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05-19-2005, 09:51 AM
Does anyone know of a good web-site or nutritionalist who can help me with my nutrition and weight lose. I'm looking for someone who can help me while I'm triathlon training.

Last year I went to a nurtionalist my doctor recommended and that turned into a nightmare. Even though I told her I was training almost everyday for a triathlon, she put me on a 1200 cal diet! For a 205lb women who's training...this caused all sorts of problem. I would finish my races unable to even drive myself home...luckily my hubby was with me. Also, I was really fatigued during the day.

I just need some one to explain to me what I'm doing wrong. I work out about an hour and a half 6 days a week and eat very healthy...I mean very health...with absolutely no weight loss! :confused: It's bumming me out!

Please help someone!

05-19-2005, 09:56 AM
Do you want someone locally (if so, where?) or is someone over the internet OK? There is a lot of remote/internet coaching available these day (like Carmichael Training Systems) and I wonder if they also have Registered Dieticians on staff.

05-19-2005, 11:11 AM
I have no suggestions for training coach/nutritionalist

But remember that when you are new to training/exercise, and if you are carrying extra weight, to begin with you may notice little or no weight loss. It might be a few months before you can see it on scales.

As you burn fat, you build muscle, and muscle weighs more than fat!
So there may be no weight reading change on the scales for 2-3 months, BUT you will notice your body changes shape as the clothes you wear start to sit differently on your body.

Best wishes with your developing fitness level

05-19-2005, 11:39 AM
Nancy Clark (http://www.nancyclarkrd.com) is a pretty well-known sports nutritionist. She has counseling services, but she only offers her services in the Boston area. Her web site suggests that you "find a local sports nutritionist by using the American Dietetic Association's referral network at www.eatright.org (http://www.eatright.org). Just put your zipcode into the referral network and you'll get a list of local sports nutritionists." Seems like that might be worth a try. (I believe this only lists providers in the United States.) But - this list is not limited to sports nutritionists, so I would ask questions before making an appointment to make sure that the person you are seeing understands training as well as eating!

Also - if you're interested in a book, I found Nancy Clark's The Cyclist's Food Guide (http://www.nancyclarkrd.com/books/cyclistsfoodguide.asp) useful.

--- Denise

05-19-2005, 11:53 AM
Thank you everyone.

I'll try the website that Denise G suggested, but SADIE KATE if you know of anyone good on the web, let me know. If not I live in Southern Cali.