Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: California's Central Coast
At one point in my life I was nearly homeless, had little money and had to really budget my food. Believe me in the long run, buying fresh, good quality food and preparing at home is a greater value.
I would invest in a rice cooker and something like a George Foreman grill. You can buy a pound of ground turkey or beef and make 3-4 burgers, the cooking time is quick about 5 minutes and easy clean up. Then just microwave the leftover burgers. The rice cooker is easy too, then just stir fry a chicken breast and some broccoli, red pepper and mushrooms add some tamari sauce and you have a really healthy meal. With the left over rice, you can make rice pudding - I have that for breakfast.
I'm sorry to hear about your recent episodes, I'm wondering if you modified your diet if these episodes would diminish. There have been recent books published about certain foods causing brain inflammation (gluten in wheat and carbs in general) and how some children with ADHD have been helped when they go gluten free and minimize sugars. I think further studies need to be made, but it is something to look into.
I recently went gluten free. I had a test showing I am sensitive to gluten and soy, but OK with dairy which is great because I love my cheese and cream. Anyway I thought the whole gluten free thing was just a fad, but I would always have headaches and feel bloated, I just thought it was hormones, but now I am not bloated, my stomach is relaxed and I've only had one headache this month which was really from hormones.