12/05/13- Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal: Sunday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 6. December 2013 08:18

 

Fibromyalgia is a very painful syndrome (meaning that it is a set of symptoms that happens together, but they don’t know the cause) that causes widespread pain in the muscles and surrounding tissue.  http://www.cincinnati.md/kbviewer.aspx?query=Fibromyalgia&s=1&hwid=hw196365. 

In this medical condition, the nervous system doesn’t communicate how it feels, so it takes ordinary communications from the brain and feels them as pain.  In other words, people with fibromyalgia,  feel pain even if there is no literal source for the pain, due to a body/brain miscommunication.  It doesn’t hurt your joints, but it zaps all your energy.

 

There are things to be done to ‘manage’ the symptoms.  If this is done successfully, people experiencing the syndrome can function in society.  Though it may seem like the last thing you want to do if experiencing this kind of pain, but exercising is important.  Low-impact activities such as walking, dancing, water aerobics and pilates help relieve the symptoms.  Light weight training and stretching also help.  Doing exercise helps physically build up endurance and muscle tone, but it also helps relieve stress which helps anyone with or without an illness.

 

Since they are unsure about the cause of fibromyalgia, then they can’t say with certainty what will help, but a lot of sufferers have found positive results when they stay active and eat a balanced diet.

12/05/10- Exercise Diary

Day off

 12/05/10- Eating Diary:

Day A

7 am- 4 egg whites (67 cal)

2 oz. oatmeal ( dry weight) (221 cal)

11 am- protein shake (160 cal)

2 p.m.- 3 oz cod (144 cal)

3 oz brown rice ( 101 cal)

8 oz green vegetables ( raw or steamed) (88 cal)

1/2 tsp uda or flax oil ( 65 cal)

no calorie or reduced sugar diabetic salad dressing

6 p.m.- 3 oz turkey breast (149 cal)

3 oz potatoes ( boiled in skin) (64 oz)

8 oz green vegetables ( raw or steamed ) (88 cal)

8 p.m.-3 oz. Halibut (broiled) (145 cal)

3 oz beans, Lima (frozen) (104 cal)

8 oz greens (assorted) ( 88 cal)

1/2 tsp Uda's or flax oil ( 65 cal)

TOTAL CALORIES: 1551

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