Fritzy 22's Journal, 25 September 2017

Had my doctor appointment today. I had postponed it from early in August until now. I didn't want him to know since I saw him last in February I had gained 20 pounds. I took those 20 pounds off between July 27 and today. So it looked to him like nothing had changed. I did tell him what happened and he asked how I gained 20 pounds in 5 months. I told him I didn't remember much about those five months except potato chips! Later I also remembered I drank lots and lots of regular, fully sugared Pepsi.

Anyway, all my numbers are in normal guidelines. I told him I wanted to lose 15 pounds between October 1 and the end of the year when I see him again. For some reason, the doctor appointment motivates me. I told him about my current diet and also told him about FS and how many people, the majority of the posts I read are on low carb, high fat diets. That seemed to surprise him. He told me my cholesterol is fine, lower than in February, my blood sugar is fine, all the blood tests were within normal ranges. He didn't want me to do any kind of high fat diet. He said not to worry about carbs if I am within my desired calorie range for losing weight unless the carbs are in processed foods. He said again to avoid processed foods as much as possible. I asked him specifically about processed meats and he said they are not good for me because of inflammation. He hadn't ordered a lab test for this visit for inflammation but it has been consistently high so the diet is recommends is to help lower the inflammation.

I asked him how to get enough protein in my diet if I don't eat processed meat or have protein powder. He said not to have either and that most people get enough protein from the plants they eat and suggested I eat beans, tofu, etc to get more protein. I'm not crazy about beans but will try to do as he says. He did like my intermittent fasting and not eating after 2 or 3pm. He said it's better not to go to sleep shortly after eating and that studies show that people who fast, whether it's 12 hours or so a day or a day a week tend to live longer.

So I feel I'm getting good information on this site and will continue with my weight longer journey with the support of my vegan doctor who is trying to understand my need for chicken, eggs, etc.

Diet Calendar Entries for 25 September 2017:
528 kcal Fat: 19.39g | Prot: 18.70g | Carb: 74.12g.   Breakfast: Ghirardelli premium hot cocoa mocha, 1st National Bagel Company Sesame Bagel, Philadelphia Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, Milk (Nonfat). Snacks/Other: Bananas, Walnuts. more...
2116 kcal Activities & Exercise: Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 15 minutes, Resting - 15 hours and 45 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
on diet Fritzy 22's own diet  

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I totally agree with your doctor. Why would you want to put chemicals from any processed food into your body :) 
26 Sep 17 by member: schmetterlinge34
@Schmetterlinge34 - I agree with my doctor too, so I am trying. But it is hard when you were raised in the late 50's and 60's on processed food. Growing up I remember for years the lunch I took to school was a Skippy peanut butter sandwich on Wonder Bread, Hostess twinkees or cupcakes, a little bag of chips or frito's and maybe an apple. The apple was usually the one thing I DIDN'T manage to eat. And I told my doctor I could easily go the rest of my life without eating a vegetable. But until there are proven scientific studies showing potato chips are healthy I'll keep on working on figuring out how to eat more veggies and less of the bad stuff. 
26 Sep 17 by member: Fritzy 22
Sounds like you have a great doc who supports your personal goals🎉 
26 Sep 17 by member: cbliss16
I totally agree with your doctor. Plus/minus 10 pounds, I have maintained a 90 pound weight loss for many years and I eat lots of carbs. I just make sure they are whole grain, like farro or sprouted grain bread or brown rice, or for me, mostly plant starches like sweet potatoes, beets and squash. most people eat way too much protein, which has long term consequences down the road. Your weight times .36 is a good indicator of the minimum protein you need per day. Fine to go a little over but not too much. I get more than Square protein from Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, tofu, temper, beans, turkey, fish, eggs etc. Processed meat is definitely not good for anyone. Healthy fats like avocado, nuts, seeds, olive oil are great for the body and help us to feel good. Main thing is sustainable. Long term weight loss is a lifestyle not a diet. 
26 Sep 17 by member: TtinaBee
Could anyone recommend the best diet to reduce inflammation?? 
26 Sep 17 by member: Silvey67
Mediterranean 
26 Sep 17 by member: TtinaBee
@Silvey67 The diet I am trying to follow, recommended by my doctor to reduce inflammation is a plant based diet eliminating processed food. I struggle with it but am trying hard. 
26 Sep 17 by member: Fritzy 22

     
 

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