Pixie, congrats to your cousin! And yes, I know that not getting enough calories is extremely detrimental, which is why i make sure I always get enough (to the point of counting sometimes, and never going under my 'recommended amount') . Can being underweight but eating enough, cause these things though? As in...is eating enough not enough, do I need to put on weight and THEN maintain it, rather than maintain this? I'll do anything to fix this!
luvyourmother, thyroid has been tested , it was the first suggestion due to autoimmune family history ( grandparents with celiac, all members on both side with thyroid, fair few with type 2 diabetes). Hormones also tested but they were ok. Rundown on food is tricky since I don't eat the same thing every day. But there's a bit of a pattern on workdays.
bfast- millet flakes with cinnamon, chia seeds, and fullcream organic yogurt,
snack- apple/banana/some other random fruit
lunch- usually cheese and salad sandwich on brown rice bread, or quinoa with pumpkin and broccoli orrrr my recent addition to diet, these amazing blackbean noodles, 20g of protein per serve! plus pumpkin and broccoli (best veggies to reheat it seems)
Organic whole milk latte (i work next to a great fairtrade place!)
snack- generally chocolate and some nuts, dried fruit etc.
dinner- brownrice pasta with peas,tomato,mushrooms,cheese, orrrrr pizza (usually involves eggs, high DHA eggs what's more!) , orrrrr potatoes and lentils etc. It varies.
snack- whatever is lying around. generally some kind of wholefood. I find other 'dessert' type stuff apart from chocolate a bit too sweet. ew.
Does that help
Indiansummer, thankyou for the b12 suggestion! My b12 was tested and I do eat dairy, but it's good to know!
Myria, yikes! That's actually a scary thought! I'll definitely look into it, I didn't know that could happen :O :O thanks!!