marcia200's Journal, 30 October 2012

I have talked to several people at this website about atkins, WW, body by vi and what ever diet that is around. At this point I am totally frustrated !I do great when I first start a diet then I start to yo-yo back and forth and then I give up. I have spinal stenosis and severe arthritis and excercising is difficult for me plus Excercise is hard fro me to get motivated, ok I am just lazy. I work I just cant decide which program I want to use that will work best for me. I get severe leg cramps from atkins. When I try to just eat low fat I get so sick pf just chicken.Plus I am hungry all of the time. if anyone has any sugestions on diets please contact me at or just reply here. I am desperate!!!!


Marcia, you don't need to follow a specific diet. Try to record for some time and make note what food makes you feel better and what makes you feel worse. Protein and fat especially in first half of the day makes you feel less hungry, it does not have to be Atkins. Just try not to load on lots of refined carbs especially early in the day. Also a lot of people with arthritis have hidden food allergies (gluten in wheat, milk and some other foods are often the case). There is a way to reduce inflammation by chosing what you eat carefully. Fresh fruit and vegetables, and limiting processed food should help both with weight loss and arthritis. Turmeric is one of the spices that helps reduce inflammation. I add it to stews and soup and even to scrambled eggs. I also find that stretching helps a lot with aches and pains. I do not have arthritis but have some issues with joints due to aging and some past trauma. Hope you find a way to control both your weight and condition. Food is not a remedy for illness but what you eat can make a difference in how you feel. 
30 Oct 12 by member: Ingria
Thank you for the information. I will try the tumeric, I have heard before that it helps with inflamation but I haven't tried it. Thanks for the info 
31 Oct 12 by member: marcia200


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