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35 Diet And Nutrition Experts You Need To Follow On Twitter

35 Diet And Nutrition Experts You Need To Follow On Twitter

Commented Oct 21, 2012 at 14:36:29 in Healthy Living

“Come on, fitwithfiorella is better. Way more up to date, useful nutrition, fitness and body image info.
Take a look:Twitter:fitwithfiorella”
Diet vs. Exercise: Which Lowers Death Risk More?

Diet vs. Exercise: Which Lowers Death Risk More?

Commented Dec 7, 2011 at 22:30:37 in Healthy Living

“With each individual you would have to assess their current diet, activity level, caloric needs and medical conditions to give individualized advice. Each person has different set of needs. Excessive caloric intake is not the whole story. In addition, emotional eating plays a big part.”

samknox on Dec 8, 2011 at 08:44:48

“You think that "excessive calorie intake" is part of the story?

Why?”
Diet vs. Exercise: Which Lowers Death Risk More?

Diet vs. Exercise: Which Lowers Death Risk More?

Commented Dec 7, 2011 at 21:11:35 in Healthy Living

“Good question. There have been a number of studies that have been done that indicate the opposite, that diet is more important to changing health and particularly to weight loss. However, this is always the case in many arguments. My opinion is that the focus should be doing a bit of both not necessarily having the two compete.”

samknox on Dec 7, 2011 at 21:56:26

“"There have been a number of studies that have been done that indicate the opposite, that diet is more important..."

Why don't you share some of them with us, so we can draw our own conclusions?”
Celebrity Body Transformations 2011: The Ups And Downs

Celebrity Body Transformations 2011: The Ups And Downs

Commented Dec 7, 2011 at 17:51:56 in Canada Living

“As a Registered Dietitian who specializes in Eating Disorders, I cannot emphasize enough how these messages and images harm men and women. The message that a culture judges the value of a person by the way they look and how much they weigh is destructive. The idea that once an "ideal body" is achieved that love, self-esteem, satisfaction and peace will follow is tantalizing but ultimately false. What can we do as a society to change this?”

evecaren on Dec 8, 2011 at 16:42:14

“I agree with your comments, FitwithFiorella. Fanned ;)”
Diet vs. Exercise: Which Lowers Death Risk More?

Diet vs. Exercise: Which Lowers Death Risk More?

Commented Dec 7, 2011 at 17:42:22 in Healthy Living

“As a Registered Dietitian I can't underestimate the benefits of nutrient rich foods and their benefits on health. Activity will certainly enhance cardiovascular health and I recommend my clients aim for at least 30 minutes of activity a day even if it is only walking. However, I would almost always emphasize a diet change first.”

samknox on Dec 7, 2011 at 22:00:52

“What dietary change would you recommend for someone who is overweight or obese?”

NotEve on Dec 7, 2011 at 20:55:39

“I think its a no brainer that diet and exercise are ideal. But the research this article is citing specifically indicates that exercise may be of greater relevance (statistically) than diet.

So why would you emphasize a diet change over exercise? What's the evidence that you use to justify your different conclusions?

(not flaming, curious)”
The 10 Most Sugary Cereals

The 10 Most Sugary Cereals

Commented Dec 7, 2011 at 17:35:09 in Healthy Living

“Breakfast Cereals filled with sugar are equivalent to desserts. As a Registered Dietitian, I would recommend cereals with no more than 5 grams of sugar per serving and more than 5 grams of fiber per serving. Ideally, slow cooked oatmeal, wheat bran or whole grain cereals are best.”
Keeping Up Appearances: Who Would We Be If We Quit Talking About Aging?

Keeping Up Appearances: Who Would We Be If We Quit Talking About Aging?

Commented Mar 30, 2012 at 09:07:36 in Fifty

“And who would we be if we stopped talking about out weight? i suspect we would fearlessly do and enjoy a lot more.”
I Just Wish He Would Have An Affair!

I Just Wish He Would Have An Affair!

