I definitely don't have a problem with water, fruits, or vegetables.
I do have issues with sleep, getting proper exercise, and eating enough. I often wind up with less than 1000 calories a day...
I can sympathize with MARGIE as I too must avoid preservatives, additives, sulfites, nitrites, and all kinds of other nasty things. HFCS and caffine are things that I also cut out of my diet in an attempt to avoid migraines - it has worked to an extent.
But woman cannot live on water, fruit, and veggies alone!!!
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Thanks for posing an interesting question. I find B and F are my current biggies. B is a long time retraining after working two jobs and maintain my home; I now work 10 hours total per week and still can not complete 8 hours of sleep with regularity. One or two nights of only 2-3 hours short of this goal will strain my weakened immune system and I am assured of an infection due to too much stress for me that is... So I recover again and keep reaching for this simple goal. F Due to my more sedentary life style to avoid infections and recover from them, and learning which of the thousands of foods -that have sulfites and glutens- I must not eat to avoid allergic/sensitivity side effects. These side effects that can put me, a low adrenal person, in pain or energy strain to make me sleepless –too tired to sleep-; I am learning to live on clean food, on simple unprocessed choices. I have got the four food groups down but this limited variety gets redundant. This sulfite-free choice is complicated while working my Gluten-free and low glycemic programs but showing health improvement in the long run. So if 2000 calories is an active guide and I am definitely less active; my daily intake is much less but what is enough? I have been on diets of less than 1000 calories only to get sick instead of losing weight then too. My mother has lost 100 pounds on weight watchers while I keep getting sick. Well, I am still in retraining to adapt to my low adrenal fatigue and so few foods choices because of allergies right now. It is great that I love vegetables.
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The hardest for me are sleep and exercise. I work a 10am-7pm shift so in order to fit exercise,eating right by cooking at home,and spending time with my husband into the day I only get about 6 hours if I'm lucky and that is never without waking up 5 to 6 times. I enjoy my Boot Camp class I attend twice a week, but often times work makes that hard too since I have about 10 minutes to get to class after work.I also still have limitations do to nerve damage done before my diagnosis. I try to push myself, but I often get discouraged. SparkPeople has been a good support system for me. I thank God everyday for the support and encouragement I get from learning about others with CD.
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A and D. Drinking water will be easier in the summer as I get more thirsty when it is hot outside. (I also can go to the bathroom whenever I want in the summer.) Exercising will also be easier in the summer due to a more relaxed schedule and more yard work to do.
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exercising 3 times a day and not eating enough. I have a harder time getting all my carbs in. I have found printing off what is a carb from SP helps though.
I am either all veggies or all fruit. Have to remember to have both and I'll have it made. And I did go to the store yesterday and got apples, banana's and grapes. Did I remember to grab any today when I walked out the door? of course not!
G! Eating too much, too late, and the wrong things lately. Off the wagon - blah!
I never heard the 3 X/day for exercise either - I guess you could chop it up into 10-15 mins (or whatever works for you) - I can see where it'd help stimulate energy. Sometimes when I've not exercised all day, I'll take the dogs for their short walk and I'm always glad I did cause I feel better (so do they)!
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