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Had my first 1-on-1 with the dietitian yesterday, and came away feeling much more positive. Not only did I get some clarity on the whole "what is cheese" issue (it can be counted as a dairy OR a protein OR a fat), but she agreed that restricting my caloric intake as drastically as had been done at intake was counterintuitive, so we tweaked my meal plan to give me a fair amount of flexibility.

2-3 grains
2-3 proteins
1 dairy
2-3 fats
Morning Snack
2-3 foods, 1 serving each
2-3 grains
3-4 proteins
0-1 fruit
1-3 vegetables
0-1 dairy
2-3 fats
Afternoon Snack
2-3 foods, 1 serving each
2-3 grains
3-4 proteins
0-1 fruit
1-3 vegetables
0-1 dairy
2-3 fats
Evening Snack
2-3 foods, 1 serving each
2 cups fluid at each meal/snack
* okay to have flavored water
or carbonated beverages
Dessert optional

I'm still not quite to the point where I feel full at the end of every meal, but I did only just start this last night at dinner. I have a lot more confidence that I will grow accustomed to these amounts of food, and I don't feel as though I'm being deprived of any particular item.

Date: 2013-02-13 11:17 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] ororo
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Flexibility is needful. I'm dealing with diet issues of my own and if I've learned nothing else, it's that you have to learn to be flexible because your life is not going to run on a schedule.

Date: 2013-02-13 11:18 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] pauamma
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Date: 2013-02-14 02:31 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] freyjaw
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Flexibility is crucial, else you'll get bored. Boredom is the kiss of death for diets. BTDT. I'm pulling for you!


Date: 2013-02-13 09:35 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] hederaivy.livejournal.com

That looks a lot more reasonable and easier to stick to.

I'm excited for you!

Date: 2013-02-13 10:00 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] dandelion-diva.livejournal.com
I'm so glad your plan was adjusted and I'm *thrilled* that you're being listened to.

Love you.

Date: 2013-02-13 10:36 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] realmjit.livejournal.com
Here's to flexibility in a diet plan. *crash*

Date: 2013-02-13 10:55 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] gridlore.livejournal.com
I love these people.

Date: 2013-02-14 12:23 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] baratron.livejournal.com
This is the advantage of a program tailored to your needs. They'll do everything they can to help you, because they don't want you to fail!

Date: 2013-02-14 02:21 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] kayre.livejournal.com
So glad to hear this. Go you!

Date: 2013-02-14 03:41 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] bkwrrm-tx.livejournal.com
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I'm reading these posts eagerly, because I'm hoping that if it works for you, that eventually I can figure out how much of what you're eating and try it myself.

Good luck!

Date: 2013-02-14 05:25 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] bkwrrm-tx.livejournal.com
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K. Sorry.

Date: 2013-02-14 04:27 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] capplor.livejournal.com
I've never really been quite clear on what constitutes a "portion" or "serving" of something. What does your dietitian say?

Date: 2013-02-14 07:50 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] supersniffles.livejournal.com
Yay for a dietitian that listens!!
I know that I was in tears and terrified before my dietitian visit, because I was afraid that they wouldn't understand my pickiness and would try to say "Well, just don't eat that and eat this instead." Luckily, she didn't.

Date: 2013-02-14 07:54 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] hitchhiker.livejournal.com
yay, that sounds very positive!

Date: 2013-02-14 04:04 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] teddywolf.livejournal.com
I am very glad they're working with you instead of declaring at you. Crossing my fingers for you.

Date: 2013-02-14 09:43 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] christophine.livejournal.com
I am so, so pleased that the dietician is working with you and is nothing like the dietician I was sent to when I found out I had PCOS and needed a primer in how to deal with the blood glucose issues and insulin overproduction issues that come with that.

It takes strength and courage to face down disorders and addictions. There may be moments when it all seems terrifying, overwhelming, doomed to fail. When those low points hit, try and remember that strength and courage you have down in your core, that you have been displaying right now, in getting the path you wanted to take started in the face of difficulties. Having a moment where you feel weak or overwhelmed does not mean you're a failure or doomed to be one (both feelings I struggle with sometimes, and hope you won't get them, but you know, just in case), it just means that you're human. A smart, caring, wonderful, strong, and very loved human no matter what the inner critic might think. <3

Date: 2013-02-16 06:01 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] cymrullewes.livejournal.com
Yayy!!! *muppetflail!*

Kirishandra, I am so happy for you.


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