RD Real Talk - Registered Dietitians Keeping it Real
RD Real Talk - Registered Dietitians Keeping it Real
Heather Caplan
Refresh episodes
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.
164: Real Life as a Weight-Inclusive Black RD2Be
Dawn Anderson, RD2Be, career-changer, weight-inclusive practitioner, and trained culinary professional, joins us to talk about a lot of things. We discuss life as a dietetic intern during a global pandemic, the challenges of changing careers and pursuing dietetics (i.e. the ways in which this system is designed with many gates), and her experiences learning more about weight-inclusive practices along the way.  This episode is sponsored by Pursuing Private Practice Beginner Basics, and Dietitian Business School! Find these courses, and some FREE resources, on PursuingPrivatePractice.com/RDRealTalk. Take $100 of the PPP course with code RDREALTALK at checkout.  Follow Dawn and her work on Instagram, @the_BlackRadish .  Your host: Heather Caplan RD, @RDRealTalk (IG) Join the RD Real Talk newsletter at HeatherCaplan.com  Resources mentioned:  Patreon.com/RDRealTalk to support the show! Diversify Dietetics! RD2RD.com -- vendor sale coming soon!
Oct 23
55 min
163: Revolutionizing Eating Disorder Care for Marginalized Folx with Whitney Trotter RN RD
Whitney Trotter RN RD is here to talk about the ways we must start revolutionizing eating disorder care, to do no harm when caring for marginalized identities. Whitney is both a registered nurse and registered dietitian, an anti-diet practitioner, and an advocate for social justice reform in eating disorder treatment. We talk about how her work has evolved, how traditional and standard ED treatment norms fall short, how we can foster confidence with flexible eating, and how cultural cuisine shouldn’t be a special ‘challenge’ meal. We also get real about how we can avoid putting “anti-diet” care in a close-minded box.  Follow and support Whitney’s work via Instagram @Bluff_CityHealth. If you want to thank Whitney for her work, her Venmo is @BluffCityRd.  If you want to work with Whitney, send her an email at BluffCityRD at gmail.com Jump start your business-starting homework with the free resources and invaluable courses at PursuingPrivatePractice.com/RDRealTalk. The RD Real Talk podcast partnership with Pursuing Private Practice gives you, listener, $100 off your Pursuing Private Practice Beginner Basics course. Use code RDREALTALK at checkout.  Subscribe to the RD Real Talk newsletter at heathercaplan.com .  Your host, Heather Caplan RD, can be found @RDRealTalk on Instagram and @heatherDCRD on Twitter.  Send us a note anytime, or come support the show on Patreon.com/RDRealTalk. 
Oct 9
1 hr 1 min
162: Finding Your Anti-Diet Social Media Voice & Setting Boundaries with Sammy Previte RD
Sammy Previte is an anti-diet dietitian and co-owner of the private practice, Find Food Freedom™️. Sammy believes that all humans deserve fair, unbiased health care regardless of the size of their body. On this episode Sammy gives you the real talk on lessons learned as a thin/white dietitian, setting social media boundaries, building a private practice, bringing anti-diet messaging the wild world of TikTok, and more.  This episode is sponsored by Jennifer McGurk's Dietitians Business School and Pursuing Private Practice resources. Pursuing Private Practice now offers a Beginner Basics Course, and is about to launch a 3 New Clients in One Week challenge, starting October 6th! For more info, and to download the FREE Dietitian Business Plan Roadmap, visit pursuingprivatepractice.com/rdrealtalk.  Resources mentioned:  TEDD-WIND Virtual Inclusivity Conference: weightinclusivenutrition.com/events Support the show: Patreon.com/RDRealTalk  RDRT Diversify Dietetics fundraiser -- help us raise 2,020 by the end of 2020!  BIPOC resource to follow and support, Tiffany Ima: @tiffanyima Where to find Sammy:  Instagram: @find.food.freedom TikTok: @findfoodfreedom Facebook: foodfreedomfamily.com Podcast: Drunk Dietitians Podcast  Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com Leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts!  Your Host: Heather Caplan RD  @RDRealTalk (IG), @heatherDCRD (Twitter) Subscribe to the RD Real Talk newsletter and find more of my work, or how to work with me, on heathercaplan.com 
