So, because I am overweight and my dr. apparently does not believe me when I say that I eat healthy, she refers me to a "dietitian". I go, not wanting to appear as if I know everything. I do though. I have a Master's in health sciences and counseling. Just 10 years ago, pre-menopause, I was not fat. Since my dr. is younger than me and cannot figure out why I have difficulty losing lbs., she refers me to this person. After driving all over frickin' Elk Grove...and walking all over this huge building, I end up at a suite that says it is a Chiropractor/Spa. I walk in and say I think I am in the right place to see Kathy (whatshername). She is, in fact, there. Whew!
I go into her sparse, yet zen-like office, with a massage table in it. She says she rents the space for when she is in Elk Grove...and does not do massage. Damn..cause that is what I really need!
So I am hoping she knows about menopause, decreased metabolism and antioxidants, foods that increase metabolism, hormones, etc. Instead..she asks me what I eat. I tell her. She says,
"that sounds good, so what is the problem?" I say, "do you mean, why am I fat then?" She laughs and crosses her oh so skinny legs together. She says, well your diet is great. Why don't you measure out your olive oil? [is that it?]
I say, "I do. Geez, guess I just need a kick in the ass or something". She prompts me to stand up and then actually kicks me in the ass. I also find out that my dr's office sent old insurance info. and that my new PPO will not pay for the visit.
60 bucks for a requested kick in the ass. Nice. I knew more than she did about nutrition. People never believe that overweight people know this stuff. Many do.
So...I keep walking, eating right, and staying the same damned weight. Shit!