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Anyone ever use a dietician?(4 posts)

Anyone ever use a dietician?David Ho
Feb 5, 2002 1:17 PM
I am trying to lose weight and have come down from 230lbs to 193lbs.I have gotten stuck at this weight for a while now and would like to get to 180lbs.I was wondering if I hired a dietician to plot out my meals for me for a few months to show me what to eat so as not to bonk and have good nutrition and still lose weight.
Iam in good shape and ride @10 hours a week and I race mtb bikes but train 80% on the road.I am stuck !Any diet tips would be greatly appreciated,thanks

Feb 5, 2002 1:23 PM

It so happens that my wife is a Registered Dietitian. I find proper nutrition an absolute essential component to my racing and training. I think you seeking the advice of a professional would be quite helpful. I don't know if an RD would give you specific diets but rather make broader suggestion of what to eat and when. Sometimes health insurance providers offer free access to services of RD's. This may or may not be available to you. I would also suggest seeking an RD with knowledge in sports nutrition.

Hope this helps. I think you are on the right track by considering the help of an RD.
Sure-learned some great thingsjbrown2036
Feb 5, 2002 2:03 PM
When I decided to get serious about riding I got one and it has made a real difference in my training and general health. They should be able to tell you how many calories YOU need during the day and what foods or supplements make the most sense for achieveing your weightloss goals.

I used K. Tallmadge (nutritionist for the Capitols when they were winning) and can easily recommend her.
re: Anyone ever use a dietician?Dave Hickey
Feb 6, 2002 6:56 AM
David, I'm sure a dietician would be great but here's a small suggestion. Have you reduced your calorie intake to compensate for your weight loss? Take your weight and multiply it by
13( or between 11 and 15 depending on who you talk to). That number is the number of calories/day you need to maintain your weight. For every hour of exercise, you can add 700 calories.
You've lost 37 pounds. That means your body needs 481 less calories/day just to maintain your current weight. It takes burning 3500 calories to lose one pound.
I'm not a diatician, but these numbers have worked for me over the last five years to maintain or lose weight.