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#1 Christoff31

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 11:54 PM

What type of food should you eat if you're a quadriplegic?

Is it a good idea to eat more protein and less carbohydrates?

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:19 AM

Like all people you need a balance of all sources of calories - protein, carbs and fat. All of these things are needed for health. The difference between AB and SCI is that you need less calories.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 02:59 AM

Fibre rich food is good , [Oats etc ]

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 03:57 AM

I believe that a diet that is balanced is best but slightly more protein rich than carbs. Choice of carbs is important too. backed potato with skin v white bread sandwich? jacket potato wins because it is healthier for the bowel. If you cut out carbs totally you may experience constipation.
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:34 AM

Protein shakes are quicker and easier to get down than chewing on a chicken, I do eat a lot of fish and veg though. You can cut out a lot of medication if you eat right.
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:34 AM

Fiber. Obviously eating balanced is great, but catering to your bowels, getting plenty of fiber is key.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:03 PM

The same type as a paraplegic
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:14 PM

Personally, I prefer pizza.
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 02:46 PM

If you can eat mostly vegetarian that's the best way I've found to stay healthy and to keep the bowel program happy. It's hard to do but a little meat doesn't hurt, just don't overdo it. Plants have been proven to have a more complete source of protein than animal protein anyway. of course lots of water also. I use a whole food supplement to get all my daily vitamins and minerals (it's called superfood from herbdoc.com) so even if I don't eat right I still get all my nutrition. That's worked wonders for me and I rarely get sick even when everyone around me is.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 03:32 PM

I eat the same as before but maybe not as much per meal

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:11 AM

Same here baller, I've cut back on meal portions, even skip a few here and there, but not enough to make a difference in weight.
I do try to add more greens and fewer carbs.

I find myself often eating a meat and vegetable plate, with equal portions of each.
This gives me room for dessert!

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 05:38 PM

Yea qbounce I'm exactly like that

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:28 PM

I eat the same as before but maybe not as much per meal

Same here baller, I've cut back on meal portions, even skip a few here and there, but not enough to make a difference in weight.
I do try to add more greens and fewer carbs.

I find myself often eating a meat and vegetable plate, with equal portions of each.
This gives me room for dessert!

same here, I eat basically the same as I used to just not as much. Portion control

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:41 AM

Doesn't matter what I eat, It'll be gone half an hour later anyways

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