No, ice cream is not what’s for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
by Sabrina Jones
As many of you may know, I recently had a bilateral TMJ arthroplasty, which is a fancy way of saying jaw surgery.
When I was asked to write an article on nutrition because I’m currently unable to chew anything, I didn’t think it would be very useful for anyone.
Upon further evaluation though, it might.
As fighters, every once in awhile we take a hit to the face that may leave us with a very sore jaw. That’s where my knowledge become useful! It’s also important to note that even though I can’t chew, I still eat as healthily as I can.
I’m here to tell you, jell-o, ice cream, milkshakes… they are NOT what’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They’re a recipe for nutritional disaster.
There are plenty of healthy things a person can eat without chewing that aren’t chocked full of sugar. For example: fish, pulled chicken, soups, smoothies, avocados and Greek yogurt. It’s not the easiest thing in the world to adhere to, and ice cream seems like an easy way out, but why wreck your body like that?
In my mind, there are no excuses when it comes to staying healthy. You can get proper nutrition, no matter how dire the circumstances. If I can stay healthy and eat well and avoid the ice cream and high sugar content foods on such a restricted diet, then I believe you can definitely do it with whatever restrictions you may or may not have in your diet.