Nutritionist Referral


After the break down I had at my doctor’s office about my 15lb weight gain, she promised to refer me to a specialist. I explained to her about my vegan/vegetarian diet, exercise, hypothyroidism and eating disordered history. She was adamant that my weight gain and inability to lose weight are not related to hypothyroidism because I am medicated. According to her, that means I am “cured”. When she said that it had to be something that I am eating, I nearly lost my mind and the little sanity I have left. I explained to her about the calories I track every day, all the time I spend in the gym and I told her that given 21 years of having an eating disorder, that I know about nutrition and weight loss. In the end she said she would refer me to a specialist to make sure that there wasn’t another medical reason that I was gaining weight and couldn’t lose it.

Today I got a referral in the mail to a nutrition program. Thanks to my doctor, they have enrolled me in a group course called “Secrets To Weight Loss Success”. To say I am mad doesn’t even begin to cover it. Her referral just goes to show how little she cares about me or my health – mental or physical. I could write her a book on nutrition and exercise and I guarantee there is not one thing they could teach me about “balanced meals”, “snacks that cause weight gain” and “keeping weight off successfully with exercise”, that I don’t already know. When I was in her office she told me that I don’t need to lose weight and that my BMI is normal. Now I have a referral to go and sit with a bunch of fatties and discuss how not to eat McDonalds for dinner. Needless to say, she is no longer my doctor. Who gives someone with an eating disorder a referral to a weight loss course?


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7 thoughts on “Nutritionist Referral

  1. Am I allowed to slap her? Please say yes.

  2. K says:

    Hello Love,

    How are you feeling? How is the recovery going? Is your pain under control?

    I want to thank you so much again for your concern and for being there for me last weekend. I hadn’t felt that horrible in a long time. I was so sad that I was actually getting scared – scared I wouldn’t be able to talk myself out of it and scared that I would need to check myself into an Emergency Room. I was finally able to slowly crawl my way out of it yesterday. I think I’m getting better.

    I hope your recovery is going well and that you are taking a much deserved break!


    • Hello Darling,

      How are you this weekend? Are you feeling any better? I hope so. Please fill me in on how your week has been.

      I went back to work on crutches and it was a bit too much too soon. I will see how next week is. My foot is alright; seems to be healing well. It is still sore and I get very tired because doing anything on one leg is exhausting. It has been a good excuse to stop eating.

      I am sending you lots of love and hoping that you are much improved.

      J xxx

  3. zimburbanite says:

    Got some choice words for that Doctor!

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