When I was first diagnosed, I tried to follow a low-glycemic diet. It did not decrease my pain. Eating healthfully overall does give me more energy, which does, in turn, help me feel better than I would if I were eating junk all day. I have also not found that any one particular food causes me discomfort.
I understand about comfort foods! Lately, I have fallen in love again with soups! It is usually low calorie (if you stear clear from cream soups), increases our veggie consumption, helps me feel fuller due to the high water content, and it's cheap! Little is nicer than the aroma of a soup simmering all day on the back of the stove. Mmmmm...
I also have a fondness for vanilla chai tea. I keep a box of Bigelow tea bags of this flavor in my desk at work. Whenever I feel flu-like (which is often), I heat up a cup and add a drop of milk and a touch of sweetner (and, no, splenda doesn't affect me either). It is wonderful.
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Miriam-I too notice that sugar or any wheat bread makes me feel worse. I do try to eat every 2 hours, small amounts of food and that seems to make me feel better.
Kelly- Will have to check out the Ezekiel bread. I eat white bread now and I know the starches are not that good for us.
Winters are long here in Minnesota and its a guarantee I will start craving carbohydrates anyday now so will try and keep that in check!
Allie- Thats interesting about the South Beach diet.
Where do you get the ezekiel bread from? I have searched everywhere for something that tastes good and have had no luck. I don't mind the rice bread toasted with peanut butter but it's not much of a sandwich bread and it's so high in calories.
Today is a great example of what bad foods can do to me. I have been under a little stress and I've been making some bad choices. I had sugar and wheat this afternoon and I feel horrible right now. I woke up this morning hurting and tried to console myself with food and it has really backfired. I am so tired and the pain has really gotten worse. All I want to do is crawl into bed but I have a 10 year old who needs some help with her homework. I don't think I'll be much help tonight. It's a good thing my older kids are good at Math because I don't think I could add 2 and 2 tonight.
Well, I'm not sure how I got from food to math but seems to be my state of mind today .
Thanks for the site. I did find one store in my area that carries the ezekial product and I plan to check them out this weekend. I will let you know what I think.