Part III of my Trouble losing weight? Lose weight series
I went to the dietician yesterday and was pleasantly surprised to speak to someone who was intelligent and knowledgeable. It’s funny how what a supposed doctor can tell you about weight loss while they’re looking at your blood work is very different from what a dietician can tell you about how to take better care of yourself.
Here’s some of the differences between doctor/PA and dietician:
PA: Cut bread out of your diet
Dietician: Eat two slices of whole grain bread with breakfast and lunch. You need carbs in your diet.
PA: Insulin resistance will turn into diabetes, you must lose weight.
Dietician: Insulin resistance doesn’t always turn into diabetes. You can improve insulin resistance.
PA: Keep a food diary.
Dietician: You don’t need to keep a food diary.
PA: Cut out snacks between meals.
Dietician: You must eat a morning, afternoon and evening snack.
PA: Avoid cheese.
Dietician: With your low cholesterol you can certainly have cheese.
PA: Switch to skim milk.
Dietician: Drink 1% milk, it has less sugar than skim milk.
PA: Change your life to accommodate your diet.
Dietician: Let’s create a food plan that fits into your life.
Now, armed with some sensible and doable ideas to tweak my eating habits, I hope to improve my health, not just drop pounds while I starve myself in order to fit into an ‘ideal’ weight category.
My ultimate advice: Trouble losing weight? Lose your doctor, and find a medical professional who understands health.