When I first saw Billy (crikey almost 2 years ago now!) we decided that I should implement small meals throughout the day because I was struggling to eat, as I had no appetite, my digestion was awful and eating could bring on horrendous anxiety. I had become scared of eating as I never knew if I was going to get the crushing anxiety after a meal or not. Still, I needed to get my calories in so small meals sounded like the best plan. As I could only manage about 250 calories per meal I had to fit at least 7 meals in to get a reasonable total amount of calories (approx. 1750 total). In order to get 7 meals in I literally had to eat every 2 – 2 ½ hours. I couldn’t drink anything with sugar in, i.e. orange juice, as that made me sick and gave me anxiety. To begin with the meals were very protein and fat heavy as having too many carbs just seemed to make the anxiety worse. This was yucky as it felt like I had gone back to my low carb diet – god knows how I ate that way for as long as I did!!
I should also add that I don't just eat potato based meals because they have helped me recover my health, I eat them because I find them blooming delicious!! If the day comes where I fancy something else in place of the potatoes then I guess that just means my needs are changing. You just have to be able to roll with the punches, and adjust accordingly! I also don't fret if I'm out and about or at someone else's house and I have to eat something else for one of my meals.
Thanks for reading and if you have any comments, stories or thoughts to share then just pop them in the comments below. I always love to hear from you! Take care, x.