Gut Health or Diet Culture?

This article is written by Lizzie Kristal, a 2022 summer intern at BethanyRD Nutrition. Lizzie is a student at the University of Miami who is interested in the field of nutrition. She is a certified personal trainer and loves learning about the human body. Diet culture has been around for decades. Cut out carbs, drinkContinue reading “Gut Health or Diet Culture?”

Learning to Dance – A Lesson in Overcoming Perfectionism

How being mediocre can help you in eating disorder recovery I started dance lessons at the ripe age of 28 years old. While other women my age had left their years of dance behind, I was just beginning. I’d never been to a formal dance class before – and did I mention that I decidedContinue reading “Learning to Dance – A Lesson in Overcoming Perfectionism”

The Root of Bingeing and What to do When a Binge Happens

Binge eating is a common concern among the clients I see. It affects people of all shapes, sizes ,and backgrounds. But why does it happen? (hint, it’s NOT about will-power!) Getting to the root of a binge-eating episode Binge eating is a common (and even natural) response to restriction.  Sometimes the restriction is physical, dueContinue reading “The Root of Bingeing and What to do When a Binge Happens”

Now offering mini nutrition coaching sessions!

Learn more and schedule your session today I’m very excited to be offering a new way to connect with me for nutrition coaching. Just as a refresher (or possibly an intro), I’m Bethany Motley, and I’m a registered dietitian nutritionist, based out of the Twin Cities of Minnesota. I work with clients from all over,Continue reading “Now offering mini nutrition coaching sessions!”

Thinking of going gluten-free? The importance of ruling out celiac disease first

In this blog, I’ll explain why ruling out celiac disease (CD) should be your first priority, not just for yourself, but for your family members as well. What exactly is celiac disease? Most people know that celiac disease means you need to follow a gluten-free diet. But beyond that, there’s a lot of confusion. CuriousContinue reading “Thinking of going gluten-free? The importance of ruling out celiac disease first”

Favorite Avocado recipes

Wait, I can make recipes with avocados, besides guacamole? I can use them in baking?!? Yes my friend, I hope your world has been positively changed by this public service announcement! One of my favorite ways to use leftover avocados is to make chocolate chip cookies with them. I simply replace half the butter withContinue reading “Favorite Avocado recipes”

What can a dietitian do for me?

We’ve all been there: you’re given a task to complete with the assumption that you know what you’re doing. But the truth is…you have no idea! There’s a funny story in my family about a situation like that, when my uncle went to visit my aunt while they were dating. If I’m remembering right, itContinue reading “What can a dietitian do for me?”

Ideas For Eating More Veggies

The one thing about healthy eating almost everyone can agree on is this: vegetables are good for you! Different veggies provide different nutrients, so eating a wide variety of types and colors (and even using different cooking methods) can help you with healthful eating. Plus variety makes things interesting! But incorporating vegetables into your mealsContinue reading “Ideas For Eating More Veggies”

Dietitian vs. Nutritionist: Is there a difference?

The short answer: it depends! You’re finally to the point where you’re ready to get help or make changes surrounding food. And you’ve decided to consult an expert. But there are a lot of people out there who claim to know about nutrition. There are dietitians and nutritionists and doctors and health coaches, and more!Continue reading “Dietitian vs. Nutritionist: Is there a difference?”