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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. emoticon emoticon
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  • MSHEL7
    Hope you find some great recipes. Share if you do. I just know you are going to do well with this, you have some great tools and ideas now. Move on with confidence.
    1629 days ago
  • -JAMES-
    You have a great dietician there! The carb and protein numbers are spot on. It is a fantastic way to eat to loose weight, and also a fantastically healthy way to eat at the same time.

    It is not main stream, but I've eaten pretty close to what your dietician has suggested, and done that for a number of years. Healthy and sustainable, and frankly with plenty of enjoyable things to eat.
    1629 days ago
  • MOMTOMONKEYS2
    I'm totally with VHAL...jealous that you found a LC dietician! Keep sharing with us so we can benefit too!!!
    1630 days ago
  • 1BUDDIE
    Sending positive vibes for the next 6 wks! The valuable take a ways sound similar to the ones I was given at my recent meeting with a dietician. Fine tuning what we do is good!👍
    1630 days ago
  • VHALKYRIE
    Avocados and almond butter are my fat fuels of choice. I try to limit my dairy, so many of the fat bomb recipes that use cream cheese don't fit in my plan at the moment. Hope you find something yummy!

    Sounds like you got some great advice! I'm quite envious you found a low-carb dietician! Good luck!
    1630 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/11/2016 2:14:34 PM
  • DANNIEGEE
    Yes, you can!
    1630 days ago
  • no profile photo CD16879103
    Good luck for the next 6 weeks especially. Its so good you got advice face to face and was able to get your food intake tweaked for your benifit. Cant wait to hear about your results! !
    1630 days ago
  • ADOMITRZ
    You got a lot of great advice hope you have a great week.
    1630 days ago
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