Okay, so you might think I have abandoned you.. but I haven’t. I have embarked on a new, exciting part of my life as a dietitian.
Early March, I accepted a position to work in a private practice for a Laparoscopic surgeon in San Francisco. Big deal for my first real job as a dietitian? Totally. I work full time, see clients constantly over the phone and in person, write newsletters, manage our supplement store, organize support group meetings, and did I mention I get my very own, large office?
This does not give me the right to abandon my blog, nor other clients I may have from New-u-trition.
Did I also mention I am now an aunt, and I commute 3 hours a day… while maintaining my normal workout schedule. Okay, okay. This STILL does not give me the right to abandon you.
So I promise, I won’t do it again. I even have my Recipe Redux recipe that is extra yummy and delicious that I managed to squeeze in at 8:00 last night to create.
What I learned this week
1. Sugar truly is the root of all food addictions. Do I have to go into this on why?
2. You cannot judge a book by it’s cover, nor can you assume what someone’s diet is like before you talk to them.
I had the opportunity to talk to a very handsome man in a coffee shop this week, who looked very much in shape, almost below his ideal body weight. His name was Gabriel (half italian and from England…) so we started talking based on the fact that no one has our names. I had an idea that this man was super fit, ate very healthy possibly vegan, and would never touch sugar. As we were talking, he orders a large piece of carrot cake that looked absolutely delicious, but easily could rake in 700 calories. He admitted to me that he eats healthy, but is addicted to sugar. (UM well I just proved #1)
3. Meal planning is so key when it comes to weight loss.
A co-worker who I typically get lunch with is trying to lose weight for an upcoming Miami trip. She utilized her resources and asked me to help her lose weight or at least get tips. When we started to plan what she would eat in the morning, snack, etc. weight started to come off. She even successfully followed her diet eating at a fabulous restaurant for her boyfriend’s birthday because we talked about it! SUCCESS.
I am off to Sacramento to speak at a support group, which is one of the favorite parts of my job. To work with clients who have lost more than twice their body weights is amazing. These patients inspire me and they do work hard.
Stay tuned tomorrow for a yummy recipe!
To a Happy, Healthy New-U!