Saturday, February 11, 2012
Hey!!! It's better than gaining or staying the same...I had a different breakfast this morning. I made a smoothie with Napa cabbage, sweet red and yellow peppers, papaya, apple, soy protein powder, flaxseed (ground), low fat plain yogurt and water. I checked my breakfast on the nutrition page and it is 50% carbs, low fat and high protein. I am pleased as this was very satisfying and I was inspired by Dr. Oz who had a guest who sells high speed blenders to make these (which was not mentioned on Dr. Oz's show)...but it made me think about how easy it would be to make breakfast in the blender (mine is a pretty good one but my drink was a little lumpy but palatable. I think next time I will put in more water.
I had a recipe for a smoothie made with raw collards but it sounded hard to swallow unless I had a super high speed machine like that person I can't remember the name of.(.Googled it was Montel Williams)....so I steamed a serving in my bamboo steamer on top of a pot of water and I think it will mush down in the blender now. Collards are a really healthy green and as I recall they are easy to grow. I might grow some this summer. They are one of those greens that you cut off and they keep producing until AFTER the first frost.
My surgeon who is going to do the herniorrhaphy in March suggested I take stool softeners to keep from straining but I think eating lots of veggies would be better. So we will see if this helps. My surgery is scheduled for March 2nd. I have only 3 weeks. I am glad it is scheduled as I am now having discomfort in the middle area (epigastric) where the hernia is. It is large enough that it will be an open procedure with mesh.
I plan to go for food allergy testing the same day as my preop exam and take that day off work since I cannot eat for 12 hours before the blood test for allergies. Will blog about my results and hopefully I won't be allergic to a lot of the top 25 food allergens.