Dietitians always eat healthy, right?
To be a dietitian requires several things: a general interest in healthy eating, a dedication to staying in school for a tad bit longer than just a 4 year degree, and a weird sense of humor. Yes, that one’s not proven, but I think it helps!
In a perfect world, the healthy eating experts always eat healthy. We stay on top of the newest research, never fall prey to fads and trends in food, and have NEVER starved ourselves for a week to fit in a too small bridesmaid dress. (Never, promise!) And we of course, never ever, eat hot dogs in hamburger buns for supper.
We are constantly asked by people, “ What should I eat to lose weight?” or “What do you eat every day?” Our shopping carts at the store are scrutinized by anyone who we know and who knows what our career path is, and our plates at dinner are stared at for just a little too long.
We are dietitians and just because we know better doesn’t mean we always do better. We try, but no one’s perfect, right?!
To be completely honest with you, I try very hard some weeks and some weeks I feel like I am a fraud to the profession. One of my kids is a super picky eater. For supper last night, we had salmon, broccoli, and pizza rolls. Even the pizza rolls were a new brand that he didn’t like. Lawd help. Read on for a good laugh and if nothing else, to feel better about your own eating habits.
Here are some hilarious confessions from dietitian friends of mine:
I love McDonald’s French fries, I eat them 3 times a week and I don’t care if you judge me.
I know and don’t care how many calories are in my wine. Momma needs a drank!
One time, I ate an entire box of graham crackers and a tub of Nutella in one sitting.
I will never stop eating potato chips. Not even the healthy kind. The greasier, the better.
I love dipping Doritos in Taco Bell hot sauce. So healthy and not at all filled with sodium.
I eat ice cream at least 4 times a week. Not low fat, organic ice cream either.
I have a serious addiction to Splenda and Sweet N’ Low. I know real sugar is better, but I can’t stop it with the sugar substitutes.
Pancho’s cheese dip is my most favorite food in the whole world and my fridge is NEVER without a container of it.
I hate kale.
I don’t eat fruit because I like to save my sugar calories for chocolate.
Some days the only vegetable I get comes from the salsa I eat with my chips and dip.
Quinoa makes me want to throw up.
I have a serious addiction to Diet Mt. Dew.
When I eat pizza, I always dip it in Ranch Dressing.
My kids eat Easy Mac or a lunchable daily.
I only like the fried sushi.
When shopping at the dollar store, I always buy a bag of cheese puff thingies “for the kids.”
After a good workout, I always drink a beer.
I drink a strawberry milkshake after teaching spin and ab classes.
I justify having more than one glass of red wine with the excuse that “it’s good for me.”
So, the list could go on and on, but we will stop there. These were too funny not to share. So- the next time you think dietitians eat right ALL of the time, refer back to said list for some feel goods about that hot dog in a hamburger bun you ate for supper. (see above picture 🙂