I don’t post threads very often, but I wonder if this has happened to anyone else?
Sorry, it may be long as there’s a few things to explain.
I had an enormous cyst removed (scraped out) of my groin at the beginning of June. So far, thanks to daily care - it is closing up and healing. My husband does the clean up at the weekend and my GP’s nurse does the weekday care (las curas).
Pre-ops, weight (omg, how much?) waist measurement (even worse) and full blood tests. My right lung wasn’t inflating properly and the internal medicine specialist wanted to make sure it wasn’t TB. It turns out that the whole right side of my body wasn’t draining properly due to the cyst.
I thought it was the menopause - hot flushes, tiredness, but no, it was all due to this cyst.
So, on the 10th, I bought The Fast Diet by Michael Mosely and got stuck into doing this intermittent fasting properly. It has a calorie counter at the back (made easier to read by reducing the font size!).
We have Gazpacho soup in a big litre carton in most supermarkets here and it’s the basis of my diet. Gazpacho and cold poached chicken breast, etc, etc,. Raspberries and low-fat greek yoghourt (no cream )
The weight is falling off, 6 kilos so far, but the really weird thing is that the lateral ligaments in both legs, which are very tight, are relaxing.
Coming down stairs was a hold-on to the handrail, one step, feet together, next step, same again. Suddenly, I could bend both legs and walk downstairs normally. This is the first time since 1999!
I’ve gone from a fairly high-fat/low carb Paleolithic/ ketogenic diet, to a very low calorie diet, with low carbs and low fats. Maybe Roy Swank had a point?
I don’t eat gluten as it makes my nerve pain worse and I don’t eat much carbs as I’m a high risk for type 2 diabetes.
I don’t understand how this works, but if it helps just one other person, then I’ll be even happier than I am already. I start Fampyra tomorrow and hope that it works.
It’s been weird, but great - however, my thoughts turn to chocolate at this time of day…sob…