Originally Posted by Chris(NJ)
What does your overall diet look like? Write down what you eat, (every meal!) and then you can start to make some changes. Or we can potentially help point you in the right direction.
If you're going to be working out, yes, your body is going to need some protein to feed the muscles. You dont need nearly what some stores/people will try to sell you though.
sorry bout that. bombed it on MD. back though.
So far this is what I can eat due to my condition (Graves Disease)
"No fish, no seaweed (I'm pissed cause no sushi, don't know when I can), nothing malted." - this is directly from my physician.
For now I'm guessing what I should eat. I can't really eat much dairy, allergies, and eggs, well my throat will swell an I choke to death. Yes I'm serious, was born this way so I'm used to it. I can have dairy but little, I can't gorge on it or else my nose will start to run and my throat gets itchy.
- Mornings, I eat Cinnamon Toast Crunch, it has Vitamin D in it so why not. Sometimes I have it with milk but at most I eat it plain.
- Lunch, this is where I start guessing. I usually eat Subway (Spicy Italian), or have a salad depending on what is available at the house (why is it that when you fart after eating a salad it is VERY RANK). There are times when my older brother/sister is cooking stew, but I keep to the vegetables not much meat.
- Dinner, well that's something I can't really control myself on. Sure I eat a salad or something again, but I get midnight hunger. I try to keep myself from eating ANYTHING after I have eaten my dinner, but I can't help it. I end up either snacking or eating a meal again.
- Drinking, I drink water a lot. I didn't used to. I would drink a lot of fruit drinks; orange juice, apple, etc. I stay away from soda, but there are times when I do drink beer. I keep messing with my head thinking I don't have money for anything (I asked my dad to make his savings account mine so that I don't go "well just this once" with any cash in my account), long story.
It's usually on the weekends that I drink alcohol, at most I keep to less than 4 cans/bottles of beer or a small amount of liquor.
I do smoke pot once in a while, but I don't get hungry, I actually get VERY thirsty all the time. Which brings me to my other condition. lol yeah I'm a cluster fuck of problems.
My hands and feet ALWAYS sweat. Born this way also (I got it from my dad), on my father his hands itch and well yeah. Mine just sweat uncontrollably! Enough so at times I can literally make a fist and sweat will drop out (it's salty). I think this is why I am thirsty all the time. I get dehydrated very fast. I usually drink whatever is around me, at the time (I can't control when the sweat happens), so weather it be soda, water, juice, I don't drink beer cause I just get more worse and I want to puke.
As for my work out, it consists of mainly a couple sets of half push-ups (go up to elbow length then drop quick), a couple of sets that help work on my abs, the shoulders, biceps, and that one muscle behind your biceps. Hopefully I get these names right. I do a little jogging, I still have to work up to all that, the disease took a lot out of me so I am starting from ground zero with most of this.