Eating right is an art. It is personal, it is a lifestyle, it is a culture. For these reasons, dietitian is a profession that needs to be versatile. Dietitians try to learn the science of nutrition in theory and apply it in practice, but the implementation of the diet is not as fast and stable as giving medication.
Original article: Everyone has an opinion on nutrition, which is quite natural. We are all fed every day, and this will continue from the day we are born until the day we die. I am a dietitian and have been doing this for 5 years. I have to admit that at first I didn’t like it very much. It was a shame to tell people what to eat. This must have come from my genes for the hospitality given by the eastern culture. The guest who comes to his house should eat until he bursts, so to speak.
Telling people what and how much to eat… As if they don’t know that? Don’t our bodies know this? Reply; sometimes no, sometimes yes. Nutrition is not just about using food to survive and be healthy. That’s the scientific definition, yes, but…
Nutrition is a behavior. When you wake up in the morning, you run to the kitchen with your stomach growling, and you prepare a tomato-filled menemen accompanied by your favorite music. If you live with your family, it will be a nice surprise for them too. For example, they wake up to the smell of toasted bread.
If you are happy, you can eat your meal. For example, when you are sad, you eat a big cake with a fury. At a laughing table with your favorite friends, you gorge on the potatoes on the other person’s plate and devour them with pleasure. You always eat in front of the TV, regardless of how much you eat. In the evening, after you come tired from work and take a shower, you have a time to eat in front of your favorite TV show in peace.
That’s how hard dieting is. To meddle in the habit with a ton that we say has come and gone like this for years. Gently adjusting the way of eating that has become a culture…
Now I’m starting to like this job. I found the balance between culture and health. Both in my own life and in the lives of other people. I can never refuse the walnut curl dessert that my grandmother emulates. He does it once a year anyway. In order to balance this, for example, I don’t have dessert with my friend that I met that weekend while drinking coffee. This is the balance for both my physical and mental health. There is no such thing as wrong or right nutrition after it is done consciously, there is a balanced diet.