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The Top 7 Excuses Dietitians Hear ...
(and 7 Great Solutions)

By Lara Rondinelli, RD, LDN, CDE

I have been a dietitian for over 13 years now and I think I've heard every possible excuse that prohibits healthy eating and diabetes care. I even had one patient tell me his dog ate his food-glucose records! Most people just say they forgot them at home, but I know they probably haven't been keeping them.

So, I'm not here to scold, but rather talk about what you can do so you can stop making excuses once and for all.

 

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