Episode 4: Fad Diets, Food Rules & The Peer Pressure clouding your judgement

Let’s dive into the messy and complicated world of FOOD – sorting out fad diets, dogmatic food rules and discussing the different food camps that are currently popular in 2018.

As registered nurses, we’re not nutritionists or dietitians – but we are human. So we’ve had many of our own experiences around food. Plus, we’ve each fallen victim to the peer pressure at different stages of our lives based on our goals & we’ve each had our own personal journey around the discovery of the nutrition hiding in our food & the way of eating that works best for us individually.




In this episode – we discuss how we got to where we our today – what our opinions are on all of it – while trying to uncomplicate it for you to understand it all better and make the best decisions for yourself in regards to food.

We get personal – telling you which fad diets and dogmatic food rules we’ve subscribed to in the past and how that worked for us long term.

Spoiler alert – it never works long term – it always comes back around to one basic, simple rule.

Not any one single way of eating is perfect for everybody.

Vegan, Vegetarian, Keto, Paleo, Macro, High Fat – Low Carb, High Carb – Low Fat, Weight Watchers, Atkins, Whole 30, 21 day fix….

The list goes on and on.

But the answer is simple.

Eat Real Food. Mostly Plants. Not too much. – Michael Polan said it best, and we’ve come to realize – that no matter which dogmatic food camp you may be subscribed to – we can all agree that REAL FOOD is at the core of our ultimate health and well being.

Did you know…..

Oreos and Coca Cola are vegan?

– our point being …. No matter what group you belong too – you still need to take personal responsibility for the daily food choices you’re making while understanding the long-term effects of the foods your choosing to consume and WHY.

Understanding the why behind the food we’re eating will ultimately allow you to simplify your food choices long term, walk away from the rules, remove the emotional entrapment you’ve most likely felt at least once in your life around food – and we hope to allow you to begin enjoying food and the way it’s making you feel at your core – quite possibly for the first time in your life once you discover the ‘why’ behind our passion on this topic.

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We can’t thank you enough for listening. Episode 005 will be a continuation of this two part series.


We hope you enjoyed it.


Laura Gluck RN, BSN, CCRN


Briana Reesing RN, BSN, CEN

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