40kg to lose - anti inflammatory

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Rainbowsleepysloth Sat 27-Mar-21 10:18:21

Hi 🙋‍♀️
I’m wondering if anyone else is following an anti inflammatory diet?
I have minimum 40kg to lose (this would bring me within healthy BMI)
I’m 39
Height 5’3”
Weight 100.7kg
Waist 40.5”
Not really following any diet plan, I need to fully commit to anti inflammatory as I’m gluten & dairy intolerant. I’ve been way too blasé about the situation and not only gained a lot of weight but everything aches, I’m swollen (edema) and sore all the time. My migraines are getting a lot worse and more frequent. In short, life is not very enjoyable 😕 so change I must!
Be lovely to have some company 😁

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Rainbowsleepysloth Mon 29-Mar-21 07:31:24

First weigh in ...
98.6kg
Very happy with that smile

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ByeByeMissAmericanPie Mon 29-Mar-21 07:37:14

Good luck @Rainbowsleepysloth. My son is dairy free, and I’m gluten free, so we eat a lot of meat and fish with loads of veg. Asian/ Indian food is also your friend.

Try taking a turmeric supplement every day. Or use it in your cooking as much as possible. It has great anti inflammatory properties.

Rainbowsleepysloth Mon 29-Mar-21 08:06:49

Hi @ByeByeMissAmericanPie thank you, that’s great advice 😊 I will look into tumeric supplements. It’s not been too difficult to navigate at home so far, I’m still in the ‘honeymoon phase’ though 😂

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justanotherneighinparadise Mon 29-Mar-21 08:08:51

I follow a Keto diet. For me it’s very anti-inflammatory. I can eat lots of food I enjoy I just can’t eat sugars and carbs. I lost a stone and I’ve kept it off. I could do with losing another 7lbs but that’s vanity weight and i can sit at this weight quite comfortably.

ByeByeMissAmericanPie Mon 29-Mar-21 09:18:09

@Rainbowsleepysloth - I also meant to say congratulations on your weight loss so far!

Rainbowsleepysloth Mon 29-Mar-21 11:02:50

Hi @justanotherneighinparadise that’s a great achievement. I think if your body is happily sitting at that weight then it’s a great situation to be in!!
I’ve heard a lot about Keto plans. Definitely something for me to look further into thanks 😊

Thank you @ByeByeMissAmericanPie fingers crossed I can stay positive and keep going 😁

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swlondonnanny Tue 30-Mar-21 14:10:50

hello
Think I will join you smile
I generally try to do dairy and gluten free and feel much better when I am really strict with it.
Lately I got a bit lazy so just need to get my act together again...
Will weigh myself at some point this week but think I will need to lose around the same as you.

picklemewalnuts Tue 30-Mar-21 14:12:51

That sounds awesome, well done. Are you following any particular advice?

I'm wondering if I react badly to bread. I'm doing slimming world and the only real change (apart from occasional treats which I'm not having) is eating less bread.

BIWI Tue 30-Mar-21 14:15:29

@Rainbowsleepysloth if you're considering keto/low carb, why not come and join us on the next Low Carb Bootcamp, which is starting on 12 April. the sign-up thread is here

Rainbowsleepysloth Tue 30-Mar-21 15:33:35

Yay!! Buddies 😁

Hi @swlondonnanny I’m the same I feel a lot better when I’m strict but get lazy (or usually feel like I’m an inconvenience) but I’m feeling really old, swollen and sore so I need to be taking action.

Hi @picklemewalnuts at the moment I’m just cutting out gluten and dairy, eating 3 meals a day and snacking if necessary. I’m not going crazy straight off because I always burnout. I have followed slimming world in the past and lost a couple of stone fairly quickly and easily. I get to a point where every conversation becomes about my weight (intended by people in a positive way), I find it quite intrusive, wig out and sabotage myself spectacularly. So that is going to be a challenge I have to overcome this time 🤦‍♀️

Anyways, how would you guys like to navigate this?
I keep a daily food journal. I’m not exercising at the moment besides walking.
I have set a 12 week goal of 15kg but that is maybe a little ambitious- I can tweak it though 😊

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BIWI Tue 30-Mar-21 15:36:20

Is there a specific diet/plan you've been recommended? One of my friends has just been recommended this plan

I don't know anything about it, but have just ordered the book.

picklemewalnuts Tue 30-Mar-21 15:39:31

In all honesty, any loss is beneficial. It doesn't matter if it takes a year or a month as long as you feel better in the meantime. I always think it took years to get like this, and I want years at my best weight, so there's no point rushing now. I mean, being severe with yourself isn't sustainable for the rest of your life.

I'll stick with SW for now, but will keep an eye on the anti inflammatory thing. I may start taking turmeric, or whatever. I could probably cut out gluten. If I could stay at target by cutting out bread and pasta, that would be a major win!

I've lost 3 stone, have another 4 to go. I'm no longer morbidly obese, but it's still a fair way to just 'overweight'! 🤣

Rainbowsleepysloth Tue 30-Mar-21 16:34:59

@BIWI trial and error, strip everything back and reintroduce foods to catorgorise them as ok or avoid. That’s it! I really haven’t had any joy with doctors (I live remote rural and support is lacking in most areas).

@picklemewalnuts you’ve had an amazing journey already!! Awesome 👏 I’m teetering on the brink of morbid obesity so I have a long way to go. I definitely want to just find a lifestyle I can live with for all eternity. The quick losses are so tempting but just never sustainable for me.

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