One of my symptoms of CFS/M.E. is that I never quite know how food is going to react with my body. There are a few things that I can manage pretty much all the time, but they aren't the most healthiest. I've been trying to find things to snack on during the day that aren't bad for me and don't make me feel bad. When I'm working at home or having a rough day- it's often hard for me to eat anything at all, let alone 3 good big meals.
I've heard a lot that raw foods & eating little bits at a time, rather than a big meal is better for us ill folks, because it doesn't give us that lull that digestion can make. So not all your energy is being pumped into digesting food at one time.
Sometimes it works for me, sometimes it doesn't- but I do find I feel better after a day of little nibbles rather than 3 meals. Especially around lunch time. If I eat a big lunch- I'm done for the day, there's no more energy left in me.
On one day last week, here is what I came up with:-A bowl of strawberries.
-Ritz crackers with pepperoni and soft cheese.
-Chunks of fresh white bread.
-Glass of milk.
I had this beside my bed from like 11am to 3pm and just had a bit now and again whilst I was knitting/listening to a book on tape. I based this lunch heavily around bready and starchy and milky products because I know my tummy agrees with them. So although it's not an ideal meal for everyone, I thought I would share a little bit about my daily life that isn't wool related. haha. Another factor I have to think about is preperation time, as that costs precious energy too. This is pretty easy- the hardest part being making the little ritzwiches.