Obese nurse to counsel patients about weight loss is negatively affected.
Being in the nursing field where we are caring for other people, monitoring their diets, fluid intakes and
watch the diabetic with an eagle eye for proper diets. The nurse her/him self are not following the same nursing care for their diets. Across America dieting is a huge fad and on average every other women/man you speak with are "dieting". Drinking a diet coke and a candy bar is not a diet.
I was reading a article in the American Journal of Nursing about 'Should nurses practice what they preach' Nurses are teachers an people are watching what we do. I consider myself obese compared to the size I was prior to having children and needing to lose 25lbs. I do walk 15 miles a week and I drink water instead of cokes. I monitor what I eat but found out – I am not eating enough. How wild is that!
I also was reading The Truth About Women and Heart Disease By Al Sears, MD
in the workingmomonly newsletter I wanted to add some of his thoughts on women (and men) and heart disease. This is a clip from Dr Al Sears article.
How to Make Healthy Food Choices for a Woman's Heart
If you follow mainstream dietary ideas, you won't get the nutrients you need as a woman. You'll gain weight and won't get enough protein. This can cause major health issues.
Insulin controls fat production. And too much insulin can cause heart disease.
When you eat a lot of starchy carbohydrates, you increase the insulin in your blood. This can eventually cause insulin resistance that makes it difficult to regulate your blood sugar.
According to the National Cholesterol Education Program, poor fasting blood sugar is a major concern for postmenopausal women and contributes to heart disease risk. (The NCEP got this one right.)
Ideally, protein should be the main course of each meal. Eat 3 to 5 servings of vegetables (the ones that grow above ground), 1 to 2 servings each of fruits and nuts, 1 to 2 servings of dairy, and less than one serving total of grains each day.
Here's one more tool to help you make healthy food choices for your heart. Because rising blood sugar levels are damaging to a woman's heart, choosing foods with a low glycemic load is important.
So what does that mean?
In short, if a food has a low glycemic load, it has fewer carbohydrates per serving. Those carbs also take a longer time to turn into glucose in your blood. Food with low glycemic load will help you keep your blood sugar and insulin levels low.
Angela is a nurse that has worked for 21 years in the same state funded psychiatric hospital assisting some clients that others might refuse to treat. She works on the psychiatric ward.
for what a doctor prescribes – I am sharing my nursing adventures with you.
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