Thursday, May 23, 2013
I saw a nutritionist yesterday who specializes in food sensitivities and allergies since I am 99.9% sure that I have something like that going on since my issues seem to be getting worse and I am reacting to way more natural foods (most veggies and fruits). We started talking and I was telling her my history and how I have had an eating disorder and an exercise addiction. I told her that I was now only eating when hungry and eating till and am truly satisfied and not eating according to a schedule or how many calories I “should” be eating. For the first time in almost 10 years I am no longer trying to micromanage my food and really listen to my body. I know what foods to eat and am listening to my body of when to eat.
Now, I only eat 2 maybe 3 times a day. I usually have coffee with coconut oil and half n half on the way to work. First meal between 9-11, maybe some tuna and a tomato about 3-4 depending on when I think I will make supper and if I am getting hungry, then final meal around 7pm. This almost sent her through the roof and said that you HAVE to eat something no more than 1 hour after waking. I told her that I just am not hungry at that time so why would I eat. She rattled off stuff about how your glycogen stores are really low and this will really slow your metabolism down and you need to have some protein right away. I so wanted to say “HELOOOOOO did you not hear me when I said that I only eat when hungry!!!!”, I am trying to overcome an eating disorder. I tired the “traditional” way of eating for years and it got me nowhere except for a great eating disorder.
Oh and she said that I should only have a couple of bites of carbs in the morning because that could mess with the insulin and I would have the highs and lows and become insulin resistant. Uhmmmm no it doesn’t, I know what those insulin spikes feel like and what foods to eat to trigger that insulin response. My ˝ cup of steel cut oats with butter and walnuts every other day does NOT cause an insulin spike in me because I eat it with proteins and fats!!!! This is not my first time at the nutrition rodeo honey. I came to you for help in figuring out why certain foods make me bloat up and cause pain, not to discuss my weight.
She did agree with me that it is NOT all about calories in versus calories out and is heavily dependent on hormone (she experienced that herself). I did agree with her that I probably need my hormone levels checked again and I plan on doing that in July after the big 4-0 birthday. She also suggested that I do some weight training 2 days a week and keep the cardio to ONLY walking and leisurely bike riding. I know that the years of physical abuse I put myself through due to over exercising really messed up my hormones. I agree that I would try to get back into strength again now that I hope that the hormones are more level.
When will they get it.