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… 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.