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3/28/17 2:59 A

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I went to the Registered Dietician and when she did the InBody Mass on me, I was 50%, and 60% muscle/skeletal which was good considering my age, 66. But when the hair analysis came back, I was sorely lacking in many minerals and vitamins.

So she got me started and said to eat organic eggs, and shellfish. The shell fish I try to eat once or twice a week. Shrimp, little neck clams or scallops. Those have lysine in them which our bodies need. And then I am drinking Vital Proteins with a cup of orange juice, some salt to activate the amino acids, along with a lot of ice to sip on throughout the day. This will help with giving my body the collagen that it needs. Although she says that I could do this with bone broth. But I am not sure how to do that other than simmering the beef bones and then trying to figure out to use the broth. So that will be a question to ask her when I see her this week. She basically says that foods should be easily digestible, nutrient dense and good for bodily function and metabolism.

And she stressed that I should eat 25 grams of protein at every meal, along with 50 grams of carbs at every meal. And I use the cronometer. I have it on my computer and my cellphone. I got the upgraded on the cell for $2.99. It is worth it.

Now she has me eating 1/2 cup of raisins or prunes everyday to get the magnesium, and I am eating a lot of Fage Greek Yogurt 0% Fat free, organic cottage cheese 2%, ricotta cheese, and 2% organic milk.

Not to mention "fruits and roots". She wants me to eat like: turnips, carrots, beets, potatoes, and sweet potatoes. But I have to watch the amounts on the potatoes. Generally I will eat about 5 ounces or less but evidently the root vegetables have minerals and nutrients in them that we need.

And I am able to use ghee and refined coconut oil.

If I am to eat or drink anything, it needs to be grass fed or range free type of foods and drinks. So far I am sticking with water, green jasmine hot tea, and organic pastured fed cows milk.

So my focus is on eating for health. The weight loss will follow she says.

And so that is what I am doing right now, keeping track of my food. And I have to tell you I am eating about 1,443 calories or there about each day, and it's more than I have been eating in the years past. And I feel a whole lot better. But I've only gotten started about 6 weeks ago.

But in the process of cutting out the sugar at the beginning of February, eating this way has been much easier. I am able to see on the cronometer what minerals and vitamins I need to eat to meet my goal, or if I have gone over the goal and eaten too much fat which I definitely need to watch out for.

The interesting thing is, I have lost some weight, maybe 20 pounds, but my shape is so much better. I have a real waistline now.

And I didn't have to kill myself with exercising to get there either.

I do have a new Fitbit Zip which I put on my shoe to replace the old SPAT after said company went out of business.

My goal is to do 10,000 steps a day. But if I don't get it done, I don't stress over it.
The stress of all the past decade of caring or my husband plus the day to today stuff, she said I was probably living off of stress hormones.

Oh, well, I am just very thankful that I have hired a registered dietician. It money well spend. I only wish I knew this years ago. I still have much to learn and I am just so grateful that I have finally found someone that knows their stuff.

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3/24/17 4:56 P

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I wish you the best. Tough changes in your life.

I totally agree on sugar. So refined. I also avoid wheat flour, in my mind also too refined. I like Fuhrman's idea of nutritionally dense foods, nutrition per calorie eaten. A great idea, a little hard to implement due to there being so many nutrients, various vitamins minerals, amino acids from protein, and essential fatty acids. But a great idea nonetheless.

If you go to the nutritiondata website you can find the nutrition of just about anything. I always set the serving size to 100 grams, just to compare things.

If you look at 100 grams of sugar you will see that it has zero of every nutrient, just pure calories. So it scores a big zero on Fuhrman's calculation.

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Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


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Is anyone else working with a dietician?

I have after all these years, finally decided to work with a dietician. I go this week for my first visit with her. She will do a hair clipping for an analysis and do an InBody analysis as well for body mass.

Over the years I have gotten so tired of counting calories and spending hours trying to figure out what I should be eating or not eating. I've read a number of books, articles, ect., ect., on "what it means to eat and be healthy". Been to WW and tried that too. Too much involved to do it, and they have only gotten more complicated as the years go by.

Long story short, I've been through a lot in the last 9 years. Hubby had cancer, I took care of him, had hospice at home before he passed. Older daughter loss a baby boy in 2015 due to blood pressure issues and he was born with Down syndrome, so he never even made it out of the hospital after 3 months. I sold my home and downsized last year in addition to.having vein surgery on both legs last summer, and then had a lumpectomy early October. It was not cancer but a papilloma for which I am now on an estrogen blocker.

So I am getting back up and trying to get back on track.

After years of trying to eat healthier, the last two years were the most stressing and I ate very badly during those two years. Mostly eating fast food, out at restaurants not to mention meat, white carbs and ice cream.

I am addicted to sugar and I know it. So the past month, I have finally gotten the refined sugars out of my system.

Hopefully now that I am settled in my condo, I have gotten out my old E2L book and brought the "The End of Dieting" and started to re-read the one and read the new book. It was like a refresher course reading this stuff all over again.

I don't know if I can ever really go totally vegetarian but I am willing to make some more changes.

Nutrient dense foods make a lot of sense to me, no question/problem there.

However, I need to lose a good 50 pounds, see why my body temp is always low, (it has been for years, I guess I was born that way), and want to feel much better all the way around.

It's been really hard for me to sleep at night. I don't have any worries, it's like, bingo, I am awake; and during the day sometimes when I am watching TV or reading I will fall asleep.

(I am way past menopause. I turned 66 this year.) So I decided to work with a dietician at this point and I will be seeing her this week. She is young and she wants to work with me for health as oppose to just losing weight.

So I will do what it takes.

Honestly, doctors now a days are not even taught anything about nutrition; and it's the very rare ones like Dr. Fuhrman that do. They are so few and far and in between.




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