Yes, the little I gained, I now lost from eating low inflammatory foods tested with my blood.
I only gained a little, but it was from not exercising / being a lot less active due to lyme body pain.
Now, post lyme, I am more active which increased strength and lowered body fat to a very good level for my age. Last two months I have been eating a "low cytokine" natural foods diet tested and tailored for my body. To my surprise I lost 10 pounds, which was not even my point of doing this. I wanted to lower my body inflammation as much as possible and make my gut the best its ever been to support my immune system.
This Mediator Response Test showed my highest inflammatory foods creating cytokine release were: yeast, cane sugar, cinnamon, turkey, gluten and ANYTHING from corn. Eliminating 100% of those (not 95, but 100) for 1.5 months has made my gut health the best ever, body fat is only 10% from 15% before (in my 50's) and I unintentionally lost 10 lbs from 178 to 168.
My conclusion: even with an athletic lifestyle, food that is shown to be inflammatory to you can also create weight gain. Drop the inflammatory foods and see weight loss., weather you wanted it or not.
Initial lyme symptoms in late 80's, again with bullseye early 90's. Started ABX 2014, ended in Jan 2016. Flares ended after. Lyme "B gone" as far as I can tell (Cured?). Now: Healing the aftermath-Rebuilding / fine tuning / fixing muscles and still improving nutrition and immune via better gut health. 20 years of Hashimoto adds to this journey.
Post Edited (astroman) : 10/31/2018 11:40:40 PM (GMT-6)