I am taking a somewhat easy term and am enrolled in a 200 level class in nutrition. It was in the chemistry section though with no prereqs I doubt it will be very heavy in it.
I am excited but also nervous. I love talking about the latest diet trends and the SAD abominations. But.. I feel like I am about to enter a very very devout church as an atheist or insert whatever opposite religion. How will I keep the frustration off my face when they try and tell me that the best way to get vitamins is through fortified cereal (instead of supplements). That was taken from a review on amazon for the textbook (someone was complaining about it). How will paleo be received? Will I be forced to memorize tons of facts I know to be utter crap?? The instructor is supposed to be a very well respected researcher from a neighboring teaching hospital. She has a great rep... I dunno Anyone else taken nutrition?
- I should mention that I am sure there are plenty of awesome folks who are nutritionists regardless of which theory they believe in. Also I am a chem major so I do enjoy the scientific side of things even if it goes against my common sense wisdom (science can miss the forest for the trees at times). So not hard feelings to anyone!
*pps - Thanks for the responses guys! I should mention that I am not planning on actively advocating paleo (Im not the type that would start an argument just to show how "right" I am) but part of the class is keeping a food journal (we have to buy some comp program for it!). So Im guessing it will come up after I get HUGE red warning signs about my fat intake lol. And my .. uh .. lack of fortified grains..