Actually, I don't like milk, so don't do that much in the way of traditional cereal, but do eat breakfast bars of assorted brands & flavors at all kinds of random times. One of the advantages of the bars is that if you check labels, you can get ones with fairly high PROTEIN and FIBER content...the things that are hardest for me to want to eat. I find I FEEL much better if I can manage to get a good amount of protein down.
The prednisone & lupus itself are what have had the biggest effect on my appetite. Sometimes even my favorite foods can turn to the taste and consistency of dry cardboard in my mouth. It's a difficult issue, and is probably one of the biggest obstacles I face in controlling my lupus.
I'm one of those who has never had to control or monitor my food intake previously...learning to be regimented about
food at 48yr/old is a big change -- maybe would be easier with a family but it's just me (cat food doesn't count, although she does insist on food at 8am & 5pm, so that regulates me a bit!)
Post Edited (Lynnwood) : 4/15/2007 10:42:50 AM (GMT-6)