So I started figuring some things out from the menus (I already have the 3rd week’s one) and the lack of proper documentation the nutritionist has. Either people don’t ask more questions or the woman doesn’t care.
As I have already complained, many of the portions are simply stated as “big/small/medium chunk/slice” with no means of determining whether something is small because I have a big appetite vs it being a normal or even big portion for someone in my target weight.
Small changes in the diets from one week to the other are also not properly documented or noted: the first week I was allowed a fruit snack between meals. Now, the operative word being “first” week, which wasn’t properly noted anwhere in the documentation given to me. I continued the practice and later found out I shouldn’t have. There are a few notes but they’re incomplete. The snack lists watermelon, cantaloupe, papaya, pineapple and jicama (which looks like it’s the answer to one of those “which item doesn’t belong here?” quizzes), but there is no mention of forbidden fruits (pun intended) for the first week. The second week does have a list of forbidden fruits and vegetables but, just as an example, does not list apples in either category. Now, I’m on the side of the philosophy that states that if something isn’t explicitly forbidden then it’s allowed (I confess, I’m attracted to libertarian philosophy.. So I had apples for snacks. Later on I learned that the nutritionist thinks the other way around: if I don’t explicitly allow it, it’s forbidden. Well you should start out with that info, shouldn’t you?
Later on I would learn that two pieces of chicken isn’t as simple as saying “I’m gonna have two breasts” (insert your own joke here) but rather is more along the lines of a medium sized piece and a small sized piece. A single breast counts as the 2 pieces. I mean, really? Double u tee efff maaan… At any rate, these things are getting settled but I don’t appreciate the lack of detail.
The last complaint is that I feel I’m visiting a pusher. An Amway pusher at that. I’m pushed into buying lecitin, CLA and no something called no-carb.
The only thing that’s keeping me here yet is that I’m making steady progress. I am asking a coworker about his nutritionist since he dropped 13 kg and seemed happy with her work. He’s going back as he’s regained 10 of those kg but that’s not the nutritionist’s fault.