The beginning

Thanks for visiting Dietitian on a Diet! The adventure is about to begin. Here’s why:

  1. My primary reason – my patients and clients. I get the same questions a lot: Have you ever been heavy? Have you ever tried to follow a diet? Do you know how hard this really is? The honest answer to all of these questions is “no,” and I don’t think that is fair. It isn’t fair for me to bring someone a little handout about their new diet, give them a few tips and tricks, and send them on their merry way when I have absolutely no clue what their struggles are going to be like from there on out. Now it’s going to be my turn to follow some recommendations.
  2. As a new dietitian, I have so much to learn about the current nutrition research and topics that people are asking me about all the time. Here’s my way of catching up, thinking critically, and feeling completely confident that I am providing up-to-date information to the people I am trying to help.

Here’s how it works: I will choose a certain diet (or you will, rather, by voting in the poll on the left) and spend a week researching it and choosing a two-week meal plan (which I will post for you). I will then follow said plan and blog about my experiences, including grocery costs, cravings, frustrations, go-to foods, recipes and more. After the two weeks I will follow the diet for one more week “on the fly.” My three weeks on a given diet won’t hold a candle to following it for years or a lifetime, but I’m banking on getting a little perspective, at least.

Hopefully you will find something on this website helpful to you. If you ever have a diet, topic, or question you would like me to address, feel free to send me a message through the “Contact” section. Have a beautiful day!