How can you decrease your body's inflammatory response? Decrease stress, Exercise more (A LOT more), decrease your saturated fat intake and increase your fruits and vegetable intake.
I did all of the above. I started out walking 3 days a week and limiting saturated fat. Now I eat mostly fruits and vegetables, some low-fat dairy, fish, whole grains, and some poultry. I still eat A LOT, but not a lot of processed food or meats. And now I run 3 times a week and do strength training twice a week. It has been a slow progression but now it's become my lifestyle.
We bought a Wii Fit in October and so I've had a legitimate tracking tool for the last few months. Here are the results:
At my first doctor's appointment in August I was 130 pounds. To be honest, 130 is heavier than my frame is used to, but I was content with my size. I have been consistently 113 lbs since April. That's 1 pound less than what I weighed at my 12 week appointment with my first pregnancy. It only took me 5 years. LOL
I truly didn't think that my body would change so much but the symptoms I experience are pretty motivating. I don't really enjoy running but I LOVE it compared to losing all feeling in my arms or legs. I am so grateful that I've found something that keeps my symptoms under control, and what a nice benefit. I've finally been able to fit into clothes my sister gave me years ago. It's so fun to have a new wardrobe.