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Struggling....

Thursday, October 11, 2012

I'm currently living in the middle of nowhere. It is a small fly-in community of approx. 400 people. We only have one little store with limited selection and high prices. Food has been a huge challenge for me. My meals usually consist of sugary oatmeal for breakfast, Kraft dinner or Mr. Noodles for lunch, and a TV dinner for supper. If they have frozen chicken breast in stock I'll buy that but it doesn't last long. I can get potatoes every so often as well. What I would do for an apple or broccoli! lol Some people buy a ton of food in the city and then bring it up with them (we huge chest freezers in our apartments) but the power goes out a lot, sometimes for hours, sometimes for a day or longer. Also the next time I will be in the city is December when I go home for Christmas. I will only be in the city where I can bring things here for less than a day (I fly from home to that city, then there to here). I've found meat places that will ship up here but nothing with fruits or veggies. There are canned veggies and sometime frozen but it's far less yummy than having fresh. I take multivitamins but I still feel that my mind is just mush from the lack of vitamins, too much sugar, fat and carbs. Not quite sure what I can do to make my food better...
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CLUTTRELL8 10/12/2012 10:31AM

    I'm wondering if a fiber supplement would not be helpful for you since you need plant-based foods for getting in your fiber daily. I know making your food choices better would be ideal, but in case you can't do that all the time or right away, I would think to look into adding fiber to your daily routine however you can.

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LVMAMAW 10/11/2012 11:17AM

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SPICEMWE 10/11/2012 9:43AM

    Apples will actually keep for a long time without refrigeration, so you could get those if they are available. What about growing some small plants in your apartment? If you like tomatoes, those are really the easiest to grow indoors. I think strawberries do pretty well indoors too if you can get them some light. It might be worth looking around on the web to see if there are any sorts of plants that may do 1.) Well in your area and 2) Indoors.

What do people you work with do for lunches? Maybe you could get some pointers from them since they are in a similar situation. It's so hard to give advice when people in a much different environment than you.

Good luck!

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