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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… read more

posted February 9, 2018
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A MyCOPDTeam Member

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.

posted June 9, 2018
A MyCOPDTeam Member

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

posted March 22, 2019
A MyCOPDTeam Member

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

posted June 13, 2018
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
A MyCOPDTeam Member

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.

posted May 28, 2019

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