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Unread 10-11-2010, 08:53 PM   #1
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Lookin' fer advices. :]

'kay, here's my deal.

I wake up every morning at 7:10 am, take my three year old to head start and then go to school until two. I pick up my three year old at 2:30 and I've got him until he goes to bed, which is when I go to bed.

I don't have the time to go to the gym, otherwise I would be there. I'm going to start walking at the playground after school when I start feeling better. (Was just in the hospital with my back and stomach pains... x.x

I need to cut back on greasy, fatty foods, I know, but there's so little that I can eat. My stomach is extremely volatile, and I'll end up throwing up at the slightly bad taste. It's not that I'm really picky, I just can't eat a lot of things because I have so many issues with my stomach and not being able to swallow. Oddly enough salty foods tend to make my stomach feel better. I lived off of French Fries when I was pregnant. I didn't have morning sickness, I had oh you're awake sickness.

So... my basic question is, what are somethings that maybe I can add to my diet now that will kind of... help put off the bad stuff?
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Unread 10-12-2010, 06:57 AM   #2
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well the playground for starters is a perfect place to start getting exercise. as far as diet is concerned, take a look at the what to eat link in my signature. I have a bunch of important facts and tips worth looking into. And feel fee to ask questions along the way.
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Unread 10-12-2010, 07:57 AM   #3
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Perhaps look into trying whey, soy, or egg protein powder. There's a lot of different kinds and flavors, and if one makes your stomach upset you can find a different kind. (For example my friend can't eat whey without it making her ill for the day, soy protein powder she's fine with.)

Protein powder supplements have come a long way in taste, consistency and so on. They're a great supplement to a diet and healthy. They normally have a lot of amino acids, low sugar, high protein. It's good for a snack, or maybe for breakfast (that's what I do when I don't have time to prepare a meal in the morning).

Protein fills you up too, so if you're less hungry you're less likely to eat the bad stuff.
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Unread 10-12-2010, 10:09 AM   #4
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I love String cheese sticks - eat them just like they're meant to be eaten. Little by little and it makes you think you've eaten much more. And they have a nice favor too. Also, cut sugary drinks out of your diet period. Or limit yourself to a glass or two a day like I do. I used to be absolutely addicted to Kool-Aid >.>

But honestly, learning to eat good foods is really just that. A learning process. If there were "good" foods that tasted like the junk foods we all love, everyone would be in much better shape! ;D

I have a severe aversion to veggies. The texture of them, and even the smell sometimes makes me vomitous. Not to like, call you a liar or anything because I don't know your situation, but I have a close friend that will only eat pizza (takes the cheese off and eats it seperately), chicken fingers, fries, snack chips, candy and sugary fruit. That's it. He's constantly going to the bathroom (like, once or twice every two hours) and having stomach problems. At first (years ago) he said he has the stomach problems because of certain foods. And whaddya know, it was the foods that are actually not too bad for him lol. He absolutely gagged when we tried to make him eat a taco or even a hushpuppy (had ot go vomit after that one). He recently went to the doctor and she told him that it's pretty much all in his head. That it's something that will NOT be pleasant and he just has to teach himself. It's not natural for your body to be averse to things that is good for it. However, it was not made to digest things like fried foods, processed meat and sugars all the time. When he finally (if he does) decides to eat healthfully, it will reek havoc on him for a bit because his body will need to adjust, but in the end it will handle it better than the junk he's always eating now. Have you talked with your doctor about your eating habits and how that might e affecting your stomach problems?

Something that stands out to me with your particular problem is that you have a 3-year-old son. Do you make him eat the foods he should be eating and not just what you will eat so you can teach him how to eat right and not develop problems himself? I know that's who I blame for my inability to get certain foods down, my parents. They didn't teach me how good the "good" stuff can be.

What do you LIKE to eat and CAN eat so that gives us a basis to work off of for suggestions.

I know I've done wonders by just replacing kool-aid with all but a few cups of water, replacing chips with string cheese or dry cheerios/cornflakes, a burger with a grilled chicken breast, I make my pizza at home so I know what's in it exactly... etc. (you might want to check out Eat This Not That) And like aaachiaki says, make what you eat count. High-protein foods will fill you up for a longer period of time. Getting them from REAL foods though and not supplements would probably help you more in the long run though.
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