I felt like I had hit a plateau with my fitness/health level so I talked to Fred Devito, co-founder of Core Fusion, at Exhale about what it could be. Now I knew that my eating habits were not the best but they aren’t too bad either. Awhile ago I had given up white bread and switched to whole wheat or multi-grain bread. The only white bread that came into my diet was if I was at a restaurant. I stopped drinking soda but once in a while I will have one and I always try to make pretty descent choices when I order out. My biggest downfalls were that First, I do not eat enough fruits and vegetables in fact I hardly eat any at all. I found with living in the city and at the pace my life moves, if I buy fruits and vegetables, I don’t eat it fast enough and it goes bad. This is probably my biggest problem. My second problem was until about November I thought buying low-fat and non fat items were better for you, turns out I was very wrong! My third problem was I do not drink enough water. So after speaking to Fred we decided that I should get a Nutritionist to help me with my eating habits and help me make good choices.
One of my favorite instructors at Exhale, Kayleigh Pleas, is a nutritionist and she was offering a special for the new year so I thought I would give it a try. I will be seeing Kayleigh for four sessions, which is very short, but on my budget, it is what I can do. Last week was my first meeting and this Thursday is my second meeting. Kayleigh had me fill out a Health history form for our first meeting and we went through where my biggest downfalls were. We talked about what kind of food I need to be eating and she made suggestions that I should incorporate into my diet and practice for the next time we meet. My suggestions were: drink at least 8oz. of water before and after meals, slow down and think about what your eating (I tend to eat way to fast), keep a detailed food journal (not calorie counting) and replace half of my sandwich at lunch with vegetables and fruit. I also needed to replace my bread with a different kind of bread. I had two weeks to incorporate these changes. One week has passed and I did not do very well… So this week I really need to work on it, otherwise there is no point for me to go to a nutritionist. I told Kayleigh about my struggles and she told me not to get frustrated that normally she suggests that people see her for 6 months because it takes a while for people to make these kind of changes in their diet and lifestyle. So I will keep you updated on my progress with Kayleigh and give you tips from her along the way. If you are interested in seeing a Nutritionist I highly recommend Kayleigh. She is great and very helpful. For more information on Kayleigh you can visit her website.