Registered Dietician Joan Hultgren, who runs our diabetes program, recently received the following letter.
Thank you for remembering and sending the bean salad recipe. It is delicious! Also thank you for your excellent counsel on nutrition.
I have taken your advice about using a tracking application, and have found MyFitnessPal.com to be very helpful. I also bought a great cookbook from the American Heart Association. The result is that I have already lost 10 pounds and taken in a couple of belt loops.
Apparently my cholesterol levels are now "ideal" which is a nice change from "oh my, that's very high!" It is amazing what can be done through diet and exercise.
Now I understand that good nutrition does not mean any sort of deprivation, in fact I feel that I am eating extremely well, enjoying goods that are both smart and savory.
Thank to your guidance and Dr. Oettinger's willingness to work with me, I feel wonderfully in control of my diet. Now that I understand the right fuel for my body, it is easy to stick to it.
I look forward to our next chat.