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Diet energy help

Location
VA
I'm in a diverticulitis flare with a small abscess.

I know part of my energy problem is the amount of pills I'm taking, but the other part is my diet.

I have to go back to work tomorrow to work 4 days in a row. My job is more or less on my feet for 10 hours, 8 to 10 miles of walking, at times I will have lots of bending/lifting, and customer service. I don't know what to make that will give me energy.

I have a new batch of home made turkey stock on the stove now. Ive made risotto and cooked to death egg noddle soup with the turkey stock. I've eat a few crackers with a tinny amount of peanut butter 3 times a day to take a handful of meds. I've also been adding a pedialyte electrolyte powder pack twice a day. with what ever I'm drinking.

What to make and eat next?
 
Have you ever tried Ensure with protein? When I am in a particularly bad flare, that’s all I am able to tolerate. I also bought a juicer (one that removes all of the pulp/fiber) and will make a juice with spinach, apples, oranges, and celery.
 
Location
VA
I can not stand any of the Ensure and Glucerna flavers.
I never liked the juices people made for me, but i might be headed down this road very soon.

I ended up making a batch of split pea (did not use many) soup with rice made with turkey broth. I cooked the living snot out of it.

I did ok on energy till I got home and sat down.
 
How about butternut squash or pumpkin smoothie with a vegan protein powder. Spice with cinnamon, turmeric, ginger.
 
Location
VA
I'm back to eating anything I want. I found out a few days ago that I have full blown Crohn's after years of a few Dr's going back and forth on what i have. It's been about 2 years from my last ct scan and my colon has gotten huge.

I'm at the point that I have to have a most of my colon needs to be cut out. I should set the date in a few days and hope to set it up in about 60 days so I can take care of my financial issues.
 
Location
VA
I have gotten to the point i'm no longer in shock and ready to get it over with.

I need the surgery date at this point so I can start FMLA paper work and everything.
 
Location
VA
I got my FMLA and short term disability paper work started.


I have around 70 days to drop 30+ pounds. I have tried to drop weight all my life, but when I cramp I eat...
 

cmack

Moderator
Staff member
I hope you can see a dietician, or nutritionist. Maybe then you would have a better idea what to eat to feel full, but still lose weight. I believe you can lose the weight with determination and some guidance. Good luck to you fire bob.
 

Lynda Lynda

Senior Member
Location
N/A
How about butternut squash or pumpkin smoothie with a vegan protein powder. Spice with cinnamon, turmeric, ginger.
I have a new Nutribullet "extractor."
I will have to search this site for suggestions.
I cannot eat solid food right now, but I am looking forward to making healthy meal replacement "smoothies" every day.
Thank you Dawn.
🐼
 

cmack

Moderator
Staff member
pm me sometime and I'll give you some smoothie recipes that I like. You can try them or just use them as a starting point for your own recipes if you like, Lynda. There are a certain few things my doc strongly recommended including. Anything you don't tolerate well you just leave out.
 

Lynda Lynda

Senior Member
Location
N/A
pm me sometime and I'll give you some smoothie recipes that I like. You can try them or just use them as a starting point for your own recipes if you like, Lynda. There are a certain few things my doc strongly recommended including. Anything you don't tolerate well you just leave out.
Thank You. 🐥
I want to make a brand new start.
I have eaten bad foods for so long.
I can't go back to the way I was eating before.
Now is my chance to start over.
My cupboard and fridge are bare right now since I cannot eat solid food.
I will PM you when I am ready.
🌻
 
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