Low carb since July - increasing joint pain
Hi! I'm new here - and am so glad to have found you! Looking forward to exploring more!
I've been somewhat following The 100 plan (by Jorge Cruise) since July 1st - I am down 25 lbs - have another 25 to go... I feel like I should be feeling great - and my tummy issues are much better than they used to be before this diet... Actually was diagnosed with IBS years ago but realize that wasn't the problem at all... I actually have more pain in my joints than ever before. I've had osteo-arthritis in my knees for over 15 years - and bursitis that flares up every once in a while in my shoulders. Those are completely aggravated and have been for a few weeks now. Sore in my hips as well - and body sore when I sleep on one side. I haven't changed what I do physically (usually 2 or 3 short walks with my pooch a day)... So it's not exercise induced... I'm waiting for an appointment with my doctor but wondering if anyone else following a low carb diet has run into this issue. Although the plan calls for 25 carbs a day - I'm eating closer to 50 carbs a day - meats, chicken, seafood, butter, oils and lots of veggies... No bread, pasta, rice and just a little fruit (although I have some in my smoothie every morning)... Any insight if you've had similar issues is greatly appreciated.