Posted 4/14/2009 9:38 AM (GMT -6)
Below is a post I put in my live journal account. I do notice a huge difference in energy when I eat less fat and more fruits and veggies. I have also lost 20 pounds while on lyrica doing this food plan. Hope this helps some.
I cross checked this list with my doctor and she agreed on it. I bought the book "food that helps win the battle against Fibromyalgia" I recommend this book highly.
Food Additives to avoid:
Aspartame, equal, Nutra sweet, even splenda may be a big no no for some.
Artificial coloring. Food coloring is a huge health issue for many Fibromites.
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
Caffiene, I have yet to avoid this one,
Nitrates Nitrites (Sodium Nitrate, Potassium Nitrite, (saltpeter) in ham, bacon, sausage, hot dogs (tofu dogs are safe) corned beef, lunch meats, and fish products.
BHT, butylated hydroxyanisole
brominated vegteable oil, ALL sugars
sucrose, dextrose, High fructose corn syrup, Benzoic acid, Artificial flavorings, Olestra
TbHQ, EDTA, hydrogenated vegetable oils, Trans fats, Gums, guar gums, gum bases, Propylene glyco, Xylitol
Safer alternitives to the above, Vitamin A,C, and E
Glycerin-mono- and diglycerides
beta-carotene annato, Acids, citric, asorbic, lastic, Minerals, iron, zinc, and others,
Pectin, Lecithin, Vanillin
Avoid red meats, beef, pork and lamb.
Eat vegies and fruits. Lots and lots, Fresh preferably, frozen as a last resort and make sure nothing is addded to preserve.
Beans, bulgur, millet, spelt, oats, legumes,
STAY AWAY FROM CANNED< PROCESSED, prepackaged. buy organic or soy dairy products. Most milk has a lot of additives, like pesticides, steroids, antibiotics. Things we as humans can not handle in our systems.
Night shade vegies should be avoided. These include, potatoes, eggplant, tomatoes and a few others I can not remember right now, fibro fog yay.
Ok Basic shopping list. This is not for gluten free or for specific allergies, this is for those that are looking for alternitives and have fibro.
Flours, whole, unbleached, no white or refined
Mixed cereals, but read the label carefully. Again Kashi has non of the added crap
popcorn, not microwaved
Whole- grain bread, again be careful a lof wheat bread is actually white bread dyed brown. Make sure ingrediants say "whole wheat"
whole grain crackers, same as above, "wheat thins have high fructose corn syrup and MSG."
whole wheat flour, Whole wheat pasta
Vegetables and fruits:
fresh greens, kale, collards, cabbage, rodichio, brocoli, garlic and onions, saesonal fruits, seasonal vegies, dried fruit, rasians, figs, apricots, dates, prunes
frozen vegies and fruit, again last resort if one can not find or afford organic in season products,
fats and oils,
Flaxseed oil, extra-virgin olive oil, Not oils, Toasted sesame oil, Vegetable or lecithin spray, Coconut oil
Beans and Lentils, Dried legumes, All beans, too many to list. nBest and cheapest to buy dried. Canned has a ton of salt added!!! IF you buy canned, rinse under cold water.
dairy products: Again all below should be organic,
butter, cream, Milk, (raw, skim, or soy)
nuts, seeds and butters:
nuts, walnuts, pecans, cashews, filberts,
Nut butters, nothing added kinds or make from scratch at home
seeds, almonds, flax, pumpkin, sunflower
Seed butters, tahini, almond
Herbs and spices
chili powder or other chili
cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cumin, Curry
fresh parsley, cilantro, basil\
Window box herb planting is very easy to mantain, lots of resources online for this.
Fresh ginger, Fresh and dried oragono, sage, savory, thyme, musturd, prepared and pwoered\
Blackstrap Molasses, Barley malt, rice syrup, maple syrup, Honey, locally grown and raw
Bevereges, leaf and herb teas, 100% fruit and vegie juices, cereal grain beverages, such as dandelion or chicory
WATER of course. but make sure it is Spring water,no floride or other stuff added
seasonings, Condiments, and other
Tamari or soy sauce, unsalted soy sauceVinegar, cider, wine, balsamic, rice
Seaweed hijiki, wakame, Nori, Agar
Bottled sauces, chili, teriyaki
Vegie broth powder, no MSG added
This book claimes the microwave is evil. I am not going that far.
Well any questions or further info needed please let me know. This list is a lot to take in. Aghain I highly recomend this book. It also has some really tasty and nutritious recipes in it. I really think of this book as my food bible. Honestly after almost a month on this Food plan ( I hate the word diet) I feel a lot better and I am not gaining weight from Lyrica. I am actually loosing weight.
Now my back is seezing, and my wrists really hurt so it is nap time.
Sorry for spelling mistakes, too much effort on a post this size to fix. I am sure everyone gets what I am saying, if not contact me and I will Elaborate.
Very sorry for this huge post!!!
fibromyalgia, bipolar, ptsd, depression, anxiety
cymbalta, abilify, triliptal, lorazapan, lyrica, flexoral, ibuprophine.