Charimen's Journal, 13 July 2018

In an effort to get my Lupus under control as well as arthritis, I have started a vegetarian diet with no sugar, no simple carbs, no gluten, no diary, no eggs, no beans, no nuts, no seeds and limited healthy fats. I have lost the weight that I had gained since my previous weighin and my joints feel so much better. I need to stick with this very restrictive plan for 30 days before I can try to add back some food.
180.0 lb Lost so far: 30.0 lb.    Still to go: 30.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.
on diet Charimen's own diet   losing 0.1 lb a week

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Supporting you with your elimination diet. I have had great results reducing my joint pain and inflammation with a sugar and flour free WFPB diet. Sadly I've realized that nightshades cause painful flares, so I steer clear of my favorite tomatoes, peppers and eggplant :( I think that adding turmeric has helped me, as well.  
24 Jul 18 by member: LisaPBLE
Thank you, LisaPBLE. I am amazed that it is working to relieve my joint and muscle pain as well as lose weight! I am still tempted after 18 days but so far I haven’t cheated. No PAIN is a great incentive. How long have you been eating this way? 
25 Jul 18 by member: Charimen
You are so right, no pain is worth it! I started eating a no sugar/no sweetener, no flour plan in August 2017. I cut the meat in early November and went full vegan (low oil, low salt usually. . .still working on this :D ) in late November 2017. I've never done a full-out elimination. Would have so much trouble giving up beans and nuts and seeds. Good luck!  
25 Jul 18 by member: LisaPBLE
I got rid of all the sugar and most of the wheat and no longer needed to take any supplements for pain (turmeric, yucca, etc.). HOWEVER. I ate ice cream on Saturday and I am paying for it in major ways this week. So... stay on the diet!!! 
25 Jul 18 by member: SoCalPam
I believe you can do it. I support you 100%. 
25 Jul 18 by member: foxxy51
Thank you for the warning SoCalPam. The thought of the pain has kept me on track! And thank you everyone for your encouragement! It isn’t easy but I am so happy to get off some of the extra Tylenol and Aleve. 
26 Jul 18 by member: Charimen

     
 

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