Gonna book an appointment with a registered dietician come Monday but wanted IST's opinion on this. I have very specific dietary needs. Take a look at pic rel. If I don't eat enough my right hand and specifically my ulnar nerve starts to really hurt. Even as I type this I am experiencing pain in the cubital tunnel region, and with every sway of my arm when I walk I can feel that ulnar nerve get irritated and static-y and tingly down the underside of my arm and up the side of my hide into my pinky and ring finger. Yes, I had a cubital (and carpal) tunnel release done and that has only helped somewhat. Yes, I'm seeing my orthopedic surgeon again to discuss a revision surgery.
I had McDonald's for lunch yesterday which kept my pain at bay but then I had 2 "Healthy Choice MAX Tex Mex Chicken" frozen protein bowls with a side of brown rice for extra complex carb action and a whole avocado mixed in for both meals for the micronutrition for break and lunch at work and lo and behold I am experiencing pain this morning. If I had had 2 (expensive) double meat subway subs then I wouldn't be in this situation but I was feeling cheap(er, since frozen meals are expensive as well).
I can literally eat a large pizza and make my ulnar nerve pain go away for a few hours. I have literally, and I do mean LITERALLY eaten whole pizzas to beat down my pain so I can game longer. Something BIG like a pizza gets my veins popping out and my muscles swollen up and something about that relieves my pain. Chicken, rice, broccoli and avocado just aren't enough to sustain a white ethiopian like me. Food like that leaves me feeling cold and my hand starts to get all creaky and hurt. Eating like a fitness influencer also makes me feel faint and light-headed. I need BIG foods to function.
What kind of disorder is this? I can't eat traditionally healthy or get down to a low bf% because it makes my hand hurt (I'm 5'8'' 140lbs btw) but I don't want to be shelling out $30 on food a day either.