For as long as I can remember it was always jammed into my brain that we as "CFers" needed to have a high fat and high calorie diet. I was told to eat whatever I wanted and that I should eat a certain amount of calories a day to just maintain my weight...and thats not counting the make up eating I had to do if god for bid I got sick and lost 10 pounds!
It was SUCH a chore as a kid/teenager with the weight and eating battle. They always tried to push supplements on me (this was the DR before the DR I have now) Scandishake to be exact. I swear that stuff was going to be the end of me...I hated it! I bet you never in your life met a kid who was as creative as I was on how to get rid of a shake quickly before your parents or anyone else saw you dispose of it. The funniest part about all those years of arguing over me drinking my shakes or not is that when they finally left me alone about it all, I put the weight on by myself.
Then 2 years ago I was diagnosed with the CFRD and because I still need to keep my weight up I should continue the high fat and high calorie food and that I could continue to eat whatever I wanted and that if I needed insulin I would just cover myself with a shot.
Now that I have met all you wonderful bloggers I have become kind of confused on everything I thought I knew on having CF and eating because I know most of you eat a lot if not all of your food organic and don't eat a lot of crap and I wonder how you still keep your weight on.
I don't know I have just been really trying to get into a healthier way of thinking plus I know my blood sugars would be better if my diet was different. I am just not sure how to start so any advice would be great.
I feel silly even writing this but I know you all could help! :)
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