Doing All You Can For Health
You eat right, exercise, meditate and your Doctor still isn’t happy.
For the past seventeen years, I’ve been living as healthy as I can, within the confines of my health issues, medications and their side effects and with what foods I am allowed to eat. Sometimes, Doctors lose sight of that, I believe. They don’t take into consideration what you started with, comparing you with healthy individuals not on the medication regimen that we are. We get berated when our blood pressure isn’t perfectly 120/80, we get scolded when our BMI isn’t perfect and get looked down on when our A1C’s, cholesterol or triglicerides aren’t within normal limits, never believing that medications are the root cause. I’ve fought back with every doctor and every new doctor who tries that line, that I’m not doing enough.
I eat a very healthy diet: low-carb, low-salt with a plethora of greens, low-starch vegetables, very few carbs (absolutely NO white starches, no empty carbs). I’m careful with what vegetables interact with which health problem, cause rosacea breakouts, cause blood pressure to go up. Afterall, I did write four healthy cookbooks! Doctor’s get selective hearing disease, doggedly sticking to their lab results, fully believing patients must be cheating, doing something wrong or lying to them outright. I very quickly verbalize my displeasure and set them right or I switch doctors.
Then they don’t believe I actually exercise because my weight has gone up and I’m not losing weight. I exercise 2-3 hours each and every day, doing cardio/aerobic of some sort for an hour a day at least. I use light free weights for an hour a day to firm and tone my body, and I can tell, for my stats have changed from 39x39x39 to 42x36x38. Sometimes I do an hour of either stretching or yoga in addition to the aforementioned exercises. I don’t know what else they want from me.
So stick to your guns and stick up for yourself, as I do with disbelieving Doctors.
No one else is going to believe in you as much as yourself!