9.23.2008

Nutritionist Visit

I went for my first visit with a nutritionist today. I've been stalled or even gained the last few weeks of training. It's frustrating. However, my pants fit the same as they did before I decided to go all hardcore with this Olympic Tri and such.

However, it's really disconcerting when you're burning 600-1200 calories a work out and losing nothing.

What I learned today:
Go back to WeWa's Core philosophy. Not necessarily sticking to Core foods, but to the idea of not getting to hungry or not getting too full. Yes I know this seems elementary, Watson, but sometimes we forget...

Stop counting calories, but track what I eat and when I eat it.

Eat a bigger afternoon snack when I'm training.

Always have a quality carbohydrate with my protein. Even with that one scoop of protein shake I have in the morning.

I probably am about 27-28% body fat.

The "healthy weight range" is for normal, everyday people. Not for people training for 1/2 marathons or Olympic Distance triathlons. The 130s, although overweight for a normal person of my height, could very well be very close to my ideal weight. Yay me.

That's pretty much all I have today. I did go for a swim and the water at my neighborhood pool sucks. I'll have to call them tomorrow and complain, the water was that icky.

Up for tomorrow? Let's see Yas get up at 3:50 am to run 4 miles or swim for an hour. Peak week, coupled with a busy week = suck or hard core planning. Once again, Yay me....

3 comments:

Al's CL Reviews said...

Go you!

AKA Alice said...

I'm with ya...it's frustrating to be burning mega-calories, and not losing any lbs...

I have a tendency (like this week for example) to skip meals when I'm crazy busy...then make up for it (and then some) in one mega-snack. I know it's wrong...so wrong...

Viv said...

I hope you race legs went well. After this race next weekend I will be also meeting with a nutrionist to make my food the right fuel for me. Keep us posted on the nutrion.