Mmmmmm, lasagne, I'm drooling....
So you're not the freak in the family then
He can't have milk? Is he intolerant? I thought we're allowed milk? I eat yoghurt. X said that I could have it...too much gives me a tyramine headache though.
Good news: Calcium is actually very easy to get from greens. Bad news: teenagers DETEST healthy foods.
Check out this book: "Eat to Live" by Dr Fuhrman. He talks about how we can get all the calcium we need from veggies. In fact, if you google it, researchers recently found that vegetarians/vegans are less likely to be calcium deficient/suffer osteoporosis than meat eaters (it was on the Huffington Post I think - will look for it for you). Because animal protein actually leeches calcium from the body while it's being digested! Who would have thunk it?! It's interesting though because my whole life docs have been on my case about not eating dairy (lifelong hatred of it!), telling me I'd develop osteo, but my levels are always great. It's a bummer about spinach but broccoli, kale, swiss chard and others are also very high in calcium. As are turtle beans and other legumes (which I don't do great with). Dr F talks about making yourself either a big bowl of green soup daily, or drinking a salad in a glass. I do that a lot. Of course it's not as fun blogging about that as talking about cake, which I do, frequently
If you check out www.fitday.com
they both tell you about different nutrient quantities in foods...fitday allows you to track daily intake. It's pretty good. I used it when I first started eating healthy. It's a hard sell to a teenager though I know. The UK gives the US a run for the money in the race for "unhealthiest eaters on the planet" title...
Optimistic, thank you! Life, lemons, lemonaid and all that
Happiness in life to me is the shortest path between two points. Fighting or cursing your situation just prolongs the misery; I prefer to get on with it! Will look up that study for you. Oh, obviously X = DB