Friday, October 3, 2008

Nutritionist

My meeting with the Nutritionist, Teri Taylor, went very well. The changes that I had made were what I needed to do. I was pleased to find out that I could have soy products as well as berries. That opened up my options tremendously. I had cut out most berries as sugar feeds cancer, but Teri taught me that if I am to eat berries or any other type of sugar, then I need to eat protein and fiber along with it. The protein and fiber helps my body breakdown and digest the sugar in a way that doesn't negatively effect my body. That doesn't mean that I will be adding sugary foods such as candy, cookies and soda back into my diet, but it does allow me the flexibility to have a dessert once in awhile and not feel guilty about it. I am now armed with how to combat the effects and it feels wonderful. Especially since the holidays are right around the corner. I am happy to know that I can still have a slice of my apple pie!

She also told me that fats have been shown to feed Melanoma and accelerate recurrences, so I need to be careful about how much fat I have in my diet. This includes the good fat that comes from healthy eating. Teri provided me with the amount of calories, fat, protein, carbs and fiber that I should be getting in a day as well as a list of food and their nutritional information. I never thought I would say this, but I need to add calories to my diet. How times change.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a productive meeting. It's always easier to work with anything when you have clear guidelines. Hurray for extra calories! CB

Anonymous said...

Tina I am a friend of your Moms and I just now got my computer running, I have had no idea what you have been going threw. I"m so sorry....but at the same time I'm happy things are going well. Your in my prayers, Tina. Stay strong,,,,,you will beat this whole thing!!!!

Patty Gibson

Jon Martin said...

It sounds like you have a lot of good information. That should hopefully make it easier for meal planning.

See you soon!

Jon