Friday, July 24, 2009
I thought I was going to be measured and weighed and then drilled about my eating habits. I don't know if I was disappointed by this appointment or not since it wasn't what I expected. She loved getting the printed food logs from Sparkpeople. She had a few changes. Ironically I had just watched a program on Discovery Health about a woman who lost a lot of weight by eating dinner for breakfast, moderate lunch, and a light "breakfast type" dinner. It had worked for her, but I was skeptical that I could keep that up to lose the amount of weight I want to lose. Anyway, my dietician said that I eat too many simple carbs in the morning and that was slowing down my metabolism. I also eat at 6 am, three hours after I wake up, due to my 2 hour commute. She said that I need to eat something before I leave or in the car. Something with protein and complex carbs. Another thing she said is that I need to move more throughout the day. I usually exercise at night before dinner. She gave me some strength exercises to do with small weights at my desk. Another thing is that I need more Omega-3 in my diet, either in pill form or eating fish/nuts/seeds. So, I have been doing all that she has suggested. Any more energy yet? No, but I am going to give it time. The first day I did this, I slept 3 more hours than usual. I thought she said I would have more energy?? One thing I have noticed is that I am not as hungry around the 10 am hour since I have eaten protein at breakfast. That's a good thing. We'll see how I am in the weeks to follow. I am optimistic!