Hello BEACHBARBY, welcome to the team. I have a lot of the same issues.. less of them now. For gout, they putme on Allopurinol, along with Colchiine for severe falre-ups. Luckily, no issues since getting strict on low carb ( 40 net carbs or less ). Amazingly, meat, fish, or mushrooms hve not been an issue. Sugar was. I was limiting that already due to being diabetic, but still sneaking pop. Not enough to be on diabetes meds, but enough to aggravate my gout. March 20 th was my last attack, and my Uric acid levels are in the low part of normal range.
I eat a lb of meat daily, cheese, eggs, butter, and a lot of veggies. I tend to eat older cheeses to limit lactose, and no other dairy, and fruit ( fructose ) is a rare thing for me. So, I get a little sugar from my vegetables, but nowhere else. I had an increase in gout attacks when I first started, last October, and was put on Allopurinol , in December. Started doing low carb on and off in February, and attacks started slowing down. I am happy with 0 attacks since March 20 th. Maybe it is just a coincidence, but as long as I can keep attacks from happening, I will stick to low carb. I got the idea from a show about the link betweendiabetes, and gout. I figured since low carb did so well for diabetes, might as well see if it helps with gout. Diabetes was manageable with a drop in carbs, but gout requires me to be a bit lower to not get attacks. I guess time will tell, whether it is coincidence, or just luck, and timing. After 2 months of weekly, crippling attacks.. 6 months pain free, with 90-150 minut walks daily makes me want to keep doing everything the same..lol. I am also hoping my doctor will lwer my diuretics at next doctor visit, which is a factor in gout attacks. Stay hydrated, and hope you can avoid as much pain as possible.
Swimming is great exercise, as well as fun. I walk door to door a lot, fliering for a friends pizzeria but the rest of my exercie is basketball, swimming, and walks along the river. I force myself to do 3 resistance band workouts a week to maintain muscle, but as winter approaches, I dread the gym, and treadmill.
Your plan sounds good, and I would just enter the foods you eat into your tracker, and make them favorites. Pretty soon, you will know what adds up to a healthy day. You probably want to avoid most foods high on the glycemic index, as they raise your blood sugar. You could probably get th book at your library, and get yourself a list of acceptable foods.
Edited by: RUSSELL_40 at: 9/16/2012 (16:13)
Russell - current BMI 28.6
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