I think nutritionists studied, learned and tested for their jobs and for many of them, that might be the end of it. It's probably not popular to go against the AMA, ADA and AHA (here in the States) as far as the food pyramid, the role of carbohydrates and use of fats in the diet. They have all the sources online and the books in print to read just as we civilians do but when their profession still touts the grain-based pyramid, then they're between a rock and a hard place, so they probably choose to follow the norm. I never did talk at length with my own GP about
the diet during my physical because of the lack of time and also because I needed to discuss my BP. I'd been on 2 pills for years but this summer I was feeling dizzy, uneasy, everyday around noon. I thought it was the heat because I was working in the yard everyday, then I started testing the blood sugar (ok) and then
the BP dawned on me, so I had to buy a new BP monitor (mine was getting error messages) - long story short: BP too low because of the 2 pills, so I stopped one of them and recorded the BP about
6 or 7 times a day everyday. I showed 3 pages of readings to her and she agreed that it was smart to eliminate the one pill and keep the quinipril (Accupril) because it's an ACE inhibitor and helps protect the kidneys. Still waiting for the lab results. The following day, we left for NYC - hey, I'm nobody's fool, this way I could eat what I wanted with the lab out of the way. OMG I ate from the bottom of the pyramid; the nutritionist would be proud!
No, actually, what I did was I had a croissant at breakfast (with butter) and the homemade rolls at dinner in some restaurants - like the Russian Tea Room. And dessert there and the Four Seasons. mmm.
Didn't gain weight but didn't lose either. We walked everywhere so I'm sure that helped. Waiting for the lab results is driving me crazy!
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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds