I don’t know about all y’alls programs, but my bariatric program taught me JACK SHIT about nutrition. They tried to tell me that the grams of protein that I take in do not matter, as long as all that I eat is mostly protein. I am no nutritionist, but that doesn’t make ANY sense to me. I am a person who is really huge on function and I care about the science behind things. I don’t see how science could back that up as HEALTHY. I feel that if I am truly going to make a LASTING healthy change I need to study up on what I am putting in me. I haven’t always felt this way though. I feel stupid for not caring about this earlier. These first 2 years since my surgery have been pretty simple. I didn’t really care as long as I ate protein. I had the attitude “protein first. eat what you can, and then be done with the meal and do cardio 3x a week”.
I have gained back about 20 lbs. this year, and that just bites. I have 50lbs to my “UGW”. That old way of thinking clearly does not serve me anymore. I want to know why my body digests things the way it does.. I want to understand my body, and the things I put into it. I don’t even know where to begin though. I feel overwhelmed by this, and frankly kinda annoyed. I know that I am responsible for what I eat, but I feel like my bariatric program leaders should covered this. The bariatric team at my hospital has not adequately prepared me with anything sustainable. Its frustrating.
fitblr! teach me your nutritional ways!