I don't feel very good very often. I have chalked it up to fibromyalgia, the mystery disease, and taught myself to bear up under it.
Lately I've developed a paranoia.
I have a fair number of diabetes symptoms:
flu-like symptoms (achiness, lethargy, etc.)---check
bad circulation (cold extremities; feet, legs, arms falling asleep)---check
retinal (eye) problems---check
irritability---check (um, yes, and especially when I haven't eaten for a long time and my blood sugar dips)
OK. So. This is really scary. Especially for someone whose favorite lunch is a serving of chocolate milk. I looked up the diabetic diet, and you can't eat anything. Literally. You have to totally moniter your carbs, obviously, because they mess with your blood sugar levels. You can't have too much protein because it is hard on your already over-stressed kidneys, and you can't have too much fat either, for the same reason.
Low carb, low protein, low fat. Um. Hello? Is there a kind of nutrition that doesn't fall into one of these categories? I suppose vitamins (they never filled anybody up--also here's betting that vitamin metabolism is hard work for your kidneys, too, if you don't take exactly the right amount).
They suggest eating unlimited amounts of things like chopped onions with chili powder and shredded cabbage with vinegar. I really don't think I can do this.
To be truthful, I don't need to lose a lot of weight. And already there are only so many things I can eat with braces. I've lost apples and almonds, which used to be staples in my diet. I get hungry just thinking about it all... then I get sick to my stomach.
Here's to V-8 juice.
Oh wait, that's high sodium.