Constantly making food for my Lyme diet

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Chris L
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   Posted 2/2/2009 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Am I the only one who can't stand this any more??  Sometimes I become depressed just by the fact that I have to constantly prepare and have special food ready all the time.  I've been a health nut all my life, so the idea of making my own food is not new to me.  Even so, I still was able to supplement my food intake with various premade foods on a daily basis.  Now my entire diet is self prepared and I can barely stand doing it anymore after two solid years of having to do this. 
Anyone one else in the same boat? 

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   Posted 2/2/2009 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   
HI Chris -
I think people feel differently about the lyme diet. Some people feel it's absolutely necessary, and others think just eating as well as possible is fine, unless you have serious systemic yeast problems or glucose intolerance. I never followed that strict a diet, and I still got better. I DO think it's important for everyone, whether or not they have lyme, to eat as healthy as possible and as little sugar (processed sugar especially) as possible, but I don't make myself miserable about it. I still eat out frequently (though I try to go for the healthier options on the menu) and buy prepared foods. Do you have a Whole Foods or health-food store near you? I eat a lot of their prepared foods and buy Ezekiel bread, whole-grain hot cereals, and sometimes some whole-grain crackers. I keep a lot of raw nuts at home, as well as Greek yogurt (no sugar), greens, and fruit. That way if I'm really hungry I can just grab something, but it'll be something healthy. If I'm on the run, I try to stop at a Wawa, since they have things like sliced apples and veggies (even though the peanut butter or whatever else they come with isn't so healthy -- but it's only a small amount).
By the way, how was your other doctor's appointment? Who have you decided to go with?
Lyme and co-infections since approximately 2002. Diagnosed in 2005. Treated for two years solid. Diagnosed with Lymphomatoid Papulosis in October 2007. Currently back on abx.

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   Posted 2/2/2009 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chris,

The food issue is a constant struggle for me. Mornings are the toughest, what the heck to eat?! On top of the restricted diet, my body really is rejecting a lot of food as well.

It's partially the lack of variety, partially the lack of ease and convenience that becomes frustrating.

I don't know how restricted you are in what you can eat, but I am mostly veggies and nuts and some small amounts of chicken and turkey.

I have heard many stories of how it helps in the fight . . . for overall health, to eat less acidic and more natural.

Maybe fellow lymies could exchange some food favorites, to break up the monotony.

Here's the best snack I have found that's relatively healthy and makes me feel like I'm eating junk food: Snapea Crisps. They are baked green peas and they actually have 5 g of protein, found them at Trader Joe's.

Keep it up, it is paying off!

Diagnosed - 12/30/08, Lyme + Babesia + Ehrlichia
Symptoms since approx 06?

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