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7/19/13 6:53 A

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Thanks Russell!
Interesting about the soy. I already have him on canola mayo so that's good. Right now he's in New England and I'm in the south. He'll be back living with us in the fall. I went right after he got out of the hospital to help him out. Hopefully he's staying on the right track now that he is dependent on friends to help him out. I told him to tell them if you'd like to poison me feed me junk food. I wrote a good and bad list on the frige to make it all clear. Fingers crossed!

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JLKL1980's Photo JLKL1980 Posts: 1,151
7/14/13 1:13 P

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Russell - I really enjoyed reading your reply. You have really become an expert on this lowcarb living. This information will not only help Moxie, but anyone who reads it.

Glad to hear you are experiencing improvements with your health issues.

Joy

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RUSSELL_40's Photo RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,783
7/14/13 12:32 P

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I have CHF, and am also on a low Na diet, as well as on Warfarin. I tend to eat a lot of meat and vegetable stir fries. Check out my menu. You can change meats, and vegetables, and I split Lunch and Dinner into 2 meals, so I only have to cook one meal besides breakfast. Most days I spend 45 minutes making meals, and this was easy enough to do when I am getting out of the hospital, and not feeling so hot.

You may want to pre-cut his meats, and freeze them in single serv bags, so he doesn't slip, and cut himself while on a blood thinner. I did so, and bled for 3 hours. Plus pre-cut meat means, he could just thaw it, and throw the meat, and some No salt or fresh veggies in a pot, and boil it. A bit of oil/water, or broth (Na? ), and it is a soup.

With a little prep, making your own meals becomes easy. I toss in a can of peas and a can of tomato, add 2 servings of meat,2 t olive oil and boil for 30 minutes. Simple,and no thinking. Fruit, cheeses, and vegetable sticks can be snacks. I find that FiberPlus bars are not an issue for me, and have 1 daily also, but I have lost 140 lbs, and now adding carbs in anyways, so it may not be okay for him.

I have made a lot of improvements in the last 4 years of low carb. My last echo showed a tripling in the strength of my heart muscle, and I have less chest pain/ shortness of breath. Granted I am 39, and he is 84, but I think you will see some benefit if he sticks to low carb. I am taking half the dosages I was 5 years ago, and day to day, feel a lot better, which is the #1 goal. I no longer feel like I am struggling to live. I can actually enjoy my day. If he can feel better, then he can enjoy his retirement, and quality of life is just as important as quantity ( time ) of life. Once he recovers, get him to do a little light exercise. Sometimes I feel like just napping the day away, but after a brisk walk, or slow bike ride, I always feel much better.

P.S. Besides leafy greens,watch for soy products too, like mayo. They have Vitamin K, which will lower his PT/INR, and require him to up his dose. Most important is to keep whatever he eats the same week to week as it pertains to these foods.

Edited by: RUSSELL_40 at: 7/14/2013 (12:34)
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JLKL1980's Photo JLKL1980 Posts: 1,151
7/13/13 10:00 A

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Moxie - sorry to hear about your dad's health issues.

I remember when my dad started having swallowing problems. He used to enjoy applesauce in those little containers. Of course, sometimes it is hard for them to tear off the foil. I think it was easy for him to swallow and it was a refreshing flavor for him. Not sure about the carbs being low enough for him.

Joy

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MOXIE6's Photo MOXIE6 Posts: 580
7/13/13 7:47 A

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My dad recently got out of the hospital for congestive heart failure and I'm hoping to come up with a list of easy to prepare foods for him that are low carb and low sodium and real food. Also he's on Warfarin which limits his veggies more than I'd like. He is 84 and cognitively not able to handle much in terms of information, just needs to be told what to eat.
So far I've come up with tuna, chicken, eggs salads. Cream cheese, avocados, low sodium soups, frozen fish and veggies.
Thanks for any ideas for him.

I am starting my ticker again since starting low carb....in the home strech!
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