Hey, Roberta. It’s great to see you again. Thanks for coming in. Hi. It’s so nice to
see you again, too. I’ve been really thinking
about suggestions that you made last time. And I really want to
control my diabetes. I want to be healthier. So I’m interested in maybe
starting like a nutrition program. I’m really happy to hear that,
and that is a great place to start. Changing diet can
really help you to better manage your diabetes. So let’s talk a little bit
about what you typically eat, what your diet’s like. And if you remember,
maybe we could start by you telling me what
you had for dinner last night. Well, last night
we had family over. And typically a meal
involves rice and a lot of meat, some vegetables,
sodas, desserts, some fruits. And are you eating and
drinking all of those things typically, or last
night did you? I did. I had one bowl of rice. I like red meat. Some vegetables
and a cup of soda. So maybe if we just
even take that meal and work with that a little bit. What could you do if you were
going to have the same meal tonight, in terms of maybe
eating it a little bit– making different choices about
how much of things that you ate, to have a little
bit of a healthier meal? Probably I can probably cut
down on my rice intake, maybe half bowl of rice
instead of full bowl. Maybe a little less red meat. Try to substitute that
with chicken or the fish, eat more vegetables. Maybe I can skip the soda
and have a cup of green tea. Well, that sounds
fantastic and ambitious. Are you OK? And what you’re talking
about is exactly what we would suggest ourselves,
which is modifying your diet, right? Not changing it drastically,
but eating a little less of some of the things that are not
so great for your diabetes and eating more of the things
that we know that are healthy. More vegetables, less rice. And soda, of course, is
something that’s just not so good for us and
particularly for diabetes. Would you be happy drinking
tea instead of soda? Does that feel like
something that’s practically doable for you? I can try it. I can try it. I have been drinking
it for many years. But I’m open to trying and maybe
even water instead of soda. Yeah. I like that you’re
using the word trying. This is going to be
experimentation, trial and error. Some nights you’re going to
eat healthier than others. What impresses me
is that you have a really great understanding
of some of the things to eat less of and some of
the things to eat more of. Definitely. Because I know
this is important, and I need to get healthier. Yeah. Well, how confident–
say, are you going to be eating with
your family tonight? Yeah. Yeah. We usually have,
especially on the weekends, we have a lot of gathering. That sounds great. How confident do you feel
like you are on, let’s say, a scale of 0 to 10
that tonight you could put some of those
ideas that you just shared with me into practice? A little less rice,
more vegetables, maybe substituting tea for soda? You know, I feel pretty good
right now, pretty confident. I’m going to say a
nine, because I really want to put this
into action and start a new, healthier
diet for myself. Fantastic. And the thing that
we can do over time is just keep talking about this. And the one thing
I want to say is, you don’t have to feel bad
if you come in and say, I ate desert and two glasses
of soda and two bowls of rice last night. The important thing
for the work that we do is just that we keep it real. I can acknowledge that
behavior change is hard. Managing diabetes is hard. Changing diet is hard. And my job is to do the best
that I can to support you over time to do better
and to eat healthier. That’s sounds perfect. Thank you. Yeah. All right. Thanks, Roberta.