5.21.2008

Ask the Nutritionist

I am taking my food journal to the nutritionist on Friday (the nutritionist - like there's only one, sheesh). If anyone has any questions they want answered, leave a comment about what you'd like to know, and I'll ask as many as I can.

This is my first of 3 sessions, so there should be time for lots of questions. Here's what I plan on covering with her:
  • My personal diet, am I eating a correct amount for my activity level, do I need to be concerned about anything? (hi, half and half addiction!)
  • Is there any truth to the 30/30/40 ratio I keep hearing about?
  • What's all this hullabaloo about protein and strength training - do they really need to be in bed together?
  • How can I get protein on a vegetarian diet besides soy? (I am not vegetarian, but I want resources to avoid the meats)
  • Does eating an extra 3500 calories make you gain a pound in one weekend?
  • If spinach and kale were to get in a fight - who would win? (I'm rooting for spinach)

I would like to ask about "superfoods" but there is a great website for that. The World's Healthiest Foods. So if anyone is curious about specific food's values, let me know. I aim to please.

4 comments:

dadivastreet said...

Way to go on your loss this week! I'd like to know about the other protein sources also! Have a good week!

Scale Junkie said...

I'm routing for spinach too, kale isn't my favorite.

Good luck with the nutritionist, I think that figuring out the right number of calories for me has always been my biggest challenge.

Heather said...

those are some great questions, I hope your session goes great!

Mama Bear June said...

Protein sources: NUTS! One of the best protein sources for vegetarians. Also, black beans, lentils, garbanzo beans, eggs, baked potatoes, oatmeal, Kashi cereals and frozen meals.

I'm not a vegetarian, but I avoid most meat. :-) And I do eat a high protein diet. Also - dark chocolate is actually good for you, too. So dark chocolate covered almonds are a good protein source and one for monounsaturated fat (the GOOD fat!)