Any dieticians out there ?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
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henmuffinhenmuffin Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
Hi folks. Having just hit 40 I am experiencing a crisis of esteem. My diet has gone to pot, I am tired a lot and am getting fat :mad: I have usually been healthy for most of the time but feel myself slipping. I don't smoke or drink alcohol and try to exercise regularly. However, I have a few bad habits. I drink a lot of tea and cola drinks. I quite often miss meals or have them late so I am starving. I think I also have a sugar problem. I am fine all day but come night time I can easily polish off a big bar of chocolate, ice cream, bread and jam etc.
What I would like to know is will my bad habits effect me in the way I describe and what is the best way to remedy them. I am 5ft 6 and weigh about 10 st 7 lbs. I would like to be 9i/2 stone. I would be grateful for any advice. Thanks.:T
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  • minimoneysaverminimoneysaver Forumite
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    How do you find a dietician? I've been looking for one for ages around the Fylde Coast. If anyone could help, I would really appreciate it.
  • Savvy_SueSavvy_Sue Forumite
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    You could ask if your GP can make a referral?

    Although TBH I am not sure the OP needs a dietician: if you THINK your diet and lifestyle are making you feel tired and overweight, then try a few changes and see if it helps! I'd keep a diary in case you don't 'feel' any better, because you may be able to look back and see changes that you don't feel if that makes sense.
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  • the_devil_made_me_do_itthe_devil_made_me_do_it Forumite
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    There's nothing wrong with that weight henmuffin :) fair enough if you want to be lighter, but I wouldn't beat yourself up about being fat ect just yet.
  • NickiNicki Forumite
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    Maybe ask your GP to check out your thyroid levels and your blood sugar for diabetes as well?
  • henmuffinhenmuffin Forumite
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    Thanks for your replys. As you could probably tell I was feeling a bit sorry for myself this morning, but it was all self inflicted. I am going to make a good effort to eat healthy and see how I feel. I think keeping a diary is a good idea. As you suggested I will know what's doing what, if you know what I mean:confused: I am going to make a nice cup of herbal tea.
    Started comping February 2012
    Wins so far:
    Mascara, dry shampoo, chocolates, Loreal Elvive goody bag.Pot noodle fork , maggi mix, couscous,
  • Hi henmuffin as a food specialist and trainee nutritionist I think you need to look at balancing your blood sugar levels as this kind of eating habit can get out of hand and lead to weight and diabetes issues. All these foods you eat and drink can be addictive. White flour, sugar, chocolate, cola, coffee etc all have a negative effect on your blood sugar levels and your mental state. Try eating a good protein such as eggs for breakfast, cut out white flour and switch to wholegrain rye bread. drink herbal teas and water and eat more fish and green vegetables, fruit and wholegrains, if you eat rice, white and brown you can eat as much as you like, But refined foods are detrimental to your health and your mind add green foods and even take seaweed or spirulina to balance blood sugar levels - good luck.
  • ailuro2ailuro2 Forumite
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    also known as a low GI diet- Tesco have GI ratings on some of their foods.

    Plenty of good info around on it- evens out the amount of energy available to you, and trying to eat at regular times too will help stop you grabbing the first sugar you can lay your hands on.

    ps Your weight is fine, but if you feel you could be healthier then go for it!
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  • henmuffinhenmuffin Forumite
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    Thanks for the advice folks. I have been out and bought the GL Diet made easy book and I am going to give it a go. It seems to make sense and I like feeling full up ! I more worried about giving up caffeine. I am going to gradually reduce and aim to stop in a week. I will let ypu know how I get on.:A
    Started comping February 2012
    Wins so far:
    Mascara, dry shampoo, chocolates, Loreal Elvive goody bag.Pot noodle fork , maggi mix, couscous,
  • alba37alba37 Forumite
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    For some moral support why not join us on the Murphy's no more pie thread or weight lose 13. You may not have much to lose but there are friendly people on both threads who can help you feel motivated.
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