Meeting with Dietician
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Yesterday I had my meeting with the dietician I met at the weight loss support group in late July. She's very nice and personable and I didn't feel judged or "disappointing" after dealing with some regain. I have a few pretty big take aways from the meeting.
I asked what I should be aiming for as far as carbs and protein counts. I was right on target for carbs (net 30 or below), however, for protein I've been going over. I was told to aim for 60-70 grams and I've been way over doing it. So, now I need to find fat snacks... aka fat bombs. There's a ton of recipes out there, I just need to try one or two each weekend and make them for the week. This might actually be good for my budget. I love my quest bars, but after seeing my protein counts, I don't need them like I thought I did. They're great for a meal replacement, but probably should go with something different for snacks since I get plenty of protein between breakfast, lunch & dinner.
Second take away was carb loading while I'm training for my half marathon. It's not needed. I knew this but I wanted to verify. Just be smarter with my fuel aka food and I can still have some good carbs before long runs, they just need to still be in my daily limit.
Third and final take away, she wants me to add one more veggie a day. Honestly, veggies haven't been a priority for me, so that may be another good option for snacking. There are DAYS I go without veggies, so yes. I definitely need to work on adding them into my menu.
Nothing earth shattering here, but some great reminders and clarification. I have a follow up with her in 6 weeks, so really hoping I can get on the ball and stick to eating healthier. Then I can show up to my next appt and have made some real progress!
Plan for this week is to get some veggies for snacking and try out atleast one recipe for fatbomb. Going to look for chocolate peanut butter because I LOVE that combo and I'm pretty sure I've seen a ton of different recipes for them.