Episode 23: Double Date: Remerging Lifestyles After Remarriage with Melissa Joy Dobbins & Mark Buchmann

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May 2019 |

It’s Taco and Mandy’s final double date of the season, and they’re ecstatic to finally have on fellow dietitian/podcaster Melissa Joy Dobbins and her husband Mark Buchmann. In their chat, they gab about the highs and occasional rocky roads of remarriage, what pushed Melissa to work in media, and how she wants people to take a “guilt free” apporach to eating and living well.



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Melissa Joy Dobbins is a dietitian, certified diabetes educator and host of the nutrition podcast Sound Bites. In addition, she is a spokesperson and provides health care professionals with the media skills they need to get their message ou. Her husband Mark Buchmann is a veteran of the U.S. Navy who now works as a network engineer and CEO of background investigation company Global Verification Network. The couple is based out of Chicago.

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  • How Melissa’s lateness managed not to get in the way of her and Mark’s first date.
  • The ways people censor their own food choices when dating and trying to impress a dietitian.
  • Learning to live comfortably with children from a previous marriage.
  • Melissa explains her “Do More With Dinner” initiative and how it came to be.
  • Scheduling meals and activities in a household between two partners who have very different communication philosophies.
  • Melissa and Mark’s advice for recent divorcees looking to get back into the dating game.
  • How Melissa and her step-daughter’s video on chocolate milk became part of a school curriculum!
  • Melissa’s “guilt free” approach to nutrition and suggests some tips for couples looking to stay on a healthy path.
  • How Melissa is working to promote dietitians and nutritional knowledge through her work, and why she went to work in media rather than private practice.
  • A sneak peek of Melissa’s upcoming workshop with Today’s Dietitian.
  • Taco Terminology: Kitchen Rage

Nutrition-Nuptials-Podcast-Episode-23 Double Date Melissa Joy Dobbins Mark Buchmann

Contact Info for Melissa:

Sound Bites and SoundBites Podcast

Learn more about Melissa in the Media

Melissa on Facebook

Melissa on Twitter

Melissa on Instagram

Melissa on Pinterest

Melissa on YouTube

Nutrition-Nuptials-Podcast-Episode-23 Double Date Melissa Joy Dobbins Mark Buchmann

Links/References Discussed on the Show:

Do M.O.R.E. with Dinner Kit

Podcast Resources

Sound Science Toolkit

Learn more about Melissa’s Media Trainings

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Mandy Enright, MS, RDN, RYT is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and fitness instructor. She is the creator of the blog, Nutrition Nuptials, where she has been helping couples learn how to merge their lifestyles together and served as the inspiration for this podcast. Mandy is dedicated to helping teach people how to fit the foods they love into their lifestyle with an “all foods fit” philosophy. She is joined every episode by her co-host and husband, Taco. Taco and Mandy are active beach bums who live at the Jersey Shore and are always exploring restaurants, breweries, wineries, and perfect sunsets. You can check out their finds on Instagram by following #AdventuresOfTacoAndMandy.

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Nutrition Nuptials is all about helping couples learn how to go from a “ME” to a “WE” when it comes to their household habits, particularly when it comes to nutrition, fitness, and overall well-being. The backbone of the story is the STORIES you will hear, because every couple has their trials and triumphs. Know that you’re not alone! Hear Taco & Mandy discuss stories they have experienced personally in their time together. And join them for their Double Date episodes when other couples join the show to share their experiences.  There’s laughs and learnings for all!

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