Commented Mar 12, 2012 at 09:23:35 in Divorce

“i think this dissatisfaction speaks more to the underlying issues of our culture. It seems that dating and fear of not getting married particularly for women has been commodified (as well as has the dieting industry.) After spending their single lives fretting about marriage and believing that it will make them happy, they find it not to be true. Perhaps they chose there mates out of pressure to be married, and not real compatibility or that they really love. Perhaps they realize that while their husbands are "nice guys" they are still not emotionally available (many men have not been socialized to be so) or maybe it is because even when women work they still do most of home work and child rearing. Recent stats show that men are much happier in marriages than women are, and it seems to me that as it is now it seems that marriage does benefit men more. However, not all is lost, a narrowing of the gender relationship gap, a cultural critique of the commodification of dating and love ( dating sites etc) and men and women both evolving into more emotionally available beings could help find true compatibility rather than acting out of fear.”
Lose Weight, Get Healthy and Battle Your Diet Devils

Lose Weight, Get Healthy and Battle Your Diet Devils

Commented Jan 23, 2012 at 16:11:22 in Healthy Living

“As a Registered Dietitian, I have many client who are emotional eaters but it is important to understand that some of the anxiety, depression, anger, sadness etc that can promote emotional eating can be caused by having the "ideal body" fitting into cultural standards of "healthy" or beautiful" that lead to using a "diet mentality" to fix their bodies or behavior. This in turn begins the diet cycle that for many produces only more anxiety. So dealing with emotional eating while promoting a diet mentality, food fears and off-limit foods may be counterproductive.”
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Tracey Gold's Starving Secrets Has Growing Pains

Commented Dec 14, 2011 at 00:26:09 in Home

“Some dietitians are trained in mental illness and how the brain works as well as behavior change and are experts in the physiological manifestations of the disorder particularly if they specialize in eating disorders. I never said disordered eating is a mental illness. As for the fitwithfiorella, the word fit does not describe a particular ideal body shape or type but rather a state of health.”
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Tracey Gold's Starving Secrets Has Growing Pains

Commented Dec 14, 2011 at 00:22:06 in Home

“yes of course there is a distinction. My point was that both are influenced by culture and pursuit of ideal body. Eating disorders are complex mental illness with physiological manifestations and food based symptoms. And you are correct they do require vastly different treatments.”
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'Flu Near You' Project Tracks Flu One Sneeze At A Time

Commented Dec 7, 2011 at 17:38:47 in Healthy Living

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Tracey Gold's Starving Secrets Has Growing Pains

Commented Dec 7, 2011 at 17:29:38 in Home

“As a Registered Dietitian who specializes in Eating Disorders, I find that there is a lack of a more academic look at eating disorders. I also realize as a culture most of us have become disordered eaters through a combination of diet culture, media, consumerism and seeking the ideal body. I think it is more prevalent than we would like to admit and I hope a genuine conversation begins about how and how we don't feed ourselves.”

Neverloseheart on Dec 13, 2011 at 23:34:27

“I don't think dietitians are well trained in mental illnesses in general or how the brain works, but eating disorders are mental illnesses that are associated with poor nutrition. Disordered eating is not a mental illness. I'm not sure if a person can specialize in treating people with an eating disorder if they don't understand that distinction. Furthermore, if disordered eating is related to seeking the ideal body, then why do you have the name FitwithFiorella-that doesn't make too much sense....”

Sara Muehlegger on Dec 13, 2011 at 19:07:36

“I think you're right, but there's a big difference between disordered eating and eating disorders. I think the two topics need to be separate conversations, because eating disorders - which are brain-based biological disorders, that sufferers don't choose, but have a predisposition to because of their genetic makeup - require a vastly different treatment approach than disordered eating (which has a lot to do with the diet culture, media, and consumerism you mention.)”
Reimbursement for Obesity Counseling: So What?

Reimbursement for Obesity Counseling: So What?

Commented Dec 6, 2011 at 22:38:32 in Healthy Living

“Who would you take dietary advice from?”

samknox on Dec 7, 2011 at 21:48:17

“I would take dietary advice from someone who is familiar with the relevant science and who doesn't have conflicts of interest, such as belonging to an organization that is funded by processed food manufacturers.”
Reimbursement for Obesity Counseling: So What?

Reimbursement for Obesity Counseling: So What?

Commented Dec 6, 2011 at 18:45:07 in Healthy Living

“It is terrible that Registered Dietitians are overlooked in these discussions. We are Nutrition and Food experts.”

samknox on Dec 6, 2011 at 22:13:07

“You are corporate shills.”