Elaine, Have you considered talking to a registered dietitian? They know more about food and health than most doctors do. Doctors generally have one nutrition class in their entire medical school career and are more susceptible to they hype of what is popular than a dietitian who studied the subject in depth.
I wish you the best in your journey and luck in finding a solid path betwixt all the conflicting advice you are receiving from your various docs!
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current weight: 161.4
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I belong to spark coach and sent the following email to them today. I would like to share what I sent with you and see if others feel this way.
How do you handle friends and doctors who continue to lecture you on what you should and should not do. It's no wonder we have trouble focusing. I know that they mean well and it is for my benefit, but it gets annoying. I know better than them what I need to do, it is just doing it and sticking to it. I am diabetic, have HBP, sleep apnea, major back issues and am in remission from leukemia. So I am getting it from my family doctor, my cardiologist, my oncologist and today a nephrologist really got to me. I've been to the wound center twice having a toe fissure worked on. Various doctors rotate through to care for patients. My cardiologist was there for me last week. Today this one tells me I am carrying around 10 lbs of salt water, which is probably true. He wants me to eat fresh fruit, veggies and fresh meat, nothing else. My family doctor wants more protein and less carbs. A couple of my friends want no carbs (of course they don't have a weight issue). I just want to scream, leave me alone, I know what to do, just let me do it would ya ? I hate that harping, that will destroy your efforts before anything else. Why can't they say, I can see you are working on making changes, that is great. Instead of don't eat that or this. To those who have loved ones that are trying to make changes, show POSITIVE support, don't judge. People look at me being diabetic and having a candy bar as a bad thing, In fact, when I went through my diabetic class the nurse and diabetes educator said to have one in place of the low fat, low sugar bars. They are full of other things that are worse and the carbs basically are near the same, It's not like I have one on a daily basis. Most just don't understand diabetes and certain things actually are not bad for you. Well, not sure what my original question was but maybe I needed to just vent. Thanks Coach !!
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