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nana68
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   Posted 4/29/2011 8:50 AM (GMT -6)   
once again I got into the chips and ice cream last night.I know these things are not good for me especially since my whole body feels swollen now and my right ankle looks swollen.It is hard for me to leave the junk alone.I stopped drinking alot and I quit smoking cigarettes but I think I replaced them with junk food.I am trying again today to eat healthier,it's easy during the day,it's the evenings that get me. I think I read somewhere on this forum that some kinds of foods can trigger fibromyalgia.Since my memory is really bad I can't remeber what it is,I think its sugar and carbohydrates?If this is right I need to write it down.I think instead of just going for the chips and ice cream I need to find someone to talk to.

Sherrine
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   Posted 4/29/2011 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I have never had foods trigger anything with fibro.  But, I am a serious snacker, too!  So, I try to stick to things that aren't so bad.  I love the 100 Calorie popcorn in the mini bags.  It's plenty and I don't stuff myself.  I also will make dip by taking 1/3 less fat sour cream and putting minced onions and chives in it.  It's not salty at all.  I dip cucumbers, celery, carrots, etc. and that satisfies my need for crunch. 
 
Really try to avoid potato chips if you are retaining fluid.  If I buy chips, I get the Lay's lightly salted ones and they aren't nearly as bad as regular chips.  But I don't eat these a lot because I'm diabetic and it causes problems.
 
Also, start reading labels.  You would be surprised how much sodium is put in things.  I basically do my own cooking....not fast foods....so I have more control over what I'm eating and I KNOW it's fresh!
 
So, bon appetit!  You can have some snacks and still control your weight.  By the way, for your sweet tooth, I use sugar-free chocolate pudding or sugar-free Jello with a squirt of whipped cream on top.  Yum, yum, and double yum!
 
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crazykitty
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   Posted 4/29/2011 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Nana, I'm A big time snacker too, and I'm easily tempted all day long. Drinking lots of water has helped me....if I go into the kitchen looking for goodies, I tell myself I have to drink a bottle of water before I can eat something...by the time I'm done drinking chances are that I don't eat anything. I just started doing this and have lost a couple of pounds.

Instead of buying a whole bag of Milky Ways, I buy the $1.00 pack and make them last a few days...that's good for me! Sometimes, I will make a mini salad for a snack using fat free dressing. Keeping fruit in the house helps too.

Good luck to you...Sometimes just phoning a friend will get your mind off eating...there used to be a saying that went something like "It's not what you're eating...it's what's eating you?"

Keep us posted...Hugs, Robin
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Raynaud's, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis,
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ladywithfibro
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   Posted 4/29/2011 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I snack a lot. It does not seem to bother the fibro. My dtr has us on diets. My dh's prob is portion control and mine is sugar intake. I have diabetes. My major snacking right now is frozen peaches and sugar free cool whip. For salty cravings is roasted soy beans or pumpkin seeds.
 
 

getting by
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   Posted 4/30/2011 7:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Nana,

Food addiction is hard, we often eat for comfort. I had a doctor tell me once that I should eat close to the earth. Eat fresh vegies, whole grain breads (if I eat bread at all). Whatever seems natural and wholesome. But sugar is natural, remember that. Have you tried hard candy instead of chips and stuff? That lasts a whiles and keeps me from eating other foods.

I have a friend with a food addiction. And she can't stop eating for comfort. I guess we all have something that isn't quite healthy. Keeping your hands busy helps. Like Sherrine said, a low fat dressing and fresh vegies often helps. I think at night is when we do the bad eating. That is when it sticks with us. I too drink a lot of water with a lemon wedge in it. It fills me up and I don't get hungry. It is so healthy for a person too. So try that. The lemon is good for liver detox and has vitamin C.

Best wishes Nana.

Hugs, Karen
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nana68
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   Posted 4/30/2011 7:59 AM (GMT -6)   
You all have great advice I just got to set my mind to it.Had a bad day yesterday,I found some swelling on my knee cap so I went to the doctor who sent me for xrays but I have to wait til next friday to see what is wrong,he says he may have to drain the knee then give me a shot in it,I just hope its not the cartilege.Anyways I ended up eating a burger and chocolate milk at ten oclock at night as well as ice cream.I really really have to stop doing that because it doesn't help your bones and joints the excess weight.

