Registered Dietitians are not the Food Police
Big day tomorrow – Super Bowl Sunday! Regardless of who’s playing I love to hang out with my friends and enjoy their company and of course some good food. I might DVR it at home so I can re-watch any particularly great commercials. (Yes I am one of those that loves the ads. Sure hope there are some good ones!)
Most of the people I’ll be with know my profession and for those that don’t, I won’t publicize. You see, as a registered dietitian sometimes as soon as someone knows, they become self-conscious of what’s on their plate. Oh gosh – I really hate that. There is no need to! And as you watch this video you’ll see I’m not alone in my feelings. My colleague registered dietitian Angela Lemond and I have a nice chat. Many of us like to practice and encourage the 80/20 rule. If 80-90 percent of the time you do the right thing – eat a healthy diet of fruits/veggies, whole grains, and lean protein, 10-20 percent of the time it’s okay to have a bit of indulgence.
So, if you see me tomorrow, I PROMISE not to say a word about what’s on YOUR plate if you promise not to notice what’s on mine. Deal?