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NO!!!! I will NOT eat 6 times a day

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.
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DDOORN 5/26/2013 1:03PM

    It can be tough to find a health professional who can really "tune in" to what we're trying to accomplish. And usually that only happens after a while through some trial & error.

Don

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MJLUVSANIMALS 5/24/2013 8:47PM

    In the end it's all up to you and your body. I am still trying to discover what is right for me.
Although, I do have the 5 to 6 meals a day consisting of 3 meals small except for lunch. And 3 snack times. It works really well for me.
A lot of people don't have the time or patience for it. I do.
I have been trying for years to get my Sons to not skip breakfast. But they are healthy (at this time) and so I guess, in the end it's up to them.
So whatever works for you "in the end" MJ

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MRSP90X 5/24/2013 11:30AM

    Eveytime someone suggests I go see one of those people, I say NOT!! They do not have a clue, but at least she did get the hormone thing right and that too much cardio is a bad thing.

I just went back to eating in the morning as my cortisol levels got out of wack and had problems sleeping. I am still debating about it, but I am also diabetic. We are all different and need to find what works for you. Hope you solve your food issue. Could be the oats. Grains do have that tendency in some people. Have you tried the elimination diet to test for yourself? I have the same issue, and I am going to do it. The Virgin Diet is another one to try. All the best!

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MSKRIS7 5/24/2013 7:36AM

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JT_GMOTU 5/24/2013 3:04AM

    Standard nutritionists are just that...standard. It then makes it difficult to show them what has changed for you when you've done "X" because "X" is so foreign to their way of thinking.

And I haven't met one who has EVER dealt with a serious weight "disorder" in their OWN bodies.

There are food allergy docs who can test you for your reactiveness to certain foods. I did some testing through ImmunoLabs.com which resulted in me limiting some trigger foods...you may want to contact them for a practitioner who uses them in your area. I had the Immuno 1 Bloodprint (TM) Reactive Foods test done. I'm pretty sure they drew some blood for processing...but it's been a couple years since I had it done...
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As much good as some MD's do...remember they're still running a "Medical Practice"...and no one has all the facts about how a human body works...

Good luck in finding a practitioner who can work with you and your body.

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CINDYTW 5/23/2013 11:37PM

  Yeah, I will NOT fall prey to that stupid rule anymore either! I tried it, more than once and it does nothing but make me hungry ALL day! Plus I don't want it so I am force feeding which is not good as you said.

This is why I have little faith in Nutritionists, Dieticians and the like. I have never heard of ONE actually helping someone like us with specialized issues. We usually know more than they do. As for the gI, they are just as bad. I had to TELL my GI interns about the link between casein and celiac issues! And this is a major teaching hospital!!

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FREEME1980 5/23/2013 8:17PM

    We're all different. I can understand you not being hungry in the morning. I used to work out in the morning then eat my oats w/flax & fruit right afterwards. Some people feel the need to eat prior to working out. Who's right? Depends on who you talk to.

emoticon You'll figure things out. In the meantime keep away from those foods that make you feel ill. There could be a food allergy. Our bodies change every 7 years and foods that you once at you may have to stay away from for a while.

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MAMAJAHMAI 5/23/2013 6:26PM

    You know your own body. Although I appreciate what the nutritionist has to say, it's still a guideline. I think you have enough arsenal to do what is best health-wise for your body emoticon

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WOUBBIE 5/23/2013 6:06PM

    *sigh*

Well, at least she DIDN'T try to tell you that you'd die if you didn't have carbs at each meal.

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BREANNANOVACK 5/23/2013 5:45PM

    Wow, the tenseness!! I have been having issues with drs myself. Best of luck to you!!
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