PALMY
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   Posted 4/30/2011 8:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I am the same, I quit smoking 10 months ago and I was eating 24/7, I swear I ate in my sleep. 20 pounds later I hardly have any clothes to wear and I look more pregant thn when I was pregnant. I started walking a mile a day, weather permitting with my husband, he lost 5 pounds,I lost not even an ounce. I stopped the snacking at night.

I never heard of foods trigggering Fm, I know they say it triggers IBS bouts but I have yet to find a food that triggers mine. I think we eat for comfort, all those goodies and fattening things are a comfort.

Hugs, Linda
Fibromyalgia. mofascal pain syndrome, dxed in 1882. Costochondritis, Two herniated cervical discs. Cervical and upper spine arthritis with a large bone spur in mid back. IBS.






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GSDgirl
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   Posted 4/30/2011 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Nana, I have been getting hunger cravings at night too. I bought 2 bags of pretzels. Low fat and calories and the wheat ones have a good bit of fiber. I also fixed a big salad to have in the fridge so I can have a salad snack for a few days.

I have not quit smoking and good for you that you did!! I am afraid to get on the scale because I know that I have gained weight hehe.
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Hysterectomy, appendectomy, depression, anxiety, neck problems (not a surgical fix), Fibro, high BP, high cholesterol
Long lasting remnants (side effects) from Hepatitis C and it's treatment. The good thing is that I cleared the live virus in 2008.

nana68
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   Posted 4/30/2011 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I am not sure if I would have quit smoking if I didn't have respiratory failure in july.My daughter tried and tried to get me to quit before but I did not listen.I think I replaced smoking with eating.I did find something I like and that is good for me because I got low vitamin d it's yoplait light yogurt(desert flavors)like boston cream pie.I don't know what to eat for the carb cravings especially since I'm trying to watch the salt intake due to borderline high blood pressure. tongue

woodanemone
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   Posted 4/30/2011 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Lightly salted Lays Potato Chips with french onion dip and Choc. chip mint ice cream is my weakness. Oh and frozen burritos. I know I know the burritos are way too salty but I noramally get the bean or chicken kinda - so it a litle towards healthier right? :D
My husband and I quit smoking right after we got married - that was near 12 yrs ago. I think doing it togther is what helped us.
As for weight gain - yes I gained weight and still have some of it - but I have also had 3 kids since I quit smoking. However, for some very weird and bizzare reason the past few months when I gain weight - it is in my boobs. I have not been able to wear a bra for - oh goodness I can't remember when - because of fibro. I have alwys bought one size bigger and wore a tank top so you cannot really tell. However, I am still a 22 waist, but was at Salvation Army buying 3x/4x shirts today becasue of my shirts are getting too tight. Okay, I know this is TMI for the guys, but if any of you ladies have any thoughts on this problem please let me know
And Nana68 - YOU CAN DO IT!! GO GO GO!! - Just go away from the junk food and cigs - LOL
Oh and sorry been off board a day or so - real life getting crazy :P

GSDgirl
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   Posted 4/30/2011 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Welllll, so much for the pretzels.  Hubby came home with Dairy Queen premade cupcake size ice cream treats.
~*~*~*~*Denise from Pittsburgh*~*~*~*~*
Hysterectomy, appendectomy, depression, anxiety, neck problems (not a surgical fix), Fibro, high BP, high cholesterol
Long lasting remnants (side effects) from Hepatitis C and it's treatment. The good thing is that I cleared the live virus in 2008.

nana68
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   Posted 4/30/2011 11:18 PM (GMT -6)   
the mcdonald's double cheeseburger did me in again even though I promised myself it wasn't gonna.atleast this time I didn't go off of the deep end.tomorrow isn't that far away.I feel you on the extreme tenderness issues,I hate to have to wear a seat belt sometimes,no matter how loose I try to get it still feels like it's digging in when its not.

kathydownunder
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   Posted 4/30/2011 11:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I too am a snacker, but for me the answer was to not have any in the house. This means I only have to be strong whenn I go food shopping which I only do oncw every two weeks.
 
Kathy

vestabula
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   Posted 5/1/2011 5:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I have a book on fibro that states many fibromites crave carbohydrates.  When in pain, the stress and anxiety of it releases Cortisol which in turn increases hunger.  Straight to the comfort food...sugar and carbs.  I have never been a big eater but I love sweets and starchy food.  Not good.
 
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