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Hey Brenda,

I'm sorry to hear about the high dose steroids you have to go on... :( Is it oral or iv steroids you are to go on? Do you know what the steroid dose is going to be by the way?

Mary, those almond fruit bars sound lovely indeed!! I think I'll try making them too!! :hehe:

Some more suggestions for snacks might include carrot and cucumber pieces to munch on during the day as well as salads. Do remember to cut back on salt when on high dose pred as that increases water retention and weight gain; what may also help a little bit is eating 4-5 small meals a day, instead of one or two big ones...!

If you're a big fan of salt don't despair; there are a lot of substitutes in health stores and they taste pretty good! Another thing might be to cut back on fatty foods and simple carbohydrates and to replace them with complex carbohydrates; complex carbohydrates go through your system much more slowly than the simple kind, have more fiber and are generally more filling. Examples of simple carbohydrates are cakes, white bread and candy; examples of complex carbohydrates are whole wheat bread, potatoes and brown rice!

I hope you feel better very soon and that the steroids help loads :grouphug2: :grhug:


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