Does anyone deal with this....c for many days and then when you finally go you are really hungry for a few days?if you do how do you keep from not so much overeating but eating things not that great for you so the cycle doesn't start again?
Karrietex, The one thing that keeps me from being hungry is protein and fat. I have to make sure to get enough fiber with it or else it causes problems with C, but it sure helps with the hunger and keeps me from eating too much and the wrong things. I tend to eat steak and chicken with lots of well cooked vegetables and some Triscuits (for fiber). That's it. I try to stay away from starches and sugars (e.g. desserts, snack foods, side dishes like potatoes or pasta).
Gail,I wish I could do that. But protien well cause me to be ill and so I tend to stay away from anything that has a decent amount of that. Chicken though....yummy. I am just curious. I am going through this now and I am trying no to eat more than I should so I won't start the c up again.
Karrietex, I know what you mean and I have the exact same problem with the eating. The problem is that when I am in pain and so constipated it is literally impossible to eat, then when I get some relief I go crazy.Gailsusan is right though, eating more protein and some fat can help sustain you longer, however that can be a problem when the pain, gas, bloating and C is very severe.What can one eat for breakfast though? I find that the biggest challenge. Fiber and starch can be a problem (for me ... more constipation!!??) and the only protein I can think of are eggs. I have egg whites and fruit, however it does cause lots of pain, gas and bloating. Any suggestions, or feedback???
By the way, I've just started Zelnorm but so far no changes but its only been 2 days. I'm wondering what foods will help kind of "kick-start the meds ... apart from having tons of patience!Anyway, as far as the eating and overeating is concerned, I too know how difficult that can be, but try and hang in there and if you enjoy and can tolerate chicken then go for it ... it will probably help keep you satisfied for longer.Another suggestion is to eat several small meals per day to keep your blood sugar level, however that's a pretty tall order when in pain. Wish I could be more helpful ... when I find the solution, you'll be the first to know - promise!
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