Hi I’m 52, female and due to being seriously ill with pneumonia just over a year ago have managed to put on two and a half stone! I have also developed Gerd and take Ranitidine tablets to combat it. Two tablets per 24 hours.
I’m now at the stage where I am upping my fitness levels by being more active but the poor eating habits (comfort eating) that I’ve developed since being ill and at home eating for the sake of it, have been harder to kick!
My children are adults and I’m now on my own, so don’t have anyone to discourage me from eating crap!
My main problem is fluid intake. I cannot stand the taste of drinking water still or sparkling on its own! I don’t drink tea or coffee but am ‘addicted’ to drinking Cherry flavoured Pepsi Max! I know, I know! I like Vimto no added squash when I can be bothered to make it.
However, even drinking the above crap, I don’t actually drink enough. I drink under a litre a day, often only half a litre a day.
All my adult life I have only had a maximum of two wee’s a day, once in the morning and once at night due to my very low intake of fluids. That’s great for avoiding public toilets during the day but I am worried that in the future I might get kidney stones or other health problems.
So, I’m sorry for the mega long post, but I’m considering buying Huel and drinking three shakes a day and having a light meal.
Any advice or suggestions greatly received, thank you.