eating right.

By suecsdy Latest Reply 2015-01-02 09:33:32 -0600
Started 2014-12-26 20:12:41 -0600

What do you eat when you know you should eat, but just don't want to? Have spent the last 2 weeks with a muscle spasm in my back. Finally took a serious med for it last night and pretty slept the afternoon away. Now I need to eat and don't really want to, especially if it involves cooking. Any ideas?

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sweetslover 2015-01-01 20:30:36 -0600 Report

I love a handful of almonds when I need to eat but do not want to cook. Also I find either an apple or celery with some natural peanut butter to be a tasty fill-in. I also try to keep some homemade soup in the freezer for situations like this. I have had severe back pain, too. Fortunately my husband was so good to cook when I just did not feel like it. Hope you feel better soon.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2014-12-27 17:27:36 -0600 Report

Hi suecsdy,
I wish I could come up with something different than what these wonderful answers already have said, But unfortunately I can't. I just wanted to wish you better health and continueous wellness.
My thoughts and prayers are with you now and always. VL

GabbyPA 2014-12-27 16:59:46 -0600 Report

Pickles and cheese are one of my favorites. Cucumber will do as well. I try to keep fresh veggies on hand and can throw together a quick tuna or cream cheese dip for them. Or peanut butter. Another quick one for me is a veggie wrapped in some lunch meat. I like those too.

Glucerna 2014-12-27 15:48:28 -0600 Report

I hope you're feeling better. I love all the ideas for quick and simple foods to eat that require little to no preparation. Often it's easier to drink something vs chewing. Do you have any friends or family who could help you out by prepping meals for you for a couple of days? ~Lynn @Glucerna

suecsdy 2014-12-27 16:12:46 -0600 Report

Thank you. I do feel better today. Am being a little more aggressive towards this back spasm and am getting on top of it. Much less discomfort today…I think the trick is keeping it from tightening up again once it has relaxed. All the meal suggestions are great; May have to get some shakes to keep on hand for little emergencies like this.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2014-12-27 10:20:10 -0600 Report

It is always a good idea to keep things like nuts..cheese..olives..and good low carb bread in the house..things you can grab and eat with zero preparation…I hate eating in the morning…I never liked it and before I was diagnosed would go to 3 or 4 in the afternoon before I ate something…the other day all I really had in the house was eggs …hadn't gone shopping..too busy preparing for Christmas…the thought of frying a couple eggs was comparable to asking me to get up and clean a closet…I just didn't want to do it…I know that if I had other low carb..grab and go foods…It would of just been easier…and although I DO NOT usually use any prepared foods…having some glucerna shakes in the house has saved me on more than one occasion..(before I started Atkins)…so easy just throw one in the freezer for ten minutes…I have two entire cases I wont be able to drink for a while (while im on this diet)..I wish I could push them through the computer for you…

haoleboy 2014-12-27 17:42:21 -0600 Report

So are you saying you started eating breakfast after you were diagnosed? If so I would be curious as to why.


RosalieM 2014-12-27 08:01:04 -0600 Report

Make a smoothie. Use frozen fruit. A frozen banana is a good base, 1 cup whole milk, frozen broccoli florets. An egg or two ( they warn against fresh eggs), malted milk powder and /or cocoa sweetened with a little Splenda. The object is to make it a meal replacement that is very nutritious with outraising blood sugar much. Add some ground flax seed for fiber and fat.

jayabee52 2015-01-02 00:05:54 -0600 Report

Howdy Rose
I find that bananas (frozen or otherwise) raises my BG too much.

RosalieM 2015-01-02 09:33:32 -0600 Report

Bananas do raise blood sugar a little however you need
a small amount of carbohydrate in each meal. If you use whole milk and the flax seed, oat bran and eggs and broccoli,. The banana is pretty much all the carbs of any consequence. But then when I make it for myself, I add a whole tablespoon of Hi maize resistant starch fiber to the smoothie. That zaps the carbs in the banana. The frozen banana gives the texture of a
vanilla malt. I add a little malted milk powder too. I wish I were there I would make you one. You will be hooked.

lilleyheidi 2014-12-27 01:54:40 -0600 Report

I often find myself not hungry at my evening meal time and know I have to eat something before going to bed. I keep a ziploc bag of mixed seeds and nuts and grab a handful or two of those and nibble on them. It works for me. HUGS, Heidi

Pegsy 2014-12-26 21:47:46 -0600 Report

Soup. It's great for lunch or dinner or even a snack. When I makes soups or stews I make very large batches and freeze leftovers in single serving containers. Even if frozen solid they can be heated quickly in a pan on the stove or in the microwave. I also keep a few cans in the pantry and add extra veggies and protein. Quick, easy and not hard on the stomach when you don't have an appetite. I often don't feel like eating but once I get started I discover that my appetite finds me. Breakfast is a bit harder for me. I start my day early and find it very hard to eat. I rely on smoothies that I can mix in the blender and just drink down along with my medication. I hope this helps.