At the end of last year I went to the doctor for a routine check-up, while in the waiting area there was a woman that started talking to me telling me about the weight clinic that the hospital offers to its patients. She said she was there for a check-in with the nutritionist but she was having a hard time and she felt that she needed a dietary supplement. It was crazy that we were having this conversation because I had just had a conversation with my husband about my weight and having bariatric surgery…
I have never been a small girl but I have been smaller! After being pregnant and having 3 children, my body is totally different than it was prior to having my first child. I was okay after Emma, but the twins took a toll on my body!
Once I was in the office talking to my doctor I told her there was a lady that told me about a weight clinic that is offered a the hospital. She said she could put a referral in for me…which took me into January 2016!
Going into the year, my weight was one of the biggest things I wanted to tackle, I told my husband that I am totally open to surgery but I wanted to try it first on my own and as a last result I would look into surgery because that is how serious this is to me. I want to be healthy and be around for my children, and also show them a healthier way of life!
I have been seeing a nutritionist since the beginning of January and I am down 6.6lbs!!! We didnt create a diet plan or anything just goals to work on when I eat.
Incorporate More Veggies…Look up new vegetable recipes online; cook double batches and between these and fresh salads, work toward including three to five servings of vegetables each day in toppings on sandwiches or cooked or salads
Drink Water…I drink a lot of water but I am to avoid sugar-sweetened beverages and try an herbal teabag in your water bottle. On beverage labels, you should see “zeros” under calories, carbohydrates and sugars
Eating On The Go…Fast food, fewer fried sandwiches; opt for salad on the side more than small fries; remove cheese or mayo from sandwiches. On sandwiches made at home, limit to two or three slices lunchmeat and add lots of vegetable toppings (onion, dill pickles, tomato, banana peppers, sweet pepper rings, fresh spinach or lettuce, etc.)
Snacks…Limit snacks to a 100 calorie snack once a day; at the most- twice a day
These have been small tweaks to my diet but big changes overall! I am eating more veggies, and really paying attention to calories of my food. And also being creative with my meals…you dont have to eat the same things every day because its the same calorie count. Try to give yourself a variety and you will do better!
Yesterday, I tried one of this recipes for lunch
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Overall, I think my goals have helped me to make some big changes in my diet. I follow a lot of people on IG that have had bariatric surgery because this is the diet that my nutritionist has me following (minus the surgery) so I get tips and food suggestions from them. I have a list of good foods and foods to stay away from.