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DIDS70 Posts: 5,070
12/18/12 4:01 P

My doctor sent me to an RD and all I had out of pocket was the co-pay. I was able to do four sessions.

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12/18/12 3:38 P

the class sounds like it could be interesting. I am not sure if I would spend that kind of money on it though. I agree going to an RD would be the best bet.

Let us know how you make out!

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12/18/12 2:29 P

Hey thanks!

Definitely look into an actual dietitian or nutritionist, you'll probably need to go through your doctor to get a referral. They will have access to your medical records and will be able to give suggestions based on that. That class is aimed at the general public, so some of what they suggest may not even work at all for you.

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12/18/12 2:22 P

I went to one years ago and paid an arm and a leg.. I wonder if my insurance would cover it now that I have this issue... I'll have to look into it. Thanks!

You look great btw!!! I was just looking at your pics - awesome!

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12/18/12 1:35 P

Since you have a medical issue, I think you'd be better off seeing an actual registered dietician, instead of someone who gives themselves a title.

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12/18/12 1:33 P

Thanks for all of your replies!

I found out last summer that I have an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism -- lower metabolism) and they currently have my medication regulated but I'm still having problems losing the weight (even after eating correctly). I thought the consultation would really help me in seeing what I'm doing right or wrong. I agree, the $100 is pretty pricey, but I've struggled with this problem for over a year so hopefully it'll help..

CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
12/18/12 12:57 P

I agree with YoJulez
I'd hold onto my money (but that's personal, and I don't have a lot extra to waste)

ANNAFRECKER SparkPoints: (4,723)
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12/18/12 12:17 P

I think that it sounds like an interesting class. I do agree that not all calories are created equal. When I eat junk food, my metabolism slows down, giving me lower energy output thus lowering my ability to burn calories. When I have had a day of good nutrition, I go to the gym with a ton of energy and I burn way more calories then if I go to the gym fueled by junk food, even if it is the same amount of calories. I honestly can't recommend this class becuase I have never attended it but it does sound like very interesting. No matter where the info is coming from, I always take it with a grain of salt. Let us know what you learned if you decide to take the class!

YOJULEZ SparkPoints: (15,605)
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12/18/12 12:09 P

I think paying anybody any sort of money to learn how to "eat right" is a waste of money. Just do your own research online and figure out what works best for you.

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12/18/12 11:57 A

Our local YMCA is offering a Metabolic Nutrition class in January. A girl friend of mine is one of the certified Metabolic Effect Consultants. The flyer reads...

All Calories ARE NOT created equal. You will learn the key rules to the Metabolic Effect Fat-Burning nutrition system, how to control hunger & cravings while generating energy by controlling your own body’s hormonal responses to external elements.

Stop playing the “calorie in – calorie out” game and join the revolution! A fat loss lifestyle is all about optimizing the body’s muscle to fat ratio and using that as a surrogate marker for overall body function and optimal health. You will learn that the amount and type of exercise you choose also has food consequences that matter. Exercise and diet are not separate.

Information is not TRANSFORMATION…….The key is IMPLEMENTATION
Fees: Members $100 Non-Members $ 150

Fee Includes - A one on one M.E. Nutrition Consultation with a certified ME Nutritional Consultant, Diet Evaluation, Metabolic Brian Chemistry Screen, Metabolic Burner Type, Specific Burner Food List, and meal plan. Four free passes to M.E. Group Sessions and a 2 and 4 week follow up consultation.

To my friends in Sparkpeople, has anyone tried this? Is it worth the money? Does it work?

Thanks for your guidance! emoticon

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