Reasons for a nutritionist
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I was asked why I saw a nutritionist and I thought I would talk about nutritionist/dieticians/diet doctors etc.
I have had many professional opinions over the years. I have always been overweight and my parents were concerned when I was a kid and I am concerned as an adult. The way my family deals with any issues is with knowledge. The more knowledge the better, right? Since none of us knew anything about diet/nutrition/weight loss, we looked to friends, relatives, and professionals to give us more knowledge and help us with the work and solution for my specific weight problems. I was always involved with sports and had a small bust and small waist, so why was the bottom half of me so large? Now as I age, the fat has collected in a more uniform way over my body, LOL, (probably due to not having the sports activities) but my upper half is still considerably smaller. My father describes the help of others like a coach/trainer helping someone. In a professional sport or in training for marathons/olympic events, everyone needs someone to watch and offer a knowledgeable opinion of how to adjust or correct any problems occurring, just to make us the best at what we want to be. That is why I have always sought out the opinions of professionals in diet/nutrition/fitness/whateve
r else it might be.
So with this particular time, I was on a plateau in my weight loss and was tired of seeing the same weight on the scale, and still not fitting into smaller sizes. I had changed my eating habits and I had started exercising, which was a drastic difference from before Spark. It was at least two months of stagnation and I asked my doctor to refer me to a nutritionist. It was helpful and I also have a renewed interest and motivation to keep at my commitment that I made at the beginning of the year. I want to be smaller and fitter for my 40th birthday and I will be.
Thanks to all of the professionals out there that can be the knowledgeable perspective I need.