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IMAREADER
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6/15/12 12:19 P

I agree about having your doctor recommend a registered dietitian. When my blood sugar was a little higher than my doctor liked, he asked if I wanted him to recommend a dietitian to help me work on my food choices. However, I already knew exactly that I should and shouldn't eat (and how to read food labels and which carbs and good and which are bad, etc.). I just wasn't using that knowledge to help myself. But, if I hadn't already known which foods were going to help me and which ones would be bad for my system I would have gotten a lot from a professional. I'll bet someone who is trained for this could find a good variety of foods that you could eat.



SPARK_COACH_JEN
Posts: 55,219
6/15/12 6:28 A

Just be careful with the term "nutritionist", as really anyone can call themselves that. A registered dietitian has specific training and has to be licensed, so I'd definitely go down that route if you can.

Coach Jen



ANGE19
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6/14/12 10:33 P

Thanks for the advice!! I'm going to see who I can get to see first either the nutritionist or the registered dietitian.

:)



SEAGIRL545
Posts: 88
6/14/12 7:47 A

I eat very few vegetables since I either don't like them or they don't agree with me. I am managing to lose weight. I just concentrate on proteins and fats, and working within my calorie and macronutrient limits on Sparkpeople.

Maybe a meeting with a nutritionist can help you come up with ideas that will meet your needs.



SPARK_COACH_JEN
Posts: 55,219
6/14/12 6:59 A

Based on your situation, I'd be concerned not only that you're eating healthy, but also that your body is getting all of the nutrients you need on a daily basis since your options are so restricted. I'd recommend asking your doctor for a referral to see a registered dietitian, who can help create a meal plan specific to your needs.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen



ANGE19
Posts: 11
6/14/12 6:38 A

Hi everyone!!

I had a long whiny post written and my computer refreshed the screen and I lost the whole thing :) lucky for all of us lol!

So I'll make this post a little shorter and to the point :)

I have several digestive issues ibs/ lactose and gluten intolerance/severe acid reflux and no gall bladder to name a few. Therefore basically whenever I eat I'm sick. Out of all the wonderful fruit in the world all I can eat are bananas, apples and strawberries. Out of all the veggies in the world I can eat carrots, celery, lettuce and corn.

My question is where can I find healthy easy recipes that I will not get sick eating and yet allow me to drop the 200lbs I need to lose? I've already lost 60 but it was because I didn't realize I was lactose intolerant and had milk or cheese everyday and I was sick for a few months. Granted I did keep it off for 2 years now :) I do exercise 4-5 times a week. I'm on a swim team that practices 2-3 times a week and on the other days I hit the bike. Activity is not an issue with me. Yes I may be 200lbs over weight but Im in pretty good shape oh yes I do weights sometimes too so activity isn't the problem food is.

Im tired and frustrated that I try something new like the Spanish rice I had last night and I was sick the entire night. I'm also tired of eating ground chicken and lettuce every day twice a day.

Any ideas or advice or recipe website suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks for reading!! I'm sorry I was a bit whiney but phew! Luckily you didn't have to read my lost post lol!!




 
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