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The Real Amy

Della, I’m so glad you’re back on track, and I’m glad that I was able to be helpful :-) When fasting, you were probably mustering up the last little bit of stress hormones your body could provide before collapsing. Now the important thing is to rebuild and restore. You deserve a healthy and happy life and a good recovery, too! Self-love is the most difficult thing (still working on it…) but the most important thing you can do.

The best way I’ve found to think about meals are in terms of including a carb, protein and fat, and thinking about what your grandma would have considered a “square meal.” Some examples are below to give you an idea, but please note I am not sure what your calorie needs are and you may need to adjust. I tried to make this decently hearty since your food needs are pretty high right now and you don’t want to be filling up on salads. Do not skimp on meat portions since protein will help your body build back up, and you need to have enough protein as well as enough overall calories.

-Couple of pieces toast with butter, scrambled eggs, piece of fruit or OJ
-Bagel with cream cheese or peanut butter, banana
-whole milk yogurt with granola and fruit or dried fruit on top
-oatmeal with cream and dried fruit on top, plus a yogurt

-The traditional: sandwich with a generous amount of meat/tuna in it, maybe some crackers or chips or a small salad with dressing, yogurt and fruit or a few cookies
-bowl of meat-based chili, baked potato with butter or sour cream, fruit, cookies or yogurt

-things like cheese and crackers, yogurt and fruit, or cookies and a glass of whole milk

-Roast chicken; mashed potatoes with butter; roasted veggies; dessert (ice cream, fruit compote, or whatever else you want)
-pasta with bolognese sauce; small salad with dressing, or cooked veggies with butter; dessert
-cup of cream-based veggie soup; Beef stew over rice; dessert

I hope this helps!