All my life I have had a love-hate relationship
with Dietitians. Every single one of them I have
had the pleasure to deal with has been a Liber..
Anyway… Having had to live in the real world
with real limitations and visiting with real flesh,
fat and bones persons I quickly realized that some
of the classic ideas and thoughts pushed by RD’s
were BS for the regular salt of the earth person walking
your street, USA.
This cartoon reminds me of just one example.
I struggled for years trying to lose 20 pounds. Yes you read
that right. MY first attempt was only a small 20 pounds and
I failed for the longest time.
Years later as part of my internship for my CDM (clinical
dietary manager OR certified dietary manager) I did my
paper on the Atkins Diet. At that time I was at about
335 #’s and I threw my self into this paper and this
diet. I went from 335+ pounds to 225 pounds in 3 months.
My labs were amazing. My back pain gone, My stamina
through the roof. I felt great.
I lacked the discipline to keep it off and with my internship
and graduation behind me I revert to bad habits.
My point here is: Not all diets work for everybody, Not all
predicated concepts are fail proof. Not all that is pushed
on us by the ADA is perfect. And most important we must
gather as much information and educations so that we might
find what works for us. Atkins worked for me but it does not
mean that I think It would work or that it should be tried by
everybody., far from it. We are all way too different. but,
Once you find what works for you make sure you stick
to it as there is where the lasting results await.
Stay committed to your goal. Remain centered on health.
Keep your goals and dreams present so that your work will be
enjoyable and satisfying.
Gang stay focused and stay successful.
Jose G. Osuna