Mar 9, 2018 08:46AM Cubbie2015 wrote:
I'm not sure about the dietitian. My doctor wants me to lose weight, but the dietitian says diets don't work, people gain back the weight in 2-5 years, etc. She didn't seem to think that me losing weight was a good idea. Or maybe she's just against deliberate attempts to lose weight. I'm a little skeptical about her. She's a fat positive dietitian, which I knew before I went to see her, but I don't think I agree with that philosophy.
Weight loss aside, she did recommend that I split up my calcium doses into two different times of the day. We also talked about changing the way I eat - I eat very little for breakfast because I'm not a morning person, and then I'm hungry all morning, which she thinks is leading to me eating too much later in the day when I do have meals. She recommended I try to have a couple of morning snacks since I'm not interested in eating more for breakfast. She also recommended I eat more low-fat dairy (skim milk, that sort of thing) for additional calcium. And she said that getting more exercise would help with my cholesterol.
She talked a lot about the importance of complex carbohydrates, and she says during my next visit we'll talk more about fats.
Last night I got woken up again by another twinge of back pain, this time on my left side. Once again it only lasted for a second, and didn't really hurt that much, not more than a 2 or 3 on the famous scale, but woke me up. I had just gotten to sleep only 10 minutes before, too, after having tossed and turned for hours. Since this was the second time in two weeks, I called my GP's office. I asked if I needed to be concerned, since it was one quick pain, and I was fine afterward. Of course the nurse says that with my cancer history, I need to come in and be seen by the doctor. She made an appointment for me for next Tuesday afternoon.