I had just posted earlier this week about not being able to exercise and my weight has been up since taking meds a long time ago. Many have posted about eating higher protein and low carb. I had forgot to mention that about a year ago, I did just that. For breakfast I had plain yogurt with berries, for lunch a salad with lots of veggies, meat, and olive oil and lemon juice for a dressing. For dinner, a small piece of meat with a side of veggies, THAT'S IT. Snack, an apple. Within three weeks, I lost about 8 pounds without exercise, BUT, I was miserable. My food choices were bland, boring and just plain not appetizing. I did this just to see if I could, and I guess I could but I was unhappy and miserable. I longed for sugar which I strictly cut out. I couldn't wait to make a casserole, but felt guilty if I even entertained the thought. I thought about food all the time and wondered if I maybe had developed some kind of eating disorder. Now, I do have to admit that my pain level and cognitive function was better eating this way, but I just couldn't imagine doing this all the time, which I obvioulsy didn't, so I know it's my own fault. The sugar craving never went away during the three weeks, I just tried to remain strong. This is also interesting, Dr. Jacob Titelbaum has said that for FM patients, weight gain is very common not just because of the meds we are put on, but we have a slower metabolism, and chronic pain, which can set us up for weight gain. Also, thyroid problems ( I had mine checked, T3 and T4 were normal) and hypoglycemic symptoms were also common. My problem is learning to eat healthy foods that I will actually LIKE. Has not happened and I'm sorry I'm sounding childish, but it's the truth. The only vegetable I really like is cucumbers, and a mixed salad, and the only fruit I really like are cherries in the summertime. This obviously limits my diet, LOL. Unfortunately, when my chronic pain is worse, my emotions take over and I want a slice of pizza, not broccoli, LOL. Fruits I can tolerate, but all the other vegetables are unsatisfying. So, again my question is do you just simply tolerate eating well for your health, or do you really enjoy eating these foods? If you enjoy them, that is great, wish I could. Hugs to you, Chelz.