What A Nutter… er, Nutritionist Eats

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If you’re trying to eat right, then following the diet of a nutritionist is probably a good start.

That may be the scariest first sentence I’ve ever read in a health and fitness article. It ranks up there with we’re from the government, and we’re here to help.

After seeing countless nutritionists quoted in online health articles over the years, I’ve reached the conclusion that every time a nutritionist leaves a room, the average IQ goes up by several points. (To be fair to nutritionists, that’s not always true. Sometimes the room is full of stupid people.  Or government officials who are there to help.)

Anyway, that scary first sentence is from a Business Insider online article titled A nutritionist shares pictures of everything she eats in a day.  I suppose the pictures would be useful for people who want to follow the nutritionist’s advice but are intimidated by reading. For those who don’t mind reading, the nutritionist provided commentary to go along with the pictures. Let’s take a look at what she has to say.

I am thirsty when I wake up, so I start the day with a combo juice of calcium-fortified orange juice and 100% cranberry juice.

I’ve found water helps with that thirst problem.

I dilute it with water, otherwise it’s too sweet. I love the sweet/sour taste, besides all the vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, calcium, and diuretic benefits from the cranberry juice.

Personally, I’ve never had problems peeing in the morning, so the diuretic benefit doesn’t appeal to me. The sweet portion of that sweet/sour taste, of course, comes from the sugar in the orange juice.

On the way to work, around 8:30 a.m., almost every day I eat oatmeal with unsalted peanuts and cinnamon in the car.

Um … uh …. you eat your oatmeal in the car? Almost every day?

Well, that’s just a fabulous idea. The world needs more distracted drivers. While you’re eating your oatmeal (and feeling like you have to pee from those diuretic benefits), perhaps you could send a few texts and apply some eyeliner.

When I get to the office, I make a big mug of decaf mocha-latte coffee and go over my emails. I love them! I use instant decaffeinated coffee with a teaspoon of 100% cacao (natural unsweetened cocoa) topped with a generous amount of 1% milk. The non-alkalized cocoa powder provides heart-healthy flavanols, which may be otherwise processed out in dark chocolate. I drink three to four of these big mugs throughout the day and night to stay hydrated and get a source of calcium.

Again, I’m reasonably sure water would help with the hydration.

I need a mid-morning snack, so around 11 a.m. I eat one-third to one-half of a bar of my favorite chocolate-chip cookie-dough Quest bar.

You need a mid-morning snack? After that power breakfast of orange juice, cranberry juice, oatmeal, a few peanuts and some 1% milk? Well, I am shocked.

I get hungry between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. and eat lunch consisting of plain Greek yogurt with fruit, nuts, and Fiber One cereal for added fiber.

You get hungry again an hour after your mid-morning snack? I must be doing something wrong. I ate breakfast around 8:30 this morning and wasn’t hungry again until dinner.

I was hungry again at 2 p.m. and made my own microwave popcorn with olive oil.

You were hungry again two hours after lunch?!  Let’s see … fruit, cereal, non-fat yogurt … aren’t those the kinds of foods promoted by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act? I’m starting to think these (ahem) healthy foods aren’t so effective at quelling hunger.

I love popcorn and have to measure it out or I eat too much.

Yeah, that’s why I have to measure out my bacon in the morning. You know how it is: you start eating bacon, next thing you know you’ve finished the whole package.  Then you go see a therapist to ask why.

Around 4 p.m. I was feeling stressed but not hungry, so I chewed my favorite peppermint gum. The more stressed I am, the more pieces of gum I chew at a time. Up to four pieces!

Geez, I don’t know how anyone could feel stressed after fueling up on orange juice, cranberry juice, oatmeal, a few peanuts, half a protein bar, non-fat yogurt, fruit and Fiber One cereal. Those sound like perfect brain-calming foods to me. Congratulations on going two hours without feeling hungry, though.

I got home early around 5 p.m. and was tired and hungry, so I ate a handful of peanut M&Ms for a chocolate, sugar energy boost. Since I am sensitive to caffeine, chocolate is the only caffeine I need and is usually included in my daily diet.

