As many of you know I got the chance to go meet with a nutritionist yesterday. So here is my full encounter of the event.
I got there and was given the normal paperwork to fill out with family history. blah, blah, blah, was weighed in (224.8) my height was taken, and I was asked the normal medical questions by the nurse like do I drink, any surgeries you know the drill. I did a body fat analysis with some fancy little machine, they measured my waist, took my blood pressure and other vitals. My blood was drawn for a full work up (I get the results back next week) The nurse left and in comes the Dr.
The Dr. talks to me about my medical past and all the normal stuff. He has me lie on a table and feels my stomach, back, neck, and hips. I sit up and he listens to my heart and breaths. He tells me that I am in great health except my obvious weight and he pointed out my acne. He is a Dr. but in addition to regular medications he can give you herbal ideas of what to take called D.O.. I am allergic to a bunch of antibiotics so when I get sick Dr's always have a hard time figuring out what to give me. A few years ago I decided to look at natural antibiotics and ways of healing illnesses without prescription meds. I am not an advocate for herbal meds but I know for me it's a better option than costly antibiotics and they seem to always work.
So anyways, he explained to me that he thinks my digestive track is irritated and suggested that each day I drink saffron tea. It tastes like green tea of any other herbal tea but it heals the digestive track. He also suggested for my acne to get a neck massage and adjustment ,which I might do eventually but for not I am drinking something called slippery elm root once a day. It helps with healing acne from th inside and calms swelling and irritation. I will get my blood results back next week and see if there are any vitamins that I should be adding in.
The doctor left and in comes the coolest lady named Beth. Beth is the nutritionist as well as a trainer. I talked with Beth for over an hour. Beth is a Christian and was very friendly. Beth went over all the suggested diet stuff that I included below. We went over all the good food choices and she all of her tips and stuff. Beth also shared a Bible verse with me (of course I can't remember it but it was the one about your body being a temple) she also suggest that I try breathing as my activity for the week. She said that before I eat something for no reason stop breath in through my nose and count to 5, exhale and count to 5. Do this through the day to de stress and center yourself. Beth also suggested that I don't go for high intensity workouts but simple low impact things like walking, bike riding, yoga etc. for 30 min 3 times a week.
That was pretty much it. I committed to going to see them once a week for 12 weeks. I feel like if I commit than I have no way of backing out. I felt totally comfortable and was in a great mood when I left. I feel like this is something I can live on long term. SO for the next few days I am going to be getting all of this on order, doing a lot of new recipes, and basically rereading all the details a bunch. So here are all the details of hat I will be eating and doing. I am excited because it sounds super healthy and do able.
have a great Tues. , Oh and I am sure I forgot some stuff below so if you have a question for me to ask them or any other comments I have fixed the comment section.