Welcome to Intrepid Nutrition!
My name is Taylor, an aspiring (soon to be) Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). My passion is helping people reach their wellness goals in an individualized and fun way. I love sharing my nutrition knowledge, love for cooking, planning, and meal prepping with others so they, too, can be successful in their own lives.
On this blog you’ll find posts on nutrition education, how I meal prep, ways for you to make meal planning and prepping easy, the process of becoming a RDN, and most importantly that a healthy lifestyle does NOT have to be difficult or expensive.
I am a firm believer in the 80/20 rule. If you live a healthy lifestyle 80% of the time, 20% of the time you can indulge in your favorite treats. I’ll be the first to tell you my favorite food
group is ice cream 🙂 And I also never use the word “diet”, I threw that word out of my vocabulary a long time ago.
A Little About Me
I am from Kansas City, Missouri (yes, Kansas City is in two different states) but currently reside in Georgia while I complete my dietetic internship. I graduated from the University of Central Missouri in May 2017 with a Bachelors of Science in Dietetics. One month later I dove straight into my Master’s degree. In May 2019 I will graduate from the University of Southern Mississippi with my Master’s of Science in Nutrition and Food Service.
I am completely obsessed with my dog, MaeBelle. She is a miniature Blue Heeler and has so much energy that I sometimes can’t keep up with it! I love spending time in the kitchen, creating recipes, cooking for others, grocery shopping (weird, I know) and meal planning and prepping. I’m a coffee
addict… but seriously, I need my caffeine in the mornings.
When I’m not getting my supervised practice hours in for my dietetic internship (40 hours a week) or working on grad school homework, you can find me playing with my dog, traveling with my boyfriend, reading, cycling, kayaking, at the gym, or in the kitchen.
My Food Philosophy
I’ve never been a believer in diets or counting calories. *Insert crowd gasp* A future dietitian that doesn’t count calories or believe in diets? I know.. it’s shocking. I think people, generally speaking, get so hung up on a certain calorie number that they suffer from not being happy in other areas of their life which takes a toll on someone. For example, if after lunch time an individual only has 200 calories “left” to consume for the day, they might skip on a social event like going out to eat with friends and family. NOT OKAY! People want to spend time with you 🙂 But some people love counting calories, and that’s okay! Everyone’s healthy lifestyles are different, as they should be.
I prefer to focus on food groups. Chances are, when you focus on food groups instead of calories, you’re going to be decreasing total caloric intake without realizing it. Your energy will increase, you’ll be fuller longer, AND you can indulge (in moderation) in the things you love because 80% of the time you’re following a healthy lifestyle, right? 😉
Another belief of mine is that unless medically necessary, super restrictive diets are not a good choice for everyone. Fad diets such as: gluten-free, dairy-free, blood-type diet… (I could keep going but I think you get the idea. And don’t get me started on juice cleanses…) are not sustainable to help you create healthy habits to continue the rest of your life.
- Want to learn more about nutrition and healthy living
- Don’t want to diet but instead want to learn healthy lifestyle habits
- Want meal prep ideas and tips
- Interested in what it takes to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
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