I don’t know how anyone could feel tired and hungry after fueling up on orange juice, cranberry juice, oatmeal, a few peanuts, half a protein bar, non-fat yogurt, fruit, Fiber One cereal, and some carefully-measured microwave popcorn. Must be something genetic. Good thing chocolate is included in your daily diet. That sugar energy boost sounds like a godsend.

My husband wasn’t around, so I had leftover Indian food for dinner around 6:30 p.m. I love Indian food and created this dish the night before: curry chicken, onions, apples, raisins, and coconut with garlic naan.

Careful there, lady. If you accidentally skip the raisins and garlic flat-bread, you’ll end up eating something resembling a decent meal.

On the way to my 8:30 p.m. yoga class, I bring a big bottle of iced water. When I get home, I like to drink flavored sparkling water around 9:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. while watching TV.

I drink sparkling water at night too … although I pee it out in the morning without the diuretic benefits of cranberry juice.

The nutritionist didn’t list her portion sizes, but I can make a pretty good guess from the pictures. So entered her day’s dietary choices into Excel and added calories, carbs, protein, etc., by looking them up in online databases. If I’m in the ballpark (and I’m pretty sure I am), the nutritionist consumed right around 2,000 calories, including 100 grams of protein and 250 carbohydrates. Half the carbs – 125 – were from sugar.

As a point of reference, if you drank three 12-ounce cans of Coca-Cola, you’d ingest 117 grams of sugar.

If you’re trying to eat right, then following the diet of a nutritionist is probably a good start.

I may yell that at any trick-or-treaters who show up on my doorstep. If they’re smart, they’ll scream and run away.


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309 thoughts on “What A Nutter… er, Nutritionist Eats

  1. Galina L.

    I GOOGLed that nutritionist, she is rather prominent in her field – Ruth Frechman, MA, RDN, CPT. Speaker, Nutrition Consultant, Author of books. She not only eats a ridiculous diet, but teaches others to do the same (probably by telling that counting calories is the priority, and the moderation in eating a junk is the key). Fortunately for her, she is not fat as many of her colleagues, and nowadays the lack of a frank obesity is considered to be the proof of a healthy diet that individual eats. There are people who predisposed less to a fat gain, it doesn’t make then healthy by default. Very often it is not the case at all. Many of such people (as i observe in real life) start to have problems with a blood pressure, lipids profile and an unstable blood sugars earlier in life than the individuals who accumulate fat easier.

    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      She also mentioned that she exercises up to two hours per day. Well, hell, with that diet, she’d probably have to just to dispose of the sugar.

  2. Alex R

    Since I am sensitive to caffeine, chocolate is the only caffeine I need and is usually included in my daily diet.

    I’m pretty sure there’s also caffeine in those 3-4 teaspoons of cocoa powder she adds to her decaf. Because, you know, caffeine in chocolate is from cocoa.

    1. Desmond

      Cocoa does contain caffeine (and more importantly theobromine:”food of the gods”) but not very much.

      Putting cocoa powder is coffee is the only thing I do that she recommends (without the skim milk). At 22% fat, it is a tasty way to get a creamy coffee if you don’t have a refrigerator around. You do have to keep stirring it, though. I also tried putting coconut oil in my coffee, but am not a fan of it.

      I am a bit surprised she does not use fat-free cocoa powder, which I consider one of the stupidest products on the shelves of my market (and there are many stupid products).

      1. Bob Geary

        One thing that worked for me when I was trying out that “butter coffee” thing but didn’t want to run the Vitamix at 5AM was a device called a “coffee frother” – there’s a bunch of them on Amazon for $10-20 or so. It’s basically a battery-powered high-speed whisk that you stick into a cup of coffee – it completely emulsified the coffee with the butter or the coconut oil or the raw egg (like I said, I was experimenting…)

        I’m sure it’d incorporate the cocoa nicely too.

  3. Sandy

    I ate similar to that pre-Fat Head, and I remember the relentless hunger and stress, then the depression when I was still hungry but had already eaten my allotted calories for the day. That’s no way to live. I don’t think it’s an accident that she looks unhappy as well as unhealthy, like most nutritionists I’ve seen pictures of. Thanks for setting us Fat Heads on the right path.

    1. Namu

      Same here. Back in college I was eating oh-so-healthy, because I was getting overweight and just had to do something about it. Skim-milk hearthealthywholegrain granola breakfasts with home-pressed orange juice, and I’d cook myself every other meal: carefully selected lean meat (or later, no meat) only, canned veggies and lots of bread. And candy (hey it’s fat-free wouldn’t you know ?). Cue the calorie counting, hunger-craving-splurge-guilt cycle of despair, deep depression (I almost jumped from a tall building) and sleep disruptions (I had a 25 hour cycle messing with my studies).

      Never again.

  4. Jonah

    She forgot to show her meds to take care of all the problems her diet induces. Plus it would make her drug-company sponsors happy as well as her food-manufacturing ones…

  5. JillOz

    That’s not eating, that’s snacking!
    All day!

    I still eat ice cream and some fattening foods here and there – no grains – but I’m not a nutritionist telling millions what to eat and modelling terrible eating habits.
    I also actually know the difference between actual food and that weird pap she tried to pass off as healthy eating.

    Extraordinary! Talk about lack of self- let alone – nutrition – awareness.

  6. Elenor

    I started some years ago buying (yeah, cheap Chinese-made) trinkets to give out at Halloween… instead of “poisoning” the neighborhood kids with sugar, I ‘distract’ them (and usually quite please them!) with some small plastic toy-thing… (I DO make sure, with any … mentally challenged … kids to make them repeat after me that “it’s NOT candy, so don’t eat it!”)

  7. Janknitz

    I first read this on a FB post and words cannot adequately describe how I feel about this day in a nutritionist’s life that is completely devoid of … NUTRITION! Geez! Where’s the real food, the vegetables (oh, wait, there were onions in her chicken concoction!) is there a single thing she ate all day that promotes health instead of destroying it?

    The very saddest part is that this lady is riding the blood sugar roller coaster big time and can’t recognize it in herself. Pity the poor insulin resistant people who seek her advice and are probably told that frequent sugary meals are the solution.

    And I’ll bet her calories where nowhere near 2000, Tom. That would be considered a
    crime by a woman who thinks low fat crap products are food. I’m guessing 1200 at most.

    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      That’s what struck me immediately. If you’re hungry every two hours, something’s wrong the diet.

  8. Walter Bushell

    We can hope that people will be eliminated by “accident”[1]. Just hope they don’t take too many innocents with them.

    [1] I wouldn’t call that an accident, just a foreseeable consequence.

    Some of these distracted drivers would benefit from a couple of months in those upstate institutes of learning for retards.

  9. Firebird

    I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. I do know that I ran out of Windex from cleaning the hot tea off my monitor.

    BTW…for those of you who, like me, enjoy Quest Bars, the manufacturer went the cheap route and replaced the prebiotic Isomaltooligosaccharide with cheap corn fiber.

    1. Dianne

      I tried Quest Bars a few times because I wanted a portable snack, but even though I chose one that was supposed to have only 3 net carbs (when you subtracted the fiber and sugar alcohols), each time I would get the crazy craves and start eating one after another after another, even when I wasn’t hungry and didn’t want to and didn’t even like the taste, and even when they made me feel bad. Maybe some of us just can’t handle sugar alcohols, or something.

      1. Walter Bushell

        Similar to my reaction to the originals. Not so severe, but I sure went through them fast and they a made me hungry.

        Not enough fat and they are not after our part of the market.
        I am wondering, has anyone tried the BulletProof bars?

      2. Janknitz

        Now they are adding corn fiber to Quest Bars instead of inulin which at least had SOME value to gut health. Bleccch!

    2. Bob Niland

      re: for those of you who, like me, enjoy Quest Bars, the manufacturer went the cheap route and replaced the prebiotic Isomaltooligosaccharide with cheap corn fiber.

      I’m not sure cheap was the reason. They may have done it to reduce digestive turmoil where customers have suboptimal gut biomes. They may also have done it to address the blood sugar rises that some people were mysteriously getting with the IMO formulation.

      In any event, I’ve stopped buying them, and no longer recommend them (or any other bars presently on the market).
      https://www.cureality.com/forum/topics.aspx?ID=18058

  10. Hugh Mannity

    I’m not seeing a whole lot of real food there. The peanuts, the yogurt (well, it would be if it were made with whole milk, which I doubt), the fruit, the curry (minus the raisins — which do not belong in a curry, regardless of their nutritional value). But all the rest… the juice is blended and pasteurised, not fresh-squeezed. I’m with Dr Johnson on oats — food for horses, not people. The decaf mocha-latte is, well, I’m not sure what it is, but it’s not coffee. Gum, peanut M&Ms, Fiber One cereal (basically a sugar-coated laxative), microwave popcorn… that’s all nutrition-free junk food.

    What’s wrong with real food?

    1. Galina L.

      Oats are not so great for horses as well. I found that old post on the Paleo Guy http://thatpaleoguy.com/2011/10/10/neolithic-equids-why-the-long-face/, it was about horses getting a cluster of Equine Grain-Associated Disorders
      “The term Equine Grain-Associated Disorders is used to describe both digestive and metabolic disorders in horses. The digestive disturbances involve rapid carbohydrate fermentation and insulin resistance, including some forms of colic, colitis, diarrhea, gastric ulcers and laminitis. The metabolic conditions include some forms of gastric ulcers, laminitis, exertional rhabdomyolysis (tying-up), osteochondrosis, growth rate fluctuations, flexure deformities, hyperlipidemia, oxidative stress, aging, obesity and, possibly, abortion. Some of these risk factors might be nonessential but contributing factors to the disorders.

      Dietary recommendations for horses include 1) avoiding high glycemic feeds such as “sweet feed” and oats, which produce increased blood sugar after meals and 2) avoiding unprocessed corn and high-fructan pasture grasses, which provide highly fermentable carbohydrates to the large intestine.”

      1. Hugh Mannity

        Yep. Horses don’t need grains any more than people do. Except possibly, in small quantities, as an adjunct to hay in the depths of winter.

  11. Nick S

    Isn’t “nutritionist” a totally unprotected term that anyone may use?

    You should start calling yourself a nutritionist – there’s no rule against it.

  12. Barbara

    Holy crap! At least when I was working with a nutritionist she insisted that I eat protein at every meal and snack and cut out sugar. Other than those two things she still thought I should eat steel cut oats, fruit and pasta. When I cut out those things plus adding more fat I started to do better.

  13. Michael Steadman

    Wow, I’ve been doing it all wrong; I should be eating every two hours instead of having a meal anywhere from four to four and half hours after my breakfast of eggs and bacon. Thanks to this “professional” it’s no wonder this country has an obesity crisis. Thanks for the well-done smackdown of these types of articles Tom, I was hoping you would do something like this given the still target-rich environment.

  14. TomH

    Now I know what my Halloween costume will be – white coat, bowl of oatmeal, I’m a DIETITIAN!!!! FOLLOW MY DIET!!! MWAHAHAHAHAH!!!

    1. Tom Naughton

      At least if you’re dressed as a dietitian, you can apparently consume M&Ms and still believe you’re on a good diet.

  15. Linda

    This would be funny if it weren’t so sad!! My poor aunt who has been seeing a registered dietitian for over two years at the demand of her ignorant doctor came to see me yesterday. She was very discouraged. In all this time she has only lost four pounds!! She still weighs nearly three hundred pounds. This is my aunt the idiot dietitian told just not to eat anything white and she would lose weight! She’s been eating whole wheat bread, whole grain cereals, whole wheat pasta, all colors of fruit and fruit juices, low fat dairy of all sorts and it isn’t working! The dietitian accused her of not following the diet. Two years ago, my aunt was pre-diabetic- now she is full blown diabetic, thanks to her idiot doctor and jackass of a “registered dietitian.” Once again, I talked to her about going low carb, and her comment showed her fear of her doctor- “if I ate what you ate, my doctor would shoot me!” Sigh….

    I ate a two egg omelet with the works (cheese, peppers, etc.,) two slices of thick bacon and coffee with thick cream for breakfast at 8 AM and I’m not hungry yet- it’s now 5:55 PM. What’s wrong with this picture?

    1. Tom Naughton

      So she’ll eat a diet that makes her condition worse because she’s afraid of being chided by the doctor?!

      1. JillOz

        A lot of older people in particular are very frightened. If they haven’t gone to uni their trust in The Doctor is almost pathological.
        They are simply not in a condition to analyse becuaase they don’t have any reference points.
        besides how could someone who’s not a doctor possibly be good enough to contradict them?

        Caveat: this is not about people who go to unit being “smart” by the way. It’s just that generally university-educated types are a bit more familiar with the academic terrain and why it’s not infallible.

        Maybe if you went with her to the doctor and asked some pertinent questions? She probably needs moral support, some docs are incredibly patronising and authoritarian, especially with older women.

  16. Jonah

    She forgot to show her meds to take care of all the problems her diet induces. Plus it would make her drug-company sponsors happy as well as her food-manufacturing ones…

  17. tony

    The nutritionist’s constant hunger and eating reminds me of chickens imprisoned in a commercial battery cage that are constantly eating.

    1. Daci

      Considering what the chickens are being fed (corn and soy), it’s no wonder they are constantly eating. I see in the market “vegetarian diet” on chicken eggs and meat..Chickens are not vegetarians.

  18. Michael Steadman

    Wow, I’ve been doing it all wrong; I should be eating every two hours instead of having a meal anywhere from four to four and half hours after my breakfast of eggs and bacon. Thanks to this “professional” it’s no wonder this country has an obesity crisis. Thanks for the well-done smackdown of these types of articles Tom, I was hoping you would do something like this given the still target-rich environment.

  19. TomH

    Now I know what my Halloween costume will be – white coat, bowl of oatmeal, I’m a DIETITIAN!!!! FOLLOW MY DIET!!! MWAHAHAHAHAH!!!

    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      At least if you’re dressed as a dietitian, you can apparently consume M&Ms and still believe you’re on a good diet.

  20. Arlene Radasky

    OMG, I really don’t know what to say. I am being looked at as a weirdo in the United Club in LA. I started reading and suddenly was laughing out loud! I just wish I could tell everyone around me why, but they all were downing the raisen, dried fruit, M&M trail mix and I was afraid they would throw it at me. Thank you for needed giggles. I am forwarding this to my Price Weston certified Nutritionist daughter. She will laugh as well.

    1. Tom Naughton

      We’ve got to laugh at these people. The alternative is mass head-banging on desks.

  21. Linda

    This would be funny if it weren’t so sad!! My poor aunt who has been seeing a registered dietitian for over two years at the demand of her ignorant doctor came to see me yesterday. She was very discouraged. In all this time she has only lost four pounds!! She still weighs nearly three hundred pounds. This is my aunt the idiot dietitian told just not to eat anything white and she would lose weight! She’s been eating whole wheat bread, whole grain cereals, whole wheat pasta, all colors of fruit and fruit juices, low fat dairy of all sorts and it isn’t working! The dietitian accused her of not following the diet. Two years ago, my aunt was pre-diabetic- now she is full blown diabetic, thanks to her idiot doctor and jackass of a “registered dietitian.” Once again, I talked to her about going low carb, and her comment showed her fear of her doctor- “if I ate what you ate, my doctor would shoot me!” Sigh….

    I ate a two egg omelet with the works (cheese, peppers, etc.,) two slices of thick bacon and coffee with thick cream for breakfast at 8 AM and I’m not hungry yet- it’s now 5:55 PM. What’s wrong with this picture?

    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      So she’ll eat a diet that makes her condition worse because she’s afraid of being chided by the doctor?!

      1. JillOz

        A lot of older people in particular are very frightened. If they haven’t gone to uni their trust in The Doctor is almost pathological.
        They are simply not in a condition to analyse becuaase they don’t have any reference points.
        besides how could someone who’s not a doctor possibly be good enough to contradict them?

        Caveat: this is not about people who go to unit being “smart” by the way. It’s just that generally university-educated types are a bit more familiar with the academic terrain and why it’s not infallible.

        Maybe if you went with her to the doctor and asked some pertinent questions? She probably needs moral support, some docs are incredibly patronising and authoritarian, especially with older women.

  22. tony

    The nutritionist’s constant hunger and eating reminds me of chickens imprisoned in a commercial battery cage that are constantly eating.

    1. Daci

      Considering what the chickens are being fed (corn and soy), it’s no wonder they are constantly eating. I see in the market “vegetarian diet” on chicken eggs and meat..Chickens are not vegetarians.

  23. Sony Sunshine

    What a ridiculous diet. It plays to just about every food fad of the last forty or so years. I’m surprised to not have read the phrase “low fat” throughout the story. But, and it’s a big but, her microwave popcorn maker looks really neat. I might have to look into one of those for the occasional movie night.

    1. Walter Bushell

      Ixnay on the microwave popcorn. Last time I looked it contained a known toxin (besides the corn and flavorings.)

      perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) EPA lists it as a carcinogen.

      When the EPA says something is a carcinogen, it’s BAD.

      1. Kari

        it looks like she was popping it in a kitchen device used to make microwave popcorn with your own kernels and oil, like you can do stove-top. Which is why I think she emphasized using olive oil. I used to make microwave pop corn in a paper bag, back when I had a microwave, which was way easier and needed no oil.

        but to your point, yes, the microwave popcorn sold in stores is essentially poison.

  24. Arlene Radasky

    OMG, I really don’t know what to say. I am being looked at as a weirdo in the United Club in LA. I started reading and suddenly was laughing out loud! I just wish I could tell everyone around me why, but they all were downing the raisen, dried fruit, M&M trail mix and I was afraid they would throw it at me. Thank you for needed giggles. I am forwarding this to my Price Weston certified Nutritionist daughter. She will laugh as well.

  25. Sony Sunshine

    What a ridiculous diet. It plays to just about every food fad of the last forty or so years. I’m surprised to not have read the phrase “low fat” throughout the story. But, and it’s a big but, her microwave popcorn maker looks really neat. I might have to look into one of those for the occasional movie night.

    1. Walter Bushell

      Ixnay on the microwave popcorn. Last time I looked it contained a known toxin (besides the corn and flavorings.)

      perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) EPA lists it as a carcinogen.

      When the EPA says something is a carcinogen, it’s BAD.

      1. Kari

        it looks like she was popping it in a kitchen device used to make microwave popcorn with your own kernels and oil, like you can do stove-top. Which is why I think she emphasized using olive oil. I used to make microwave pop corn in a paper bag, back when I had a microwave, which was way easier and needed no oil.

        but to your point, yes, the microwave popcorn sold in stores is essentially poison.

  26. Lisa

    I took the time to read the comments section of the article. Except for one marathon athlete who kept trying to defend her, all of the comments about her diet were derisive. Just everybody couldn’t believe how much sugar she was consuming and how little real food.

    So, the article itself maybe didn’t do much as much damage as it could have, considering the negative comments section was much longer and more well written than the fluff piece itself.

    1. Tom Naughton

      Nice to see the Wisdom of Crowds effect kicking in. More and more people just don’t buy this nonsense anymore.

  27. Lisa

    I took the time to read the comments section of the article. Except for one marathon athlete who kept trying to defend her, all of the comments about her diet were derisive. Just everybody couldn’t believe how much sugar she was consuming and how little real food.

    So, the article itself maybe didn’t do much as much damage as it could have, considering the negative comments section was much longer and more well written than the fluff piece itself.

    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      Nice to see the Wisdom of Crowds effect kicking in. More and more people just don’t buy this nonsense anymore.

  28. SuzLark

    “Well, that’s just a fabulous idea. The world needs more distracted drivers. While you’re eating your oatmeal (and feeling like you have to pee from those diuretic benefits), perhaps you could send a few texts and apply some eyeliner.”

    Looking at the picture of her holding her lunch concoction, it looks like she did apply her eyeliner while driving…

    This is the worst “nutritional” advice I have ever seen from a professional in the field. It would be interesting to enter her “food” choices for that day into a nutrition calculating app.

    1. Tom Naughton

      Here’s the sad thing: I’m not sure that’s the worst advice from a nutritionist ever. A nutritionist one told a diabetic relative of mine that he needed to eat carbs at ever meal — then take his insulin, of course.

  29. SuzLark

    “Well, that’s just a fabulous idea. The world needs more distracted drivers. While you’re eating your oatmeal (and feeling like you have to pee from those diuretic benefits), perhaps you could send a few texts and apply some eyeliner.”

    Looking at the picture of her holding her lunch concoction, it looks like she did apply her eyeliner while driving…

    This is the worst “nutritional” advice I have ever seen from a professional in the field. It would be interesting to enter her “food” choices for that day into a nutrition calculating app.

