Sunday, May 2, 2010

What dietitians deal with on a daily basis

1. People you've just met will have an overwhelming desire to tell you everything they just ate
2. Whenever eating a meal, someone will ask how nutritious it is
3. Apologies by anyone serving bringing or serving any dish they feel is even slightly "unhealthy"
4. Being asked for "the list" of things you shouldn't eat or to "write them a diet"
5. Doing damage control for some misleading ad on TV
6. Gullible people that believe something they once read has more merit than your credentials/education
7. Automatically carb counting what you are eating
8. Wondering how one is supposed to wash/clean her rubber food models that everyone has handled.
9. Having the contents of your grocery cart scrutinized by people you see at the store
10. The urge to disguise oneself when going through the drive thru at fast food joints
11. Making other people feel good when they announce that they caught you eating Ben & Jerry's or girl scout cookies.
12. Suppressing laughter as you listen to conversations in the grocery store


Rachel said...

Emily, you make me laugh. I think I've done a few of these to you... let's see... Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, and 11. Your grocery store trips must be quite entertaining and I can just picture you with a hat and sunglasses buying a frosty. Lol. You're awesome Em!

the paul said...

I was going to write pretty much the same thing Chocho did, but she already wrote it, so I won't.

Maybe dieticians are people too?

Melissa Hislop said...

Paul just said what I was going to say about Rachel saying what I wanted to say...

You'll need to tell us what the conversation at the grocery store was now.

Scott and Em Hoffman said...

Hey Em,
I have had everyone of those problems too! Guess all RD's suffer the same! In fact since I'm not working, I haven't bothered to tell anyone in my ward what my profession is to avoid most of what you wrote (is that bad?).