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Hey glow girls and maddie. I need some help and advice. Many of you know now that I have recently recovered from a long battle with anorexia. As far as I am aware I am now following a healthy diet. I eat lots of fruit, veg, chicken and fish. I eat plenty of healthy grains such as quinoa, buckwheat, oats, brown rice. I also have lots of nuts, almond and hazelnut butter, coconut yogurt, natural yogurt, and in my porridge either alpro coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk. I thought I was doing ok. However recently I have been getting some horrible niggling injuries which j put down to me doing a little bit too much for my body in the gym at the moment. But people are telling me it's my diet and that it is too high in inflammatory foods? I am now really confused, they are telling me nuts and grains are inflammatory. I am really scared because I don't want this to cause me to slip back in to anorexia because I am scared to eat certain foods. I rarely eat processed foods and stick to the foods previously mentioned as I thought it was healthy. Please help guys? Should I stop eating nuts, healthy grains and nut milks? Why does a healthy diet have to be so confusing? X x😰

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Heys79
over 2 years

I need regular sports massages when exercising..... I had painful knees and back and the cause was tight muscles in my legs...... Had a deep tissue sports massage and it cured it no problems..... Sounds to me like your physio is right!

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rosieA
over 2 years

Have you ever seen a chiropractor? I used to suffer really bad back and knee pain that would always rear its head here and there especially after exercise and it turns out my hips were slightly wonky and with 2 sessions it was fixed and I have been pain free ever since. It's definitely worth looking into xx

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Ingrid
over 2 years

Hi Jen,
First big kudos to you for managing to beat anorexia, and even more for adopting a healthy diet. Many people don't and you can really be proud for having a healthy lifestyle. That's definitely something to be proud of.
My sister has been fighting with boulimia for over 15 years and her body was very drained and without any muscle. So I am tempted to say be gentle on yourself. Your body needs time to adapt to exercising. For a normal person who would for example start running it is very common to have nasty knee pain. And many people, especially women do have back pain too. I do and I have always been sporty. One thing that helped me tremendously has been to do Pilates and work on my core. I havn't started the glow programme yet so I can't tell how close it is to Pilates, but if you see your back problems persisting it is certainly good to refer to a physician, check your moves are correctly done as your pain could also come from bad positions and perhaps try something like Pilates. It is really good. I am a huge fan.
Another thing I think is important is to enjoy yourself and enjoy doing whatever you do - slowly and gradually perhaps rather than all in. I am not sure what problem you have with your nervous system but things like connecting with nature, doing walks, animals, meditating can really help calm you down and develop inner peace.
Regarding inflammation I think your diet is actually very good. Better than many people! If you eat everything you cited and in moderation I can't see how it could cause any trouble to you, except if you have any food allergies. For me it is not the root of the problem. I know potentially things like corn or eggs can cause inflammation but I wouldn't say it has anything to do with you.
It might always be useful to do a heavy metal detox though and best foods for that are barley juice, spirulina, wild blueberries, coriander and wild Atlantic dust. Most ingredients could simply be blended in a morning smoothie. If you have any chronic fatigue, symptoms with your gut, joints, or nervous system it is definitely worth doing one. Many people are unaware of the toxicity of heavy metals in our body.
But doing exercises gradually and consistently and checking your positions I think would be a good start. And remember to not force your body if you feel pain. It can do more harm than good.
I hope it improves soon X

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Jenhamer
over 2 years

Yes I know the guide is all approved but personally I need more in the form of snacks and carbs otherwise I loose weight quickly hence why I snack on nuts, fruit, coconut yogurt and oats. I don't have arthritis as I was tested for that X

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autieflipper
over 2 years

When they say inflammatory do u mean arthritis? As I get that with my hypermobility syndrome and what Madeleine has produced are safe foods. This guide has been approved by dietician as well

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autieflipper
over 2 years

Hi Jen I also see a dietician for my
ED .They say nuts and grains on meal plan being safe foods

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pincess
over 2 years

Hi there
Well done for your journey so far.
I think it's more likely to be too much in the gym if you have stepped things up a gear.
I am no nutritionist so not qualified to give advice on what foods to eat but I understand that some foods can aggravate inflammatory conditions if you have one. I think despite the injuries, if the rest of you feels fab it's probably not the foods.
As I say not qualified or anything so I could be wrong but it sounds more like you have increased activity and maybe your body needs more time to recover and you need to take things a little slower for now.
Good luck with it and hopefully Maddie can advise you. There is so much conflicting advice out there so try not to take it all in because it can be too confusing.
Big hug 💚

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Jenhamer
over 2 years

Chronic knee pain and back pain. My Physio says it's my body trying to heal after years of damage and on top of this an irritation to my nervous system. He tells me it will gradually get better but I just need time. However I hear more and more about diet being connected but as far as I was aware the foods I am eating are all healthy and good for me. I don't want to get so hooked up again on what I can and cannot eat because then il end up I'll again but need reassuring that the foods I listed are all ok to eat X X

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Neesey257
over 2 years

What kind of injuries jenhamer?