Nutritionist Questions

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

So Monday I head to my nutritionist appointment, recommended by my doctor. Over the past few weeks I have been trying to decide what I want to gain from this appointment and I have been thinking a lot about my eating. I have to track four days of eating before I go. I am trying to pick a typical day, where I think I have done pretty well so that I can see what she has to say. Are these days as good as I think they are? I am also writing down a list of my questions for her.

  • Am I eating too many carbs? I often start my day with an English muffin, two slices of bread at lunch with my sandwich and then there is often a carb with dinner, a hamburger or hot dog roll, rice, pasta or potato. Sometimes I eat popcorn or graham crackers for snacks. Is it too much?

  • Does she have a recommendation for a sugar detox? I am convinced that I am addicted to sugar. I crave sugar all the time. ALL. THE. TIME. And once I give in and start eating it, I have a hard time stopping. I have done a little reading about it and it is a real thing...sugar addiction and it is truly a detox, just like any other substance abuse. GREAT...should be fun! But I think in order to move forward, I need to do it.    
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  • Does she have a recommendation for dealing with sugar for kids? Olivia is an incredibly picky eater, but put a carb or sugar in front of her and she will eat it. Goldfish, Cheez its, chocolate, ice cream she can't get enough. Sound familiar, yeah she is like her mother. I have a hard time finding things she will eat, and I think she needs a detox of her own. But I also don't want to put Olivia on a diet and start some kind of unhealthy relationship with food. She isn't overweight, but I just see where this path is going for her if she continues to crave these foods. The last thing I want for her is to have her be where I am right now. I need to get her making or wanting healthy choices!

  • Does she have an opinion on Weight Watchers? Mike wants to do Weight Watchers. He has some great points about it. It has worked for us before (about 11 years ago). It gives a guideline as to how much we can eat and keeps us accountable. It is the closest thing to real life you can get for a diet because you can eat whatever you want within reason. I don't think I can do it yet because I think I have to deal with my cravings first. It still allows you not to make the healthy choices all the time and the thing is, I do want to lose weight, but I also want my body to be healthier. So first I need to deal with that, but after would Weight Watchers be a good option for us?
So, there is the list of things I want to talk to her about the rest is up to me. I need to get into weekly food prep, where I get things organized, chopped and ready for the week ahead. I need to get some freezer meals going for the nights I don't feel like cooking or when I am short on time. As I have mentioned before the kids are heading back to school soon. I am trying to decide the best time to get groceries so that I can get them and immediately come home and prep for the week. I am thinking Sunday late afternoon so that I can prep as I cook dinner? But what happens when we have plans on the weekends? Would Monday be better?
My question for you today....
When do you do your grocery shopping and weekly food prep?? 

Have a Great Wednesday! 

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