Yesterday, I had my first visit to the dietitian’s. This was a complete eye opener. I was introduced to a way of eating that I could probably follow my whole life: I don’t need to deprive myself, I can eat what I like as long as I watch what it is.
At first, I gotta say it was a lot to take in. I am not a big fan of English and Math, so when I am told I am going to have to read a lot of labels, analyze ingredients and then count, WOW that’s a lot to do. I don’t know if I will always make time to do that: when I am hungry, I wanna eat and that’s it…
I learned a lot: now I know how to count carbs and what healthy snacks I can eat. I have a full list of ingredients and food elements to help me change my diet. I have discovered that I was not eating enough and it wasn’t just about calorie counts.
Interesting enough, the session made me hungry. One of the examples to explain portion sizes/calorie count/carbs was a Ben and Jerry’s ice cream container. 1) I love ice cream. 2) This was a flavor I didn’t know. 3) I hadn’t eaten before my weigh in… So, during the session I kept thinking about where I’d be able to find this pint of ice cream.
I have lost 10 pounds in 2 weeks and have felt exhausted all week again. For the next 2 weeks, my new goal is to lose weight while eating healthier. Food is not a forbidden fruit anymore and I am not scared of it either. I am seeing things differently and I am ready for a change.
The word “diet” is not my enemy anymore. What about you?