my meeting with the dietician this morning was very odd. david and i left kinda unsettled.
first, she even said that 1200 calories is starvation mode. in fact, she doesn't want me to count calories AT ALL. which was kinda sad because if 1200 is too low, i want a new guideline!!! she only said that 2400 will maintain my current weight. ok, fine. but i don't want to maintain, lady!!
then she basically classified me, from my history and also family history, as a "chronic dieter." i told her that didn't seem right, because this is the first time i've really tackled it. but she said i have the characteristics and the way i'm headed, i will be. she also decided that with my exercise history, that i may just be one of those people who is a fit, heavy person. grrrrr. (and i'm not fit now, i may have been in high school.)
basically, her angle was all psychological, which i admit i *do* have a problem with. basically, i need to respond to my body being hungry and full. stop eating when i'm full (got a big problem with that one), and give it what it needs when it is hungry.
i'm going to these classes she's offering (it's through my school, so it's cheap) but david and i left still puzzled -- we wanted a game plan and that is not what we got.
what happened here? anyone else get this advice before?
we think we're going to still do the counting calories thing (i just started that and it helps me feel in control) but allow myself to get up to 1500 if my body wants it. going to keep exercising, etc.