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 now...now, 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. :(