For the few weeks leading up to our Hawaiian vacation this past November, I was cautiously working on adding more foods back into my diet. Common sense was telling me that with my kidneys functioning at lower than what they should be (most likely due to IgA Nephropathy) and hovering in stage 3 of chronic kidney disease, I should eat more than just meat. So, goodbye carnivore/zero carb diet. Slow and steady, I was trying a wider variety of foods to see if I could tolerate them without causing a flare up of my Crohn’s Disease. (Now, remember, it was just a few months prior, during the summer, that I failed in my attempts to add food back into my diet–bringing on a mini flare in early August). So, I’m not exactly sure why, but when we got to Hawaii, I decided to throw caution to the wind and ate ALL the food.Continue reading “Part 1: Vacation dining, holiday binge eating, and fasting (my secret weapon and saving grace!)”
It’s late as I begin to write this post…tucked away in the corner seat of a Southwest Airlines flight on my way back to San Antonio. The fasten seatbelt sign is off and electronic devices and laptops are now allowed to be pulled out and used. So, I thought this would be a good opportunity to start jotting down a few notes to share my recently-acquired travel tips for checking a 45-quart ice chest full of food onto your next flight.