So jt80, how did your home cooked meal turn out? I hope you felt better after preparing your own food.
We so rarely eat out (for health reasons first and foremost, heart disease and stroke runs in my husband's family and now for budget reasons). You have no idea how tired I am somedays of cooking, yet another meal. But at the end of the day, I actually feel so much better because I cooked foods/entrees I knew I could digest easily. I sometimes make 3 different types of meals - high fiber for hubby, low fiber for me, vegetarian for my oldest daughter. I have so pots and pans on the stove (white rice for me, brown for hubby, etc., etc.), it's a juggling act but again, everyone says they feel better b/c they ate what they needed to. My husband has had diverticulosis so he needs the high fiber.
Now after all this you'd think my youngest daughter is not picky - Ha, I wish that were true. She complains that I didn't make hollandaise (sp?) sauce for fresh asparagus, or something absurd like this - I just want to shake her silly. This is when I launch into my routine - do you think this is a restaurant and I am your short order cook? LOL
Check in when you can. Hoping you discovered the benefits of preparing your own food at home.
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 8 weeks later)
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening