You live, you LEARN 🏆💯
Recently something clicked for me. I’m not sure what it was but I learned why I LOVE this field so much. But in order to explain that... I need to share some facts first:
1. A nutritionist is NOT a dietitian. To be a registered dietitian ( #RD ), you must earn a college degree (initially a bachelor’s but new requirement as of 2020 = a master’s), complete 1️⃣2️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ hours of supervised practice, and pass a national exam. Many states then require RDs to meet additional licensure reqs to practice (aka do their jobs).
2. This field = healthcare. Not health products, not health sales, not money-making. HealthCARE.
What I’ve learned about myself lately is that I’m in the field of #nutrition and #wellness because I CARE about others. I want to #empower them. I want to teach them. I want to help them make sense of all the #ads , #trends , #fads and non-sensical WebMD results. I want to help them find their own #motivation . Why? Because I’m a #relational RD - I don’t just meet a client once, throw some noise 📢 at their ears, and bid them a good day 👋. I work with clients to develop a #relationship where they can trust me with confidential and intimate information— their food phobias, eating behaviors, and social #anxiety around food and wellness to name a few. Being an RD is such a rewarding profession and I’m so glad I chose this #career to help others reach and EXCEED their goals 💫
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