What does the name of your business mean?
I chose the name "Nutrition Unveiled" because it is my hope to shed light on the dangerous side of the dieting industry and harmful nutritional practices that are constantly being promoted.
What is the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist?
A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) is someone who has completed a bachelor's or master's level education at an accredited university. RDNs fulfill 1200 internship hours to gain hands-on experience before sitting for a board exam to receive the 'RDN' credential. It takes years of dedication to become an RDN. As an RDN, we utilize science-based evidence to provide nutritional recommendations to our clients and complete continuing education credits to stay well-informed and accurate.
On the flip side, anyone can call themselves a 'nutritionist', even someone who has read a few articles about nutrition or taken a weekend course.
What is the meaning of terms like: 'non-diet' and 'intuitive eating'?
The term 'non-diet' is an approach that uses mindfulness-based practices and attunement that aim to improve self-esteem, self-care behaviors, and body acceptance. We believe if we are treating health by starting with mental wellness and acceptance, it leads to better long-term health outcomes. We know now that diets cause weight cycling and weight stigma that prevents someone from creating long-term sustainable health behaviors and solely bases health on weight. This is a flawed belief, as it does not address underlying trauma or maladaptive behaviors that may be impacting health goals.