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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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    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
    Good idea to have a plan in place. Keep up the good work.
    2223 days ago
    Good luck with the tracking. Its amazing how accountable it makes you when you have to record food. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • ZRIE014
    thanks. have a nice day.
    2223 days ago
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