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.