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Diet – ‘Off Times’ – Weight loss

  • By Campbell08527

    My friend has non-tremor PD. He is 79 and has been on medication regimen for over 1 year.

    Neurologist recommended altering diet to avoid proteins causing Off time too soon. Trying to eat proteins only at evening meal or when you can afford to expect Off Time.

    He has lost 25 lbs. in 3 months and is at ideal weight for his height but should not lose any more weight.

    Anyone come up with good breakfast, lunch. Snack, dinner ideas that help meds keep working?

    Do eggs at breakfast trigger ‘Off Times’ or should be ok?

    Also – he takes meds every 4 hours. Do you wait to eat 2 hours before and 1 hour after? Or any suggestions?

    Thank you
    @campbell08527

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    • By Chris H. Keymaster

      Glad you found some information, @campbell08527! The article you linked does mention nuts and beans along with the animal protein potentially interfering with medication absorption (as does our article here: https://parkinsonsdisease.net/treatment/nutrition-diet/). We’d recommend your friend to speak with his neurologist about this question, or perhaps seek the opinion of a dietitian who is knowledgeable about PD. Take care! – Chris, ParkinsonsDisease.net Team

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