I have moderate psoriasis, and I changed my diet awhile back to try and ease it. So I’ve been eating an anti-inflammatory diet for psoriasis (not because I am health nut, but because psoriasis sucks and it effects my life quite a bit)… sooooo, I have to stay away from certain types of Omega-6’s that are present in nuts, beef, pork, lamb, eggs, dairy, etcetera. Also, I’m not suppose to eat night shade vegetables such as potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, egg plant, etcera. ON TOP OF ALL THAT, no bread, no pastas, no wheat, no flour, no processed foods, no vegetables oils, no peanut oils, etcetera.
I basically eat fish, pure turkey, and lean chicken by the pounds every day. LOTS of rice and this ancient grain called amaranth (love this stuff). I eat a pound of amaranth a day. Tons of fruit and vegetables and everything is cooked in olive oil. I can’t really eat out anywhere, which is a pain in the ass, so I carry around a gigantic cooler full of food wth me all day. It is an extremely unsatisfying diet, but it does provide some relief, and on the weekend for one or two meals I go out and get pizza, burritos, burgers or whatever and drink a couple craft beers (love the stouts and porters).
Don’t get me wrong, before I changed my diet I was easily getting 5000 calories a day with no problem, but over time my psoriasis has just gotten worse (I attribute it to eating so much food, and so much stuff that is causing me to have this inflammatory response in my body). I bulked all the way up to 200 pounds eating calorie dense foods. It is just extremely difficult to keep weight on eating the way I am right now, and I am trying to find a balance with my psoriasis and eating to gain strength and muscle with my new diet. I have leaned out a ton, but have lost a little bit of muscle too, no doubt. Another challenging hurdle for me to get over I guess, but I’m sure I will be better off with figuring out how to conquer this one.
I have a pretty physical job, I go from the gym then to work where I am basically working out too, so I am burning a lot of calories pretty much all day long.
Oh yeah, those work really well too!