Thats a bit dramatic but would you expect anything less?
I had my meeting with my new dietitian this morning. Thats right Is said MY! I LOVE HER! Everything about her.
Her intern sat with us to view and she was just plain adorable too … all in all it was a success and I only broke out into a sweat once!
She interviewed me for a while, asked what I was eating or not eating, how much I was exercising and such. After talking through it all and crunching her numbers she put me on the following exchange plan.
- Starches and Grains – 7 Exchanges (15 g Carbs, 2 g Protein)
- Protein – 10 Exchanges (7 g Protein, 3 G Fat)
- Milk/Yogurt – 3 Exchanges (12 g Carbs, 8 g Protein)
- Fruit = Sugar – 4 Exchanges (12 g Carbs)
- Veggies – 4+ Exchanges (5g Carbs)
- Fats/Alchohol – 5 Exchanges (5 g Fat)
This equates to 2000+ calories a day!!!
ENTER SWEAT FEST AND BULGING EYES here!
I said .. I cant do that .. thats almost 500-800 calories more than I am eating now. She very sweetly told me to please trust her.
She is very trustworthy, sweet and is after all extremely knowledgeable . If she wasnt good she would be the Portland Timbers Nutiriionist and formely the Blazers. She has to know what shes talking about.
I asked her to review the alcohol part again (ha!) and told her I would.
She gave me some sample days and while it is A LOT of food, its good food! This is what it will look like
- 1c Oatmeal
- 2 T Raisins
- 2 Egg whites (in oats)
- 6 walnuts
- 1 Sandwhich Thin
- 6 Pretzels (Whole Wheat)
- 3 Oz Chicken
- Side Salad with Vinagrette
- Greek Yogurt
- T Granola or Kashi
- 100 Calorie Popcorn bag
- 1c WW Pasta
- 5 oz ASalmon
- Roasted Brocolli
I am not eating enough in the mornings now and virtually starving myself. I am not revving up my metabolism and waiting until work until I eat (NO BUENO) With this pattern it is causing me to snack to much in the afternoons and highly attributed to my sugar cravings.
I am worrying way to much about the sugar thing. Its ok to have SOME. Its not ok to have 10 servings a day. If I want a piece of cake, a SMALL piece of cake. I count it. Whats in cake … Flour, Sugar, Egg etc. I break it down, I have some and I let it go.
Taking out any groups are BAD! Our bodies, especfially athletes (yes she called me one) needs carbs. That means GRAINS. Whole grains but if I am out to dinner and there is nothing but a piece of white bread ITS OK!
Potatoes are ok! EVEN WHITE. Again tho, the size matters (this isnt the only time right ladies! .. ya I went there) a baker is likely 2-3 exchanges.
I am not drinking enough water. My body is dehydrated. We did the metabolic testing and my water weight is only 36 and I should be closer to 50-60. This is a must to capture. I am doing better but obviously not enough.
I might be forgetting some as it was a lot of information and I will see her in two weeks.
Our next visits we will dive in the mental part. The guilt, the letting go, the enjoying it for what it is etc. I am excited for that. I am EXCITED For this.
On a side note … It is the most beautiful day so far this year. Me and my G have a date tonight and I CANT WAIT.
I even wore my first pair of sandals today .. SQUUEEEEL!