Sample Menu from someone who is on a sugar free diet

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alone&scared
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   Posted 10/22/2009 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello:)
I was wondering if one of you has the time, if you could give me a sample menu of what you eat during the day, at what time and when you take your meds.
I have to take 1000mg amox 4 times per day (during waking hours). It needs to be taken with food. I have to take vitamin B in the am with food as well. Then I have to take probiotics an hour before or an hour after I eat, but not with food. And, I also take doxy which I have to take 2 times per day, without food and two hours before or after a meal.
I have no idea how to do this! My brain doesn't work right as it is, and I dunno how to fit everything in. I started my meds today and have kind of winged it. So far, they are not making my belly feel good at all. And, I don't eat more than 2 times per day. Twice a day is pushing it. I usuallly have one big meal. (which is bad, I know).
So, anyway, I need to figure this all out and i thought maybe a sample of someone else's would help. Also, a sample of like WHAT you are eating. Not anything elaborate, but just an idea.
Thanks in advance!

nefferdun
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   Posted 10/23/2009 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
You may find that you need to eat something with the doxy so that you don't get acid reflux or indigestion.
I was loyal to the "good diet" but loosened up although I do not eat sugar - for almost two years now.
I also do not eat red meat as it has so many toxins. Ideally on abx you want to limit starchy foods which become glucose and can worsen yeast infections. Many people also eliminate milk and wheat. I eat fish, chicken, turkey, beans, nuts and eggs for protein. Lots of vegetables are good and apple cider vinegar (with the mother) as a dressing with olive oil, will help your stomach with the doxy. Apple cider vinegar is a great addition to your diet for many reasons and it even kills bacteria. I also eat brown rice rather than potatoes. I like to make a stir fry with chopped vegetables and chicken. You can add other interesting stuff like pumpkin seeds, sunflower, pinenuts unsweetened coconut, etc. crapaki mushrooms which you can find in the grocery store are very powerful to treat disease. Drink a lot of decaf green tea as it is a powerful antioxidant. Stay away from all refined and processed foods.
For breakfast, eggs are probably best but plain yogurt is also good. I go on spurts of what I eat. For awhile I ate a lot of ground flax with nuts and dried blueberries with yogurt (or milk which is not so good). Berries are good fruits to eat. You can also have pears and apples in moderation. I like to cut fruit up and eat it with cheddar cheese with a bowl of soup for lunch. I also eat whole wheat bread but try to limit it. I love bread!
When you are sick you need optimum nutrition so you just can't eat the normal American diet. Never drink pop even if it is sugarless. When I have to have something sweet I make it myself with whole wheat flour and just enough honey to sweeten it. When you do not eat sugar you need very little honey to feel satisfied. Now and then I make something like carrot bread with walnuts and dried apricots. For Christmas I make cake with a lot of walnuts and dried fruit like apricots, raisons, dried apples etc. You should not eat a lot of this if you are on abx as it produces too much glucose. Can't help myself as i have to have something once in awhile though. Another wonderful treat is to make frozen yogurt with berries.

Caldonia Sun
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   Posted 10/23/2009 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I start with samento in the a.m. on an empty stomach. 1/2 hour or so later, I eat quinoa with some blueberries and plain kefir for breakfast. At that time I take ceftin and the first round of vitamins/herbs. 1/2-1 hr. later is threelac. Before lunch, cholestrymine. Lunch is either some leftover meat, brown rice or veggies. Hour later, threelac again. Mid afternoon, Candex. Right before dinner, samento. Dinner is meat, veggies, salad. I often juice my veggies at this time. Usually have 1 or 2 cloves of garlic pureed into some olive oil for bread dipping (making sure everyone else around me eats it, too, including the dog :)) Another round of ceftin and vitamins/supplements. Hour later, another threelac. about three hours after, another cholestrymine. Snack of 1/2 piece of rice bread so I can take Ambien and melatonin, 2 more Candex and probiotic. In between, as much water as I can hold. Bread is either Ezekiel or rice.

Wears me out just typing this. Seems our self-care is a full time job.

Cholestrymine is a cholesterol med that has been proven (according to my doc) to bind the lyme toxins in the bloodstream and remove them via the colon. I am very prone to candida, hence the Candex and several probiotics.

Hope this helps.

