Sep 20, 2017

Announcer: Seven questions, seven answers. It's Seven Questions for a Specialist on The Scope.

Interviewer: All right, it's time for another edition of Seven Questions. Today, it's seven questions for a dietitian. Theresa Dvorak is a dietitian, registered dietitian. I'm going to ask you seven questions. Just looking for your answers, okay?

Theresa: Okay.

Interviewer: All right, shotgun style, here we go. Number one, what's the best thing you can eat?

Theresa: Fruits and vegetables.

Interviewer: All right. What's the worst thing you can eat?

Theresa: Added sugar.

Interviewer: What do people inevitably ask you when they find out what you do? I can't wait for this one.

Theresa: It's usually weight loss help, "So I heard about this diet. Tell me about it. What do you think about this eating plan?"

Interviewer: What's the most common mistake people make that cause them to fail at their diet?

Theresa: Too much, too fast, too soon.

Interviewer: What do you know now as a registered dietitian that you wish everybody knew?

Theresa: That it's not as hard as what we make it out to be.

Interviewer: And how so?

Theresa: You know, most people know that they need to eat a balanced diet and lots of fruits and vegetables, whole foods, less processed foods, and to move more. And it's really that simple, but it's making it a priority and taking the time to integrate those foods.

Interviewer: What's the best way to make sure that I'm eating healthy?

Theresa: Making sure that you're enjoying it and that you've got lots of color in your diet.

Interviewer: Okay.

Theresa: Natural color.

Interviewer: Sum up all your nutrition knowledge in one sentence.

Theresa: That's really . . .

Interviewer: Unfair?

Theresa: Yeah, really. I'm at a disadvantage here. Eating well throughout the lifespan and finding a way to eat for a lifetime is really the key, rather than just, "How am I going to eat for the next say 10 days or 30 days?" But, "What works for my body for the long term?"

Interviewer: Good job, seven questions for a dietitian.

Theresa: Thanks.

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