Went to the Nutritionist today

By theladyiscrazy Latest Reply 2010-02-27 19:45:02 -0600
Started 2010-02-26 17:00:39 -0600

Well, I went to the nutritionist today for the first time. I am so glad I did. She helped ease my fear of eating certain things, helped develop a plan for me, and gave me great ideas. Brooke is a perfect fit for me. I did find out some interesting things that I did not know or assumed wrongly. She does want me to increase my protein (said I am not eating enough of it, especially in the morning).

Brooke also suggested I follow a 40-30-30 plan and read the book "The formula". Have any of you read it? If so, what do you think about it?

Thanks guys,


5 replies

Kirla 2010-02-26 20:16:37 -0600 Report


Whats the 40-30-30 plan. It looks like carbs, fat and protein. I analyzed my diet a few weeks ago on sparkpeople and my ratio was 20% carbs, 60% fats and 20% protein.

My last A1C was 5.4. I think I’m doing great

I was surprised about the fats and protein. I would have guessed my ratio would have been 20% carbs, 50% fats and 30% protein. The protein was a lot less than I thought. Lately I have been tiring to increase carbs a little and to reduce fat a bit. I thought I have been eating more protein than I was. I figure the only way to up the protein would be to eat more meat, which would also up the fat. I’m hoping to get my ratio to 25% carbs, 50% fat and 25 % protein in the near future. Someday to 30% carbs, 45% fat and 25% protein.

All that matters in the end is what my blood sugar is doing. As long as I continue to get great results with my A1C I’m happy. High blood sugar does more damage than any thing else.

Good luck

theladyiscrazy 2010-02-27 19:45:02 -0600 Report

Yes, the 40-30-30 plan is 40% carbs, 30 % protein, and 30% fat. I am still messing with things to see how it all works for me. I didn't get near enough on the protein for me today (only 20%) but did keep my carbs where Brooke wanted them. I just have to figure out the protein thing.

If it is working for you, what you are doing, then keep doing it.

theladyiscrazy 2010-02-26 19:30:51 -0600 Report

The authors are Gene and Joyce Daoust. Brooke stated it can be bought at Amazon.com and barnes and noble. I am looking on paperbackswap.

MAYS 2010-02-26 18:26:59 -0600 Report

That's a great start !
I haven't read the book, but I will look for it.
Try your plan that the nutritionist worked out with you and keep us posted (good or bad) on the results.
" Mays "

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