Monday, April 23, 2012
I went to see my doctor this week to talk about my weight. She ran all of my labs and I went back for the results. She looked over my test results and told me that my blood pressure and my cholesterol levels were great. She basically told me that I am a healthy over weight woman. Isn't that ironic lol. So that was the good news. The bad news was when she told me that my BMI was 51. She also said that my BMI makes me a candidate for bariatric surgery. I was mortified and very embarassed. I never expected her to say that. It was a complete wake up call. So she told me that I could lose the weight on my own if I follow her diet plan. Her plan is to restrict my calorie intake to 800 calories a day eating every three hours, with no fat over 2.5 grams. I made an appointment for two weeks to track my progress. The problem that I have with this is that I am so HUNGRY!! I am feeling a bit unsure of myself. I am not sure that I can stick with such a restricted diet. I am not even sure if this is reasonable because I always thought if you restrict your calories too much your body goes into starvation mode. Does anyone have any thoughts on this because I am feeling a little clueless.