All of us with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome know we should be eating healthy, but that's easier said than done. Share your tips for eating healthy and see how other people with these conditions make sure they have a healthy diet. What Helps You?
FISH- ITS SO GOOD FOR U
- i find fish has helped me. in the last six months i have tried to eat more healthy, i have lost almost two stone. which i am really pleased about. but have lots more to loose.Also love to eat porridge oats so filling too.
-SUE IN PAIN
Blood type diet
- When I eat clean, I feel better. My chiropractor recommended blood type diet. Helps my mood, IBS, and muscle aches. My biggest problem is serving sizes and keeping away from sugar. But when I eat clean, my cravings are more manageable. I do have to make most food myself. It takes planning. Thank goodness I am retired or I don't think I could do all this food prep and planning. But it's what I need to do so I can be as healthy as I can for my family, friends and.myself. The blood type diet is worth checking out. After being on it about a year and a half I went a few steps further and have done the swami program that is computer based and has given me more choices that are specific to me. I am trying to keep a positive attitude, because self pity doesn't work that well.
- —Guest Donna
- scince sleep "is crucial" absolutely no
coffee, tea,soda, no msg or fake sugar. We make a huge pot of chicken vegetable soup
and we buy already cooked and sliced chicken meat, My hubby chops the meat into bite size pieces, chops the carrots and potatoes, my son opens the cans of tomatoes and beans, and I add all the seasoning and it makes several meals for four, they like to eat with half of a bagel. We need meals that r healthy, but r short. most receipe books seem to want u to have 15 ingredients on hand and theenergy to make 30 min. meals. My pain meds always wear off around 5:30 or 6, then I have to lay down until it kicks back in and I get a second spurt of energy. hen there r these mini burrito things my husband got at costco. They remind me of long cigars size that I can cook 2 for 35 seconds and serve with salsa now thats my idea of cooking. I think they r spelled furahur? not sure he ripped the lable off. It has meat inside and salsa is healthy
- —Guest B
Fresh meals sent to your door.
- I found a deal on Livingsocial.com for this company that delivers fresh healthy food to my door each week. It makes me want to avoid fast food and I am losing weight too. I dont always finish the meal- so I freeze the remainder each five day 3 meal weekly delivery will last me 2 weeks. Worth every penny! Numeasure.com my new bff!
- —Guest Lilsassycupcake
how to improve diet
- I work 30 hrs per week at a fairly physical job (which keeps my muscles loose!) and a family to care for, so there is no way I can have the energy or the brain clarity to cook at the end of the day and sometimes I need a nap before making dinner. My wonderful husband does the grocery shopping on the weekend when I am at work. I have a cookbook that contains a handful of recipes that match what he brings home, plus a running grocery list for when I realize that we are out of something and I am feeding the family speghetti and I am scrounging for my own meal (wheat free.) I recently gave up sugar (absolutely the worst for symptoms!) and replaced my treats with "raw" cookies and fruit smoothies. dairy is easy to replace since I am allergic to cow milk protein. I eat dairy from goat and sheep. After many years, my family accepts that I have to eat this way to "keep me going." In the summertime, my husband grills enough meat for the week. The rest of the year I cook 2-3 times per week .
- —Guest pam
foods and fibromyalgia
- When I was in my early 30's,I suffered from so much hip pain that I often could not walk without aid from a cane.My doctor told me that the problem was that I wasn't "flexible " enough. I knew that was ridiculous and began my own version of the elimination diet.At the time I was eating alot of diet yogurt (dairy and aspartame). When I eliminated that from my diet, I eliminated the pain as well. I am in my 50's now and I still have pain at times. I have found that this is often due to a dietary change.I recently began eating blueberries and,unfortunately,I have begun to experience flare-ups again. Guess I'll be crossing that one off of my fruit list !
- —Guest lucykit
More veggies, less meat
- I've dramatically reduced the amount of meat I eat, and increased the amount of fresh vegetables. When I do eat meat I only eat that which has no hormones, no unnecessary antibiotics, and was pasture fed. Not only does it seem to agree with me better, but it tastes better, too.
- —Guest KellieSnider
- im finding cutting down main carbs like bread and pasta,and eating fruit veg and unrefined foods help ease fatuge quite alot
- —Guest niknak
- What helps with my fatigue is finding out with a special BICOM2000 machine which uses bioresonance therapy, is that i have wheat and gluten allergy. It caused epilepsy ( simple seizures) and ovarian cysts, fatigue, cold feeling in the body, joint pains and general malaise. My seizures or 'funny feeling or tingling in my head' occured daily. But when i stoped eating wheat and gluten i was full of energy, never had a seizure for months, no cysts, no tiredness! I hope this helps someone to look for bioresonance treatment in their town and i hope it gives them their life back as it happened to me. Find out what you are allergic to, most probably it is gluten and wheat!
- —Guest Iva
- I adopted a mostly vegetarian diet sometime ago and it has helped lessen the pain a lot. I eat no red meat, but some chicken and fish. I am lactose intolerant, so I drink soy milk. I can eat some cheese in small amounts. I eat organic yogurt almost everyday mixed with fresh fruit, nuts and whole grains. I have never tried gluten free, but am wondering if that may help more. I eat very little, but it is hard to lose weight. I eat no processed foods. I drink tea with honey. In a restaurant or when I travel, it is very hard to find food that I can eat. I eat nothing fried. I need to improve on the vegetables. I used to make a lot of protein smoothies and need to do that again. I have IBS and supposed to eat a lot of fiber. This diet fulfills that requirement, but sometimes gets to be too much, and I have to cut back on the fiber for a few days.
- IBS and fibromyalgia sufferers in particular, buy powdered magnesium and take it everyday! It really helps with the muscular pains and helps your digestive tract!!! Also rest, rest, rest! your body needs it!
- —Guest been through it...
diet with fibromyalgia
- just over a year ago I stopped eating all gluten, dairy, sugar and red meat. I lost 25lbs within weeks. i also do not touch sodas, coffee or cafeine tea - just herbal tea. I have chicken - very occasionally - and fatty fish daily and eggs - no colesterol problems!! and salads and some vegetables - but find that there are very few fruits that i can eat. no bought food at all Just what I make myself. and besides being much lighter I have fewer flare ups, but still have pain somewhere every day. and am very tired after 5p.m.
- —Guest shoshana
- Leaving off all animal products being vegan and living this life style. I have survived fms since childhood and now at the age of 72 folks are surprised at my "young" age.
- —Guest Sophie
- I gave up gluten in June. Going all the way back to high school (70s) I have suffered from IBS. Since giving up the gluten the IBS has gone away. I do suffer from fibromyalgia, I'm not sure it has changed the pain I'm in, but my insides appreciate it.
- —Guest Linda
Have you tried NOT eating gluten?
- I know it's been hashed and rehashed...but have you tried it? It's hard to do, at least at first, especially if you don't cook for yourself.
I've learned that if I don't eat gluten (and stay away from processed foods) I do feel better...less pain, less fibrofog...and my digestive system thanks me!
I travel a lot, so it is tough for me sometimes...I get tired of only having salad be my option when we do the drive through thing. But it's worth it. I also stash little bags of trail mix in my purse...it helps stave off the hunger when I can't get a "real" meal.