Prednisone—almost chewed my own arm off today
I’m on multiple medications for an allergic reaction I’m having to some bug spray that was sprayed around my office just over two weeks ago. When the doc started me on Prednisone a week ago, I was worried, because I know it affects insulin levels. I’ve been on it before and have gained weight. I was fine the first week, but today the hunger hit like an avalanche.
By noon I had eaten my office emergency stash of jerky, the veggies and dip I usually have right before my commute home, and the special dark chocolate squares I save for those special “I want to kill my co-workers” moments. When I finally went out to lunch with some friends, I slipped and ate a flour tortilla and a handful of chips before I got myself under control and finished off the fajita meat, veggies, sour cream and guac.
I wandered around the office in the afternoon craving all kinds of crunchy, salty, sweet junk, but luckily it was 111 degrees and my body would not take that final step to schlep to the neighboring building which has a junk food (vending) machine.
I’m trying to plan for tomorrow with lots of primal food to ensure I can kill the hunger without killing my healthy resolve. I’ve got:
BAS w/5 oz chicken, avocado, olives, tomatoes, & olive oil dressing
2 hard boiled eggs
1 oz sunflower seeds
2 frozen coconut oil “ice cubes”
Cauliflower and Greek yogurt dip
Any other suggestions? I only have three more days of the Prednisone to go, so I’m hoping that my weight at least stays stable until it clears out of my system.
Food should be fun--Thomas Keller