Im Going to a Nutritionist, 4thUPDATE

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    May 01, 2011 11:13 PM GMT
    to help me figure out meal plans.

    is there anything specific i should ask him, or be on the lookout for?

    weird question, but im a little lost lol.

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    July 5 update below, went back to nutritionist
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    May 01, 2011 11:59 PM GMT
    Keep a detailed food and activity log, know what, if any, meds and supplements you take....know what you want out of your consultation....are you looking to loose weight, gain weight, bodybuilding, specific sport competition training.....something more than "general health"....have a reason in mind of why you are seeking help. Good luck!
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    May 02, 2011 12:02 AM GMT
    "We were doing just fine until nutrition raised its ugly head." -- Julia Child
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    Sporty_g saidKeep a detailed food and activity log, know what, if any, meds and supplements you take....know what you want out of your consultation....are you looking to loose weight, gain weight, bodybuilding, specific sport competition training.....something more than "general health"....have a reason in mind of why you are seeking help. Good luck!
    thnx! icon_smile.gif
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    May 02, 2011 4:48 PM GMT
    Research everything your nutritionist tells you...they're human too, and can be incorrect sometimes.
    Pay close attention to your mood, energy levels, and body composition, because foods affect it all.
    If he's hot, ask him if he's single. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 02, 2011 5:53 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidResearch everything your nutritionist tells you...they're human too, and can be incorrect sometimes.
    Pay close attention to your mood, energy levels, and body composition, because foods affect it all.
    If he's hot, ask him if he's single. icon_biggrin.gif


    +1. Paul's always right! icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 02, 2011 8:44 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidResearch everything your nutritionist tells you...they're human too, and can be incorrect sometimes.
    Pay close attention to your mood, energy levels, and body composition, because foods affect it all.
    If he's hot, ask him if he's single. icon_biggrin.gif
    haha thanx
  • james716

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    May 03, 2011 7:50 PM GMT
    I have one coming up in 2 weeks as well. Please post how yours went so I know what to expect. Thanks icon_smile.gif
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    May 03, 2011 8:37 PM GMT
    james716 saidI have one coming up in 2 weeks as well. Please post how yours went so I know what to expect. Thanks icon_smile.gif
    np

    my appointment is a week from today, ill post here after icon_smile.gif
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    May 03, 2011 8:42 PM GMT
    ask him to join RJ afterwards to give us free consultations!! icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 04, 2011 12:11 AM GMT
    Sublstyley saidask him to join RJ afterwards to give us free consultations!! icon_biggrin.gif
    turn out its a she, and thats partly what im worried about, if she knows her stuff when it comes to male nutrition...

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    May 11, 2011 10:13 PM GMT
    so i went it was great, this is what we are starting with, and well see how it works out, its approx 2000 cal diet,

    Breakfast:

    2 eggs splash of skim milk
    whole wheat bran flat bread (90 cal)
    large salad w drop of oil (canola or olive)
    coffee (stevia)

    i go to the gym after BF

    Whey protein isolate shake after gym

    1 hr 15 min later is lunch (i get up late lol)

    Lunch:

    160 cal of WW carb
    3 0z tuna one ts light mayo
    large salad with drop of oil
    1 fruit (preferably berries)

    2 hr 15 min later

    Snack:

    1 yogurt fat free (80 cal)
    Raw almonds serving (5 pcs)
    1 Fruit

    2 and half hrs later

    Dinner:

    1cup of cooked WW starch
    6 0z chicken
    cooked vegetables (a Lot)
    fresh vegetables ( a lot)

    Night snack:

    Fruit
    and 2 ts peanut butter.

    what do you think?
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    May 11, 2011 10:33 PM GMT
    Me thinks you're gonna get real tired of salads icon_smile.gif

    seriously tho, it's similar to how I eat now - or try to atleast. My big difference is I'll do 6-8 eggs in the morn (2 yolk) and I tend to throw a little bit of cheese on everything.

    She gave you an entire weeks worth tho, right? Even tho I do it w my chicken & broc, I can't imagine having to eat the same meals everyday.
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    May 11, 2011 10:51 PM GMT
    Entirely deficient in chocolate cake! Now you have to deal with the proof of the pudding and write a report after three weeks to tell us if it is workable.
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    May 11, 2011 11:14 PM GMT
    james716 saidMe thinks you're gonna get real tired of salads icon_smile.gif

    seriously tho, it's similar to how I eat now - or try to atleast. My big difference is I'll do 6-8 eggs in the morn (2 yolk) and I tend to throw a little bit of cheese on everything.

