#02: Using Variety and Smart Substitutes to Build Your Diet | Jessie Valentine

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Jessie Valentine (@vitaminvalentine) is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) from New York with a master’s degree in nutrition from Long Island University-Post and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hofstra University. Jessie has eaten a plant-based diet for the past 15 years and has a deep understanding of the role of nutrition on both a personal and scientific level. After completing her dietetic internship, Jessie now works in a clinical environment treating patients with obesity in addition to running her personal plant-based practice and creating content around nutritional information and meal prepping.

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  • Introduction to Jessie Valentine. [01:03]

  • Jessie explains how she got started studying nutrition and dietetics. [03:22]

  • How long have you been vegan for and what influenced you to make that change? [05:53]

  • What was the biggest hurdle you encountered when you changed your diet? [07:27]

  • Jessie talks about her experience working in a clinical setting and how it could be improved. [11:18]

  • Do you have any gripes about misconceptions that people have about dietitians? [16:07 ]

  • How would you go about structuring a plant-based diet from the ground up? [17:03]

  • Why Jessie uses beans in baking. [20:46]

  • Jessie shares her tips about meal prepping and where she gets inspiration from. [22:18]

  • Jessie shares what she eats in a typical day as an RDN. [27:19]

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