Thursday, August 24, 2006


Several weeks ago my mother went to see a nutritionist and gained some knowledge about types of food that would be beneficial for her to eat, not eat, etc. Since that time she has reformed SOME of her eating habits and says it has helped a lot with her asthma.

On Saturdays, after our long runs, a bunch of us head over to Biba's for some grub and chat. We talk about all sorts of things and lately one of the topics has been nutritionists. One guy has gone to one in the past and a couple other people have been thinking of going to one.

So the seed was planted in my mind.

Yesterday I did some searches for a nutritionist in my area, but didn't know what I should be looking for. That is when I thought maybe I could ask for a recommendation from someone in the institution.

I went to the Employee Health & Well-Being site to see who I could call for a referral. Then I saw this on the web page:

Diet and Nutrition
Would you like some help sorting through all of the latest dieting trends? If you're ready to begin a healthy approach to eating, EH&WB has on-staff dietitians who can design a tailored food program that fits your lifestyle, food preferences and weight goals.

I called them up, hoping that this was not something I would have to get my department to "pay" for. And it isn't! So, next week I have a meeting set up with a dietitian to go over my goals, my history and eating habits. I hope it is beneficial and not just a reiteration of everything I already know that I should be doing, but just don't!

We'll see.


Vic said...

I have been seeing a nutritionist since the first of July and I highly recommend her. Her name is Catherine Kruppa and she works at The Houstonian. Check her out at her web site. You can contact her by phone or e-mail. Catherine is awesome!!! She really knows her stuff and knows how to help people. She's been a runner most of her life and knows athlete nutrition as well. If you go to her, tell her I referred you. Maybe I'll get a discount. Just kidding.

Erin said...

Let me know how it goes. I've been thinking of doing that & I'd be interested to see how the EH&WB folks are.

Cagey said...

I'd also like to know it goes with the nutritionist. I've thought off and on about seeing one, but I'm afraid that I'll have to give up ice cream and chocolate chip cookies (not that I'm hooked or anything...I can't quit anytime I want.)

TX Runner Girl said...

I have also considered seeing a nutritionist. I love Weight Watchers, but I feel like I'm stuck in a rut and need to do something different to loose my last 10 lbs!