You may already know that diet can affect your fibromyalgia treatment. While the symptoms vary from person to person and there is not definite diet plan that works for everyone, there are some general guidelines that will help. Foods that boost your immune system are always very helpful in aiding fibromyalgia treatment.
You may also need to make adjustments to how much you eat and how often you eat. Take note of patterns you see when you eliminate certain foods or change the times of day that you eat. Don’t forget the importance of including a lot of water into your daily diet.
To help your fibromyalgia treatment, there are also some foods you should try to avoid.
List Of Foods To Avoid
Below is a list of some foods you probably want to try to avoid when taking a fibromyalgia treatment.
• Whole and refined grains, except for small amounts of rice, pasta and tortillas
• Most salads and raw vegetables
• Potatoes, carrots and other root vegetables (They have a high glycemic index).
• Most spices, especially garlic
• Olive oil
• Coffee, and anything else with caffeine
• Anything with yeast, sugar, trans fats, dyes, preservatives, fortification, sulfites, artificial nitrites
• Fruit juice
• High vitamin C foods
• Any kind of tea
• Cranberries, strawberries, blueberries and most other berries
• High glycemic foods
• Mushrooms – because it is a type of fungi
• Soy milk
• Lemon juice or hot lemon water
• Milk and most dairy products except as noted above
Making The Change
Making changes in your diet is never easy, especially if you have poor eating habits already but you can do it. Especially if you know that these changes will decrease the amount of pain you feel due to your fibromyalgia, you will be ready to tackle this new plan.
If you are having trouble changing your diet, here are some tips to help you.
1. Try taking out just one “bad food” at a time and replacing it with something healthier.
2. Have the rest of the family support you by changing their diets as well.
3. Don’t buy “tempting” foods or keep them in the house.
4. Keep a food journal to keep track of changes and how they make you feel.
Take it one day at a time, one step at a time and you will start to see results and feel better.