mitchell is in the house! We talk all things related to eating disorders this week, because that's her specialty (and I'm learning). We answer our first listener question, which leads to a stomach-acid-jacuzzi visual. Sometimes "real" gets weird. In the nutrition news: - Why teens (and adults) are not seeking eating disorder (ED) treatment - What should gyms do about compulsive over-exercisers (if anything)? Bonus: The #realtalk moment Kylie realized she was not meant to be a veterinarian. Kylie Mitchell: immaeatthat.com | @immaEATthat (Instagram)

Apr 07 2017
40 mins
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Rank #4: 48: Drop the diet - IE Series Introduction, with co-author Evelyn Tribole

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Now is not the time to start a new diet, or "get back on track"—neither is tomorrow, nor the day after that. It won't work. But we have something else for you, that just might save your sanity. 

Introducing: RD Real Talk's first series, on Intuitive Eating

Evelyn Tribole, MS RD is the co-author of the book Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works. It is NOT a diet; it is not an eating plan; it is not a set of nutrition rules. And it is not simply eating when you're hungry, and stopping when you're full. 

Evelyn helps me kick off a 10-episode series on Intuitive Eating (IE), in which I cover each of the 10 principles with fellow dietitians and therapists. She takes us back to 1995, when the book was first published, and how she and her co-author, Elyse Resch, finally decided enough was enough. No more putting clients on diets, no more weight loss plans, no more pretending that either of these things "work" for people. They questioned and challenged traditional dietetic practices, found the research to support their paradigm, and put it out to the world. 

She's NOT into this whole "clean eating" movement, wonders when taking pride in the way we eat became important to our identities (a la Orthorexia), and indulges a burning question I had about her Olympic Trials Marathon run (🤓). 

I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did, and can't wait to share the rest of the IE series with you! Stay tuned. 

Questions? Check out the series page on my website: heathercaplan.com . Subscribe to the weekly newsletter. And reach out via email anytime! 

Twitter: @heatherdcRD

Instagram: @RDRealTalk

Interested in the EDRDPro Symposium? Sign up for details by clicking here

Jan 02 2018
49 mins
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Rank #5: 97: Real Talk with the Real Life RD

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Robyn Nohling, aka The Real Life RD and head dietitian at Real Life Women's Health, joins me on this episode to chat everything from the working-mom-life to private practice to our stance on the term "Ideal" body weights.

This is our first episode co-hosting the show (with many more to come), so let us know what you think!

Links: 

Questions, comments, concerns, or feedback about this episode (#97): Email me anytime, RDRealTalk at gmail.com

Support the show and chat with me every month, by becoming a Patreon member for just $1!

Keep in touch by subscribing to the RD Real Talk Newsletter.  

Mar 08 2019
43 mins
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Rank #6: 13: 1-1 Real talk about Fit Fueling

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Real talk: I've both under and over-fueled for a few of my marathons. Then I met Intuitive Eating. It took me a whopping seven marathons to figure out how to properly and adequately fuel myself, according to both my needs and preferences. I want to tell you about why that matters, what I've learned, and how I'm bringing that information to you now (with Kelly Jones, RD CSSD). 

I hope this is the first of many 1:1 chats we have, even though I know you can't reply in real time. But you can leave me a topic request on heathercaplan.com/rd-real-talk-podcast/ , or email me anytime: RDRealTalk at gmail dot com! 

Intuitive Eating dietitians mentioned on this episode: 

Kelly Jones Nutrition (eatreallivewell.com), co-leading the Fit Fueling: Intuitive Eating for Female Athletes course with me. It starts Monday May 15—come join us!

Apr 27 2017
18 mins
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Rank #7: 27: It is a VERY small (dietetic) world

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Emily Wetzel joins the show from Chicago! As a contractor with Dietitians on Demand, she wears many dietitian hats. Emily and I chat about the small world of dietetics, which relates to her advice for any and all new dietetic students and interns. We answer two listener questions, then dive into why consumers are more interested in sugar than meat (or cooking with "raw ingredients"). 

Questions: 

1) In my internship, there were only a couple of rotations where I felt RDs were a valued member of the team. What can we do as a profession to change this and make it better for the next generation of dietitians?

2) I know for sure that I want to work in the field of food and nutrition, but I am fairly sure I am not interested in clinical. I'm worried I won't enjoy it at all, and it might trigger past ED behaviors. Should I purse the RD certification?

