Along with fibro, I'm still healing from ankle surgery in March and haven't been exercising or eating like I should have. Some days it's still a chore to get off the couch! I have a fatty liver and the Dr wants me to lose 20 pounds and get my liver enzymes down where they should be or I will have to get a biopsy. Definitely don't want that! Has anyone found a diet and exercise plan that works well for fibro? Trying to keep heart healthy as well for my… read more
I gained 40 lb while taking so much medication so I stopped 4 out of the 6 and only kept taking the two I really needed which was Lyrica and Percocet. Then I started to walk at least two to three days out of the week for at least 35 to 45 minutes period and on the days I don't walk I do some stretching with yoga. It is so good to stretch the muscles ligaments and tendons all the things that really hurt us to keep them mobile. Then I take a nice hot bath with epsom salts to help replenish my body with the things that I am losing. And lastly eating try to prepare most of my food at home lots of broccoli and cauliflower for fiber leafy greens and some protein to go with it. I stay away from cookies and donuts and cake and now I tried to eat a piece of fruit if I want something sweet.I try to watch calories I do eat granola bars for a snack nuts are always good to munch on I just try to keep things fresh. All this fast food stuff is so bad for you. And I did lose 30 of those 40 pounds but still struggling with the last 10.but with winter time coming it's going to be really rough cuz we're going to really hurt and we're not going to want to do anything. My fibro Warriors if you want to be stagnant and be on the couch or in bed all day that is no life it's worth a little bit of extra pain to get up and get moving. Sweep vacuum dust keep moving really important but hey if we're flaring and we're having a bad day you take those days to yourself because you deserve them. Don't feel bad about it there will be days where we're not going to be able to function just don't make it everyday. 🙋🤗💙
I will say this, weight loss is different for every person because of genetic make up, blood type, DNA etc. it tends to be a more experimental thing for each person to see what works and what doesn't. The other thing that I would add that usually works for almost everyone is fasting. not extreme fasting but intermittent fasting, two meals a day, one meal day type thing. or 70 to 90% organic diet (fruits, veggies, beans). And the main culprit to weight gain is also sugar, sugar in any form is bad juju, sugar does not leave the body easily, its one of the main cause of several diseases. so cutting back on juices in general and just drinking water 90% of the time will help eliminate sugar, in addition to white rice, bread, sodas of any kind weather diet or sugar free. We will be surprised how many things we eat that have sugar its scary, most time they just switch the name sugar to something else just so we can buy the product.
I've been doing a nutritional cleansing and detox that had allowed me to release 28 lbs, over 18 inches since June and have been able to go back to yoga and walking. I just had my annual physical, doctor was very impressed. All my bloodwork came back with everything within normal range. That's the first time in 20 years! I have so much more energy also. Still have a ways to go with the weight and the fibromyalgia but at least I'm finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. Message me if you'd like more info.
This pic of me on the left is before, the right is after losing 24 lbs. And I'm still losing.
@A MyFibroTeam Member don't worry I make all my soups from scratch so not a lot of salt! I tend to make a lot of it and freeze it in portion sized mason yars. I can just take it out of the freezer in the morning and by lunch time it's defrosted. To me very easy and convinient!
I started the Keto diet three weeks ago and am so proud to say I’ve lost almost eighteen pounds! I love meat so this diet is perfect for me plus it’s so easy cause I don’t have to make a totally different meal for my husband! I never was a salad person but on this you can have Caesar salad which I love and all the creamy dressings I love! It’s basically all the meat you want, pretty much any kind, vegetables grown above ground and only berries for fruit! However, you can put whip cream on those berries so I feel like I’m cheating everyday! Lol. I tried to exercise the second week in by riding my exercise bike and the first day was a breeze and actually fun but I soon realized, I just had a lucky low pain day! After my third day, my riding time was cut in half and that was really pushing myself and I was in soooo much pain, I decided I’d stop and hopefully find something else to do! Anyway, I love this diet and I’m hoping to lose at least sixty pounds by my sons wedding in June/19!! I do have to admit though, cutting out all my sugar, potatoes, pasta, rice and bread has not helped my pain one ioda!! It still hurts like hell some days with this wonderful fall weather we are having but I’m hoping over time with weight off, I will have less pain!