Friday, December 6, 2013

The bad taste that won't go away ...

by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett

Everybody has a bad day ... but you don't want to be at the doctor's office when SHE's having a bad day.

Of course the first thing they always tell you is YOU SHOULD LOSE WEIGHT.  Like I haven't been TRYING since June without a lot of success.  The fact that I have hypothyroidism makes it difficult to get my sluggish metabolism moving.

Maybe it was my fault we got off on the wrong foot because when she then launched into a pitch for Medifast--and I was not interested in listening.  Yes, sign up with her link, and she gets a kickback for everything bought.  But it comes down to this:  It's portion control with processed food.  I've been down that road before with Nutri-System (several times).  Starved, lost weight, and then when I stopped, I immediately gained it all back, and then usually 20+ pounds.  I'm done with that route.

It's not just my not-so-humble opinion, but processed food is how we have become a nation of obese citizens.  Yes, it's easy and cheap to eat the stuff (tastes pretty good, too), but it's killing us.  Since I saw the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, I started juicing once a day (and I've now switched to smoothies because I want the fiber from all those fruits and veggies, too. I've replaced my juicer with the NutriBullet).  She admitted that smoothies (via the NutriBullet) was an excellent way to get your cholesterol down (it's the fiber that does it), but when I told her what I eat: lots of veggies, salad, lean chicken and pork, very little fat, her reply was: "You're obviously not doing something right."

It felt like a slap in the face.

If nothing else, the juicing/smoothies give me a lot of good nutrition.  Hey, it couldn't be easier to get your five fruits and/or veggies a day in one hit. And I must admit, since I've been doing it, I feel great.

Yup, everybody is entitled to a bad day, and I'm willing to give her the benefit of the doubt.  But I also don't like to be treated like I know nothing, and my efforts are worth nothing.  I left her office with a bad taste in my mouth and it hasn't gone away.

Have you ever had a similar experience?
P.S. I found this on Pinterest and it really spoke to me.