A Dietitian’s Journey – one of the most popular stories

Last night, Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, the founder of Diet Doctor posted on Twitter that they had just updated their “Success Stories” page – encouraging people to;

“have a look at some of the most amazing and inspiring personal stories from the over 600 that we have published.”

I clicked on it, only to discover that my story is 5th in the women over 40 category! There are many incredible stories there, but perhaps what makes my story so popular, is that I am a formerly obese Dietitian.

For those that haven’t yet read my story yet, here is the summary of my progress from March 5, 2017 to March 5, 2018, as it appeared on Diet Doctor on March 14th, 2018;

While my weight loss plateaued for a month as I had begun my resistance training program (gaining muscle and losing fat) my weight loss has resumed once again. This “Dietitian’s Journey” will continue as I have not yet reached a low-risk waist circumference (one where my waist circumference is half my height).  I still have to lose another 3 inches to lose (having already lost 8 inches!), so however many pounds I need to lose to get there, is how much longer I have to go.  I am guessing that will be in about 20-25 pounds which may take another 6 months or so, but I’m not really concerned about the time because this “journey” is about me getting healthy and lowering my risk factors for heart attack and stroke, and any amount of time it takes is what it will take.  It took years to make myself that metabolically unhealthy and it will take time for me to get to a healthy body weight and become as metabolically ‘well’ as possible.

Although I am a Dietitian, I have to lose weight and lower my blood sugar the same way as everyone else does; one pound and one meal at time, but it can be done!

It has been slightly over 10 years since I was diagnosed as having Type 2 Diabetes, and while it may not be possible to reverse my Diabetes because it has been this long, based on the clinical data I’ve seen I will be able to achieve complete and long term remission of symptoms provided I keep doing what I need to do once I achieve it. This is a lifestyle, not a “diet”.  My health and quality of life depend on it.

While I may not be able to reverse my own Type 2 Diabetes, I get the joy (and privilege) of helping those who have been more recently diagnosed work on reversing theirs . Equally rewarding is helping those who have been diagnosed as having pre-Diabetes from ever getting that diagnosis!

If you would like to know how I can help you in this regard, please send me a note using the Contact Me form on this web page and I’ll be glad to answer your questions.

Meanwhile, be encouraged. If I can do it, so can you. You can read my one-year anniversary post here.

To our good health,

Joy

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Note: I am a "sample-set of 1" - meaning that my results may or may not be like any others who follow a similar lifestyle. If you are considering eating "low carb" and are taking medication to control your blood sugar or blood pressure, please discuss it with your doctor, first.

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Author: Joy Kiddie, MSc, RD

Joy Y Kiddie MSc., RD - I'm a Registered Dietitian in private practice in British Columbia, Canada that provides low carb and ketogenic services in-person in my Coquitlam office, as well as by Distance Consultation (using Skype / telephone).