Food can cause arthritic pain. Certain foods can cause the inflammation that results in stiffness and pain flares. Common food flare culprits include sugar, saturated fats, trans fats, refined carbohydrates. Wild right? Did you ever think that morning stiffness or pain could be caused by something we ate?
If we eat these foods occasionally, they may not bother us. Eaten too much or too regularly and we may notice extra stiffness or pain. Let’s use the exercises below to listen to what our body is telling us. Let’s tune in and keep track in our 3 day food diary and pay attention to what and why we eat. Let’s notice if we experience increased pain or stiffness after certain foods. Let’s learn about our personal food habits and patterns and personalize our plan. One bite at a time.
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Tune in to tune up.
- Before eating, take a deep inhale
- Slow down, relax and give yourself a pause
- Notice why you’re eating
COMPLETE 3-DAY FOOD DIARY
- Give yourself some love for taking care of you
- Notice what and when you eat
- Notice how you feel afterwards
"I love tuning in to me first"
It feels so much more personal than all the other diet I've done
Toni, Chicago, IL
"3 days? I can totally do that"
Tom, Phoenix, AZ
"I've built up a lot of habits over the years that don't work for me any more"
"Love the food diary"
Joy, Indianapolis, IN
"Wow. Food affects my arthritic pain?"
Ron, New Buffalo, MI
"I love using eating as a reminder to slow down"
"I love focusing on what and why I'm eating"
Bill, St Joseph, MI
A VERY PERSONAL PLAN
Get to know you. One bite at a time.
Tune in, tune up
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Fill your tank
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