    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      Here’s the sad thing: I’m not sure that’s the worst advice from a nutritionist ever. A nutritionist one told a diabetic relative of mine that he needed to eat carbs at ever meal — then take his insulin, of course.

  30. Rae Ford

    I remember back when I was on a diet recommended by a dietician that I was hungry all the time too. And that diet looked a lot like the one here. Now, only eat 3 meals a day and sometimes I can get by on 2 depending on what I eat. Yesterday for example was an omelette with peppers, tomatoes, onions, cheese and sausage along with coffee and cream while an early dinner was what I call a Steak and Kitchen Sink Salad with homemade blue cheese dressing. I had a lot of energy all day and never felt hangry like I did on the dietician’s diet.

  31. j

    The nutritionist actually responded in the comments section within the article..guess she saw all the negative comments..

    Her response basically was that it works for her..

  32. Rae Ford

    I remember back when I was on a diet recommended by a dietician that I was hungry all the time too. And that diet looked a lot like the one here. Now, only eat 3 meals a day and sometimes I can get by on 2 depending on what I eat. Yesterday for example was an omelette with peppers, tomatoes, onions, cheese and sausage along with coffee and cream while an early dinner was what I call a Steak and Kitchen Sink Salad with homemade blue cheese dressing. I had a lot of energy all day and never felt hangry like I did on the dietician’s diet.

  33. j

    The nutritionist actually responded in the comments section within the article..guess she saw all the negative comments..

    Her response basically was that it works for her..

  34. Linda

    JillOz- I feel like I have definitely dropped the ball with my poor aunt! And you have given the solution! My Aunt Judy is very scared of her doctor- I am going to find a way to ask to go with her and see if she will let me. She is nearly 80, getting sicker with her diet and very afraid of the stupid dietitian and doctor! Maybe, just maybe, this might help… I’ve never been afraid of docs- even from the first day of nursing school!!

    1. JillOz

      Good luck!! Maybe you’ll do better with her than I’ve done with some rellies! 😉

  35. Linda

    JillOz- I feel like I have definitely dropped the ball with my poor aunt! And you have given the solution! My Aunt Judy is very scared of her doctor- I am going to find a way to ask to go with her and see if she will let me. She is nearly 80, getting sicker with her diet and very afraid of the stupid dietitian and doctor! Maybe, just maybe, this might help… I’ve never been afraid of docs- even from the first day of nursing school!!

  36. Tammy

    Well, about the bacon comment you made………. Ok I’ll admit sometimes, my husband and I do eat the whole package in one sitting 🙂 Bacon-addicts !!!!

    1. Tom Naughton

      I guess if I went a long time without eating, I could finish a package. Never been tempted so far, though.

  37. Tammy

    Well, about the bacon comment you made………. Ok I’ll admit sometimes, my husband and I do eat the whole package in one sitting 🙂 Bacon-addicts !!!!

    1. Tom Naughton Post author

      I guess if I went a long time without eating, I could finish a package. Never been tempted so far, though.

  38. Ulfric Douglas

    F’ell, eating every one or two hours, feelling stressed and drinking boatloads of coffee with the caffein taken out so your brain is doubly confused.
    Ban nutritionists … on road-safety grounds at least.
    She is SO 21st century.

  39. Ulfric Douglas

    F’ell, eating every one or two hours, feelling stressed and drinking boatloads of coffee with the caffein taken out so your brain is doubly confused.
    Ban nutritionists … on road-safety grounds at least.
    She is SO 21st century.

  40. Jean

    Perhaps we should all post what we eat in a day:
    67 yr old female, 5’4″ 138lbs
    Breakfast – 1 egg with spinach and butter, 2 cups of tea with milk
    Snack – coffee with heavy cream
    Lunch – home made leek and potato soup using bone broth and beef stock, 2 cups of tea with milk
    Snack – coffee with heavy cream
    Dinner – stir fried beef and vegetables, damsons and Greek yogurt, 2 cups of tea with milk
    Supper – slice of cheese with butter
    This is a typical day and I don’t get hungry!
    (Tom, feel free to ditch this if it doesn’t seem like a good idea)

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