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Entry # 17 Preparation for Radioactive Iodine Treatment: The Low Iodine Diet
My Story - My Radiation Treatment
Saturday, 14 February 2009 17:00

In order to prepare for radioactive iodine 131 radiation treatment one has to have a low iodine diet for about two weeks prior to the treatment.  Apparently, this helps the radioactive iodine get absorbed into the thyroid cells.  This of course will make the treatment successful….

 

 

Today was my first day of my iodine free diet.  As I read the literature given to me by my endocrinologist I realized just how tough the next two weeks is going to be…no milk products!!  I love milk so this poses many challenges. Also, no restaurants!  Reading the diet makes me feel like I really can’t eat anything.  I’m limited to small portions of meat and no rice.  Spaghetti is O.K. so here we come pasta for two weeks. 

  

 

 

   

 

Well, tonight I decided to grill a small chicken breast, slap it on some hamburger buns and a couple toppings then it turned into a grilled chicken burger.  With some chips and a glass of wine I’m set!  Not so bad. 

 

Here are three days of my diet.  I will not bore you with anymore of my boring diet.  The Low Iodine Diet Grocery List is a very useful guide to use.  Check it out!! 

 

 

 

 

 

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DAY ONE

Breakfast/Lunch

Egg whites scrambled, not so good

Two pieces of toast

Glass of cranberry juice

Ritz/peanut butter sandwiches

 

Dinner

Chicken breast burger with fixings

Doritos

Glass of wine

 

DAY TWO

Breakfast

Oatmeal low cal brown sugar

Glass of orange juice

 

Lunch

Beef/Ham sandwich with mayonnaise with fresh avocado

Cheetos Chips

 

Dinner

Spaghetti and ground beef meat sauce

Salad with Italian dressing

 

DAY THREE

Breakfast

Oatmeal low cal brown sugar

 

Lunch

Avacodo honey ham sandwich

Chips

Apple

Banana

Fuit cup

Water

 

Dinner

Chicken breat Terryaki

Potato

Cheese (just a little)

Salad

 

 

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