Oct 2
53 min
161: Dare to Ditch Weight Loss With Glenys Oyston RD
Glenys Oyston RD, co-host of the popular podcast Dietitians Unplugged and author on DareNotToDiet.com, joins us for a fun and feisty conversation. She gets real about her reaction when clients say, “But my doctor told me to lose weight!” and stays candid about the ways she brings weight loss desires and goals into her client conversations. We talk about how she came to specialize in weight-inclusive care for both Binge Eating Disorder and diabetes care, and of course, had to do a little behind-the-scenes talk about her podcast.  This episode is sponsored by Jennifer McGurk's Dietitians Business School and Pursuing Private Practice resources. Get your FREE Dietitian Business Plan Roadmap here: pursuingprivatepractice.com/rdrealtalk Resources mentioned:  Patreon.com/RDRealTalk RDRT Diversify Dietetics fundraiser -- help us raise 2,020 by the end of 2020! Rosie Mensah’s CEDAR course for dietitians -- starting October 4th!  DareNottoDiet.com WIND Facebook Group for RDs and RD2Be Binge Eating Disorder: The Journey to Recovery and Beyond by Amy Pershing and Chevise Turner Dietitians Unplugged podcast Dare to Not Diet Facebook group Your Host: Heather Caplan RD | HeatherCaplan.com , @RDRealTalk (IG)  Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com Leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts!
Sep 25
1 hr 3 min
160: Building Body-Inclusive Fitness Spaces with Abby Chan
Abby Chan MS RD is a fellow sports nutrition enthusiast, bringing anti-diet work to both dietetics and the fitness industry. In fact, she built her own body-inclusive fitness space with her spouse, focused on reducing body and weight stigma while helping folks move in ways they want to. Abby holds nothing back when she talks about how the fitness industry "cheapens their trade" by perpetuating weight stigma and focusing so intently on healthism.  Come for this body-inclusive real talk, and stay for an insight into Abby's experiences as a dietitian, fitness pro, and Chinese-American.  Resources mentioned:  Abby Chan MS RD  Diversify Dietetcs & the RDRT Fundraiser Evolve Flagstaff (@evolveFLG) Lane 9 Project Fit Fueling (online course for sports nutrition and intuitive eating) "Girls Running" book by Elizabeth Carey and Melody Fairchild RD Real Talk Patreon Questions, comments, respectful feedback: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com That's all for this short episode! If you want to join the RD Real Talk Patreon and support the show's mission, you can do so at Patreon.com/RDRealTalk.   
Sep 18
46 min
159: Real Talk Re: That Next Round of Treatment
The first real talk in real time episode of 2020! Welcome to the chaos. CW: Mention of eating disorders and levels of treatment.  In this short n' sweet chat, I'm elaborating on Eating Disorder (ED) treatment, and how someone might need another round. Many folks I've worked with and met over the years have had an experience with treatment in the past, but life happens (i.e. trauma, weight stigma, pandemics, grief, big changes, etc.) and they might be a candidate for structured treatment again, before continuing with outpatient care. If you're working with clients, it's important to know this, to be familiar with the ED treatment acronym alphabet, and to remember how much support folks might need as they step into outpatient care.   Shout-outs!  Monique Melton, aka @MoeMotivate on IG, has a new class offering—White Fears, Pay-what-you-can class, on September 15th. Register here! And if you support and learn from Monique's work, join me as a Patreon for season 2 of her podcast, Shine Brighter Together.  Whitney Trotter, anti-diet dietitian and registered nurse, provides ED support resources for BIPOC women. Check out her virtual support groups and other services here!  And the Instagram post that prompted this deeper dive into a topic that likely affects the clients you're working with, especially now.  Questions, comments, respectful feedback: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com That's all for this short episode! If you want to join the RD Real Talk Patreon and support the show's mission, you can do so at Patreon.com/RDRealTalk. 
