Tuesday, March 31, 2009

In response to a lovely readers question...

Anonymous asked;
Have you ever given thought to seeing a nutritionist? Do you know of a reputable one? What do you think about that possibility? xxxxx

I actually took a class in nutrition with the wonderful nutritional warrior Christopher D'Orta. It's sort of a hobby of mine. My interest in healthy eating is what led me to become a vegetarian years ago. & that is not to say I think meat is horribly bad. There are just so many issues surrounding how animals are raised & fed & whatnot. Nowadays people have better choices as far as organic meats & such but I figure if I started eating meat again, than I'd have two vices to deal with, red meat & sugar!
I think my tendency to overeat will always be there. I love food.
& I have noticed the older I get the more important it seems to be to eat a well balanced diet. So I do that on a daily basis. But I do have a hard time with sugar when I don't get enough rest. So I am concentrating on getting enough sleep lately & it seems to be helping.
Also, if you are interested in reading any of my back posts, it turns out I have a high metabolism, so it is also important that I eat enough calories per day as well. That was quite a problem when I was restricting calories earlier in the year.
So between my overeating, under eating & love of sweets, I have my hands full. I also find it a big challenge to stay motivated. Writing about it helps quite a bit. People who visit here are very encouraging.
Thankfully I'm moving in the right direction!


Merrily Down the Stream said...

I have MAJOR issues with sugar - I can not do it in moderation. I eat and eat and eat it. YIPeS! I am trying to come off it again. Good luck to you AND me.

Kitty said...

The south beach diet helps by encouraging you to eat things like cheese and eggs, which make you feel full quite quickly. It's the sugar that's the issue though.

Anonymous said...

I worked with a nurse who also has an organic farm which includes animals. Have had some of the beef and chicken several times which was absolutely delicious. Guess it helped knowing how the meat was raised. Problem is cost. Same at Trader Joe's. Next time I go to Amish areas I will stock up a bit. Will e mail you and tell you about your cousins soy bean crop in back of his house. We all need an occasional belly laugh. Keep up the good work, proud of you. xxxxx

Soul Pacifier said...

I also used not to eat meat, red esp. still i do eat chicken coz I need protein, and right now my weight gain is making me panic for the moment so I'm getting back to being food conscious. Thanks for the interest on my blog.

MmeBenaut said...

All that fiddling with nature and feeding domestic animals rubbish instead of good pasture is just plain crazy so I can understand your reluctance. We eat a lot of meat and fish and chicken here and I must say that I've never thought too much about what our cattle are fed, probably because we don't have snow and there is always pasture somewhere.