158 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.

RD Real Talk - Registered Dietitians Keeping it Real Heather Caplan

    • Nutrition
    • 4.8, 202 Ratings

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.

    157: How to Create Space(s) to Learn

    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!
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    Follow Gina & her work: @nom_nomaste.llc 

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    Your Host: Heather Caplan RD | HeatherCaplan.com , @RDRealTalk (IG) 

    • 49 min
    156: IE Series, Bringing Nutrition Back, with Amee Severson RD

    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
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    Follow Amee and her work: her website, on Instagram, @amee_rd, and @AmeeSeverson on Twitter!
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    Your Host: Heather Caplan RD | HeatherCaplan.com , @RDRealTalk (IG) 
    More about all of the above: RD Real Talk Intuitive Eating Series & Resources. 

    • 56 min
    155: IE Series, Understanding Intuitive Movement with Kara Bazzi

    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
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    Your Host: Heather Caplan RD | HeatherCaplan.com , @RDRealTalk (IG) 
    More about all of the above: RD Real Talk Intuitive Eating Series & Resources.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    154: IE Series, It All Comes Back to Body Respect With Dr. Maria Paredes LPCS CEDS

    154: IE Series, It All Comes Back to Body Respect With Dr. Maria Paredes LPCS CEDS

    Intuitive Eating Series, Principle 8. Fat-Positive Counselor Dr. Maria Paredes joins us to talk about a key component to rejecting diet culture: respecting your body. This principle of intuitive eating brings it all together, as a reminder that learning to truly honor our body’s physical and emotional needs may feel like a radical act in today’s culture. As Evelyn Tribole succinctly puts this principle: “Accept your genetic blueprint.” Though, we know, on some days that’s far easier said than done. 
    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 Dr. Paredes and her work: threebirdscounseling.com and on Instagram, @with_this_body
    ORDER your copy:  Intuitive Eating, the book’s 4th Edition! 
    Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com
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    Your Host: Heather Caplan RD | HeatherCaplan.com , @RDRealTalk (IG) 
    More about all of the above: RD Real Talk Intuitive Eating Series & Resources.

    • 49 min
    153: IE Series, Emotional Eating and Kind Coping Skills With Dr. Rachel Millner CEDS-S, Psy.D.

    153: IE Series, Emotional Eating and Kind Coping Skills With Dr. Rachel Millner CEDS-S, Psy.D.

    Psychologist Dr. Rachel Millner, CEDS-S Psy.D, joins us to talk through emotional eating, and other coping strategies we can implement with kindness. This conversation, and principle, may feel especially relevant now (2020). We are all coping with major changes to our perceived “norm”; financial, emotional, physical, and other struggles; and a sense of normalcy in the world around us. 
    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 Dr. Millner and her work: rachelmillnertherapy.com and on Instagram, @DrRachelMillner
    ORDER your copy:  Intuitive Eating, the book’s 4th Edition! 
    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. 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    152: IE Series, Feeling, Not Fearing, Fullness With Ayana Habtemariam MSW RD

    152: IE Series, Feeling, Not Fearing, Fullness With Ayana Habtemariam MSW RD

    Intuitive Eating Series, Principle 6. Ayana Habtemariam, MSW RD, joins us to talk about the nuances of fullness, and how we feel it, or try to avoid, it. Fullness often isn’t easy to describe, and diet culture messages teach us to fear it, as a sign we have had “too much”. There’s internalized (and normalized) fat phobia in that mindset, which we have to challenge. There’s also a lesson that if we feel full, we’ve eaten beyond our needs, when in reality, we’re meeting them. 
    So, yah, let’s dive into this fullness thing. 
    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 Ayana and her work: trulyrealnutrition.com and on Instagram, @TheTrillRD
    Order your copy of Intuitive Eating, the book’s 4th Edition! 
    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.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
202 Ratings

202 Ratings

CarlTurn ,

Eye-Opening!

As a fairly new RD, this podcast presents the intuitive eating, anti-diet approach to nutrition care in a way that is understandable and SO interesting! This concept mixes my interest of self-help with my interest of nutrition in a professional sense, and Heather along with the guest hosts provide such a great platform to learn and dive into this space! So glad I found this podcast!

mem6363 ,

SO GOOD!!

If you are even remotely interested in anything non-diet, intuitive eating, or health at every size, you need to listen to this podcast!! I like that Heather is real (ha just like the podcast says), and she does a great job interviewing guests. I appreciate that she is really open about her background & knowledge and that she is working on interviewing a more diverse group of people (which selfishly is helpful for me to learn from them). Also, she is compassionate, yet not fake or annoying. Major bonus: she explains things and doesn’t make you feel bad for not knowing. HIGHLY recommend! Thanks Heather!! You rock!

Haley the Dietitian ,

Love this podcast!!

Incredible resource for all things HAES and weight inclusive care 💕

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