    She gave you an entire weeks worth tho, right? Even tho I do it w my chicken & broc, I can't imagine having to eat the same meals everyday.
    im fine with the salad, i put lemon on it, and i love it, i have this chopper thing and i make a huge batch at the beginning of he week, and it stay fresh, is u dont put anything on it,

    salads is fine ive been eating this much of it for a while,

    as for different meals each day yeah we discussed it, dinner is usually a form of chicken whether its cutlet, quarter chicken, or sloppy joes made out of ground chicken, so im ok, i can also eat turkey,

    im gonna try this out for 2 weeks, and then meet up with her, and we will go over everything.

    also why do u eat so many eggs?
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    May 11, 2011 11:16 PM GMT
    LJay saidEntirely deficient in chocolate cake! Now you have to deal with the proof of the pudding and write a report after three weeks to tell us if it is workable.
    haha icon_biggrin.gif

    i will report back icon_smile.gif
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    May 12, 2011 3:11 AM GMT
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    james716 saidMe thinks you're gonna get real tired of salads icon_smile.gif

    seriously tho, it's similar to how I eat now - or try to atleast. My big difference is I'll do 6-8 eggs in the morn (2 yolk) and I tend to throw a little bit of cheese on everything.

    She gave you an entire weeks worth tho, right? Even tho I do it w my chicken & broc, I can't imagine having to eat the same meals everyday.
    im fine with the salad, i put lemon on it, and i love it, i have this chopper thing and i make a huge batch at the beginning of he week, and it stay fresh, is u dont put anything on it,

    salads is fine ive been eating this much of it for a while,

    as for different meals each day yeah we discussed it, dinner is usually a form of chicken whether its cutlet, quarter chicken, or sloppy joes made out of ground chicken, so im ok, i can also eat turkey,

    im gonna try this out for 2 weeks, and then meet up with her, and we will go over everything.

    also why do u eat so many eggs?


    yea, I was teasing about the salad. I eat alot as well.

    Hmm...ground chicken sloppy joes sound killer. I think I'm gonna make it tomorrow.

    6-8 eggs... because i'd be annoyed that I had to wash the pan for 2 lousy eggs. Haha. Eggs are super light and the whites have something like 17 calories so it's a low cal way to get lots of protein, fills me up, and they're just yummy. I can eat them everyday without getting tired. Then I'll have my kashi honey oats cereal, a spoonful or 2 of plain yogurt, and whatever fruit I have. Usually a banana or an orange. Actually I almost never have berries. Why did she tell you to shoot for them?

    I know I should probably ditch the cereal but I hate oatmeal and don't know how else to get my breakfast carbs. Can't do toast... I never buy bread because I always end up throwing it away.

    My appt is next Wednesday. I'll let you know how it goes. I'm on a bike (work) between 4 - 12 hours 5 - 6 days a week (plus my weight training and running) so I'm assuming shell have me eating alot more calories. We'll see.
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    May 12, 2011 3:33 PM GMT
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    GEM12 said
    james716 saidMe thinks you're gonna get real tired of salads icon_smile.gif

    seriously tho, it's similar to how I eat now - or try to atleast. My big difference is I'll do 6-8 eggs in the morn (2 yolk) and I tend to throw a little bit of cheese on everything.

    She gave you an entire weeks worth tho, right? Even tho I do it w my chicken & broc, I can't imagine having to eat the same meals everyday.
    im fine with the salad, i put lemon on it, and i love it, i have this chopper thing and i make a huge batch at the beginning of he week, and it stay fresh, is u dont put anything on it,

    salads is fine ive been eating this much of it for a while,

    as for different meals each day yeah we discussed it, dinner is usually a form of chicken whether its cutlet, quarter chicken, or sloppy joes made out of ground chicken, so im ok, i can also eat turkey,

    im gonna try this out for 2 weeks, and then meet up with her, and we will go over everything.

    also why do u eat so many eggs?


    yea, I was teasing about the salad. I eat alot as well.

    Hmm...ground chicken sloppy joes sound killer. I think I'm gonna make it tomorrow.

