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Question about Fibro diet?
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SnowBear72 - November 2

Sorry for all the questions! on this site
Foods is says you can have vanilla wafers and Hershey Kisses, Butterfinger light bars etc. These have sugar in them. I thought with Fibro you could not have sugar? I read other diets where they say no sugar?


tnichel - November 3

you shouldn't but it doesn't mean you won't. lol. I'm a sweet freak. halloween has totally done me in and I know I'm going to pay for it soon. avoid nightshade foods and caffeine too. check out the diet section for more info.


Fantod - November 3

Who can live without some sugar? I've been my own guinea pig with regards to FMS and diet. I have found that fast food, deep fried food and processed lunch meat are the absolute worst pain triggers. I start the day with a very high protein (chocolate !) drink which keeps me from crashing as hard on days when my energy is bad. I eat sensible lunch and dinner - OMG I sound like my mother... I think the key here is to pay attention to your bodys reaction to what goes in your mouth, If you find your pain level going up, take a moment to analzye the trigger. If it is food related than try to stay away from the source. I would also suggest you see a nutritonist. I have one who has been very helpful. She has recommended some homeopathic remedies and given me a lot of encouragment instead of lectures about diet and daily living. If you could find someone who is knowledgable about FMS I think it would be to your benefit. You might be able to get some of your health issues under control and generally feel much better. Certainly the anxiety which I think feeds on a lot of the things you are experiencing would probably lessen. I hope some of my comments/suggestions are helpful to you. Take care,


Fantod - November 3

I forgot one item that is one of the worst fibro triggers - diet anything. Diet pop, Equal, Splenda or anything that contains an artifical sweetner. Here's a little known tidbit - did you know that artiifcal sweetners make you want to eat more? My nutritionist told me that. If you must use something sweet in coffee than use Stevia which is a South American herb. Stevia has many excellent properties. The body does not metabolize the sweet glycosides from the stevia leaf or any of its processed forms - so there is no caloric intake. Stevia doesn't adversely affect blood glucose levels and may be used freely by diabetics. You can find it in any decent health food store. Now I don't drink any kind of pop at all - just water. I noticed that once I had jettisoned the diet pop, my pain went down and I had more sustainable energy. Take care.



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