I think that you will find that an insurance company would LOVE to allow you to go to a dietitian, instead of paying for you to fight diabetes, cancer, or heart disease. Prevention is cheaper.
Get a referral from your doctor, and once you get a dietitian you like, you will be sitting down at a table with them, and they will be answering any questions you have. Ask a LOT of them. You want to lose weight. Have them set a calorie limit, and design a menu for you. They will write out EXACTLY what you have to eat at every meal, if you want. Over time, you will take over writing these menus, and learn to do it on your own. DON'T lie about what you ate. If you cheat, that is an issue to address. They won't scold you like a doctor, they will look for a solution. A doctor wants YOU to fix the problem, and a Dietitian wants to fix the problem for you, and then teach you how to continue to do so for yourself.
We all want to fix the problem, so our doctor won't give us " the look ", but don't know how. That is what dietitians are for. The more information you give them, and the more questions you ask, and get answers to, the more they can help you. A visit may not be that cheap, but you may find that a few visits will get you on the right track, and then you can just go in every 3-6 months to make sure yo are on the right track. The cost of a few dietitian sessions, is a LOT cheaper than disease management, whether your insurance, or you personally have to pay for it. It is worth the investment, if at all possible.
Russell - current BMI 28.6
197 - bmi 30 - done
164 - bmi-25
| current weight: 183.4