Well been here for a while reading and posting on occasion. But never really read anyone who is similar to our living issues.
We are on disability which as many know means u live (survive) under the poverty line (under since u dont even make the base poverty line income). We live in a monthly basis of being food deprived so eating one meal a day is very much the norm. It isnt health but it becomes the only option. We depend on local food pantries for supply of fresh veg once a month and… read more
Hi, i connected with your post. I am also on disability and use the soup kitchen and food bank locally to keep food in the house. Of course the healthiest food is the most expensive and filling food that I can afford is bad ie bread, pasta, potatoes, rice. It has been a challenge. I have other medical issues as well. I have signed up for the weight loss surgery that cuts part of your stomach away. I have been keeping a food journal and it has really helped me see what I am eating. I try to make good decisions when I have the opportunity. Soup Kitchens usually have healthier choices and you can eat as much salad/veggies as you want. Some even have a take-away option if you ask, that way you can spread your food intake over two meals.
local soup kitchen for us is over an hour away on transit - and if we had funds for transit we'd not have to worry about the food aspect since the cost to get there and back would actually mean a weeks worth of food for us as it stands :(
I tried the option for surgery years ago, before I lost 100 on my own and they wouldn't do it then and now they wont even look at it as a potion to risky do to my issues with antispetic (the stuff to put you under I do not tolerate, i woke up aware on teh table middle of my hysterectomy scaring the tech and surgon enough so that surgery took longer then expected and my file was flagged for future surgies).
Our local pantries are a joke, they have 0 that I can actually eat, its all dairy and gluten based with little to no veg as a option, its great for my husbnd to have extra food to eat but does me 0 good. Even if we could get to the soup kitchen I'd be left to starve as the options are soup with a samwage and nun of it is gluten free and fresh veg is uncommon as most of the supplies are packaged and reheated in the facilities as most churckes can not cook in their kitches do to the health laws in place.
I pray for your situation and for your health issues, I realize that's not the answer your looking for. But, if you can somehow find a way to get at least 1000 cal a day, and manage to eat something with fiber, your body will be out of the starvation mode and depending on your fiber it may feel full without you actually gaining wait and continue to exercise best you can and drink plenty of water if able. HUGS and prayers to you.
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