When i was first diagnosed with COPD in March this year, i did a lot of research on Google...scared me to hell. But i kept reading about nutrition and exercise and did write a list of things i could/should not eat, Salt being the number 1. Which was very difficult to give up as i live in the land of the stir fry's (Thailand) can't even have soy or fish sauce, not supposed to eat fried food anyway. No bacon, ham or hot dog because of the potassium. No white rice or bread. No peas, corn, sprouts (causes flatulence) and the list goes on, even excluding caffeine. I did buy a jar of decaffeinated coffee and after 2 cups decided that was a waste of time so i still have a cappuccino in the morning and sometimes a cup of tea in the afternoon. Noticed someone the other day saying they were off to make a cup of tea, so it made me wonder, how many of you are on a diet, how many can't be bothered? What has your doctors/nurses advised? No advice out here, can't even have a copy of my spirometry test.