Can you say compulsive binge?
That is where I ended up and I fear I gained more weight. I did lose some weight on Furhman’s diet, however, it was only five pounds and my husband lost 20. I was so unhappy!
Did I feel better?
I cut out all dairy, wheat, fats, salts and ate only veggies, beans, whole grains and fruit.
I thought perhaps after doing all the research I have been on line about diet and RA that it was probably the dairy and the wheat…gluten. Sugar!
I researched some more.
Paleo diet here we come.
ME eat meat?
IF it cures me yes. I am sorry to say. I have not been eating meat much but more fish and that is exactly where I must get my Omega 3. You see I have been reading over and over that I need Omega 3. I don’t eat fish and for me to eat enough nuts to get the right amount…well…there goes me gaining weight again.
So I am slowly removing things from my diet. I am keeping to the three free meals a week where I can eat some good carbs like sweet potatoes and brown rice as for the rest?
No extra Salt
No Grains at all NONE.
Eating veggies, lean grass fed meats, pastured egg whites with some yolks here and there, fruits in moderation, nuts in moderation.
Seems like not much food but it is.
Already having wheat gone for a day and dairy for over a week I am feeling better. I think it best I stay strict on this unless I need something badly. It is easier to just stay clean for a while. Eating those three free meals will help me to also know what is bothering me.
I heard today about how the lack of protein, B12 and other things on a Vegan diet will cause the breakdown of certain things in the body. This is made worse by age.
Perhaps, because I was a sloppy vegetarian I caused this some. I didn’t always eat well and I didn’t always eat vegetables. I used to laugh about being a Pizza Vegetarian.
Pizza, Ice Cream, Candy…see none of this has meat!
I also heard today that my cravings for sweets could be indicating I am craving protein.
I have ethical reasons for not eating meat. I have been really looking for why this might work and find many.
No wheat or grains no cheese or peanut butter no sugar.
The above list was all I was eating.
So, this Paleo thing is really just like Furhman with meat and fish. No, I will not eat badly and pick my protein sources well.
Also add to this list the idea that I will not be eating any chemicals…dyes…pesticides. IF I can help it.
Eating is getting to be a hard thing to do but the more I research the more I see that what I was eating may have made this worse.
I intend to get better!