It recently occurred to me that my really bad pain days are usually preceded by higher than normal sugar intake days.
Thank you Easter candy stash.
I did some initial digging, and created a list of foods/ingredients that might increase your body’s inflammatory response.
This is a big deal for those with Rheumatoid Arthritis or Fibromyalgia.
More inflammation = more pain.
On this list, I’m starting with limiting my sugar intake. I’ll take the rest on one at a time to see if reducing those ingredients helps.
On Weight Watchers, all I’m aware of is points. I often don’t track the foods that are considered zero points. So, to increase my awareness of the food science stuff I’m putting into my body, I joined SparkPeople. It’s a terrific and free resource for weight loss and health.
Yes. This means I now track my food twice. Once to know the points, and again (in more detail) to know the particulars.
After 2 bad pain days and 1 really bad pain day, this girl has got to do something.
Plus side: The sweets, breads, and pastas don’t even look appetizing anymore.