I had my appt with the Nutritionist today. It went really well! Because I'm using MFP I already have a list of everything I've eaten for the last 2 weeks which she reviewed and confirmed that I'm doing all the right things. Yay me!
She also told me that I do NOT need to be on a vegan diet (yet another black mark for my incompetent PCP - check out this old blog post if you want more details) so I am stoked! She gave me a ton of helpful info including lists of foods (best sources of soluble fiber, foods highest in saturated fat, etc.) and also stuff about how to eat for PCOS! All super helpful!
She also sent me home with some websites to check out:
- fooducate.com - website to look up nutritional content of all foods
- fortheloveoffood.org - her own website with recipes
- Dean Ornish's Eat More Weigh Less cookbook - mostly vegan recipes
Finally, she said I should think about looking into "plant sterols" to help lower my LDL (bad cholesterol) since I can't be on meds while TTC. Apparently it's difficult to get the recommended 2g per day so many people take a capsule or Benecol chews but she said I should talk to my RE first before taking anything to ensure they don't interact with the fertility meds. Has anyone every heard anything before about plant sterols?
(If I start taking these my metamorphosis into a 60-yr old man will be almost complete!)
Overall I feel really good about today! I'm happy that I've been doing all the right things and feel motivated. Now I just need to plan more, cook more, and get more exercise.
I can do that!