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Two best friend Registered Dietitians living their best lives in the beach cities of Los Angeles, California. Here to serve you with evidence based knowledge, a little storytelling, and a whole lot of laughs. New episodes drop every other Monday at 8 am PST.

The Crunchy Dietitians Natalie Wallace & Kristina Cooke

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

Two best friend Registered Dietitians living their best lives in the beach cities of Los Angeles, California. Here to serve you with evidence based knowledge, a little storytelling, and a whole lot of laughs. New episodes drop every other Monday at 8 am PST.

    Duality in Dietetics Part 3: Our Personal Perspectives on the Opposing Theories of Intuitive Eating/HAES & Weight Loss

    Duality in Dietetics Part 3: Our Personal Perspectives on the Opposing Theories of Intuitive Eating/HAES & Weight Loss

    TRIGGER WARNING: In this episode we use language like "overweight" and "obese" and discuss eating disorders and disordered eating. If this is in any way triggering to you, PLEASE skip this episode! Thank you, we love you.

    Here it is guys -- the third and final episode of our three part series on the duality in dietetics. We had the pleasure of interviewing two amazing RDs individually on the topic of intuitive eating/HAES and then on the topic of weight loss in the two previous episodes, respectively. Please check them out if you have not already before pressing play here. In this episode, it's just Kristina and I (Natalie) having an authentic, stream-of-conscious style chat about our personal perspectives on both IE/HAES and weight loss. Join us for a somewhat silly, super crunchy, totally honest, and absolutely necessary convo! 




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    Duality in Dietetics Part 2: Weight Loss ft. Jess Boudreau, RD, LDN

    Duality in Dietetics Part 2: Weight Loss ft. Jess Boudreau, RD, LDN

    TRIGGER WARNING: We discuss weight, dieting, and weight loss throughout this entire episode! If this is in any way triggering to you, please skip this episode. Thank you and we love you.

    Join us as we take it to the other side of the "duality in dietetics spectrum" and discuss the topic of weight loss with weight loss coach and dietitian, Jess Boudreau. Our goal with this episode was really to start the conversation about weight loss and if and how it can be achieved in a healthy and sustainable way, without a focus on restriction or hating our bodies. We hit on all the relevant topics from weight stigma and intuitive eating to dieting and the potential cons of weight loss. We can't wait for you to listen!

    SMALL EPISODE NOTE: from 34:40 to 35:17 there was a minor error! Jess meant to say it's likely muscle and water you lose, not fat! Just to be clear. Big claims like that for weight loss are always going to end up in losing the type of body mass we don't want to lose. 

    Reach out to Jess:

    IG: https://www.instagram.com/the.weightloss.rd/

    Website: https://www.jessboudreaurd.com/


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    Duality in Dietetics Part 1: Intuitive Eating & HAES Interview with Alyssa Callahan, MS, RDN

    Duality in Dietetics Part 1: Intuitive Eating & HAES Interview with Alyssa Callahan, MS, RDN

    TRIGGER WARNING: We discuss eating disorders, disordered eating, and use the terms ‘overweight’ and ‘obese’ throughout this episode. Please skip it if any of this would possibly be triggering for you. Thank you & we love you!

    This episode is the first of three in a three-part series we are releasing on the divide that currently exists in the dietetics field around weight and nutrition. In this episode we interview intuitive eating counselor Alyssa Callahan, MS, RDN on the topic of Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size (HAES). Join us for a raw and real episode on things like emotional eating, sugar addiction, habituation, and so much more!

    Alyssa Callahan, MS, RDN

    Website: https://nourishedwithkindness.com/

    Instagram: @nourishedwithkindness



    RESOURCES:

    Intuitive Eating by Eveyln Tribole, MS, RDN and Elyse Resch, MS, RDN can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/Intuitive-Eating-4th-Anti-Diet-Revolutionary/dp/1250255198/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3Q870Y55DDIVS&dchild=1&keywords=intuitive+eating&qid=1615793873&sprefix=intuitive+eating%2Caps%2C975&sr=8-1

    The Rock & Oprah interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btcuxx2mjfA

    Poodle Science video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H89QQfXtc-k

    Food Psych podcast with Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CEDRD: https://christyharrison.com/foodpsych


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    Are Pulses Really Good for You (and wtf is a pulse...)?

    Are Pulses Really Good for You (and wtf is a pulse...)?

    Join us for a quick, fun chat about pulses, what they are exactly, and if they have any health benefits (hint: they DO). We dive into exciting, random nutrition facts directly related to pulses like the importance of the vitamin choline, complete proteins, nitrogen fixation, and phytochemicals. Oh -- and we got legit microphones! Woo hoo!

    RESOURCES:

    https://pulses.org/us/

    https://lilynicholsrdn.com/choline-pregnancy-folates-cousin/

    https://www.waldorfeducation.org/waldorf-education/rudolf-steiner-the-history-of-waldorf-education


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    What Do Your Cravings Mean?! (and a lil about research relevance)

    What Do Your Cravings Mean?! (and a lil about research relevance)

    Have you ever had a craving for a specific food? Of course you have, you're human! In this episode we discuss what cravings are, the different types, and some factors associated with cravings (that MAY be causing them). We briefly touch on some research and talk about its limitations and relevance. It's a great episode ya don't wanna miss. ;)


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    What's Up with the New Dietary Guidelines & Nutrition Facts Label?!

    What's Up with the New Dietary Guidelines & Nutrition Facts Label?!

    The new 2020-2025 USDA Dietary Guidelines are officially out guys. In this episode, we discuss the four main takeaways of the new (200+ page) guidelines and how we feel about them as dietitians. We also review the new Nutrition Facts label. What's different and why? Press play to find out! 

    RESOURCES:

    2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines: https://www.dietaryguidelines.gov/sites/default/files/2020-12/Dietary_Guidelines_for_Americans_2020-2025.pdf

    American Heart Association (on added sugars): https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart/sugar/added-sugars

    Nutrition Facts Label: https://www.fda.gov/food/nutrition-education-resources-materials/new-nutrition-facts-label

    Fun & authentic lifestyle podcast (TBH, You Already Know): https://open.spotify.com/show/5yDaCYmCqTkXK9yd2evGHF




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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Paige C.R. ,

So fun!!

Hi guys!! I’m a PA student who heard about the pod from a friend of a friend! I have listened to all the episodes and I seriously love you guys! You keep it so real and as a fellow (future) healthcare professional I so appreciate your expertise and wisdom about nutrition!!

missalexisrae07 ,

LOVE YOU TWO

I love tuning into your podcast. I’m learning so much & I can’t wait for more. Love you sissy

Pennsylvania fan ,

Episode 3- IBD/ IBS interview

First time I’ve listened, and I was not disappointed! Very informative and insightful, and while being serious subjects, information was presented in a relatable way making it very enjoyable! Good show and very professionally done!!

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