Does The Paleo Diet Help Myasthenia Gravis?
I’m totally not afraid to try new diets/eating styles on myself. I want to figure out the best diet (or at least figure out good options) for people to be able use to control Myasthenia Gravis.
We all want to live symptom-free, thats a given. So far I’ve found that an adapted clean eating diet is the best diet to control Myasthenia Gravis symptoms and to have energy.
But what if there’s more than just one type of eating plan that can control MG and keep you symptom free?
I want to find out.
Starting today, I’m embarking on a 30-day Paleo Diet. I want to know how the Paleo Diet affects Myasthenia Gravis. I also want to share what I learn with you! So within the next 30 days, I’ll be updating you on the affects of the Paleo diet and Myasthenia Gravis. This should be fun :)
What is the Paleo Diet?
What is the Paleo diet anyway? I first heard about it was actually on Instagram. I posted a photo of my food (as I always do, haha), and one of my friends tagged it #paleo. I was curious so I did a little digging and found that the paleo diet, or the ‘caveman diet’ is basically an eating style like that of the caveman days. Its a ‘diet’ based off of eating like the cavemen would have. This means anything we could hunt or gather – meats, fish, nuts, leafy greens, regional veggies, and seeds.
No calorie counting
An awesome benefit from this type of eating style is there’s no need to calorie count! Seriously sign me up, right?! Because the foods in the paleo diet are naturally lower in calories, theres really no possible way to eat more calories than you need.
For example, if you were to eat 4 apples you would feel sooo full and only be loading up on 320 calories. If you ate a 320 calorie bowl of pasta it would easily just leave you craving more. The same goes for candy or doughnuts, 320 calories of candy (one candy bar) is not the same as eating 320 calories of broccoli or lean turkey breast or chicken.
Paleo Diet helps people with Myasthenia Gravis loose weight
If you have Myasthenia Gravis then you already know that loosing weight is tough. We aren’t as able to run, jump around and exercise like most people can. With the paleo diet, I have seen and read on many websites and blogs that when you eat paleo you will loose weight without even trying. Ummm, yes please! I’m defiantly excited to see if I drop a few extra lbs in the next 30 days by eating Paleo. So lets find out; can the Paleo Diet help people with Myasthenia Gravis loose weight?.
This type of weight loss is exactly what we need! Loosing weight without intense need of exercise. Dont get me wrong, if you’re strong enough to get to walking, jogging or circuit train (like I do), then thats just an added bonus to your weight loss goals (and great for your overall health).
Paleo, Me and MG
So I’m going to be eating following the paleo diet for the next 30 days. I’m super stoked to find an answer to the question, “how does the Paleo Diet affect Myasthenia Gravis”?. I’ll post my progress and findings using the Paleo diet (good or bad) here. This will be interesting and fun! So check back here if you’re just as curious as I am!
Comment below and share your experience with the Paleo Diet. Good or bad, its nice to know.