Wednesday, March 13, 2013
I went to a nutritionist last week because my blood sugar was up, even though my weight has stayed down. Her recommendation - 5 -6 days a week of aerobic activity along with a high fiber diet, low cholesterol diet, but including enough "good" oil.
So I've been trying something I never did before - staying away from 'treats' that don't also provide fiber. This means I am finally breaking my ice cream habit. It also means staying away from sorbet and all the other "low-cal, low-fat" frozen desserts that I love - such as no-fat chocolate sorbet, skinny cow frozen bars, etc. etc.
It also means that I am finding other ways to satisfy my sweet tooth with foods that contain fiber and other nutrients (e.g. I have a bag of frozen fruit in my freezer to add to oatmeal in the AM or I can put a small portion of dried dates on a small PB sandwich).
Because I am going for long-term life style change, and hoping to finally end my life time binge and starve tendencies, I'm focusing more on eating the right foods, and less on keeping to a low calorie limit . I'm shooting for 1500 a day, but don't freak out if I go over that.
I'll look on the message boards to see what other people are saying about this approach. It's basically the Mediterranean diet, and I'd love to hear from anyone else who's had success with this.