Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Post Script

I met with the dietician today.  It was nice to hear that she thinks I am doing things right.  She suggested I add 1 ounce of 70% dark chocolate to my diet and the use of cinamon to help with insulin issues.  She's going to analyze my Daily Plate entries, but says I'm already eating in the percentages that she would suggest; that I'm eating quality foods; and that she thinks I'm close on the calories and if anything I may be a little on the low side.  But all in all, she thinks I'm doing what I should be doing food wise.  We're going to meet again once I have my test results back to see what we can fine tune, etc. based on what happens with the tests and the doctor.

But I have to say that it was good to have it reinforced that I am, in fact, doing things right.  I'm eating right.  I'm working out right.  I'm doing what for anyone else would make them fit and thin.  Now it's just to figure out what my body is doing to make it not quite work right.

But what a great reinforcement.  And you have to like anyone that tells you to add 1 oz (even if it is 1 oz only) if dark chocolate to your diet.


  1. Chia seeds have also been shown to help regulate insulin. I get them at my local health food coop and add 1T to my smoothies. It helps to let them soak in the liquid you use in your smoothie for about 5 minutes (I usually use coconut water as my liquid).

    The dark chocolate is great...may even help a bit with workouts! I've heard it's a great energy boost.

    Glad that you are feeling better about the whole situation! Hope it just keeps getting better.

  2. Awesome are eating well AND you get to eat chocolate!!

    Like NJ, I just jumped on the chia seeds bandwagon, but I usually add a tbsp into my oats in the morning.

  3. I need to get me them seeds.

    cinnamon for insulin regulation?

    (saying those things with double-take)

  4. I heard of the cinnamon thing before, I toss a dash in my protien drinks to get that benefit.

    6 post in 3 days, thanks for the morning of reading. since we got 8 inches of snow over night, and I am sick and tired of shoveling right now.

  5. that's awesome..and has GOTTA feel good. Keep on keepin on!!

  6. That is good to hear. Good luck and keep us updated.

    I also think I'll start eating chocolate every day. You know, juuust in case. :o)