Im recently diagnosed with RA and although my rhuemy has not given any advise on diet I'm keen to make some changes. I'm overweight so need to get some flesh off these sore bones so wanted to try to start with eliminating sugar first due to the well documented inflammatory effect as well as weight issues. How should I go about this? The obvious sugar in hot water drinks etc and confectionery...should I just go cold turkey or phase it in. Should I use sweeteners. What about sugar in sauces etc...should I be reading every label...excuse my ignorance but aside from the five a day fruit and veg advice I'm pretty oblivious to what constitutes a healthy diet.
Any advice appreciated. X