Yesterday I had my appointment with the dietitian. It was a two hour session in a classroom setting with other participants. After all was said and done I came out feeling very good about my current food choices. I eat very good food, phew!!!
So why do I have high cholesterol??? Portion size, I knew I was eating too much but I didn't realize how much. For example a meat serving should be around 80g, 3oz or 1/2c. For example a lean cut steak with all visible fat removed should be no bigger than a deck of cards or fit in the palm of your hands. Yikes..
The other area that I'm way off on is the oil/fat I use to cook and to spread on my bread. I should be using about 3 tablespoons in total of oil, Becel, mayo and salad dressing per day, double YIKES..
I'm doing very well with fiber by eating lots of fruit, veggies and whole wheat grains, however I am overeating in the grain department.
I have to start measuring and weighing my food, not a huge problem, but keeping track of how much I eat is a bit more difficult. I put together a simple excel sheet with the number of daily servings I can have, I just tick each serving as I eat it.
I can't figure out a way to load the excel sheet but if you want a copy just let me know and I'll be happy to email it to you. My email address is mthistle at telus . net