Hey friends!! Sorry to disappoint, but no WIAW here today.
I have some super exciting news to share instead!
As you guys know, I’ve been having some problemos with grains, especially oats. They’ve really been hurting my stomach and causing some rather unpleasant digestive issues…cough cough…
For the past month, I’ve been trying to cut back on them while incorporating more fats to keep my calories up.
But here’s the kicker: I continue to see my strength go down as well as my weight and mental clarity. I’ve been constantly hungry, moody, and frustrated towards trying to tweak my diet to help me reach my goals. My mind is constantly plagued by “am I getting enough of this nutrient?” or “should I have less of this macro or more?” or ”why has eating become so confusing?!”
In other words, I was doing a craptastic job at trying to figure out all this diet stuff on my own.
I felt like I was spiraling back towards the ED thoughts and I wanted to just throw my hands up in the air and say “screw it!”
But this is my life and I want to LIVE, not just go through the motions.
So my parents and I did a bunch of research online– trying to find meal plans, looking on forums etc. Yet again, I was trying to do it all on my own–only realizing I was staring failure straight in the face.
But then, God came to the rescue and lead me to a life saving link. I discovered there’s a sports nutritionist not far from where I live who specializes in not only grain intolerances, but serious weight training for people with ED pasts.
I immediately called and have an appointment set up for this Friday afternoon after classes. My mom (who first suggested I seek outside assisstance) is coming with me for support. Needless to say this week can’t go by fast enough.
I’m so stoked!
Am I nervous? a bit…mainly because I’m scared of being judged by someone new. I think it’s mainly about acceptance, stemming from my ED days…
But I’ve promised myself to totally open up and leave nothing under the table so I can get the best help possible. What foods I like/don’t like, how my body reacts to certain things, my workout routine, my goals, you name it.
Soooooo if any of you that have seen a nutritionist before have any first visit tips, I’d be eternally grateful!
Wowza, sorry for the oober wordy, few pictures post… you guys rock for tolerating my mental explosion of a post haha I guess I’ll go ogle at all of your WIAW eats now
Have a beautiful day! <3
Ever seen a nutritionist/sports nutrtionist/dietician? What was it like your first visit? I’d love to hear your stories!