I saw the nutritionist at my HMO this morning; first time appointment. I like her, she’s very friendly. We talked about my eating habits, and what kind of exercise I get. I left with a Plan of four things to try over the next two weeks (until my next appointment).
- Walking 1 mile every day. Goal is consistency, not distance.
- Protein and fiber in breakfast. Examples: plain yogurt & fruit smoothie, ham/spinach/goat cheese.
- Read labels for sugar content. Goal is 24 g/day or less.
- Pay attention to hunger/fullness signals. Try sitting at the table with no distractions for each meal.
So this is the new experiment. As I said, my next appointment is in 2 weeks, so we’ll see how this goes until then.
Also, when I got home this afternoon & while cooking lunch, I downloaded an app to my phone that will (hopefully) help me keep track of what I’m eating & how much water I drink & what kind of exercise I get. It’s called TwoGrand, and I like it because it doesn’t count calories (unlike every other app I looked at). This is important to me because I HATE calorie-counting; it makes me feel ashamed of how hungry I am & how much I need to eat to not be hungry.
TwoGrand works by logging food via taking pics, which I tend to do anyway. Also, I set goals with reminders for daily walking, PT exercises, & meditation. I’m hoping that that, plus Runtastic to map my routes while walking, will help me actually get a handle on my health.