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… read more
For breakfast I have porridge with a little honey and milk on it, keeps me going for hours and I don't feel the need to snack until it's lunch time.
You could try snacking on any raw nuts or dried fruit if you need the sweetness. I like raw almonds and dried cranberries together.
Eggs are also good to snack on, the protein keeps you going for hours, boil a few and keep them in the fridge ready for when you need them.
instead of eating a plate of food eat a bowl salad with lettuce,red beans, tomatoes, chopped ham or some other meat is what I eat daily and I eat very slowly.give your stomach enough time to tell your brain that it is full. also treats should include lots of fruit, a handful of nuts and a few pieces of cheese. boiled eggs r great. also eat 6 small meals a day. I have lost 25 llbs doing this and I will use this plan continuously. key is to not eat a lot at once. it make it hard to breath because it puts pressure on the lungs. give it a try. hugs
I went on line and asked what are bad foods for copd . I was very surprised at things I thought were good and healthy for me actually cause my problems. I love vegetables but broccoli, cauliflower and sprouts are a no no . Milk furs up our tubes so almond,soy or coconut milk to be used instead . No coffee, fizzy drinks including water the list is endless . Take a look at it on Google you'll be surprised
Here's a recipe for mornings that will help clear nose and throat. Heat up 12 oz. water, l Tab. maple syrup, l Tab. organic vinegar, a pinch of cayenne, and a wedge of lemon. Substitute it for morning coffee.
Ryvita or oat cakes spread with banana, cottage cheese, kiwi, boiled egg slices, sliced mozzarella and tomato, even apple slices...all stop the craving for food and are good for weight loss and energy.