Auto-immune disease & Keto diet

I was recently diagnosed with auto-immune disease. They don’t quite know for sure WHICH AI disease it is, but rheumatoid arthritis is involved. I am 34 years old, but I feel much older. I am frequently achy, fatigued, puffy, foggy and stiff. I started taking medication about a month ago, but it doesn’t seem to make a difference. I’ve been reading quite a bit about the correlation between the foods we eat and AI dz and came to the realization that I may be the one causing my own pain.

I don’t have a horrible diet- I don’t drink soda, I don’t drink any sugary drinks, I don’t eat a ton of sweets- but I do indulge more than I should. I love chips, tacos, pizza and grilled cheese sandwiches. If there is candy or cake at my house, I’ll usually eat it. I notice when I have a bad diet day I will wake up the next morning and my entire body will hurt, portions of my body hurt if I touch the area and my eyes will be puffy. It’s definitely a sugar hang over.

I decided that today is the day that sugar is getting cut out of my diet. I’m committing to 10 a 10 day sugar detox to see how I’ll feel. I’m hoping the inflammation that is plaguing my body will vacate the premises once and for all!

10 days doesn’t seem like much, but for me and my relationship with food- it’s a lifetime! I’ll try to post daily to update how I feel and to stay accountable.

Day 1:

Today I’m feeling hungry, but no crazy cravings- I weigh 154, which is normal for me.

I am extremely achy today, I took a pain pill in order to function. 😫 I did have a pancake, a sugar cookie, and a small amount of bread yesterday. More carbs than usual, but not an extreme amount.


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