Originally posted by PacificBlue
I always want to eat bread too! Not eating bread or crackers is much harder for me than not eating things with sugar, lol.
I am the same way. I don't really like sweets that much, but grain-based products have always been my favorite. When I was a kid, my siblings would
sneak candy or chips, but I would sneak a sleeve of saltines.
Honestly, I don't like meat very much at all. I've lived for long periods of time eating only bread, nuts, fruit, and vegetables with no cravings
for anything else. But, I have found that my body works and feels best when I eliminate most bread products (I still indulge occasionally, and I like
to bake) and increase my intake of meat. Still, though, I only eat meat once a day at the most. I generally eat fruit, nuts, and vegetables at various
times throughout the day.
She is diabetic, though, and it is very uncontrolled right now. I have told her that she needs to substitute something else for those sweets or
breads. I would tell her to go ahead and take a bite or two of the tempting food just to get the taste, but I know she would end up eating the whole
thing. So, I just try to help her to see that those temporary sweets are taking a toll on her long-term health and reducing her life.
Good luck with everything and your friend is lucky to have such a caring person like yourself helping her to get better. I believe that a support
system and positive encouragement has a lot to do with someone beating cancer.
Well, thank you for the kind words. I am doing what I can.
I am slightly frustrated, though, because I can't understand why she won't change her lifestyle for herself? I want to be supportive, but it's like
she is only changing because I am (essentially) forcing her to change by providing everything for her and doing everything with her. I just don't get
why she has no motivation to do it herself, even though she complains about being overweight, feeling sick, feeling tired, taking medicine, etc.
My fear is that if I ease up on the pressure to change her lifestyle that she will just go back to her old ways - even though she knows it will kill
My hope, though, is that she will come to love and embrace her new lifestyle and the resulting increase in her quality of life... and eventually want
to do it on her own merit and with her own motivation.
So, I'm in it for the long haul.
She'd BETTER live.