Tuesday, October 08, 2013

I am so confused now!!

I went to doctor today, (with printed food journal in hand) and in the two weeks that it has been since diagnosed, I had not lost any weight. Doctor said I should eat less. The past two weeks I have been averaging 1200 to 1500 calories a day and he said “It’s not rocket science, if you haven’t lost weight on 1200 calories, then eat half”.

I explained that I changed my diet to about 75-80 % vegetarian, and eating every 3 hours, no fried foods, nor anything with flour. I drink over a half gallon of water daily, and do not know what else to do. I keep asking and information because I am really giving it 100 % and do not know what else I am supposed to do.

There is a diabetic center here, but the waiting list is almost 6 months.

At the last appointment he asked to take blood once a day, at different times of the day at my last appointment, but realized after leaving the office that he did not review the information.

This is very frustrating when you try so hard, and ……..
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    HALF? that is crazy. are you exercising? you might need to eat MORE than 1500 if that's the case. you need a new dr.
    2290 days ago
    He suggested you take in 600 calories a day? Oh no!

    Yes, maybe just a bit of walking at least 3x a week, or add 1 extra day or extra minutes of exercise to your current regimen.

    Have a good weekend!
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    2291 days ago
    I just wanted to add that you can eat bread and bread-like things, it's just best to buy things without enriched white flour. Stick with whole grain flour. Not mixed grain or light brown; make sure it says whole grain on the package, and check for any hidden high fructose corn syrup on the ingredient list. You can fit whole wheat bread, pasta, brown rice etc into your meal plan. And 1200 may be too low to start with, especially if you're exercising. Your body needs more energy, and as long as you're fitting your foods into your macros, I personally would bump it up to 1400-1600 a day. I eat at a little under 1800 a day and have been losing. It's weird that sometimes eating more can help you lose more weight, as long as it's healthy food.

    But of course, do what works for you, and what you can sustain! Good luck :)
    2299 days ago
  • NHES220
    I would not go lower than 1200 calories, but what is your mix of food? You may be getting too many carbs? And then to Nanabe's point, are you moving? You should try at least walking. If you are not doing anything at all, start walking if you can with a goal of getting to 10,000 steps a day. Then see if the scale starts to move. Best of luck!
    2302 days ago
    He definitely was not very helpful. Is there any way you can look for a different doctor?

    My next question would be are you exercising as well as controlling your food? I know for me, I have to put in a significant amount of exercise in order for me to loose weight. Even though right now I get in between 9000 - 10000 steps on most days and eat around 1200 calories a day I'm still not loosing. I will be getting back to my exercise program as soon as I get the Dr. ok after having eye surgery.

    Good luck and don't give up! emoticon
    2302 days ago
    It doesn't seem like he is very helpful....his answer to your honest results of sticking to a healthy diet is to eat half of a 1200 calorie diet? So, eat celery all day and you'll be cured I suppose?

    Sorry you didn't get any better news. Keep up your hard work, you're doing well- I hope it all pans out soon.
    2302 days ago
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