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Hi everyone. I need some advice from you good people. A lot of people who have COPD seem to lose weight. No energy to cook, etc. I have the opposite problem. Along with the COPD, I also have an incisional hernia that I've named "Artie". He's kinda like the thing that sticks out of my stomach like in the movie "Alien". I know I'm supposed to eat like 4-5 times a day, light meals, but I've gained almost 60-pounds! I've GOT to lose weight. It's making my breathing harder, obviously. I eat junk, my fault, but what does everyone else eat that is light and nutritious? I love salads, but they don't love me. The hernia and the COPD make me uncomfortable after eating. Any meal/snack suggestions? God bless and be well.

posted February 9, 2018
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I just thought of something else I do. I’m a big fan of red beet eggs. I make 30 of them every two weeks and eat two or three every morning for breakfast along with half a muffin. That keeps me going till dinner.

posted June 25, 2021
A MyCOPDTeam Member

I am so sorry I know as I have COPD and many other illnesses brought about. because of it. Why do you think vaping is okay unless you are vaping albuterol.. I am sorry that is as bad if not worse than cigarettes. I am an ex-smoker... I must tell you please give up vaping. Get your weight down and that is hard. For crunchy snakes, use carrots, celery, grain cereals, lean deli meat, baked chips, popcorn, peanut butter, oatmeal, fruit, baked potatoes, lentils, beans, but they are high carbs., Make sure each meal gives nutrition, and are small portions, with COPD you can't eat large meals, lay after eating in a sitting up position and feet elevated. Eat what you feel you need only portion it. I wish you luck..

posted June 24, 2021
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Lately I’ve found that Greek yogurt usually peach and a handful of pecans will satisfy me for dinner. I gained 70 lbs. after my cancer surgery. I started eating saltines in place of chips and cheetos and all those other fatty snacks and lost all that weight.

posted June 24, 2021
A MyCOPDTeam Member

I have your problem. Tying every other day to eat plant base but it takes so long. I'm very sick since not moving around smoked 50 yrs and vap now I have cancer also don't know how far yet. So much to think about

posted June 5, 2021
A MyCOPDTeam Member

I like beets cold in a salad

posted June 5, 2021
A MyCOPDTeam Member

I read that beets are good for us, but I don't ever cook them but like them added to soup. Reading about it is sometimes contradictory.

posted June 4, 2021
A MyCOPDTeam Member

It takes a lot of energy to cook...and eat...I find eating more energy. I have to force myself to eat because of the energy...I love the dark veggies eggplant potatoes beets ..I read these are not good for us.

posted June 3, 2021
A MyCOPDTeam Member

My doctor told me to try and gain weight and didn't care what I eat so I've been eating klondike bars, ice cream, and mixed bags of candy, like almond joys and snickers etc. but still eat meat and veggies. Getting a cavity though, but haven't lost any more weight for awhile.

posted June 2, 2021
A MyCOPDTeam Member

I have that and now I had a biopsy on my esophagus and hernia and it's cancerous so I just found this out

posted June 1, 2021
A MyCOPDTeam Member

Shame. I can sympathise as also have hernia which has started to play me up. That along with COPD well, it isn't nice. I have lost weight as very wary since started to get problems with tummy as to what to eat
Lots of times have no appetite anyway. Got to keep away from greasy food, fat, tomatoes oh the list goes on. Oh and never ever eat spicy foods. I am, at present eating a bit toast with peanut butter and honey in the morning. Sometimes I will only have another of same later on. Peanut butter good for tummy
Other than that soups, custard and boiled potatoes mashed with butter. Blessings and love xxxxx

posted March 4, 2021

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