Saturday, October 4, 2008

No Chocolate?!?

Jacquie is our wonderful dietitian at the HAWC. She is a wonderful person and I adore her. That is until the other day, when she provided me with some nutrition therapy for kidney stones. And, I hate her. The idea behind the handout is to aviod high oxalte foods (oxalte binds calcium together and yup, you guessed it, kidney stones). Foods high on the list - the "don't eat these foods" include:
chocolate milk/ovaltine/chocolate, nuts, cola, hot cocoa, berries, oranges, grapes, green peppers, spinach, summer squashes, CHOCOLATE, peanut butter, CHOCOLATE...foods to limit my consumption to 3-5 servings a week include: apples, green grapes, oranges, peaches, pears, prunes, fruit juice made from any of those fruits, cornbread, tomatos and tomato sauces, broccali...I eat three to five servings of those things in A DAY!!!! That is a pretty comprehensive list of my daily diet! And who tells a pregnant lady she can't have CHOCOLATE!!!! (Needless to say Jacquie dropped the papers off on my desk and snuck back out the door before I could read it).

I can however, have bananas, eggs, bacon, pudding without chocolate, cheese, candy without chocolate, white potatoes, rice, bamboo shoots, unsalted chips, buttermilk, avacado, coconut and cranberries.

Grocery shopping today was a very tearful experience. :(

1 comment:

LIFE in POTS said...

I am crying for you :( So unfair that is totally my diet too right now. One of the women in my yoga class has gallstones....I think she is going through the same kind of thing and she is constantly on the verge of crying.