Tomorrow morning at 8 AM I meet with a dietitian at the hospital to help me with my journey to be healthier. I do not think I will gain a ton of insight from her but I am willing to give it a try based on my Doctor's request. I am fair too analytical to not know the issue - I consume more calories than I burn. It is simple math.
However, understanding the math and living in reality are two separate things. I need to do a better job of managing the calories I do eat. I need to consume less fats, sugars and carbohydrates, while consuming more fruits, vegetables and protein. I know all of this. I have tried all of this. The problem is I fall into bad habits. I eat too many processed foods. I eat too many large portions. Again, all of this is not a surprise.
The hard part is my reality is not the same as everyone else's reality. Dale and I pretty much eat identical meals. We also get the same amount of exercise. However, I gain weight and he does not. I have to assume he has a better metabolism. I think about my Mom's family and their obesity. Many of my relatives on her side were morbidly obese. My Mom always worked hard to control her weight too. I have to assume I inherited their metabolism. And it sucks.
However, I am not giving up. Like
I said - I need to make the most of the calories I do eat. And look to the dietitian for simple, solid plans to a healthier Tom.
Wish me luck.