New Meal Plan Adventures

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Goodness, it's been almost a month since my last entry. I'm on day 4 of recovery for my second vascular surgery. This surgery was less intense than the first. I've got almost 12 hours to go with the compression stocking and I can remove it and the bandages and take a shower. My upper thigh is raw where the thigh high rubber pads grip into my skin. I will be switching to the compression pantyhose tomorrow for sure.

Hubby got his diagnosis of Graves Disease. We were relieved it wasn't cancer. Graves is treated a couple different ways. Fortunately he seems to have a mild case of symptoms and caught it early enough. Hs choices are 1) take a radioactive pill to kill his thyroid and rely on meds for the rest of his life. 2) take a med with the hope of putting his condition into remission and risk severe allergic reaction only to end up at option one. or 3) With the help of a natural Dr attempt to put his condition into remission with proper nutrition and herbs.

If you know me at all you guessed we went with option 3. Starting tomorrow we will be
Gluten, Dairy (unpasteurized in moderation), Soy, Caffeine and Alcohol free.

This is doable since we already omitted gluten and I've been cooking GFDFSF for my daughter for almost 5 years now. There will be no eating out, no high processed foods and sugar is to be kept on the low side. There are several herbs and other recommendations for him to follow that I will not follow. He will be in control of his own snacks and food combining rules. I don't want to be his food police. He needs to keep a food journal which I will be glad to help with since I am in control of our 3 main meals but anything beyond that is his responsibility. I've already started to pack weight back on by getting sucked into his hunger frenzy. I understand he is very hungry because his thyroid is pumping in overdrive. He's digesting food at such as fast pace he is in the bathroom upwards of 5 times a day. Throughout the 8 hours of broken sleep he gets his stomach growls loudly sometimes even waking me. I on the other hand am not starving, my adrenal system is slower and I don't need to eat every 2 hours. I will support him but I can't be eating every hour or 2 just because he is. My snacking at night ended yesterday. I'm actually looking forward to starting his new plan because then I will at least have an idea of what foods to make that we can both eat and all the beer is out of the house. Just the booze being out of the house will save me a ton of calories! Whew!

Well, I've got to get entering some recipes into the tracker since I need to start tracking my food again.

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  • DEBBY4576
    My husband too has an autoimmune disease, Crohn's disease. He was on their meds, but I found the Specific Carbohydrate diet and it did wonders. I want to share with you, in case you haven't found it yet, coconut flour. It's gluten free and better than anything we have tried to bake with. Gluten free wasn't good enough for crohn's. He can't even have rice. But we love coconut flour pancakes and pumpkin muffins. It's like a new lease on life for him, and it's low carb, which was a real turn on for me. Good luck to you both. Oh, and coconut flour is high fiber, so it stays in the tummy longer and may help to fill him up.
    2226 days ago
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