Sep 11
17 min
158: Changes to RD Real Talk!
We're back! I'm back. The mic has been dusted off. It feels good to be talking to you again. And, since we last talked, things have changed. So, let's start there.  This episode dives into three major changes you can expect from RD Real Talk in the coming weeks and months, and we'll see how it goes.  1) More real talk about current events! 2) Co-hosts that help me address listener questions. Have a question to submit? Email me! (See below.)  3) Payment for these co-hosts, along an equity model to adequately compensate BIPOC folks and marginalized identities. We're starting with help from you, and partnerships I'm exploring, to make the show a more sustainable business.  If you feel so inclined, and have learned something from the show, please contribute to the equity fund here: Patreon.com/RDRealTalk Questions comments concerns or call-ins? RDRealTalk at gmail.com . Keep it real and respectful, please!  Instagram: @RDrealTalk Thanks for listening. Stay tuned for more...
Aug 27
21 min
157: How to Create Space(s) to Learn
Gina Mateer, RD CEDRD, and Heather are teaming up (along with Tina Laboy) to bring the TEDD-WIND Inclusivity Conference to life this Fall (2020). On this episode, they talk about Gina's introduction to non-diet and weight-inclusive care through Eating Disorder counseling, and how Texas Eating Disorder Dietitians (TEDD) was formed. They share some real talk about event planning, and not having all the answers.  2020 TEDD-WIND Virtual Inclusivity Conference: Subscribe here for event updates & early registration notices! Interested in discussing your thoughts & questions from this episode? Join us in the new pop-up RD Real Talk Facebook group, and get the weekly newsletter! Follow Gina & her work: @nom_nomaste.llc  Nom-Nomaste.com Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com Leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts!  Your Host: Heather Caplan RD | HeatherCaplan.com , @RDRealTalk (IG) 
Jul 17
49 min
156: IE Series, Bringing Nutrition Back, with Amee Severson RD
Amee Severson RD helps us bring this series to a close as we finally talk about the very nuanced principle, gentle nutrition. This principle is how it all comes together, though it’s not seen as often on Instagram and the like. We dive into what “gentle nutrition” means, who it’s accessible for (or not accessible for), and how nutrition isn’t always the most important thing ever. Thanks for listening!  Watch & Learn More: RD Real Talk Non-Diet Basics for Nutrition Counseling & Communications -- Webinar by Heather Caplan RD Interested in discussing your thoughts & questions from this episode? Join us in the new pop-up RD Real Talk Facebook group, and get the weekly newsletter! Follow Amee and her work: her website, on Instagram, @amee_rd, and @AmeeSeverson on Twitter! Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com Leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts!  Your Host: Heather Caplan RD | HeatherCaplan.com , @RDRealTalk (IG)  More about all of the above: RD Real Talk Intuitive Eating Series & Resources. 
Jul 10
56 min
155: IE Series, Understanding Intuitive Movement with Kara Bazzi
Kara Bazzi, LMFT and co-founder of Opal Food and Body Treatment Center in Seattle, WA, joins us for a discussion about intuitive movement. There's a lot to learn about what needs are met through movement, exercise, and sport. And, how we can learn how to meet those needs in other ways.  Interested in discussing your thoughts & questions from this episode? Join us in the new pop-up RD Real Talk Facebook group, and get the weekly newsletter! Find out more about Kara's work at Opal Food and Body by listening to their podcast, The Appetite, or following @opalfoodandbody Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com Leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts!  Your Host: Heather Caplan RD | HeatherCaplan.com , @RDRealTalk (IG)  More about all of the above: RD Real Talk Intuitive Eating Series & Resources.
Jul 5
1 hr 1 min
Load more