Food is all consuming… but in a strangely good way! I struggle most days to get in enough good quality food. The denser proteins still get “stuck” and feel rough for a couple hours. Sliders, of course, don’t have that problem but also don’t provide anything but calories! A few exceptions to that are protein chips and carb smart ice cream that, at least, have some other nutritional value.
My food stats are:
- Protein 60 grams (average) per day
- Water 30-48 oz. per day
- Gatorade 18 oz. per day
- Calories 800-1100 per day
- Sugar +/- 30 grams
- Carbohydrates 100-200 grams (I struggle to keep this down!)
I still have tons of trouble with sugars! Not a bad thing in any way. Totally keeps me honest. However, it’s a little depressing at times when I can’t have birthday cake or donuts with my friends. I’m learning to not let it become a deal breaker for the rest of my day if my friends meet for coffee and donuts and all I do is nurse a latte for several hours. I feel much better afterwards if I don’t try to force food down that I know is going to make me feel worse later. This is what the surgery was meant for and it’s doing a spectular job!!!
I LOVE the new P3 lunchmeat and cheese snacks by Oscar Meyer! These have been a lifesaver even though I know they are FULL of preservatives and salts. I can grab one and throw it in my purse heading out the door and know I have something better than fast food. Speaking of which, I also do very well with chicken nuggets and three fill me up completely! That’s a decent protein lunch, on the run, for about a dollar. Amazing!
Other foods: I have now branched out into veggies and fruits. Oh, glorious food!! I have never loved veggies as much as I do now. Cooked or steamed and they go right down easy-peasy. Only problem is the lack of protein. I have not yet tried any salads. Funny thing with fruit: because of the high sugar content some fruits I can’t eat. For example, I can eat peaches, yumalicious!, but I can’t eat watermelon, oh, the pain! Not sure whether it was sugar content or texture but watermelon is definitely on the list of not trying again for a long time.
Eggs, glorious eggs!! I still eat these as my primary protein. I found I am deficient on Vitamin G, now known as riboflavin and eggs are a good source.
That’s all I can think of for now…
Love and God’s blessings,