The sluggish metabolism meets Nutritionist
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Last week when doing a checkup, because I have a second residence at Dr office, she set me up to see the nutritionist. My hormones are now in check. Cholesterol is going down. Blood pressure perfect. Iron is getting there but still technically anemic. Sugar is lowering, but they say still borderline, and the stupid D just won't build. She tells me I am doing all I can, and that I need a little help. Mr. Nutrition takes me off anything that grown under ground, bread and fruit. Temporary of course on the fruit. He said that the slow metabolism is turning the fruit sugar into my ass. Same with the fast carbs. Puts me on Topamax, Trazadone, and Phentermine. Tells me that since I am eating close to right, that when it knocks the 60 pounds off, I should be fine and not gain it back. I seriously slip up like twice a month and eat Mexican food. That stupid Casa Ole really got me this week. Why in the hell wood I think that Chicken could possibly be twice the calories and fat as a piece of steak, two enchiladas, beans and rice? Normally a person would think chicken and spinach are good. Well 1500 calories later I can say no. Next time I splurge, Ill go for the 800 calorie whole meal. BTW 1500 calories, no sides either.
Anyhow, today was my first day on the meds. I'm glad to say I feel fine, except that I pee every 30-45 minutes. Kinda hard when I drive an hour to and from work. Not to mention I am already on meds for frequent urination. Glad I take those or Id be going a lot more!
Now what gets me is this, he told me to eat a whole lot of meat, and a good amount of fat. Any fat as long as not trans and not alot of saturated. Tells me I can eat as many nuts and avacados and olives as I want. And not to forget eggs. He said eggs being bad was a lie. That I have to have cholesterol to live and to eat the eggs and red meat. Thats alot of Fat. But of course to make sure I cram 1500 calories in my body but no more that 1600. That for some reason my gut thinks it is starving at 1200 and wants to hang on to it. Also have to add cinnamon to everything I can. Even my coffee in the morning, which actually tastes pretty good. Supposedly the cinnamon will flush out the sugar and help the niacin with my borderline triglycerides. I know it helps with diabetes, but I thought it just helped A1C levels.
So here we go and I hope he knows what he is talking about. He does have a wall full of awards and what not, for heart health, diabetes and weight health. All from Texas Med Center, Nasa and MLBaseball. I hope he is the greatness I have heard from so many. Just thinking it is ok to eat fat seems insane. This is a great new motivation, because I was seriously losing my mind after 5 months and what is now only a 1 pound loss.