I have found that eating to boost my metabolism seems to help with the pain. Winters are long and painful. My body, my arms and legs, and particularly my hands and feet hurt. I decided I needed to come up with a strategy.
I have been eating more food to give my body more natural nutrition and more carbohydrates. Not the type of carbs that you usually think of but carbs from starchy vegetables and freshly squeezed orange juice. Starchy vegetables might be potatoes, sweet potatoes, and carrots.
This seems to be raising my body’s core temperature and boosting my metabolism. It seems that when I am not eating enough my metabolism slows down and my temperature lowers. This makes my hands and feet even colder than they might be from the weather.
I also am trying to consume more natural salt. Although I do not limit the water I do not force it either. I drink water with lemon. I also try to use Celtic sea salt and coconut oil to get the minerals I need nutritionally. I started coconut oil gradually. I can handle 3 teaspoons now without problem. I hope to go up to 3 tablespoons.
Although it is too early to tell I am hoping that boosting my metabolism will help reduce my weight too. To check my metabolism I take my temperature. I am hoping to stick with this plan for a while. Too many times people jump from one thing to another.
I really believe eating more food that is not refined and processed will help. Many people truly believe some foods can heal and repair our bods. Eating enough of the right food is important to raising our metabolism.
Saturated fat, cheese, coffee, fruit, or carbs have been described as bad for you. Yet millions of people in the world eat these every day without any problems. What they do not do is start with such a processed diet as we do.
Apparently when people start from a nutritionally sound place they can eat some of these things every week and do themselves no harm. Eating similar amounts of calories at the same times each day also seems to train the body into accepting it isn’t going to starve to death.
The lemon in water seems to help with the cravings for sweets. It’s not the sugar so much but the fact it has no nutrition in it which is the problem. Then when we do not have those minerals and vitamins our teeth rot, which makes us hurt and feel bad. Although I have not experienced it yet some people report getting enough minerals and vitamins help heal their teeth. This would be a welcome development.
I am not afraid of a glass of unsweet tea and its caffeine. That is unless I just have too much too late in the day because sometimes it keeps me awake. I do know is my feet are not as cold they were. I can only hope this lasts through next winter.
I am also not as cold with the air conditioner on so far this spring. Cold seems to cause the pain associated with my fibromyalgia. If eating to raise my metabolism helps in any way I am willing to try it.