Taking Some of My Own Medicine

Happy New Year to everyone!! Like most, I found myself over-indulging this past holiday season; whether it was a friend’s party one weekend or an office luncheon another day, I soon found I had lost my sense of structure. My routine has been inadvertently cast aside, however it is now time to seize control and take the proverbial bull by the horns. (FYI-Just because I’m a dietitian doesn’t mean I’m immune to straying from consistent healthy behaviors now and again. No one should beat themselves up over some “food mishaps,” but it is vital to firmly recommit oneself to health and eating right so as not to sacrifice one’s health.)

I have decided to practice what I preach to my patients on a daily basis…literally. I went out and purchased a fancy schmancy food scale so I can accurately weigh my protein and am using measuring cups for fruits and vegetables-4 ounces meat or ~25 grams protein per meal, up to 2 cups vegetables per meal and up to 2 pieces of fruit per day. Essentially I am following the pre-operative nutrition protocol my weight loss surgery patients follow-NO CARBS, except certain fruits and vegetables-3 meals per day with a small amount of lean protein between meals if physically hungry. Not only will this help me refocus my eating, but I now will able to better relate to my patients.

The menu today-
Breakfast: 1 cup low fat cottage cheese with an apple
Lunch: 4 ounces 97% fat free ham and 2 cups salad with 2 tablespoons light Italian dressing
Snack: 1 part skim mozzarella string cheese
Dinner: 4 ounces sweet and spicy pork tenderloin and 2 cups steamed spinach

Satisfied 🙂

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