    6-8 eggs... because i'd be annoyed that I had to wash the pan for 2 lousy eggs. Haha. Eggs are super light and the whites have something like 17 calories so it's a low cal way to get lots of protein, fills me up, and they're just yummy. I can eat them everyday without getting tired. Then I'll have my kashi honey oats cereal, a spoonful or 2 of plain yogurt, and whatever fruit I have. Usually a banana or an orange. Actually I almost never have berries. Why did she tell you to shoot for them?

    I know I should probably ditch the cereal but I hate oatmeal and don't know how else to get my breakfast carbs. Can't do toast... I never buy bread because I always end up throwing it away.

    My appt is next Wednesday. I'll let you know how it goes. I'm on a bike (work) between 4 - 12 hours 5 - 6 days a week (plus my weight training and running) so I'm assuming shell have me eating alot more calories. We'll see.
    ah i see,

    as for the berries, idk why she suggested it i guess because its a change,

    as for your breakfast carbs, instead of bread maybe try WW flat breads, their really good, they basically look like one large cracker, its around 90 cal each,

    and def post about your appointment, im really curious to see what she tells you. icon_smile.gif
  • LJay

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    May 12, 2011 3:59 PM GMT
    You can freeze a loaf of bread to keep it from molding and then toast a couple of slices as needed.

    The berries may have to do with fiber and certain vitamins. They are also excellent for reducing the size of your wallet.
  • james716

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    May 12, 2011 4:30 PM GMT
    Lol, yes berries are friggin expensive!

    The flat breads just don't do it for me. The taste isn't so overwhelmingly good to me that I can overlook not feeling satisfied. Too diety. I do like the bread in the freezer tip tho and will try it soon. Thx.

    Yes, I will definitely post what she says.
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    May 24, 2011 10:52 PM GMT
    so its been 2 weeks, and i went back to her

    i lost 4 pds!

    the plan is going great except at night i felt a little hungry, so she said i can nosh on carrots whenever i feel hungry,
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    May 24, 2011 11:36 PM GMT
    GEM12 saidso its been 2 weeks, and i went back to her

    i lost 4 pds!

    the plan is going great except at night i felt a little hungry, so she said i can nosh on carrots whenever i feel hungry,
    Carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, mixed nuts, or even lean meats...great for late night nibbles.
    Personally I prefer lean meats (chicken, turkey, or fish) because I need the protein since I don't do shakes.

    And, congrats on your progress! icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 24, 2011 11:57 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    GEM12 saidso its been 2 weeks, and i went back to her

    i lost 4 pds!

    the plan is going great except at night i felt a little hungry, so she said i can nosh on carrots whenever i feel hungry,
    Carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, mixed nuts, or even lean meats...great for late night nibbles.
    Personally I prefer lean meats (chicken, turkey, or fish) because I need the protein since I don't do shakes.

    And, congrats on your progress! icon_biggrin.gif
    thnx!

    yeah she said any non starch veggies are great and nuts in moderation
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    May 25, 2011 12:33 AM GMT
    GEM12 said
    paulflexes said
    GEM12 saidso its been 2 weeks, and i went back to her

    i lost 4 pds!

    the plan is going great except at night i felt a little hungry, so she said i can nosh on carrots whenever i feel hungry,
    Carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, mixed nuts, or even lean meats...great for late night nibbles.
    Personally I prefer lean meats (chicken, turkey, or fish) because I need the protein since I don't do shakes.

    And, congrats on your progress! icon_biggrin.gif
    thnx!

    yeah she said any non starch veggies are great and nuts in moderation
    Nuts in moderation? What's she worried about...calories?
    Nut calories are good calories. I consistently go over my "daily limit" in calories, simply due to the nuts I eat...shitloads. Yet somehow I manage to continue getting fitter (see last pic in my "adult photos" album - that was almost a year ago).

    But I digress. Realistically it's going to take close to a year or more before you find a meal plan that works for you, and you alone. No two people have the same nutritional needs. However, once you find that "sweet spot," you'll be able to gain, lose, bulk, slim, and basically do whatever you want to do with your body...all by adjusting little things in your diet. That's when fitness becomes fun, and a true lifestyle. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 25, 2011 1:02 AM GMT
    thnx! i hope so, ive been having such a hard time with food plans so far this is the best ive done icon_smile.gif^