In the news: 

Nearly half of US consumers are trying to reduce the sugar they eat (FoodNavigator)

Younger consumers, however, are more interested in eating less meat. Either way, the top barrier to change is feeling tempted by these foods, and the perceived cost of healthy eating. How can we help?

Emily Wetzel, RD LDN | @HealthyHappy_U

Aug 11 2017
47 mins
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Rank #8: 8: RD Careers - Sports Dietitian Stephanie Saullo

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Introducing the RD Real Talk Mini-series: RD Careers! Stephanie Saullo is a sports dietitian in Charlotte, NC. She shares how she went from aerospace engineering to nutrition communications to sports dietetics. She has a private practice and works as a consultant, juggling a few roles to keep things interesting. The real question: How can we make her the first RD on Mars?

Apr 06 2017
26 mins
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Rank #9: 72: Q&A* - Trusting IE over calorie counting, a future HAES doctorate, Orthorexia, and more!

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I asked for questions, you answered. Then, I answered your questions! But first, read the disclaimer below.

These listener-submitted inquiries touch on topics such as questioning Intuitive Eating or calorie counting, how to tell if a client is "interested" in nutrition or obsessing over it, how to do research in a weight-neutral paradigm, how to learn more about the "business side" of dietetics, and recovering from disordered eating. 

Resources mentioned: 

Questions or comments or thoughts? Email me! RDRealTalk@Gmail dot com.

If you're enjoying the show, leave a review on iTunes!

And, last but not least, the Patreon page! Support RD Real Talk, and get access to the now-exclusive coaching episodes, by supporting the show. You can start with $1!

*Disclaimer: While I am a registered dietitian, and speaking to topics that my work focuses on (Orthorexia, Hypothalamic amenorrhea, intuitive eating, and disordered eating), these answers are in no way meant to replace, or be a substitute for, personalized medical and nutrition advice from your primary care physician and/or personal dietitian. I've answered these questions with the information I had available, but these answers are not meant to be prescriptive or diagnostic, and I am not responsible for any errors or omissions, and we accept no liability whatsoever for any loss or damage you may incur. Please seek individual care from your healthcare team as needed. 

Aug 18 2018
49 mins
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Rank #10: 85: Why to avoid the Whole30 in January (and the rest of the year)

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Jessica Jones, dietitian and host of Food Heaven podcast, joins me to chat about her career, and then, Whole30. January seems like the most popular time for people to "try" the Whole30, so we're here to try and help you avoid that path. I put out a call to social media, asking people why they've done the Whole30, and what they liked about it, to try and integrate various perspectives. 

Tune into our conversation to learn why Whole30 isn't the best way to adopt new habits like meal planning, trying new recipes, and eating to feel better. There are many other ways to do all of the above, without extreme food restrictions or rigid food rules. 

We address: meal planning, recipes, digestive issues, sugar addiction (or lack thereof), PCOS, and the hidden threat of deprivation. 

Most of the things we talked about:

Other stuff:

Join the extended podcast conversations and meet fellow real-talkers by joining our community, Patreon.com/RdRealTalk

Your host, Heather Caplan: HeatherCaplan.com, @heatherDCRD, @RDRealTalk

Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars.

Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com

Dec 21 2018
55 mins
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Rank #11: 19: You might love this type of internship

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Kylie Mitchell is baaaack! You may know her as ImmaEATthat, on instagram and through her Eating Disorder (ED) recovery blog (immaeatthat.com). We talk about her new pregnancy feels, body changes, and how that first trimester has felt for her. (She also has some thoughts on pregnancy books, and which ones may not be worth a read.) We answer a listener’s question, cover some news in the ED world, and Kylie gets real about why she originally started posting recipes to her blog. Bonus: Some well thought-out ideas on how to revamp the dietetic internship experience. It involves less Jell-o and more Netflix.

BTW, have you taken the RD Real Talk Listener Survey? I want to know what you want more (or less) of on the show! Take it---> hdcrd.typeform.com/to/JuJARt (Thanks!)

Listener question: How are stress, amenorrhea, and moodiness related? (The negative loop of emotions is something I’ve experienced, as well.)

Resource plugs: Kylie’s site, the nonprofit I started in DC called the Lane 9 Project, and Robyn Coale’s Real Life RD.  

