Hello all. Im new to this message board, while not new to doing the diet.
I personally have been doing my own combination of diet combining the Atkins, SBD and using the glycemic index using mostly low GI foods.
I have been having bouts with gout, this was a primary factor for my restarting my diet when I did 6 weeks ago at 262 lbs. I know I had a combination of risk factors, the right age, overweight and drank to much beer. I quit drinking and have lost 25 lbs and am now 237 lbs.
Im on my 3rd gout attack in 2 months each getting progressively worse in swelling and pain being unable to get a shoe on and barely able to walk, mostly just hobble thru the house. and unable to work for a week at a time.
I wasnt eating all red meats so I dont believe the diet is causing this but I cant be sure. does anyone have any advice on a way to alleviate the symptoms or cure this without the need for all the medicines that arent real body friendly. also so many foods said to be good gout fighters are excessively high in the sugar content. I do drink the black cherry juice 8oz a day, but its very high sugar content cant be very good for my diet progress.
any help will be greatly appreciated.