Hi there, I’m Christina, a Registered Dietitian, Certified Dietitian Nutritionist. Welcome to When Not All Foods Fit, a blog I started to help me maintain my passion for providing nutrition counseling/support/information for people who struggle with disordered eating or negative relationships with food/their bodies AND who also need specialized diets for allergies, intolerances, chronic illnesses, co-occuring disorders, or religious or ethical beliefs.
I recovered from an eating disorder and currently manage my mental health partially with diet and exercise (see what helped motivate me to recover here and here). What do I mean by that? Well, it’s all about balance and customization to each individual! I’ve found the foods that make me feel good and I eat more of those, and I eat less of the foods that make me feel lousy. I exercise most days of the week, but I also give my body a break when it needs it. It’s taken years to achieve this balance and I know that each one of us can achieve our own balance with no deprivation necessary. This is why I like the “all foods fit” model that dietitians are fond of. However, I cannot eat certain foods and so I’m very familiar with how difficult it is to recover your relationship with food when you’re still forced to restrict. I was only able to make peace with these restrictions once I started realizing how many different options for foods which nourished my body and also didn’t cause it to constantly hurt I could add to my diet instead of take away.
I’m a full-time clinical dietitian and I’m pursuing my master’s degree in nutrition, so free time is somewhat limited. Being a clinical dietitian means I don’t actually work with food on a daily basis (did you know not all dietitians hang out in the kitchen all day?!). I do enjoy creating in the kitchen, and I look forward to sharing some of my creations and recipes on this blog. Check out my cooking/baking adventures here!
I truly look forward to helping others from both my personal experience, as well as my professional knowledge and experience. I’m always willing to make the time to contribute to blogs with similar messages. Send me an email if you’re looking for contributors to your blog (or just feel like saying hi)!
Things I should include: All opinions expressed are solely my own and do not express the views or opinions of my employer. All information on this blog is intended for informational and entertainment purposes only. I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, but not your Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Always consult your treatment team before making any sort of changes to your treatment, especially if it’s based on something you read on the internet.