Tuesday, July 12, 2011

What I Eat

I'm very fussy when it comes to eating.

It's amazing how many of my friends love to make a joke of my eating habits (it truly is quite amusing... but I can't help it).

Anyway, it's always a bit nerve wracking having to tell a dietician what you eat, but it was one of the appointments on the pre-assessment list.

So for breakfast, I usually always have multigrain toast with vegemite, sometimes jam, a giant cup of coffee and a handful of tablets.

For lunch, I might have crackers with vegemite, or a sandwich, or I might go out and eat (bakery fare, toasted chicken wrap etc).

For dinner I usually have meat (chicken, beef, lamb, pork) with either potato, rice, or pasta.

For snacks I eat biscuits, cakes, chocolate muesli bars, and bananas (when they're not $15 a kg).

I also have at least one cappucino and one hot milo per day.

All of that may not seem very healthy for a normal individual, but the only problem was that I need to cut down on vegemite because of the salt content.

I'm in the perfect weight range for my height and medical condition.
I use supplements (mutivitamins) to make up for the lack of vegies and for the malabsorption issues that occur with hypogammaglobulinemia.
I have lots of problems due to taking prednisolone for twenty years which is why it's recommended to cut down on salt.
The osteopenia is also due to the prednisolone, so I have to take high dose calcium, vitamin D, and fosomax, and drink more milk via cappucino or milo.

I was quite happy with that report!


Fiona said...

Oh dear! Well if cutting back on vegemite is the only thing to come out of your meeting with a dietician, then it's not so bad!

Frankly you don't sound like a fussy eater to me at all!!

Michelle said...

Drink more Milo! That's what I like to hear! Why don't you have a sponsorship deal already??

I didn't know that about salt and prednisolone. Mum was on it for years (she had polymyalgia rheumatica) and has always eaten too much salt and has massively high blood pressure (she uses the excuse of living in the tropics as her excuse to eat too much salt). She also has osteo pubitis from the prednisolone.

trudi@maudeandme said...

Two ticks for pre testing! Yeah!!

Leonie said...

Funny isn't it. There's always this hype about eating healthy and 3 fruits and 5 veg and all but it's amazing how you can have a "balanced" diet without them! Gives me some hope for my kids when they go through fussy stages!

sophie said...

Having vegemite toast for breaky doesn't seem like a lot of salt - that's news to me. How fantastic that you are in the perfect height/weight range!

Jennifer Rose said...

20 years of steroids?!? o.0 i hate having to take that for one week, couldn't imagine 20 years

and $15 a kg for bananas is insane :/