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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 • 208 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.

    161: Dare to Ditch Weight Loss With Glenys Oyston RD

    161: Dare to Ditch Weight Loss With Glenys Oyston RD

    Glenys Oyston RD, co-host of the popular podcast Dietitians Unplugged and author on DareNotToDiet.com, joins us for a fun and feisty conversation. She gets real about her reaction when clients say, “But my doctor told me to lose weight!” and stays candid about the ways she brings weight loss desires and goals into her client conversations. We talk about how she came to specialize in weight-inclusive care for both Binge Eating Disorder and diabetes care, and of course, had to do a little behind-the-scenes talk about her podcast. 
    This episode is sponsored by Jennifer McGurk's Dietitians Business School and Pursuing Private Practice resources. Get your FREE Dietitian Business Plan Roadmap here: pursuingprivatepractice.com/rdrealtalk
    Resources mentioned: 
    Patreon.com/RDRealTalk RDRT Diversify Dietetics fundraiser -- help us raise 2,020 by the end of 2020! Rosie Mensah’s CEDAR course for dietitians -- starting October 4th!  DareNottoDiet.com WIND Facebook Group for RDs and RD2Be Binge Eating Disorder: The Journey to Recovery and Beyond by Amy Pershing and Chevise Turner Dietitians Unplugged podcast Dare to Not Diet Facebook group Your Host: Heather Caplan RD | HeatherCaplan.com , @RDRealTalk (IG) 
    Reach out anytime: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    160: Building Body-Inclusive Fitness Spaces with Abby Chan

    160: Building Body-Inclusive Fitness Spaces with Abby Chan

    Abby Chan MS RD is a fellow sports nutrition enthusiast, bringing anti-diet work to both dietetics and the fitness industry. In fact, she built her own body-inclusive fitness space with her spouse, focused on reducing body and weight stigma while helping folks move in ways they want to. Abby holds nothing back when she talks about how the fitness industry "cheapens their trade" by perpetuating weight stigma and focusing so intently on healthism. 
    Come for this body-inclusive real talk, and stay for an insight into Abby's experiences as a dietitian, fitness pro, and Chinese-American. 
    Resources mentioned: 
    Abby Chan MS RD  Diversify Dietetcs & the RDRT Fundraiser Evolve Flagstaff (@evolveFLG) Lane 9 Project Fit Fueling (online course for sports nutrition and intuitive eating) "Girls Running" book by Elizabeth Carey and Melody Fairchild RD Real Talk Patreon Questions, comments, respectful feedback: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com
    That's all for this short episode! If you want to join the RD Real Talk Patreon and support the show's mission, you can do so at Patreon.com/RDRealTalk. 
     

    • 46 min
    159: Real Talk Re: That Next Round of Treatment

    159: Real Talk Re: That Next Round of Treatment

    The first real talk in real time episode of 2020! Welcome to the chaos. CW: Mention of eating disorders and levels of treatment. 
    In this short n' sweet chat, I'm elaborating on Eating Disorder (ED) treatment, and how someone might need another round. Many folks I've worked with and met over the years have had an experience with treatment in the past, but life happens (i.e. trauma, weight stigma, pandemics, grief, big changes, etc.) and they might be a candidate for structured treatment again, before continuing with outpatient care. If you're working with clients, it's important to know this, to be familiar with the ED treatment acronym alphabet, and to remember how much support folks might need as they step into outpatient care.  
    Shout-outs! 
    Monique Melton, aka @MoeMotivate on IG, has a new class offering—White Fears, Pay-what-you-can class, on September 15th. Register here! And if you support and learn from Monique's work, join me as a Patreon for season 2 of her podcast, Shine Brighter Together.  Whitney Trotter, anti-diet dietitian and registered nurse, provides ED support resources for BIPOC women. Check out her virtual support groups and other services here!  And the Instagram post that prompted this deeper dive into a topic that likely affects the clients you're working with, especially now. 
    Questions, comments, respectful feedback: RDRealTalk at Gmail.com
    That's all for this short episode! If you want to join the RD Real Talk Patreon and support the show's mission, you can do so at Patreon.com/RDRealTalk. 

    • 17 min
    158: Changes to RD Real Talk!

    158: Changes to RD Real Talk!

    We're back! I'm back. The mic has been dusted off. It feels good to be talking to you again. And, since we last talked, things have changed. So, let's start there. 
    This episode dives into three major changes you can expect from RD Real Talk in the coming weeks and months, and we'll see how it goes. 
    1) More real talk about current events!
    2) Co-hosts that help me address listener questions. Have a question to submit? Email me! (See below.) 
    3) Payment for these co-hosts, along an equity model to adequately compensate BIPOC folks and marginalized identities. We're starting with help from you, and partnerships I'm exploring, to make the show a more sustainable business. 
    If you feel so inclined, and have learned something from the show, please contribute to the equity fund here: Patreon.com/RDRealTalk
    Questions comments concerns or call-ins? RDRealTalk at gmail.com . Keep it real and respectful, please! 
    Instagram: @RDrealTalk
    Thanks for listening. Stay tuned for more...

    • 21 min
    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!
    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 Gina & her work: @nom_nomaste.llc 

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    Leave a rating or review on Apple Podcasts! 
    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
    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 Amee and her work: her website, on Instagram, @amee_rd, and @AmeeSeverson on Twitter!
    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. 

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
208 Ratings

208 Ratings

exotic_orchid ,

New listener, now forever....

I just listened to Episodes 160 & 161 back to back. I am so appreciative of the guests Heather invited, and the down to earth and “let’s get real” mood of the conversations. Thank you for the wonderful feeling of being seen, understood, respected and included in the world as a woman in a larger body. You are changing this pervasive and harmful diet culture one podcast at a time. ❤️

Sara Palmer RD ,

RD Real Talk is my go to podcast

There’s a lot I could say about this podcast and the best way I know to sum it up is this: If I could only listen to one podcast for life, this would be it. I’ve been listening to the RD Real Talk podcast since it’s beginning. I’ve loved learning and growing along with Heather, the guests, and the community of listeners she’s built. Thanks for all you do Heather!

Jess, Food Heaven Podcast ,

Love you Heather!!!

Really enjoyed your most recent episode and all of the behind the scenes of your podcast. So excited about the future of RD real talk. Btw you have a great interviewing style and the perfect podcast personality. You can tell you out a lot of prep into the episodes. Keep it up, fellow RD! Jessica Jones

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