Misfit: A person who just can’t seem to fit in, no matter how hard they try.

Long story short

I tried to be a traditional dietitian. Someone that was starchy. Who didn’t stray far outside the lines of what was taught to me about nutrition in graduate school. Who wore a white lab coat and carried a clip board. Who passed out dozens of hand-outs.

But it made my skin crawl. And it made my patients fall asleep.

So one day I stopped.

 

At any chance I could get, I was explaining the science behind diabetes like I was auditioning for Sister Act. I was telling bad nutrition jokes just to get a laugh. I was sneakily sharing sprinkled covered donuts with non-dietitian co-workers.

And what I noticed is that my patients no longer fell asleep. And more importantly, my non dietitian, donut eating co-workers were asking for nutrition advice.

Why did they trust me? I eat donuts.

Then it dawned on me. That’s exactly why!

I’m a skinny dietitian, who knows her sh*t that still eats donuts! (Oh and by the way, I loathe exercise too. I do it, not as much as I should, but really only to eat more.)

And through the years of working with countless people on weight loss, diabetes control and bad hearts, I’ve learned several things:

We love our food!

We really want to change but not always sure how!

We want help!

We want a cheering squad when it gets tough.

Just hold my hand. (So I don’t grab that margarita.)

Make it easy.

And for the love of God please let it taste good!!

Wait!! I've Got Easy!!

Please don't leave without snagging your quick read copy of 3 Easy Peasy Tricks you can do NOW to avoid the weight gain creep! And yes, that's me eating a donut hiding in the bathroom. I promise I can be trusted.

Misfit Hugs!

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