In the news:

Kylie Mitchell: @immaeatthat (Twitter and Instagram), immaeatthat.com

Jun 09 2017
50 mins
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Rank #12: 76: You can do hard things: Eating Disorder Recovery and Building Your Business

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Jennifer McGurk started her private practice to help people recover from eating disorders, after experiencing an eating disorder herself. Then she built a course for dietitians, Pursuing Private Practice, to help you build your business. So, she's in the business of helping people! And she's damn good at it. 

Today, we talk about the parallels of eating disorder recovery and building a business, two things we've both experienced in different ways. 

Check out Jennifer's Pursuing Private Practice resources if you're interested! 

Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars.

Are you new to Intuitive Eating? Listen to my 10-episode Intuitive Eating series, which dives into each of the 10 principles. 

Want to work together? Book your free intro call!

And, last but not least, the Patreon page! Support RD Real Talk, and get access to the now-exclusive coaching episodes, by supporting the show. You can start with $1!

Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com

Music for today's show via Bensound.com 

Sep 14 2018
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #13: 101: Intuitive Eating isn't the diet fix you've been waiting for

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Crystal Savoy MS RD joins me on the show to talk about her career path, how to stop counting calories (or help your clients through it), body changes, and grieving the thin ideal. Crystal studied at Simmons College, gaining a rare dietetics education in eating disorder treatment, and quickly landed her dream job as an associate dietitian with Real Life Women's Health (led by Robyn Nohling FNP RD). 

Things we talk about: 

More about: Crystal Savoy MS RD | @brainnutritionRD

Other stuff:

Be part of the extended podcast conversations and meet fellow real-talkers by joining our Patreon community, for just $1.

Learn more about the Weight Inclusive Nutrition & Dietetics Events: weightinclusivenutrition.com

Your host, Heather Caplan: HeatherCaplan.com, @heatherDCRD, @RDRealTalk.

Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars.

Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com

Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox weekly!

Apr 05 2019
57 mins
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Rank #14: 26: We might be biased about this tide turning

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Anne Mauney, better known as Fannetastic Food, is literally in the house today! She joins me IRL, from Arlington, for a podcast chat about business and baby things. We talk about these things regularly anyway, it's just recorded this time.

Anne went back to school to get her RD certification, after a few years exploring a career in journalism, teaching English in Prague, and then tackling science classes. We answer a listener question about "getting into" Intuitive Eating, "when most Dietetic Internships preach the opposite." Mentioned on the show: the Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor training program. One part of our A to that Q: the tide is turning. More RDs and clients are interested in this philosophy. Keep it strong! 

Next up: A listener's question about social media, building a professional brand and presence online, and standing out. 

Then we transition into pregnancy real talk! We talk intuitive eating, fitness, supplements, and one side effect some people don't talk about. (Get those pre and probiotics in, y'all.)

Questions? Request? Want to join the RD Real Talk newsletter? hdcrd.typeform.com/to/JuJARt

Anne Mauney, fannetasticfood.com | @fannetasticfood (Twitter, Instagram) 

Heather Caplan: @HeatherDCRD | @RDRealTalk 

Aug 04 2017
58 mins
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Rank #15: 71: How to get non-diet messages into the media

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Heather Irvine is the former Food and Nutrition editor at Runner's World, now a freelance journalist (and fellow new mom!). We exchange real talk about why diet messages are so prevalent in all forms of media, what people are drawn to, and how publications perpetuate this cycle. She provides tips to freelance writers about how to combat the nonstop diet-focused articles, how to get published, and best practices for writing, pitching, and interviewing. Heather shares her experience with an eating disorder in college, how she got her Runner's World job, and what she's doing now! 

Follow and support Heather Irvine's work: @RunsonFuel (Twitter and Instagram)

LMK: What ideas to you have for sharing and spreading a non-diet message? What creative collaborations could we get into together? Is there someone working at a national publication that you want me to chat with here on the podcast? 

RDRealTalk@Gmail.com <-- Inbox always open. 

Check out dietitian Whitney Bateson’s digital strategy business for dietitians, and schedule your FREE 30 minute call with Whitney: whitneybateson.com/rdrealtalk

Starting soon: Fit Fueling—an e-course that combines intuitive eating practices with sports nutrition for active women

Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars.

Are you new to Intuitive Eating? Listen to my 10-episode Intuitive Eating series, which dives into each of the 10 principles.

Want to work together? Book your free intro call! And, last but not least, the Patreon page! Support RD Real Talk, and get access to the now-exclusive coaching episodes, by supporting the show. You can start with $1!

