Updating the Diet
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Well, I meet with the doctor to go over all the results. I knew about the high blood sugar because the nurse called and discussed that with me. I have been looking at labels more looking for sugar and of course trying to read up on related articles.
One of the tests the doctor order was a bone density test. Well the results were not the best. It appears that I have osteopenia. From what I gather from the meeting is that the percentage of bone loss is small but enough to get the diagnosis. The doctor wants me to increase my weight bearing exercise to an hour a day. I usually do a planned workout between 30-40 minutes and but sometimes it is not a weight bearing one...swimming, yoga, and biking are not weigh bearing.
. The other thing the doctor wants me to do is increase my calcium intake by food and not supplements. She asked me things like -
Do you like milk? NO!! Do you like cottage cheese? NO!! I told her I like cheese. She came back with make sure you eat the low fat version...not my favorite. In the discussion she said that I could get my daily allotment of calcium with drinking almond milk and salmon. Inside I am going "yippee"...an excuse to eat salmon. (My DH hates seafood.) Imagine my disappoint when I go to the freezer section and look at the salmon fillets, read the label and discover it does not have calcium. The salmon with the calcium is the canned stuff that has the skin and bones.
. OK...I tell myself. Stop complaining and just start doing and maybe it the diet changes will not be as bad as I am thinking. I certainly sound like a picky eater!!
By the way, I picked cucumbers again. I been thinking of ways to get rid of these babies. (I did give some away.) Today, I am trying them in an almond milk smoothie.