It has been a funny week. I tried to experiment with adding some chicken back in to my diet. Usually I have a soy protein shake with my oats and fruit for breakfast...some sort of bean, tofu protein at lunch with a pile of veggies and fruit...for dinner a grain with veggies, fruit and maybe a liltte sweet ( baked apples, soy yogurt, soy milk pudding, granola ect.)
Every day I ate the chicken my joints hurt till the next day. My hands felt like I had been using one of those stress balls all day. When I went back to my legumes pain was gone.
I also had been really good about no sweets. I still use honey, or agave in moderation, with stevia. I use light olive oil instead of butter, and whole wheat instead of white (at leats half in half...if not all the way). I had some well-meaning friends bring over desserts and I severely paid for it. I was throwing up, even more tired than usual if you can imagine, and my concentration was shot.
So I am back on the straight and narrow because I feel like hell when I am not cautious. That doesn't mean I don't eat anything fun. I make honey wheat bread that is so good it doesn't need butter on it. My husband makes a great 3 bean chili that goes good with cornbread. My children have grown up to expect fresh fruits to snack on, and several veggies to choose from at meal times. They thrive on hummus, grape leaves, wheat pasta with fresh tomato sauce, popcorn and olive oil. The list goes on and on. That is not to say they don't love mac and cheese from a box now and again, but it is made with soy milk, and olive oil and whole grain pasta.
I guess I just wanted to tell you that what you eat really does make a difference in how you live with Lupus.