Jul 21 2018
59 mins
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Rank #16: 3: Yes, we eat fries too

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This week I chat with Cara Harbstreet, of Street Smart Nutrition (street-smartnutrition.com). When we first met in real life, we connected over a mutual love of Oiselle and running. In this episode, we bond over a mutual distaste for the idea that dietitians don't eat french fries. In the nutrition news: The article that poses an odd question: is sugar or salt worse for you? The study that gives us an interesting insight into the many benefits of gut health, including a good night's rest The top cardiologist who is "blasting" nutrition guidelines, and why
Mar 06 2017
39 mins
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Rank #17: 12: I guess we need a new word for "moderation"

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Heather Pavlik brings some zest to this week's episode! She joins us from San Francisco, where she works in the startup tech world. We met over a salad lunch near AT&T park, and bonded over running, startup things, and some eye-roll moments. I'm glad I didn't mention how full I was after that salad.

On this episode, we cover everything from a (shared) weird experience with Paleo book authors to the reason we should all consider a visit to Alaska (below-zero temps aside).

In the nutrition news:

Go find Heather Pavlik:

Twitter & Instagram @heatherpavlik

HeatherPavlik.com

Apr 26 2017
49 mins
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Rank #18: 50: IE Principle 2 - Honor Your Hunger

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Jennifer McGurk joins me to discuss Intuitive Eating principle #2: Honoring Your Hunger. At the time of recording, I was pregnant and she had just given birth, so we start with some real talk about the IE lessons these experiences will teach you! If you decide to skip ahead, we get into the principle and how it's essential to intuitive eating. It's also essential to have acknowledged your diet mentality, and put any goals of weight loss (or "management" aside) in order to really hear and heed your body's hunger signals. 

Jennifer is an eating disorder specialist, so part of our conversation touches on how this principle is used for eating disorder treatment, when appropriate. 

Check out Jennifer's work and resources on her site: EatwithKnowledge.com

Questions? Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail dot com.

For more information about this series, and my work, visit HeatherCaplan.com or follow along @HeatherDCRD on Twitter, @RDRealTalk on Instagram, and Facebook.

Register for the EDRDPro Symposium for 12 CEUs and information from 12 Eating Disorder experts! The symposium starts March 1, 2018.

Subscribe to the weekly RD Real Talk newsletter for more show notes, Off the Air anecdotes, and weekly reads!

Stay tuned to learn about principle #3 (Make Peace With Food) next, with Julie Duffy Dillon! 

Jan 17 2018
52 mins
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Rank #19: 4: Between Eggs and Bob Harper, Who Decides What's "Healthy"

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Kelly Jones is back! And Bob Harper has reentered our lives. It was a weird week for nutrition... In the nutrition news: It's National Nutrition Month. What does "Put Your Best Fork Forward" mean? What can we learn from Bob Harper's heart attack? Why are we still (un)scrambling the nutrition content of eggs? FDA says we can chime in on how to define "healthy," so, whatcha think? (Bonus! A thing about cookie dough. We're INTERESTED.)
Mar 10 2017
41 mins
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Rank #20: 92: Real Life on the other side of Dieting with Kelsey Miller

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Kelsey Miller, author of the 5-year column "The Anti-Diet Project" on Refiner29, and force behind The 67 Percent Project, joins me for a chat about all things real life, and Not dieting. Kelsey shares the moment, "somewhere between an epiphany and a panic attack," when she decided to be done with dieting. And from there, what's next? An eating coach, the Intuitive Eating book, writing her memoir (see below), and how life can be hard, either way. 

We also touch on representation in pop culture, and a different way to look at some of our favorite shows (again!), a la her newest book. 

More of Kelsey's work: 

Other stuff: 

Be part of the extended podcast conversations and meet fellow real-talkers by joining our Patreon community. Join here, for just $1.

Learn more about the Weight Inclusive Nutrition & Dietetics Events: weightinclusiveconference.com. Join us virtually for the first event! 

Your host, Heather Caplan: HeatherCaplan.com, @heatherDCRD, @RDRealTalk.

Have you left a review on iTunes yet? If not, please do! Click here and tap the stars.

Questions or requests for the show? Reach out: RDRealTalk @ Gmail.com

Last but not least, get more RD Real Talk from the newsletter, landing in your inbox weekly!

Jan 25 2019
1 hour
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