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Rachel - September 14

I have been recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia andand trace the worsening of it to my weight gain. has anyone lost weight while dealing with fibromyalgia? how did you do it? please help.


Charlie - July 30

I saw on a web site that a yeast buildup was commonly found in FM patients. I went on a yeast-free diet and have been on for 5 weeks now and am happy to say that I have lost a total of 22 lbs. It has not helped my pain but it has corrected IBS and a chronic cough, which my husband was convinced that I had TB. I am also sleeping a little better and have a bit more energy. I might add that I have also started taking coconut oil and have noticed that I do not have the sugar cravings that I had prior to the diet. Because of the diet restrictions I was eating a lot of tomatoes fresh, canned and sauces to spice up my meals and to replace ketchup and I have just learned that tomatoes are very high on the list of no-nos, so perhaps that is the reason that I have not been responding to the change in diet for pain relief. I have just gone to and probably have found this to be one of the most informative sites yet. I am going to contact my doctor to see if he will prescribe the meds suggested and I am going to buy a big bottle of Tums. I am at my wits end with this constant pain. I have tried for years to find a diet that I could stick with and so far this has been the most successful. You need a lot of willpower to start and once you are past the 3rd or 4th day, you will find that you are over the worst cravings. I would kill for a piece of pizza or a dish of ice-cream, but I know, like an alcholic, if I cheat, I'm finnished. I find that my knee pain is not quite so bad since I have lost the weight. Good luck!


jayne - September 1

i too started on a yeat free diet..(nothing with vinegar, malt, low yeast and sugar)6months ago..same experiences. lost weight, and have a better quality of life!


Ali - September 13

I've had Fibromyalgia for around 13 years now and my weight has gone up quite rapidly at some times in that period. The only way I could lose it was to be more active taking walks etc and cut out all wheat & dairy products.


Kim - September 13

I also have been on the sugar/yeast free diet for about 3-1/2 weeks and have lost 9 pounds so far without even exercising and am feeling much better.


Honora - September 14

i have never been able to lose weight and i promise you i have really tried it affects so much of my life and confidence.sorry to be giving you bad news ,it maybe ok for you hope it is.xx


fibromom05 - May 25

I'm gonna try it. Breads are my downfall, you guys no how it is. But are you trying Atkins more or less? I'm gonna cut out breads and heavy meats like pork and steak. I eat fried hamburger very well drained, so I think that's okay. I love fish. I like chicken. Yeah, that's what I need to do! No bread, no italian dressing, no cookies lol Okay wish me luck. I will report back to this in a week and let you know how it's going!


curleejo - June 10

From everything I've read you have to cut out all sugar, grains, yeast, molded cheeses, vinegar, liquid dairy products, any canned foods, MSG, and caffeine. In addition it helps to take some sort of anti-candida remedy, pharmacuetical or herbal. Candida (yeast overgrowth) can make your body unable to utilize the thyroid hormones in your body, giving you all the symptoms of hypothyroidism (weight gain, fatigue, allergies, to name a few) even though your labs are in the normal range. Recent studies have shown that most FMS patients also suffer from Candida Overgrowth. Until I took care of the candida, I couldn't shed a single pound. Now I'm losing about a pound a week. And the best part is I feel almost normal again. It takes a few weeks to really feel the effects, so stick with it. And the cravings the first few days will feel almost deadly. But once you get past that it gets easier and easier. The anti-candida herbs made a huge difference for me. If you're interested, look for ones that contain: Garlic, Grapefruit Seed extract, Pau D' Arco/Taheebo, Wormwood, and Quassia. Those are the ones clinically proven to be most effective. Good luck!


curleejo - June 10

Also, some people feel worse at first. As the candida die off they can release toxins. Taking fiber can help eliminate the toxins.


heywend - July 2

Hi Rachel. I have recently been diagnosed with chronic fibromyalgia and my naturopath put me on a quite restrictive diet. The objective was not weight loss but rather eliminating problematic foods one by one. In the past two weeks, I have lost six kilos by drinking only water, eating low fat meats, cooked veges, nuts and eggs only. I have cut out all dairy, (at least for now) all processed sugars, rice, potato, breads and flour based foods. It is extreme but has certainly helped me lose weight. The down side is that I hurt like mad and I am very tired. I have come to believe that the worst of my symptoms can be controlled by creating and monitoring a suitable diet.


mariafreida - July 18

Hi Rachael,
I have been diagnosed for 15 years. I excercise nearly 5 days a week at the gym. I do 30 minutes of intense treadmill. Which means keeping my heart rate at 140 and 2 spirts of heart rate to around 175 for 2 minutes. No sugar. No bread. No alchohol and or soda. Dont eat 3 hours before bed.
You can loose weight but have to remain diligen.



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