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How should you eat if you have chronic fatigue syndrome?

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Watching what you eat can help you manage your symptoms. Avoid any foods or chemicals you are sensitive to.

EA diet rich in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, avoiding saturated fats and refined carbohydrates—like the Mediterranean Diet—is reported by many people with ME/CFS to be helpful.

at several small meals throughout the day. For example, three meals and three snacks might help keep energy levels up.

SOURCES:

CDC: “Chronic fatigue syndrome.”

The Association of UK Dietitians: “Food Fact Sheet: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.”

National Health Service (U.K.): “Chronic fatigue syndrome.”

Disability.gov: “Accommodation ideas for employees with chronic fatigue syndrome.”

Social Security Administration: “Providing Medical Evidence to The Social Security Administration for Individuals with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Fact Sheet.”

Office on Women’s Health: “An Interview with a Woman Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Lindsey McGrath.”

CDC: “Depression.”

Reviewed by Anthony L Komaroff on December 04, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: “Chronic fatigue syndrome.”

The Association of UK Dietitians: “Food Fact Sheet: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.”

National Health Service (U.K.): “Chronic fatigue syndrome.”

Disability.gov: “Accommodation ideas for employees with chronic fatigue syndrome.”

Social Security Administration: “Providing Medical Evidence to The Social Security Administration for Individuals with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Fact Sheet.”

Office on Women’s Health: “An Interview with a Woman Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Lindsey McGrath.”

CDC: “Depression.”

Reviewed by Anthony L Komaroff on December 04, 2018

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