- 1 year ago
I’ve been wanting to get a bit healthier for a while and hopefully lose a bit of weight (well… Fat content. I’m happy to weigh the same if it’s muscle rather than fat.) Getting engaged has been the kick up the butt that I’ve needed to get started, but I am really REALLY struggling.
I have a whole bunch of health issues that, in combination, are making things really difficult and I just feel completely lost. I have chronic fatigue so I need things that are quick and easy – especially for things like lunch and snacks. Fiancé generally does dinner so that’s a little easier.
However, I am also allergic to pretty much all fresh fruit and veg so I can’t just grab an apple to eat. Antihistamines used to help, and they still do a little, but the allergies have got a lot worse. I tried an apple yesterday whilst on antihistamines and I didn’t get the irritating mouth itch, but my throat did close slightly which is scary as all hell. I had already swapped to a different type of antihistime because the previous ones weren’t working so well anymore. So my idea for salads over the summer is now out of the question.
And then to top it all off, I’ve got some sort of digestive problem too. It’s likely irritable bowel but I’m only just in the early stages of testing (waiting to find out when I’m getting a colonoscopy… Yay…). I know a few foods that trigger me – soya, high fat content, alcohol – but not everything.
It’s all making things very difficult and I have no idea how to eat a healthy, balanced diet that still tastes good.
This has mostly been a vent, but if anyone has any advice of dealing with the health issues or just ideas on good healthy recipes that they recommend I would really appreciate it! I’m thinking that batch cooking and freezing things at the weekend when I have more energy and help from my fiancé might be a good idea, but it’s not something I’ve ever done before.