Rise and Shine! Summer end is ending and it’s about that time of year where leaves will begin to change, pumpkin flavored beverages are flooding your instagram feed, and of course…school and classes start back up. For me this year, school is finally over!!! Well…to an extent. Instead, I will be a dietetic intern at Indiana University of PA with eleven other wonderful women. Yesterday was my first day of orientation and getting to know the other girls and I am so excited to see what they all can bring to the group.
Because of privacy reasons, I cannot post my activities and daily interactions regarding the internship. I remember as an undergraduate or even as a high schooler I tried my best to look up blogs and websites as to what students actually do during this “internship” that is required of all DPD graduates of a Nutrition-dietetics program. And now I realize that students rarely post anything due to privacy reasons. But of course there are some things that I can post…
Such as….what does a dietetic intern/future registered dietitian eat on a daily basis? There is this HUGE stigma going around that we dietitians and health professionals eat “clean” foods 24-7, never drink soda, never binge or snack on candy or even desire a piece of chocolate.
HAH! YEAH RIGHT! If only that was the case. In reality, we are ALL humans. Nobody follows a perfect diet, that’s for sure. Maybe I don’t get the recommended amount of fiber or carbohydrates or iron in a day, but trying to calculate and maintain the “perfect diet” is really time consuming and can lead to obsessive thoughts and potential eating disorders. As a recovered victim of eating disorders, I think balance and moderation is KEY to a healthy lifestyle, and I’m here to post what a future RD eats a day. This will prove that no, I am not perfect BUT that eating healthy can be appetizing, fun, and EASY. Oh and of course budget friendly due to the fact that I am still technically a college student paying her own bills and groceries.
So cheers to day 1!
- 3 liquid egg products (egg whites with coloring)
- 1 cup of Milville Get Balanced cereal (this is an off brand of the Kashi Go-Lean original cereal. For 1 cup, this cereal has 13 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber, BAM!!) This can be found at Aldi’s btw)
- 1/4 cup of frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 scoop of Gold Standard Whey Extreme Milk Chocolate (I add this to my cereal and stir all of it together. It sounds gross but it packs a good punch of of protein!!)
Off to orientation now!