Nutritionist from H-E-Double Hockey Sticks!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Jeez...I heard it again, this time from the nutritionist...oh, you have PCOS, you can't lose weight!! Grrr. When I asked for specifics on how much harder I have to work or how much less I have to eat, she didn't know, OF COURSE.

Here's an excerpt of our conversation:

ME: I am really moving away from meat, and looking for help with non meat protein choices.

NUTRITIONIST: Well, how about a roast beef sandwich for lunch?

I kid you not.

So after hearing from her I can't lose weight and that roast beef has suddenly become vegetarian, I am pretty much throwing everything she said out the window.

Oh! And then she said, you need to get more exercise (before asking how much I exercise).

ME: I walk on the treadmill 5 days a week for 60 minutes.

NUTRITIONIST: You need to make sure you are exercising at least 30 minutes a day, take a walk on your lunch break.

Excuse my language, but eff you, lady.

Then she starts going on about inexpensive choices, when I DID NOT ask about inexpensive choices, I asked about NON MEAT choices. She obviously did not know who I am (I know that sounds incredibly snobby, but it's a VERYsmall town, and I am a big fish in it)

Lucky for me, she informed me that my insurance will cover two more trips to the nutritionist! I think I'll pass, thanks, and get my info from SP. I'm pretty sure SOMEONE on the SP website knows where roast beef comes from.

My Gosh. I'm speechless.

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    Don't let her get you down. You will find the answers and you will reach your goal! Hang in there!
    4583 days ago
    I used to be a health educator so let me give you some suggestions:

    Stick with high fiber, high protein, and low carb options to help you regulate your weight and PCOS. Remember that vegetable proteins are incomplete and need to be paired with another complimentary vegetable protein (IE rice or beans have no nutritionally viable protein separately, but together give you a large amount of complete protein that your body can now absorb.

    I recommend eating a Mediterranean diet, high in proteins from diary and fish and low in red meat. PCOS is related to insulin sensitivity-- so be really careful with sweets and simple sugars.

    Hope this helps!

    (Funny how I can know so much and still be a fatty-- lol)
    4584 days ago
  • RACHEL630
    Yikes! I hate to ask but... was the nutritionist from America? Maybe english isn't her first language. Obviously she wasn't listening to a single word that you said. I would've been so hacked off. Do they have a place where you can comment on the help you received? Can you talk to her supervisor or something and as for a redo -- one that is NOT charged to your insurance. I always feel like healthcare should be like a restaurant. If your burger comes back frozen you should be able to take it to the counter and they should give you another one for free. :::::Sigh:::: I know. It doesn't work that way. ::::Sigh::: Anyways, I'm sorry for your horrible trip. :(
    4584 days ago
    You're post caught my eye. When I was first diagnosed with cancer in 2005, I went to a nutritionist. She asked to keep a food journal. When I got there, she reviewed the journal, showed me a book of product information and serving sizes, took my money, and shoved me out the door with: it looks like you are doing well, and you're already doing better than most of America.

    There are good one's out there, but sometimes they are hard to find.
    4584 days ago
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