P.S. Really trying not to eat sugar, but once or twice a week, I cheat just a little with a few bites of a cookie or ice cream.

alone&scared
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   Posted 10/23/2009 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much! It is so funny that I don't know what a whole lot of the stuff is that you two eat!lol. I have never eaten right, so this is a huge change for me. Is cholestrymine a rx med? Or like an herbal thing. That sounds awesome. I also have high cholesterol, so two birds.
I definitely agree that our care is a full time job. Especially since my mind doesn't work right at all now and i have to figure this all out. I think I am going to make my sister write me out a schedule. Her mind works just fine:)
Thanks again! Now i have to google your foods!lol.

Caldonia Sun
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   Posted 10/23/2009 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Cholestryine is an rx. Also goes by questran or prevalite.

Nicky D
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   Posted 10/24/2009 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Alone,

I can try to help you.... I haven't been great lately- I haven't been eating as much as I should, but I can give you some pointers.

1st- they are many different versions of the sugar-free diet. On some of them, you have to exclude all sugar and alll wheat products, but can eat small amounts of potatoes, or brown rice, etc. Then there are the very strict ones- no bread, cereal, or wheat products of any kind. No potatoes, no rice, and avoid foods like carrots, peas, corn, etc if you can (high glycemic index stuff). Also- no fruit except high fibre/low sugar fruit (one person told my ONLY granny smith apples, but some people eat blueberries). Almost all other veggies are fine (peppers, lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, zuchinni, mushroom, etc...). Nuts, and all proteins are ok- but not the processed proteins that are full of sugar! (ie pepperoni, etc.)

Dr. Burrascano's treatment guidelines (you can find them on the ILADs website) give some basic info on his recommendations, or you can google "Candida elimination diet". A lot of the sites about the diet include menu recommendations.

I started out on the super-strict diet, and still pretty much follow it, but about once a week I have a flax seed/whole grain porridge-like cereal for breakfast. It takes 30 min to cook (the longer you have to cook carb-like things, the better they are), and once in a blue moon (so far, once every two months- I'm doing good :) ) I cheat, and have something sweet.

For breakfast, I eat eggs. This is because a) Eggs are easy b) I like eggs and c) eggs have enough solidity that I can take my pills with them, and they give me enough energy to start my day.

Lunch...what I should be doing (what I used to be doing) is splitting this meal into smaller portions, since this is when I don't feel like eating, usually. So I'd bring nuts, a piece of cheese, an apple, and maybe some salad, and I'd eat little bits here and there.

Supper: I usually just eat a salad or stir-fry, but I try to add some sort of protein (chicken, eggs, cheese etc), to make sure I'm getting enough to eat. It's really hard to get enough calories just eating salad. So I sometimes have home-made chicken ceaser-salad, stir-fry with tofu (I like tofu) etc.

As long as I avoid all carbs and sugar (excluding the breakfast cereal- it looks like bird seed, and hardly counts), I don't crave it. But as soon as I have something sweet, I have a week where I really have to push myself to stick to the diet. Some people can "cheat" more often and be ok, but I don't have the willpower.

But- since you did mention you were having trouble making yourself eat, be careful! When I first started this diet, I would eat a couple of slices of tomatoe and avacado for lunch, and a salad for supper, which wasn't nearly enough. I actually had to sit down and count calories to determine how much I needed to eat. If you are worried, or unsure, you could also consider going to a nutritionist. They could help you come up with a plan.

alone&scared
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   Posted 10/25/2009 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank again Nicky:) The very strict diet you described is almost exactly like Atkins. Which, I have done and failed. But, now I have even more reasons to succeed. It is hard to eat enough on this diet! The foods you do eat really fill u up and you have to force yourself to eat enough. However, I think that is what I am going to have to do. And, just force myself to eat enough.
I don't have the willpower to cheat and go back to the diet either. Once I cheat, I am done for. I keep saying I am going to start eating this way as soon as i eat all of my junk food, but then I buy more! I have to stop it. ALmost all of it is gone now..I do have some soups that don't fit this diet, but I could eat those tomorrow and be done with it.
I have to start soon before the cadida gets me...I need a live in drill seargant. Someone to make me do the things I need to do and not let me do the things I shouldn't. But, I can't afford one and would kick them out within 2 hours anyway:)
Thanks SO VERY MUCH for your advice. I just have to make the decision to get healthy AND then do it!

scorpio1960
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   Posted 10/26/2009 12:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Alone&scared, Good luck with the new diet. For a very long time I was doing so well with my diet but am now in the same boat as you. I need a drill seargant too but at this point I don't think he would last very long with me either. lol

alone&scared
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   Posted 10/26/2009 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you scorpio:)
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