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Homework assignment

Friday, March 20, 2015

When I see my nutritionist in a few days, my homework will be due. At our last meeting, she described to me the first step of the re-feeding process: adding 2 servings of carbs to my daily diet. Since mid-November, I've been taking in 2 servings of low-carb veggies and generous amounts of protein each day. The remaining steps of re-feeding will be to add 2 more servings of carbs and taking away some protein every couple of weeks until I reach the target of a balanced maintenance diet.

So my homework assignment is to make a list of what I propose to add to my diet during re-feeding step 1. This is my first attempt:
1. fresh fruit: I haven't had fruit in 4 months!
2. milk or yogurt: the only dairy I've had is low-fat cottage cheese (which I call "cheese vomit")
3. more veggies (2 small servings a day isn't very much, and just leave me wanting more)

I've decided to make safe choices. I'm tempted to add one serving of pasta/rice/bread/starchy veggie a week, or a treat like pastry or chips once a week, but the serving size is so small (~1/2 cup of pasta or 1 cookie) and I love those foods so much that instead of sticking to a small serving, I would probably trigger some mindless gorging after all this time. So I think I should be conservative during step 1.

Truth be told, I am both a little excited and a bit worried about the re-feeding. I am so looking forward to adding some more variety to my diet, but I fear that I'll slip into old habits which got me into trouble to begin with. Well, I guess I'll just have to track honestly and diligently, and hope for the best!
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  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    You have done so incredibly well with this hard task these past few months that I don't have any doubt that you'll do well with re-feeding and maintenance. You will enjoy your new self so much that you won't want to go back! And you'll feel so energetic when everything is re-introduced into your diet and you can enjoy so many wonderful tastes again.
    2222 days ago
  • PJDANIELS
    Good idea to have a plan in place. Keep up the good work.
    2223 days ago
  • SOOZIEQUE55
    Good luck with the tracking. Its amazing how accountable it makes you when you have to record food. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2223 days ago
  • SLINKYREDDRESS
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    2223 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    thanks. have a nice day.
    2223 days ago
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