Areas of the body affected by Lipedema, such as the hips, thighs and ankles, are almost completely resistant to diet and exercise no matter how few calories are consumed or burned. Patients that suffer from Lipedema should eat well balanced, nutritious food to reduce inflammation and avoid putting on unnecessary weight.
Diet for After Lipedema Surgery
Once you have had lipedema surgery, it is very important to follow Dr. Byrd’s instructions which include dietary suggestions. The fat cells have been removed but it is still possible to gain weight if recommended healthy eating habits are not followed.
Whole foods from nature are always important to include in your diet. Colorful vegetables such as kale, spinach, collards, cucumbers, red and green peppers, brocolli, and swiss chard. Eating leafy greens is a great way to increase fiber and volume, without increasing the calories. Studies have shown that meals and diets with low energy density make people eat fewer calories overall.
Dark colored fruits low in sugar are best such as blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, grapefruit, and pineapple. Some fruits are really high in sugar so eat those in moderation – pomegranates, cherries, oranges, bananas, grapes, kiwifruit, and mangoes.
Avoid sugar (especially fructose), refined grains, and chemically modified modified fats. Limit meat intake and foods high in salt.
Some patients have reported that their symptoms worsened after eating processed foods, drinking alcohol, or foods that contain yeast. Avoiding dairy (other than kefir and yogurt) which for some appears to help with lipedema. Other patients claim that inflammation improved by avoiding certain foods and including healthier choices into their daily diet.
Dr. Marcia Byrd and her team of experts care for patients throughout the United States and abroad. Locally, Dr. Byrd services the North Atlanta, GA area including Roswell GA, Alpharetta GA, Milton GA, Woodstock GA, Canton GA, Dunwoody GA, Sandy Springs, GA and more. If you suspect that you suffer from Lipedema, call (770) 587-1711 and schedule a consultation.