Seeing a Dietician, sure made me feel better : )

By Debster_386 Latest Reply 2014-09-10 08:41:41 -0500
Started 2014-09-02 11:01:34 -0500

Morning Everyone : O )
I went to see the Dietician this morning. She was super nice! I almost wish I could just go live with her, until I beat Diabetes , which she assured me I would beat it, if I continue what I am doing. Its so nice for people to have faith in you, like all of you do as well : ). I told her about this great site and all the help everyone has given me! But as far as the carb counting WOW she made it so easy for me to understand, she really put my mind at ease. Actually she said im doing perfect on what I am doing. Here I was so nervous and what not. I more less eat 45 carbs each meal! That's pretty simple: O ) pretty much meats and veggies are free! AS long as I count everything in, I am good to go! She said to me, wasn't you hungry after a meal. I said not really. Here I wasn't eating even close to what I am allowed. Im on a 1500 calorie diet. Which I wasn't even coming close too in a day. Which is fine, but I now know IF I am still hungry after I am done, I can eat more meat or veggies! I can eat 10 green peppers a day if I want! I love green peppers lol As of today I lost 13 pds. I know with anything in life, there will be ups and downs! But i'll take what ever ups I can get. For today at least… I am feeling more sure of everything and "MYSELF" I have a good chance of fighting this nasty disease!! : O )

14 replies

Type1Lou 2014-09-03 11:41:37 -0500 Report

Great news for you and thanks for sharing. While most meats and many veggies have no carb impact, some do. Beware of any "processed" meats/fish/poultry…I discovered that the fake crabmeat and fake lobster has way more carbs than I want to include in my diet. And be careful about corn, beets, peas, potatoes, carrots…they have more carbs than peppers, celery, lettuce, cukes. It truly is about becoming "Carb Aware". For the last 12 years, I've counted my carbs and disregard the calories. By limiting my carbs, the calories take care of themselves. This approach was just validated by a recent NIH study that was published in "The Annals of Internal Medicine". Here's the link to the news article that I read about it:

Glucerna 2014-09-02 20:38:57 -0500 Report

I'm so glad that working with the dietitian has been such a positive experience for you! ~Lynn @Glucerna

jayabee52 2014-09-02 17:56:53 -0500 Report

That is great news, Deb!
Dieticians are people too! LoL!
It is wonderful she helped you to feel better about yourself and what you eat.


IronOre 2014-09-02 12:13:08 -0500 Report

yea, I know the feeling
If you are on insulin then carb counting thing is the way to go

Debster_386 2014-09-02 13:53:28 -0500 Report

Hi IronOre, I'm not on the insulin and pray I don't have too be. But im learning about them naughty carbs . I am thinking that's the way to go also. : O )

Set apart
Set apart 2014-09-02 11:45:03 -0500 Report

Congratulations, on this visit. It seems as if your mind is more at ease now. Like you I love bell peppers, cucumbers, and celery, all which I consider free foods. My Endo says, "diabetes is all about diet." As a T1, I agree to greater degree, but there are also hormones, stress, etc, which affect BG levels - which can be frustrating in controlling the big D. Congratulations on your weight loss. I usually don't eat more than 60 grams of carbs in a whole day, but everyone is different! Good luck!

Debster_386 2014-09-02 14:06:55 -0500 Report

Thanks so much Set apart! Wow only 60 don't you get hungry? Although before my Dietician said anything, I thought I was eating to much. My BIGGEST problem is at night. I can go all day without eating if I had to, but once I sit in front of that evil t.v as I call it. No wonder some Americans are over weight(myself included) Them commercials are bad for you with pizza and what ever , that gets me hungry : ) I never was a big candy, sweets kind of person , more breads… like pizza, subs, pasta ect. Not a great fan of veggies either, But I do like them raw though, especially green peppers : ) Its really one day at a time , I have a lot of stress in my life and you are correct on that. It sure affects me. But I am learning to just breathe, its called life and we alone can choose what, or whom can stress us. Have a great day! : O )

debcox 2014-09-02 11:43:10 -0500 Report

Wow, Debster you are doing great. Thirteen pounds down is a big deal. I get my care through the VA and part of their diabetes health care includes a dietician which really helped me as he talked about counting carbs, measuring foods and other stuff. I've been thinking of making an appointment to see him to see where else I can trim food without giving up bread. I'm actually doing very well with the carb counting and exercise. I have two pieces of peanut butter toast every morning because it is easy but am thinking that I may switch to an omelet every other day. I have cut down on my rice so that I have it twice a month versus twice a week and now, I have dessert once a week but it is half the serving that I use to have.

It is so nice to have this forum to talk to others about our successes and where we have to improve.

Keep up the good work!!!

Debster_386 2014-09-02 14:23:16 -0500 Report

Afternoon Deb… I honestly didn't think talking to a dietician would help! I figured ill never get them to explain so I can understand. I'm not really a ppl person. Meaning I get nervous talking to ppl. On here is different lol But you know what I mean . "one on one" But wow she was very nice, didn't treat me like I was ignorant. I don't always get things the first time around, so I was thinking the worst. I walked out of her office smiling! Like wow that wasn't so bad lol I will definitely keep in touch with her. I didn't know I could eat peanut butter! I was buying fat free um say sour cream, or ice cream which doesn't even remotely taste like ice cream. She said .. use them up and don't buy them again. Anything that says diet is NO good. I ask her about bread, She said.. anything on shelf do NOT buy. If you have to eat bread get it from the baker/ deli or make home made, its better for you. You don't have to buy things you don't like or what ever just have to account for them. She told me on my birthday if I want a pc of cake. HAVE IT, BUT have the cake and fill in the rest with veggies and meats. Like I said im ok with out eating sweets. But she even said if you want a slice of pizza HAVE IT. I was thinking omg never pizza again lol. Nope just have to account for it BUTyou cant eat it like all the time . Learn as you go I reckon. But also like Setapart said everyone is different too. What works for me might not work for another.But it is so nice to no feel alone. : O )

debcox 2014-09-02 16:16:45 -0500 Report

Hi Deb, So true about what works for one may not work for another. I pretty much eat what I want within reason. I might have 1 slice of pizza with a salad and I will have cake on my birthday that's coming up. Every other week, I have one scoop of ice cream and boy can I make that last. I really watch my carbs daily but because of my exercise, I have had to increase them a bit. I've added a small snack before I do my morning workout and another in the afternoon when my grandsons return from school. The other day, there was no school and my grandsons were here for breakfast and had cold cereal. I ended up having 1.5 cups of sugar smacks with milk. This was not such a good idea as my blood sugar was a bit high (145) that afternoon. I really wanted more but went outside and played with the boys instead. I definitely won't do that again. While I am still in learning mode, I knew that was not a good idea. Okay, I'm off to fix snacks for the boys so they will have something when they get home. Talk to you later. Deb