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Giving Up Foods We Love

Monday, July 08, 2013

My husband was recently diagnosed with glaucoma. He has gone for laser surgery at his last appointment his pressures were still too high. His doctor told him, he needed to start taking drops and hopefully things would improve. I immediately came home and started to research what foods my hubby should be avoiding. Of course it was all of his favorite foods and drinks. He was not a happy camper but he said he would try.

Right now, he is away working and he called me up to complain to me about how much he hates eating eggs without ketchup. I asked him, is eating ketchup worth his eyesight. Of course he said no. He said, he loves his job, driving and his hobby of shooting and golf too much.

Of course, I can relate to him with my issue with food. I have long family history of diabetes. My dad has it, three of his siblings and most of my cousins are. I know it's important to get the weight off and to live a healthier lifestyle.

It doesn't matter what health issue we are struggling with we whether it be heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol or even glaucoma. We have to realize no matter how good that brownie may taste, our how much we may love ketchup, in my hubbys case or don't want to give up fast food is our health worth it? I say "NO". You can always find healthier substitutes. Your taste buds will change - eggs will taste good without ketchup, black bean brownies taste just as good as the high calorie ones.

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MILLIFRED 7/9/2013 8:33AM

    Now my husband has had glaucoma for years, well controlled and no one has ever mentioned food being a factor; of course he doesn't like ketchup! I'll have to research that one.

I know what you mean though. I spent several months on dialysis after a near fatal illness and the dialysis diet makes you give up all your favorite healthy foods and substitute things like white bread for whole grain, etc. It was a big motivator for me to get off dialysis! Now I just enjoy all my favorite foods but in moderation and yes I am once more eating whole grains with no problems. Thanks for the interesting blog.

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NEWRUNNER2 7/8/2013 8:59PM

    I really like that thought: "Is eating....worth..."

Nice! Thanks. emoticon

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HARVESTER54 7/8/2013 8:29PM

    Such a wise thought. Thankyou for sharing. I will remember to ask myself that. "are my knees, back and ankles worth it? emoticon

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CAKEMAKERMOM 7/8/2013 8:05PM

    Many things you love you can make differently, even ketchup. He'll get used to it and will start to enjoy different things.

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MARGIE100%PURE 7/8/2013 6:45PM

    Delightful spirit until the real feelings take on this shine is like smile until you feel it. I gave up gluten citric acid sulfur and everything corn soy chicken turkey fish even clean organic whole foods have these natural properties and has taught me to be happy without them.

Sounds like hubby wants a goodie reward when he gets home, to encourage give him some thoughtful pampering he appreciates; maybe a sweet note in his next pocket or a task done by you instead of sugar.
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HOLLYM48 7/8/2013 4:59PM

    That is true. After being here for a year, it is surprising how sweet things taste- too sweet sometimes. It is just something to get use to and if your health is involved, in the end it is worth it. I hope your hubby hangs in there and eventually learns to eat other things.

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