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I have discovered that I am writing stuff in my journal in a vain attempt at trying to distract myself from wanting to eat everything in sight. You know those yelow post-it notepads? They're starting to look yummy.

I've even gone so far as to open up a metamucil fiber capsule and dump the contents into a cup of broth to make it more soup-like. In case you're wondering, it's oddly slimy, yet kinda cool-- like arrowroot powder.

Yesterday at the drugstore, I saw an interesting product: water thickener. The idea is that for people who have trouble swallowing, thickening may help.

My mind just goes into all sorts of tizzies at this. For instance, by using two packets of the "honey" consistency, you get a "pudding" consistency. Doing this with a cup of chicken broth leads to the concept of clear chicken pudding. Hot clear chicken pudding.

I need to have a weird food party. :)


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Nov. 22nd, 2005 10:49 pm (UTC)
That would remind me too much of aspic... or at least the goo you get on top of wet catfood in the can. *shudder*

What about popcorn? Can you have that? It takes care of the crunchy-chewing I sometimes miss, and fills me up.
Nov. 22nd, 2005 10:58 pm (UTC)
The only problem with popcorn is that it's almost entirely carbs, and that shoots my blood glucose into the stratosphere.
Nov. 22nd, 2005 11:04 pm (UTC)
Since I know next-to-nothing about diabetes, I'll offer another possibly stupid suggestion: what about a small amount of whole grain pasta or brown rice? Supposedly the body breaks it down more slowly, but I don't know if that balances the blood sugar issue or not.

Also: what about a small amount of dairy? Plain yogurt (low or sugar free) or milk with your shake/broth?

How is your water intake? Tons a water fills me up. It doesn't always stop cravings, but it makes me full enough to not want to eat.

Green veggies? High fiber, good nutrients, crunch, and feelings of bulk and fullness. Maybe a small amt of peanut butter on celery would provide a small amount of protein and fat with the veggie bulk...

That's all I can think of.
Nov. 23rd, 2005 12:06 am (UTC)
Water I generally get with the broth. Green veggies are good, especially celery. Whole-grain pasta is not so hot, brown or wild rice is good.

It's not so much a fill-me-up thing.
Nov. 22nd, 2005 11:21 pm (UTC)
target carries a product called Propolene. Sounds delicious doesnt it? Its made from conjac root/ glucomannan. you take it with water, it expands. It Works a lil while.
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