Advice from the nutritionist
Wednesday morning I went to see a nutritionist, at the advice of my doctor, although I am not sure exactly why. I think it is because I have very slightly elevated glucose levels and am just barely at the stage considered "pre-diabetic". Also, I have slightly elevated calcium.
The advice: My diet is fine and I do not over eat, but I now must exercise vigorously for 45 minutes EVERY day! That will be exhausting (I think), not to mention incredibly boring. As for the calcium - eat less of foods that are high in calcium! Why didn't I think of that? She also said that I should not take any multivitamin/mineral supplement that contains calcium, but the one I take only has 22% of the minimum daily requirement, and so I can't imagine that that is too much. However, I will look for one that is calcium free. I already eat very little dairy and do not drink milk, and she said that was good. I do have yogurt with my granola and blueberries for breakfast (well, not tomorrow because I am out of granola), but she said that that was okay.
I guess I was expecting a bit more - or at least something different, but I have another appointment with her in 6 weeks. BTW, my nutritionist looks very much like Giuliana Rancic, from the E network and Fashion Police, and so you can get an idea of how thin she is. She has a habit of saying "All rightie" a lot, which made me think of Jim Carey. Fortunately, she thinks my endocrinologist is good, and so that was good news.
Has anyone else seen a nutritionist/dietitian?