Hey guys! Here are the show notes for Episode 3 of the Grapefruit and Granola podcast!
I’m super excited for this episode because I get to chat with my friend, Sarah Schlichter from Bucket List Tummy. We talk about juicing and break things down for you about pros and cons. Sarah is an amazing dietitian and I know you’ll get a lot out of the episode. Enjoy!
Getting to know Sarah better!
Sarah shares her experience being a career changer and going back to school to become a registered dietitian. This is a great conversation if you’re interested in becoming a dietitian!
Sarah discusses how she originally went to school for business but later changed her career path after she became increasingly interested in nutrition. She had to take some prerequisite classes and then completed a coordinated program in dietetics. The entire process took an additional 4 years!
We break down the difference between juicing and making smoothies:
- Juicing – uses fruits and vegetables
- Smoothies – aka blending, gives you the opportunity to add in pretty much anything else, including fats and proteins!
Pros of juicing
Juicing gives you a boost of nutrients. This could be beneficial if you don’t consume protein in your diet.
Cons of juicing
- Removes the fiber from the produce. This provides satiety and is good for GI health
- Could become malnourished if consumed for all meals on a long-term basis (because juicing contains no fat or protein)
- Would be difficult to maintain in the long run if someone did this on a regular basis as a meal replacement
Should you do a juice detox?
No. Juice does not detox anything. Your body is already great at detoxing things for you!
Sarah’s advice to busy women
Sarah gives some great advice for busy women who want to start working on their nutrition and wellness but aren’t quite sure where to start! The first thing she recommends is to set goals that you can achieve. Here are some examples:
- Go to bed earlier
- Pack a lunch 3 days per week
She also points out that many women’s issues with food are actually a result of stress and sleep.
If you are having trouble following through with goals then she recommends that you get an accountability partner
She also shares her thoughts on the term “clean eating” – hint: she’s not a fan :)
Thanks for the interview, Sarah!
Sarah Schlicter is a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s in Public Health. She works in nutrition counseling and corporate wellness in the Charlotte area. She also does some freelance work and sees clients virtually. She’s been published in a variety of outlets including My Fitness Pal, Shape and Women’s Running. Sarah also runs the blog, Bucket List Tummy, where she talks about nutrition, running, recipes and things on her bucket list. In her free time, Sarah enjoys running, hiking, trying out new restaurants and hanging out with her husband and puppy, Tater.
Sarah’s contact information:
Instagram Handle: @bucketlisttummy_rd
Twitter Handle: @bucketlisttumRD