Schrodinger wrote: »
So I had my wisdom teeth removed Monday morning, which means that I haven't had anything to eat or drink in 36 hours because I've been too scared of disturbing the healing process. The amazing thing is, I don't feel that hungry. I should be eating, but I don't have this gnawing in the put of my stomach.
I chalk that up to the fact that I've been making attempts to eat a high fat diet for the past few months and I gorged on fried chicken until I was ready to explode on Sunday night, so my body has learned to efficiently tap into my fat cells, even though I have a fairly low BMI to begin with. So yay for that.
My surgeon recommend that I eat pudding and yogurt, but both these things tend to be loaded with sugar. Not only do I do poorly when I eat sugar on an empty stomach (Which tends to be the only time that I do eat it -- when nothing else is available). Plus, I figure that ingesting sugar increases the possibility of infection. So instead, I asked my dad to pick up some pho broth with nothing else in it (which does contain some sugar, but not much), as long with some full fat greek yogurt. Hopefully, I can survive on this for the next few days.
As my gums heal some more, I might start adding mashed potatoes loaded with butter and heavy cream, which aren't exactly low carb, but at least they're sugar free. I do need to figure out a safe protein source other than greek yogurt, though.
So I need some help convincing my dad to reduce his carb intake. Does anyone have some good links to sites that provide a comprehensive list for counting carbs to help him put it serving size in perspective?