Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Grocery Store Tour

Okay, so I guess it's been a little while since I last posted.  I've been a little busy trying to get into the driver's seat myself as a patient.  In order to try to achieve a healthier weight, and a cheaper life insurance premium, I've been running (a lot) and trying to improve my diet.  I've also been tracking my weight a lot more closely using my Withings Scale and using a Stiiv pedometer.

But despite running 4 marathons, and thinking I had improved my diet, I still had a BMI of 27 and my fitness age was greater than my chronological age.

So tonight I decided to really try address the final frontier so that the six pack that I know is there and is dying to show itself can hopefully land me that elusive water slide modeling contract I have long dreamed of.  That's another way of saying that I went around the grocery store with a registered dietician who gave me some helpful feedback on the food choices that I've been making.

Although I already had a sneaking suspicion that I was eating too much sugar, I had come up with many ways to rationalize my food choices so I could continue this pattern.  Erin Dubich, RD convinced me that the price I was paying for the sugar I was consuming in massive amounts coming from salad dressings, peanut butter, and that oh so good vanilla chai tea was too high to continue this pattern, and as of this writing, I have not had any of these since the tour!

If you are finding not sure what to eat, or not motivated to eat the foods you suspect you should be eating, consider taking a grocery store tour with a dietician.