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The Love/Hate Relationship with the NJ Tube

My NJ tube and I have a complicated relationship. It is really easy to hate. After all who wants a long tube shoved through there nose, down their throat, all the way into their small intestines? Not me for sure. Its a nag, uncomfortable at times, and its a lot of effort. But I am getting 1,800 calories a day! I know that may not sound like a big deal but it is huge!

I don't talk about calories on here to often, but I will try to put things in perspective. So most food labels go on the assumption an average person should eat 2,000 calories a day. According to the CHOP RD (registered dietitian)  I personally a supposed to get 1,800. When I was first diagnosed with Celiac I had a feeling I was not getting enough, I just had no appetite. When I went to see the campus RD she had me keep a food journal for a few weeks. I was getting 1,000-1,400 calories a day usually. She advised me to have two snacks a day. Simple solution, even though I was not hungry it was easy to eat and did not a…