I taught myself to start each day with 2-3 cups of water. I just sip or chug it while making breakfast, coffee, getting dressed, etc. I also carry a water bottle (SparkPeople one, of course) with me while I work. The fuller it is, the heavier it is, so I always want to drink some out of it so it doesn't weigh down my belt! ;)
Those are great ideas! I myself am also on Remicade but it certainly doesn't seem to hinder my appetite! I log in my water religiously on sparkpeople and I shoot for 10 glasses a day! I don't allow myself any other drinks till I reach this goal! A normal drinking cup at home is usually two servings so measure up those 8 ounces! You may be taking in more than you think! You should probably up that caloric intake...try a protien drink! You probably feel sluggish enough already...getting those calories in to help fuel you may make you feel much better! I know it sure helps me! Hope this helps alittle!
Pounds lost: 50.0
Fitness Minutes: (160) Posts: 26 1/1/11 11:01 A
Sounds like you are mostly trying to eat to provide your body with nutrients right now more than anything else. SO try concentrating on drinking your nutrients until you feel like eating. If you have any way of setting alarms - email, PDA, phone - set your alarm for every hour to remind you to drink until your body gets back in the habit of being thirsty. As for lunch and snacks - try boost or ensure. Your body will eventually get hungry again. You may not make it to the desired eight cups of water a day right away, but small steps to increase will help out. Hope this helps!
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Fitness Minutes: (685) Posts: 21 12/31/10 9:19 P
I am having a terrible time eating and drinking enough. I am on Remicade and have no pain or discomfort when I eat. However, I am only eating around 800 calories a day and drinking 1 glass of water a day. I know this is horrible! But I have the hardest time keeping up. I have a nutritionist and she gives me meal plans and I try to follow these but, for instance, it's already 8 PM and I still have to have dinner and a snack. And I'm not hungry!
Does anyone else have this problem? Any tricks or advice? I try to keep food to munch on throughout the day but I work on my feet so I can't keep food on me.
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