I never ate quite as poorly as some, BUT I do feel better when I skip the white carbs, sugars, and caffeine and focus more on getting enough protein. And the recommended amounts of protein are much higher than most people think.
I've pulled parts from a couple of "anti-inflammation diets" to make something that works for me, more or less. I'm kinda' a picky eater and get bored eating the same all the time and hate spending a lot of time finding/preparing/eating & cleaning up after food....so I can't stick to anything too rigid.
But when I stopped all soft drinks & was drinking only water, and traded in all my other breakfast options for 2 hard boiled eggs, I did feel better within 2-3 weeks. Lunch was protein-rich yogurt with fruit, then a "normal" but balanced evening meal.
For me, this makes sense, not from a "Lupus makes inflammation I need to avoid it" point of view, but more that "sugar & fats increase inflammation risks and I don't need to further aggravate the inflammation tendencies I've gotten from Lupus".
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's ModeratorDIAGNOSING LUPUS & LUPUS RESOURCES
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