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Old June 9th, 2007, 04:46 PM posted to alt.support.diet,alt.support.diet.low-calorie
Merchantprince
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Default How to consult with a physician if you have no insurance or money?

I am desperate to get on a low-calorie diet, but have no means to consult
with a doctor or afford some diet program like Nutrisystem. Is there any way
to consult with a doctor free of charge?

What I'm looking for is a 1500 calorie per day diet that is painfully simple
to follow. If I could just eat the exact same, easy-to-prepare meal every
day, I could follow it. Willpower is not the issue, and I could easily eat
the same thing every day if I could only figure out what I need to do to
make it work.

Thanks,
John



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Old June 9th, 2007, 04:54 PM posted to alt.support.diet,alt.support.diet.low-calorie
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"Merchantprince" wrote in message
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I am desperate to get on a low-calorie diet, but have no means to consult
with a doctor or afford some diet program like Nutrisystem. Is there any
way to consult with a doctor free of charge?

What I'm looking for is a 1500 calorie per day diet that is painfully
simple to follow. If I could just eat the exact same, easy-to-prepare meal
every day, I could follow it. Willpower is not the issue, and I could
easily eat the same thing every day if I could only figure out what I need
to do to make it work.

Thanks,
John


Or just eating less would work.



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Old June 9th, 2007, 06:55 PM posted to alt.support.diet,alt.support.diet.low-calorie
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"Merchantprince" wrote in message
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I am desperate to get on a low-calorie diet, but have no means to consult
with a doctor or afford some diet program like Nutrisystem. Is there any
way to consult with a doctor free of charge?

What I'm looking for is a 1500 calorie per day diet that is painfully
simple to follow. If I could just eat the exact same, easy-to-prepare
meal every day, I could follow it. Willpower is not the issue, and I
could easily eat the same thing every day if I could only figure out what
I need to do to make it work.

Thanks,
John


Or just eating less would work.


And here's an idea for you, Rachael: **** off and die. How's that sound?



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Old June 9th, 2007, 07:00 PM posted to alt.support.diet,alt.support.diet.low-calorie
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On Jun 9, 10:54 am, "Rachael Reynolds"
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"Merchantprince" wrote in message

newsXzai.4932$%[email protected] am desperate to get on a low-calorie diet, but have no means to consult
with a doctor or afford some diet program like Nutrisystem. Is there any
way to consult with a doctor free of charge?


What I'm looking for is a 1500 calorie per day diet that is painfully
simple to follow. If I could just eat the exact same, easy-to-prepare meal
every day, I could follow it. Willpower is not the issue, and I could
easily eat the same thing every day if I could only figure out what I need
to do to make it work.


Thanks,
John


Or just eating less would work.



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Well yes there is as a matter of fact. You can look up FAQ's for
nutrition blogs and sites, that will probably answer your most
important questions. Nutritionists, not doctors are probably best at
giving diet advise, though, since that is what they do. You have lots
of choices.

Another thing to remember is that fees for doctors are negotiable like
lots of things. If you talk to the doctor and not the business manager
or receptionist, he/she will often waive fees for services if you have
a good reason for not having any money. He/she might also just tell
you to go get Medicaid coverage and come back then.

I saved over $25,000 at Mayo Clinic by talking to the doctor, and
another few thousand by talking to another doctor and hospital
administrator about billing....AHEAD OF TIME. Why would this work? It
works because doctors and hospitals give services away all the time,
plus their fees are not consistent. They are also willing to accept
Medicaid reimbursment and other 3rd party reimbursement for just a
fraction of their full charges (those listed on the bill, if you don't
say or do anything and aren't insured), so they might just do the same
for you. dkw

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Old June 9th, 2007, 09:52 PM posted to alt.support.diet,alt.support.diet.low-calorie
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Default How to consult with a physician if you have no insurance or money?

On Jun 9, 8:46 am, "Merchantprince" wrote:
I am desperate to get on a low-calorie diet, but have no means to consult
with a doctor or afford some diet program like Nutrisystem.


A doctor is not the best person to 'consult' for diet info - one look
at the many overweight doctors in practice is enough said. They just
know how to sell pills instead of health.
NutriSystem, altho with much prepackaged stuff etc, doesnt TEACH you
how or what to eat, it just limits your portions (which as Rachel
said, you could easily do yourself, even if you want to tell her to
FOAD, its the bottom line truth which is sometimes harsh to hear).
So what else can you do? Think about it, you are sitting in front of
computer and Goodle is your friend for looking up ANYTHING you want to
learn about! And you DO want to learn dont you? Expanding your
knowledge of foods will give you freedom to choose wisely and actually
learn about what you are putting in your mouth instead of having
someone give you a 1500 calorie 'diet' to follow blindly without
KNOWING the why should I or not eat this or that. People who dont
learn about longterm solutions to their being fat are doomed to 'diet'
over and over and never keeping it off for good. I dont know how you
came upon the magic 1500 calories as the amount you think you need to
consume to lose weight, but try googling 'diet 1500 calories' and
there are TONS of places to give you a heads up as to where to start
and what to eat.
You should try using an online food log like FitDay as it may be an
eye opener to become more aware of what you eat right now. You can
track your foods for say a week and see where/why/how different foods
give you different results. You are your own best guinea pig to
experiment on without someone handing you a 'diet' to follow. What
'works' for others may not necessarily 'work' for you. Have a look at
http://www.fitday.com (its free) Try cutting out say those fries for
a baked potato and some fresh fruit for juice etc and easing back on
portion sizes and before you know it your waistline will be getting
smaller. Doing small adjustments (baby steps)for REAL change instead
of radical 1500 max calories gungho eat the same thing everyday nazi
dieting will give you the results you are 'desperate' for.

