Any one who works full time & also raising a family have success in applying the autoimmune with RA. I have several friends who are doing a more holistic approach but it just seems like it is very time consuming & expensive. Anyone have shortcuts or hacks that they tried & have worked. Just thinking about planning every little thing that goes in my mouth & preparing everything just exhaust me!
I shop at the .99 cent store for fresh fruits and vegetables which really help keep the cost down, and now they're starting to sale gluten free items too. What I don't find in there I go to my local store. But I find that less carbs like pastas and breads is better and more fruits and veggies also portion control works for me.
I don't know about anyone else but, I'm on prednisone so I have to work extra hard to resist the temptation of sweets of all kinds!
With RA I try to eat mostly vegetables and fruits with less meats. Portion control is very important. My husband was tested and found to be borderline type 2 diabetic, so he joined a diabetes education program. We (my husband and I) have been eating dinner on a salad plate size for years. Salad dressing is measured and always on the side at restaurants when we go out. In WV we are very blessed to have access to farmers markets throughout the year. In the summer we also purchase a half share of a local farmer’s crop from June til October. It is a CSA ( Community Service Agriculture) program. The half share is enough for two of us for two weeks. Since it is prepaid, we used all of it. Even the vegetables we have never tried before. You have to plan and cook each day. When I stick to this approach I feel better and maintain my weight.
I get most of my stuff at Aldi. They have gluten free items amd their frute and veggies areway cheaper than other stores.
I’m actually doing the WW points system. It’s easy and becomes quite addictive. It’s basically cutting out carbs, sweets, some dairy and eating leaner meats like chicken or seafood and plenty of fruits and veggies. I am feeling better RA wise the past two months and I’m losing weight. Win win!
I've worked on, not always successful, a Paleo, anti inflammatory, but yet mostly plant based, metabolic exchange diet which includes mostly organic foods. We're lucky here that organic foods has become the way of the future and so it's more easily found now. In the summer I try to grow some vegetables or find them in the Farmers Market. I have changed a lot of my eating habits but I do fall into the old trap of eating junk food. I found the best way to avoid this is to just not bring it into the house in the first place. The only meat I eat now is poultry and I think that's important to have some because I just have trouble getting enough protein in my diet otherwise. What's really hard to is to stay away from tomatoes and potatoes which are nightshade plants which is thought to cause inflammation. Overall I think it's helped me my cholesterol numbers have improved and I've lost some weight and I feel less bloated. I've also added more regular exercise to my day.