Okay, before being diagnosed I was already quite overweight, but the other day I was weighed and found that I have gained 60 pounds since February of 2016. Having RA and inflammation not under control, the doc says water exercise, hot tub or sauna at the gym only. I am already terribly depressed! The weight gain just compounds it all. I've lost weight many times in the past, but now I am at my highest ever. I need help for this to get under control!
I have severe RA & have been in remission for 2 years. I have achieved & maintained remission through ONLY holistic means & have NEVER taken steroids or biologics. The day I was diagnosed 4/2016 I made a huge commitment to ONLY eat to fuel my body.(verses live to eat). I decided that I love myself more than any type of food I would put in my mouth. Everyone is looking for a:"magic bullet" or "quick fix" The truth is no one will help you but YOU. If you continue to eat foods that trigger inflammation, you are throwing gas on the flame & any meds you are taking can't possibly do their job. RA is not about going on a diet to lose weight just to "yo-yo" & put it all back on again. It is a COMPLETE LIFESTYLE CHANGE to eat the right foods that do NOT cause inflammation.
Cut out all carbohydrates - I lost about 55 pounds in 8 months - I can't exercise at all due to bad back and knees on top of the RA - My girlfriend lost 101 pounds in 15 months pretty much the same way without surgery
Here are some suggestions:
1) replace all your carbs with these two root crops: taro and yuka. Get from island groceries or whole food.
2) Do your exercise in the mornings
4) Weight traing - compound movements - exercises that use several muscles
5) increase fiber - take supplements
7) Eat mostly vegetables and meat.
8) Green tea
9) Intermitant fasting
11) Try ashagandha
12) tea with ginger, turmeric and black pepper.
I have found exercise has helped, swimming, lifting weights, bikes. All these in moderation but it has helped my joints. Not to say I don't have bad days but I feel more in control. As for my weight it is a never ending battle. I eat the right foods and never feel hungry but nothing but I loose not a pound.