bite my words

Dispelling nutrition myths, ranting, and occasionally, raving


I’m a Registered Dietitian living in Nova Scotia, Canada. I started this blog as an outlet to vent my frustrations with the frequent misconceptions I hear about health and nutrition. Through this site I hope to further the nutrition knowledge of the general public.

The opinions contained within this blog as solely my own (unless otherwise stated) and are intended purely for educational purposes, not for diagnosis or treatment of a medical condition. My opinions may or may not be held by other dietitians or other humans. I do not presume to speak for all members of my profession.

I’m passionate about all aspects of food: growing, preparing, cooking, and eating. I’m also a complete fitness junkie.

If you wish to contact me privately please feel free to email me at dmc555 [at] gmail [dot] com.

Twitter: @dianamchard

Fitocracy: dichard

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11 thoughts on “About

  1. Found your blog through Toast to Food. I love your candidness and humor, you remind me of myself! Can’t wait to read more!

  2. I found you tripping tru cyberspace chasing a recent dr.oz something or other…like you, i am skeptical….love your blog and want to keep you on my list…great job

  3. I like your information! Very straight forward! Have already ‘liked’ you on Facebook. Keep up the great job!

  4. I found your blog through my best friend (also a dietitian -Acadia 2014) who shared “Dietitians Aren’t Sexy” on Facebook and I was hooked. The reason I find your blog so wonderful is the blunt, to-the-point humor. I have been searching your blog for very helpful tips about organic food and “real food”. I was wondering if you have heard of Lisa Leake, founder of ” 100 days of real food”?. There’s a website, app, book and facebook page. I have been following her as an inspiration since about October and although her use of “real-food” and “processed food” doesn’t sit with me well (since cooking is a form of processing) I find using her rules of no manufactured foods, no grains unless they say “whole grains” and learning how to read labels has become extremely helpful. Since you enjoy checking out books, food regimes, fad diets, magazines and articles or any kind of food-health related publication, I thought you’d enjoy the recommendation.

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  6. I really like your blog and think it’s interesting and inspiring :) For this reason I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. Visit for more information about it :) Enjoy!

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