So my ankle started hurting again and this time I had to go to the doctor he ran a blood test and found I have a very high level of uric acid…So yep, looks like it's gout. However here is something I didn't know about gout. It turns out that gout can be caused by dieting. My doctor said that when you diet As you lose your fat cells they release purines which are a precurser for uric acid. It turns out by losing weight (too fast) you may be raising your chances of getting gout. If this is the case then doing a crash diet or fast may not be such a great idea. So next time I get gout, instead of doing a cherry juice fast I'm going to drink cherrie juice and make sure I eat other foods that aren't high in purines like nonfat dairy, eggs, and fruit while staying away from processed and red meat, beer and other types of foods that are high in uric acid producing purines.
So when I started trucking again I figured I'd also re-start my Trucker Diet. I figured that within six months I'd lose at least another fifty pounds. I was doing pretty good, then my truck broke down, and while I was off work for a couple weeks I managed to become a deadbeat nacho scarfing bar fly and blossomed up to 319 pounds. However, when I got back on the road and went back onto My Trucker Diet I took that ten pounds off in less than a month. Problem was, three hundred ten pounds wasn't my objective. Two sixty five was. For some reason my body doesn't seem to want to budge below about three hundred ten pounds. Guess this is the plateu that some dieticians talk about. There's a rainbow to this. I'm healthier since I went back on my trucker diet. My Doctor took me off one of my blood pressure meds, and my diabetic numbers were one point away from normal. I'll take the good with the bad.
Been trucking since 96. My main interest is having a good healthy life.