How do I properly eat with lipedema? Now some of you think that I can definitely answer this question as a nutritionist.
Best of all in a nutshell in five sentences and of course for everyone to use. Unfortunately no, I have to disappoint you!
I started studying nutrition about two years ago because I was totally confused by the 100000 diets and forms of nutrition that I had found on the Internet and, in my opinion, I had a completely wrong idea of a healthy and balanced diet. I am of the opinion that every 2nd-3rd Man has this wrong image.
The internet is full of diets and exercise programs that cost a lot of money and ultimately only bring limited benefits. Because if you don't stick to the strictly prescribed plan, you won't be successful. Frustration sets in and possibly even an increase follows.
With a balanced and healthy diet, no diet counts for me. If you want to change something in your diet, you should make a diet change and implement it step by step.
Furthermore, I asked myself the question:
Who is actually taking out the right to judge which dress size is right or wrong? Called people thin or fat?
It goes without saying that health aspects must be taken into account from a certain size of clothing (too much strain on the heart and joints), but size 38 or 40 is nothing to worry about.
My studies have given me my balance in things balanced and healthy diet and thus found my comfortable weight. And actually without scales! I don't measure my feel-good weight with a number, but with my body feeling.
Diagnosis of lipedema
A year ago, however, when I was diagnosed with lipedema, I was advised to completely avoid carbohydrates. Well, at first I thought, as a nutritionist, that shouldn't be a problem and if the doctor says so, it will certainly do me good. At the time, I didn't question whether that was really healthy and good for me. So I started to eat mostly low-carb. In the beginning everything went really well. But after about four weeks I became completely dissatisfied. One ravenous hunger attack after the other chased me and in sport I also had no more power. For a long time I was frustrated. Why exactly I, as a nutritionist, had such problems with the nutritional principle, I could not understand and tried to hold on to it for another month - until I was completely discouraged.
During the two months it became clear to me that this certainly could not be the right form of nutrition for me and I switched back to my previous diet. I quickly found my rhythm again and felt much better again.
These eight weeks made it clear to me that everyone is different. Everyone has different needs and everyone has to find their own way of eating. You can get support for this, but nobody should squeeze you into a nutritional scheme that you don't feel comfortable with. A healthy diet should be fun for you. You should enjoy shopping, cooking and eating. Above all, nutrition should not negatively influence and determine your life!
Diet with lipedema: how to eat properly
There is no right or wrong - feel your way, find the perfect path for you (!) And your body will show you what is good for it or not. And of course it can also be a pizza, chocolate or a piece from the bakery!
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I hope you find your own way!