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Why I Hate The Doctor!


I have always hated going to the doctor, ALWAYS.   My wife after some recent blood work was as far as calling up a doctor for me to go since some of my numbers were high.  But I called made an appointment and went.  Part of the reason was because of the chipmunk.  I want to be around during his life and show him how to ride a bike, throw a baseball, coach his baseball team, all the father things that I am supposed to do.

Well he did what ever he had to do.  I handed him my blood work numbers and he wanted to do more so that we got a more accurate count.  Now this is where I feel a small victory, my triglyceride count dropped over 200 points since October! That’s my small victory against the doctor but dispit the huge point drop the count was VERY high.  Everything else looked good, my cholestoral checked out great, glucose great so there wasn’t any pre-diabetic things to worry about.   Even with that he told me it is a low-fat, low-carb, high fiber diet. Oh and make sure I get 30 minutes of exercise a day! When he mentioned the exercise, I almost laughed and wanted to say “I have a 3 month old isn’t that enough?”  I’ve never been on a diet in my life, never worried about what I was eating (mainly because I wasn’t obese).

In some discussion with family I find out that fruit was high in carbs. (again i’ve never bothered to check the nutrition facts of things)  So I do alittle bit of research and find out that most fruit is high in carbs.  Well thanks mr. doctor, now your making resort to Broccoli for desert!  Wouldn’t fruit have alot of the good carbs and not the bad carbs like anything with enriched flour?

This is the reason why I hate going to the doctor… I’ve always looked at myself as having great health, nothing wrong with me with the exception of a alittle poundage that I need to lose.  To have someone tell me, “No Brandon your not as healthy as you thought” is almost like telling me that I’m going to get hit by a bus tomorrow.  I know that there are illnesses out there that are worse then just having extremely high triglyceride levels and that it isn’t a death sentence on anyone.  I can fix this,  the problem is that I know the doctor will tell me as soon as my levels are back in check that we need to work on something else and I’ll never be able to eat the whole burrito at chiptle ever again!  But I do want to be around for the chipmunk.  I mean who wouldn’t want to get healthy for their child and to set a good example for them, right?

I’ve been struggling looking for things to make that are fit all three categories of my diet.  I can either find one that is low-carb but it isn’t high in fiber or low-fat or vice versa. Ugh, what are your suggestions for this low-fat, low-carb, high fiber diet?

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About The Rookie Dad

I am husband and father foremost. Secondly, I am a PBS producer and contribute to Traveling Dads and Dads Round Table.

Posted on February 12, 2011, in Fatherhood and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. eating low carb doesn’t mean you can’t eat fruit. Eating low carb means you can’t eat all the highly processed crap that is out there. If you adopt a lifestyle of lean meats (with an occasional burger) and fruits and veggies, you can eat carbs too IN MODERATION. Fruit doesn’t count in the carb count because it’s good for you. I personally hate eating fruit…way too time consuming to peel things. I prefer veggies because they are frozen.
    Oatmeal for breakfast (fiber), a sandwich on whole grain bread for lunch, and veggies and lean meat for dinner. It’s not as depressing as it sounds- I promise!

    • I’ve started the oatmeal for breakfast which isn’t a big deal at all since I’ve always liked it. I’m glad to hear that fruit is good for you even though it is high in carbs… my wife told me the same thing. I’m having to be turned on you could say to veggies… only really liked carrots and radishes. Today I ordered a lettuce wrap sandwich from my favorite sandwich joint and I gotta say it was pretty good. Since I can get that type of sandwich from my sandwich shop it shouldn’t be to bad after all.

  2. I have come to love the chicken salad. Grill up some chicken with some olive oil. Put it with some salad, tomatoes, cucumbers. makes a delicious meal. Sometimes I end it with a fruit salad where I just basically cut up a banana, strawberries, kiwi, and grapes together. Makes a nice dessert. Also, tuna salads are nice. Tuna, hard-boiled eggs, relish, balsamic vinegar, put it on a salad with tomatoes and voila.

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