I believe! I believe!
So about a week ago, and after about six weeks on PB, I ran across a thread where people were discussing how their chronic pain seemed to clear up after going PB (fibromyalgia, joint pain, etc.). After reading the thread, I was astounded to realize that the chronic trigger point pain I have had in my shoulder blades for years had seemingly vanished despite the fact that I am still kickboxing and playing volleyball, both of which seem to tax those points specifically. Moreover, the near-constant joint pain in my knees, elbows and shoulders from too many years of sports were also non-existant. I was surprised I hadn't noticed the lack of pain but maybe I had just been too excited about the weight loss.
This week I have been well more 80/20 than ever before. Most nights I have had a handful of zebra popcorn (drizzled with white and milk chocolate) and then yesterday I ate some sad emotions by way of a delicious (and huge) raspberry bar. This week I kickboxed and then last night I had 5 vball games. After waking up this morning and barely being able to move due to knee pain, I realized I had actually been aching all week. Prior to these 80/20 type days, I hadn't had any knee or shoulder pain despite kickboxing more often and playing weekly vball tournaments in 95 degree heat.
Wow, what a revelation. Want less pain? Don't eat grains and sugars.
"If you won't be better tomorrow than you are today, what do you need tomorrow for?"