Is there any way to consult with a doctor free of charge?


In most cases no. Some areas have free clinics, but we already
mentioned how doctors in general suck at diet info. Better yet, some
hospitals/clinics offer free classes on learning to eat better
(diabetic classes/nutritional classes etc) so check around locally or
thru your local YMCA even.

You mentioned that you have enough 'willpower' to stick to whatever
you have to do to lean out. Just knowing you need to change is the
first step. Its not about willpower, its about increasing your
learning curve about nutrition and exercise. Start making changes in
what you eat daily. Making good choices. Add in exercise (in some for
or another) daily. Think longterm and the more info you have the less
'desperate' you will be.



joanne

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Old June 9th, 2007, 11:47 PM posted to alt.support.diet,alt.support.diet.low-calorie
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"Merchantprince" wrote in message
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"Rachael Reynolds" wrote in message
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"Merchantprince" wrote in message
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I am desperate to get on a low-calorie diet, but have no means to consult
with a doctor or afford some diet program like Nutrisystem. Is there any
way to consult with a doctor free of charge?

What I'm looking for is a 1500 calorie per day diet that is painfully
simple to follow. If I could just eat the exact same, easy-to-prepare
meal every day, I could follow it. Willpower is not the issue, and I
could easily eat the same thing every day if I could only figure out
what I need to do to make it work.

Thanks,
John


Or just eating less would work.


And here's an idea for you, Rachael: **** off and die. How's that sound?


Yes, I could, but I won't because by eating less and exercising more I'm not
going to! You might though!

Rachael




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Old June 9th, 2007, 11:53 PM posted to alt.support.diet,alt.support.diet.low-calorie
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"Merchantprince" wrote in message
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"Rachael Reynolds" wrote in message
. uk...

"Merchantprince" wrote in message
newsXzai.4932$%[email protected]
I am desperate to get on a low-calorie diet, but have no means to consult
with a doctor or afford some diet program like Nutrisystem. Is there any
way to consult with a doctor free of charge?

What I'm looking for is a 1500 calorie per day diet that is painfully
simple to follow. If I could just eat the exact same, easy-to-prepare
meal every day, I could follow it. Willpower is not the issue, and I
could easily eat the same thing every day if I could only figure out
what I need to do to make it work.

Thanks,
John


Or just eating less would work.


And here's an idea for you, Rachael: **** off and die. How's that sound?



Maybe if you weren't such a lazy piece of ****, wart on the ass of society
with no insurance looking for a handout, we'd be able to help you. But
because you are, we can't.


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Old June 10th, 2007, 12:58 AM posted to alt.support.diet,alt.support.diet.low-calorie
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Default How to consult with a physician if you have no insurance or money?


"Merchantprince" wrote in message
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"Rachael Reynolds" wrote in message
. uk...

"Merchantprince" wrote in message
newsXzai.4932$%[email protected]
I am desperate to get on a low-calorie diet, but have no means to consult
with a doctor or afford some diet program like Nutrisystem. Is there any
way to consult with a doctor free of charge?

What I'm looking for is a 1500 calorie per day diet that is painfully
simple to follow. If I could just eat the exact same, easy-to-prepare
meal every day, I could follow it. Willpower is not the issue, and I
could easily eat the same thing every day if I could only figure out
what I need to do to make it work.

Thanks,
John


Or just eating less would work.


And here's an idea for you, Rachael: **** off and die. How's that sound?


Geesh, John, I'm not quite certain why you responded so angrily and rudely
to Rachel. If you have the willpower to stick to a certain diet
consistently for as long as it takes, why not just plan out the diet
yourself--same breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner every day. Then just
eat that. Why do you feel that it needs to be a program that someone else
has planned out for you? There are so many excellent sources of nutritional
information online. I use Fitday, and really like it. But there are
others, too. And they're free. Check it out--even if you decide that you
still want to see a doctor, at least you will have some valuable info under
your belt.


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Old June 10th, 2007, 03:57 AM posted to alt.support.diet,alt.support.diet.low-calorie
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Merchantprince wrote:

**** off and die.


NO U
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Old June 10th, 2007, 03:21 PM posted to alt.support.diet,alt.support.diet.low-calorie
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What I'm looking for is a 1500 calorie per day diet that is painfully simple
to follow. If I could just eat the exact same, easy-to-prepare meal every
day, I could follow it.


If you're really willing to eat the same thing every day, then what's
the problem?

Read some labels, add up the calories, stock up.

Turkey sandwich on WW bun. Healthy Choice soups and frozen dinners.
WW pasta with real sauce (not the high fructose corn syrup crap).
Grilled chicken breast and salad.

And the list goes on and on.

I think most of us managed to do this without paying a doctor or
nutritionist. The info is freely available.

Of course, "I can't afford a nutritionist" is always a great excuse
for delaying a lifestyle change.

 




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