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Old 02-07-2017, 20:06   #21
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@Sholleman another thing that has worked for me, when I don't feel like cooking (or even eating) is to make a protein shake in my blender.

The options are really unlimited, based on your own preferences.

I usually start with 2 cup of unsweetened coconut milk. (If you're having trouble keeping weight on you might add some heavy cream in there too and maybe even some coconut oil.) Then I add some low carb chocolate flavored protein powder. (I use Body Fortress Super Advanced 100% Protein Isolate that I pick up at Walmart 2 net carbs) After that it is up to you what you want to add in there. Some folks add a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter or maybe some spinach. I love adding a little instant coffee to mine. The possibilities are nearly endless, but always test to see how it works for you!

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Have you tried fat bombs yet?
Those look GREAT!....my problem is still that I am too ill to cook. I'll look at them and see if any are EASY...and, when I mean easy, ...well, it's hard to explain. I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (NO, it does NOT mean I am Lazy and crazy!)...Before I was ill, I was one of the busiest people I knew, working overtime at my job, helping my husband at his, taking college courses, all the shopping, house cleaning, cooking after working (NO canned foods...all from scratch), volunteer work....etc.

Now, I am too ill to put together a spinach salad at night. I had my husband buy all the ingredients. (yep, I'm too ill to shop, too) It took 3 bunches of spinach before I remembered to hard boil the eggs during the day. Even after that, when night came and I wanted to make it, it was like looking at climbing a mountain when it came to chopping everything... so, everything I do is a struggle of monumental proportions. that's one of the things making this so hard. I need a cook!

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Those look GREAT!....my problem is still that I am too ill to cook. I'll look at them and see if any are EASY...and, when I mean easy, ...well, it's hard to explain. I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (NO, it does NOT mean I am Lazy and crazy!)...Before I was ill, I was one of the busiest people I knew, working overtime at my job, helping my husband at his, taking college courses, all the shopping, house cleaning, cooking after working (NO canned foods...all from scratch), volunteer work....etc.

Now, I am too ill to put together a spinach salad at night. I had my husband buy all the ingredients. (yep, I'm too ill to shop, too) It took 3 bunches of spinach before I remembered to hard boil the eggs during the day. Even after that, when night came and I wanted to make it, it was like looking at climbing a mountain when it came to chopping everything... so, everything I do is a struggle of monumental proportions. that's one of the things making this so hard. I need a cook!
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can be very challenging to deal with. Although I do not suffer from that illness, I am often so limited on time that I need things to be VERY QUICK and EASY or I end up not eating at all. Maybe we can all brainstorm for some ideas.

By the way, I buy my eggs already boiled and peeled for me at Costco. Initially I was doubtful they would taste good, but they are actually amazing!

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Figuring out what to eat when I'm not at home. Sometimes my choice is whatever is in walking distance (hospital) and I have to choose between the lesser of 8 evils because I can't live off of coffee. I kid you not, 2 weeks ago, the best choice I had was vanilla ice cream because it was the only thing I could eat without Novolog (which was at home - this was a 1/2 hour appointment that turned into 3-4 hours).

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I'm wondering if you could buy a sandwich, and just eat the innards ?

(If I weren't gluten intolerant and would react to the bread having touched the filling, it would open up a world of possibilities for me.)

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I'm wondering if you could buy a sandwich, and just eat the innards ?

(If I weren't gluten intolerant and would react to the bread having touched the filling, it would open up a world of possibilities for me.)
I could try a bunless burger next time. Hadn't even thought of that. For you, I know at Superamerica, you can buy boiled eggs in the fridge case, and at Wendy's, they have chili that is also gluten free. At a hospital food cafeteria, pretty much only boiled eggs IF they even have them!

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