Nutrition is the selection of foods and preparation of foods, and their ingestion to be assimilated by the body.
A nutritionist is a person who advises on matters of food and nutrition impacts on health.
I know you are all wondering what the deal is right? I LOVE the Weight Watcher program and it is with the help of the leaders and my AWESOME WW family that I was able to loose 108 pounds. Yes, I hit goal but now I am struggling with maintenance.
I could use a million excuses but the fact is – I stopped tracking. I stopped tracking when I went gluten free. See, I had the misconception that gluten free combined with fat free would help me maintain my weight at goal. WRONG!!! A few pounds creep up – nothing major but it is time to nip it in the bud.
Hubby calls me “spoiled”, I say that I am blessed to have someone who loves me unconditionally and only wants the best for me. So, this morning I am heading to a nutritionist. I asked the doctor for a referral, he gave one and unfortunately she isn’t in our plan. Believe it or not, there isn’t a nutritionist in our health care plan UNLESS you are diabetic. REALLY?? I guess the rest of us should know how to eat healthy, right?
My goal is to loose the 5 pounds that crept up as well as find a healthy balance between being gluten free and vegetarian. I found out that I am severely anemic too so I guess we need to get some more iron in there while I continue to battle with IBS. I have to admit, I am a little nervous about all of this. Is it crazy to be concerned that she may take away artificial sweeteners. Hubby thinks I use the “poison” way too much and wold love me to go back to sugar or something that is natural. My response “it doesn’t taste sweet enough”.
I am open to hearing AND trying new things. I am sure this is not going to be easy. I really just want a list of eat and don’t eat. I feel like I gave up gluten and now I overdose on corn products. UGH! I am a grazer – picking all day long or not eating most of the day and then grazing at night. I know the worst thing, right?
If you are gluten free AND a vegetarian, I would love to hear from you. What are YOUR best tips for maintaing your weight? Today is the day that I get this under control or better yet, turn it over to God because I am sure his plan is much better than mine.
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!