I have decided to go to a dietician. First appointment is on Wednesday.
Any suggestions on things I should mention or questions I should ask?
well, i'm not sure if this is something for the dietician or Dr but... i know when i work out my heart rate is usually above the targeted area for weight loss (HR of 160-180 for someone 20 years old) I know it can be dangerous to work out above that HR, so make sure you pay attention to that on the machine.
Also, maybe if she is helping with changing your food choices, ask about easy replacements...like yogert for mayo and other things you can replace and not really think about it.
Goodluck and let us know what you find out!
It might help if you log everything you are eating and drinking for the next three days until your visit. This will more than likely be an exercise that she will ask you to do when you get there. If you already have this, it could save you a trip back. The worst it can do is show you just how much food you are eating and scare you straight. You should also be prepared to tell her how much water you drink daily and what, if any, supplements you are taking.
I recently had nutritional counseling and having this saved me a trip back to the office which was a substantial savings.
Hope this helps you too!
I've heard that certain foods are great for facilitating fat burning - maybe ask about that, and report back to us? :D
Thanks ladies...very helpful info.
How did your appointment go?
It was great! She is so motivating. She gave me a basic eating plan and I have started exercising. I have to see her on Wednesday again for my complete eating plan.
Then, I have to see her once every week to weigh in and monitor my progress. Not to mention write down everything I eat. That alone is motivation enough to stay off the junk.
After just a week I already feel better.
That is awesome!!!!!!! Tell us some tips!!!!
I weighed in on Wednesday and after just 1 week I am down 1.3 kg's (I think that's almost 3lbs).
Their isn't any tips really. Her diet plan is straight forward.
A typical day for me:
Breakfast: 1 Weetbix biscuit with 1/4 cup oat bran and 1/2 cup fat free milk.
Snack: 1-2 fruit (usually apples)
Lunch: 2 slices of low GI brown seed bread, 2 slices of lean ham/chicken/turkey.
I make a sandwich with the above as well as 1 tablespoon of Lite Mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato and mozarella.
Snack: Fruit/Fat free yoghurt/handful of plain nuts.
Dinner: Should consist of 2/3 Veg, 1/3 Protein and 1/3 starch.
Last night I had 1 grilled chicken breast with some sweet potato and a big bowl of salad.
Yea I wasn't too impressed when I went to a dietitian... she reviewed what I was eating and told me I was doing great but to add a little protein with each meal. .... that's it....
It was a little hard to take her advice on eating anyways since she was probably around 300 lbs herself.... (yea, I'm going to take healthy eating advice from you!)
My best suggestion is to really log what you eat and pay attention to how you feel after eating certain foods. You'll find your body feels fuller for longer after certain things, and that other foods may trigger you to have cravings. Keeping a log is a great way to track how your individual body works with different foods.