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What I Ate to Go into Remission for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Updated: Sep 11, 2020

My diet is pretty simple, so at our house we almost always know what we’re having for dinner. We cook everything from scratch. I am constantly on an elimination diet. It’s how I live my life. I must test any new food I introduce any new food I eat to see if I have a reaction to it. In order to stay in remission and feel well I am lectin free and citric acid free.


It’s not easy but at the same time it’s not hard. Really, anyone can do it if they put their mind to it, but most people won’t. Most people I come across want their doctor to prescribe them a pill to make them better when it comes to Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. They’re upset when the pills don’t work, and they still feel like crap.


Most people seem offended when I mention that if they changed their diet they would feel well. I think they are scared of having to give up their favorite foods and that it will work. Which is a shame because I would give my left arm (I’m left-handed, by the way) to have my life back. Well, I didn’t have to give my left arm, but I gave up just about everything else that I love, food-wise, to feel like a real live girl again.


These are the things I eat in order to stay in remission:

MEAT

1. EGGS

2. BEEF

3. CHICKEN

4. TURKEY

5. FISH

6. SEAFOOD

7. PORK

8. BISON

9. VENISON

VEGETABLES

1. ARTICHOKE

2. ARUGULA

3. ASPARAGUS

4. BOK CHOY

5. BROCCOLI

6. BRUSSEL SPROUTS

7. CABBAGE

8. CAULIFLOWER

9. CELERY

10.COLLARD GREENS

11.GARLIC

12.GREENS

13.KALE

14.LEEKS

15.LETTUCE

16.MUSHROOMS

17.OKRA

18.ONION

19.RADISH

20.SHALLOTS

21.SPINACH

22.SWISS CHARD


FRUIT

1. APPLES

2. BANANAS

3. DATES


FATS

1. CLARIFIED BUTTER

2. GHEE

3. COCONUT OIL

4. COCONUT BUTTER

5. LARD

6. PALM OIL

7. TALLOW

8. OLIVES

9. OLIVE OIL



SEEDS

1. ALMONDS WITHOUT SKINS

2. PECANS

3. PISTACHIOS

4. WALNUTS

5. SPICES

6. BASIL

7. BAY LEAVES

8. BLACK PEPPER

9. CHIVES

10.CINNAMON

11.CLOVES

12.GARLIC POWDER

13.GINGER

14.ONION POWDER

15.OREGANO

16.PARSLEY

17.ROSEMARY

18.SAGE


PANTRY

1. ALMOND FLOUR

2. APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

3. ARROW ROOT POWDER

4. BALSAMIC VINEGAR

5. 100% CACAO

6. COCONUT AMINOS

7. COCONUT FLOUR

8. RED WINE VINEGAR

9. TAPIOCA STARCH

10.VEGETABLE BROTH

11.WHITE VINEGAR

12.CHOSEN FOODS KETO MAYO

13.VEGANAISE


DRINKS

1. WATER

2. CHICORY

3. ALMOND MILK

4. COCONUT MILK

5. CHICORY

6. CHAMOMILE TEA

7. PEPPERMINT TEA


I know it doesn’t seem like very much but it works. It took me over two years of painstakingly figuring out which foods work for me. I can sort of understand why some people 1. wouldn’t want to try to eliminate foods and 2. would think that foods don’t affect their Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome symptoms. It can be easy to quit and give up. Sometimes it is hard to tie one food to another and think that there isn’t a correlation.


I have found some treats that are my go-to a so my life really isn’t that bad. Plus, I’ve learned that junk food is a treat, not something to have every day. If you were meant to have ice cream every day it would grow from a tree and not be a pain to make.


I have also found meat is my best friend. Unprocessed meat is the one thing I am guaranteed that will never cause me a flare.


While to many people this isn’t much to eat, to me it is everything! Cutting out all of the food that caused me Fibro and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome flares has given me my life back. I am back to doing some weightlifting and tennis. Most of all I am no longer in pain and enjoying life with my husband and my grandsons when they visit.


Life doesn’t get any better than that…


In part one I covered what I didn't eat to go into remission.

In part three I will cover how do to an elimination diet.

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