The Candid RD Signs Off, But…..

I think this is the third time I’ve “officially quit the blog”.  I really enjoy blogging, but especially now that I have a baby on the way I’m realizing just how much time it takes up in my already busy life. As I let go of my blog,  I wanted to share how you can stay in touch with me by setting up an appointment for a dietary consultation and/or let me review your diet and make suggestions.  Here is what I offer;

  • One-on-One personal dietary consultations, in person: Meet with me for an hour and allow me to review your current diet, provide suggestions, and send you off with a list of goals and ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I specialize in weight loss, weight gain, weight maintenance, and low FODMAPs diets.
  • One-on-One personal dietary consultations, via phone: If you don’t live in Columbus I can still do a complete dietary consultation with you, just as described above.  We just chat on the phone instead of meeting in person.  Payments are made via PayPal.
  • Quick diet reviews: For $10 I will take a look at your current diet and send you three specific goals and suggestions, based on your current dietary needs and personal long-term or short-term goals.  Clients record three to four typical days of eating (including one weekend day) on My Fitness Pal or other similar program, and then I review and provide suggestions.  It’s a great way to jumpstart any new healthy lifestyle plan.
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Since starting this blog over five years ago, I’ve met a lot of wonderful foodies and dietitians.  I say “met”, although in truth I’ve actually only met four bloggers in person. But you know how it feels to read someone’s blog almost daily and truly feel like you know them.  Lauren Slayton is one of those bloggers. She is a dietitian who’s philosophies about nutrition and health remind me a lot of my own.  Yes, we’ve disagreed on things in the past (and neither of us seem to hold back our opinions in each other’s comment sections) but overall we’re on the same page.  Speaking of pages, she has a new book; The Little Book of Thin

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However you decide to go about achieving your weight loss and maintenance goals this year, and beyond, I want to reiterate the importance of not just reading a book or finding an online diet or weight loss program.  It’s really important to find real physical and emotional support. Whether it’s a friend who is going along on the journey with you, or a dietitian who will be there to support and guide you (I suggest both, but most importantly the latter).  If you want that dietitian to be me, please, get in touch!   And don’t forget, I’ll still be sharing my photos and recipes via Pinterest,  Facebook and Instagram , so I’ll see you there!

Comments

  1. says

    I’m going to miss you!! :( I completely understand why you’re signing off (and what a wonderful reason!), but I’m selfish enough to be bummed about it. Your blog was one of the first I ever read and you were an inspiration in starting my own blog (four years ago, yikes!). It’s been a pleasure to get to know you and to be online RD buddies! Warm wishes for the future :)
    Jessie recently posted…Spicy Mango Lime SalsaMy Profile

  2. Karen says

    First, congratulations! I applaud you for doing what YOU need to do….it’s a great start to motherhood :). I will miss your blog! Can you recommend any other blogs that address a FODMAP friendly diet? It makes life easier seeing that other people are living the same lifestyle.

    • Gina says

      Thank you so much! I will continue posting recipes on my FB page, so don’t you worry! Not always low fodmaps, but I will list my low FODMAPs modifications when possible.
      Kate Scarlata has a wonderful low FODMAPs blog, I highly recommend it!

  3. Liz says

    I’ve read your blog since 2012 and made quite a few recipes from it, but I’ve never commented — I guess I’m shy! I just wanted to say that I’ve appreciated the effort that you put into it. I’ve lost 45 pounds over the last two years, largely due to healthy & delicious recipes and nutritional advice from you and other RDs blogging out there (I think I found you through Nicole at PreventionRD). Thank you! I wish you all the best.

    • Gina says

      Thanks so much for the wonderful comment, Liz! And thank you for being a reader and supporter of my blog. Congrats on the weight loss, keep up the great work. Feel free to e-mail me for questions/support at any time!

    • says

      (I’m not sure if I’m posting this in the corcret place as I was unable to post it from the Dashboard.)The type of physician I would like to work with is a gerontologist. A gerontologist specializes in caring for the elderly. I have a fondness for our older population. They built out society and lived in a time that many of us can learn from. I would take great pride in caring for them as they age. In my opinion, working with a doctor that shares my passion and excitement would be the ideal work environment.The type of physician I would not be as excited to work with would be a proctologist. To be completely honest, I just don’t think I have what it takes to be in that environment. It’s important to be professional in any medical environment. I believe my sense of humor would not allow me to be as professional as I would need to be. I would also prefer not to work with ophthalmologist. Several years ago I spent a week with my grandfather at a specialist to have cataracts removed. I found it very difficult to watch the videos of my grandfather’s up coming procedures. It wasn’t difficult caring for my grandfather after surgery, but I must admit the pre-op was an experience that I would not want to assist in on a daily bases.

  4. says

    I’ll truly miss your blog! I think we started blogging around the same time, and I feel I’ve got to know you over the years… But, again, I totally understand why you decided to stop. And, there is nothing wrong with coming back to blogging at one point either, if you so decide… :)
    Andrea@WellnessNotes recently posted…Weekly Meal Prep 101My Profile

    • Gina says

      Thanks Andrea. Yes, we did start blogging around the same time and since then your blog and your philosophies have been some of my favorites! And I also love that you husband is pretty cool, and loves beer (haha, seriously, I love it). You’re right, I may be back one day, who knows?!

  5. says

    Gina, the blogging community will miss you dearly, however….the dietetics world is lucky to have you! AND…UMM…A HUUUUUUUUUUGE CONGRATS on baby!! That is, like, amazing. I couldn’t be happier for you and Nick :) You’ll both be incredible parents! Miss you guys!!! We must catch up soon!

    • Gina says

      Thanks Nicole!!! We had a trip planned to Cleveland in August, but haha, maybe not now. So, it sounds like we’ll have to go up there SOONER and stop in…michigan…ugh. haha, it’d be worth it!

  6. says

    Gina,

    I was sitting here, working at my computer when you popped into my head. I remember our conversation at Market District last year. I thought, “I wonder if Gina’s pregnant.” For the first time, in a loooong time (I have been bad about blogging since November), I popped on over to your website and voila! Baby is on his/her way! I am hoping that you are feeling great and you are soooo excited.

    Congratulations!
    Jessica
    aka The Sweet Pea Chef

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