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Can Weight Loss Cause Gout?

By August 28, 2022September 14th, 2022No Comments3 min read

In South Africa, obesity is on the rise, and it puts you at a higher risk of developing other major health issues. When you are overweight, you run a significantly higher risk of developing conditions such as sleep apnea, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, gall bladder disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, etc. This also applies to gout.

Let’s start by discussing concerns with rapid weight reduction for all people, gout or not. It’s crucial to remember that losing weight too quickly can result in water, muscle, and bone loss rather than just fat. Anything less than 800 calories carries a very high risk of serious complications, including dehydration, renal infections, and even sudden death. False promises are frequently made by fad diets and “diet” foods, and they are not the best options for long-term sustainability and health. Choose a strategy that achieves your ultimate objectives and incorporates healthy lifestyle modifications you can maintain.

Your results may also depend on your metabolism. Too much calorie restriction can actually lower your metabolism and change how your body burns calories for energy. Your body will consequently start storing fat because it won’t know when it will get the next round of nutrients.

Did you also know that a Gout attack can be brought on by rapid weight loss? Uric acid levels may rise rapidly after weight loss. There are two grounds for this. First, your body produces more ketones, which compete with uric acid for excretion. Secondly, fat can also store purines. For those essential nutrients, the body automatically draws from its reserves as it enters a fasting state. Purines are also released during this process, and they subsequently naturally transform into uric acid.

Do not let the potential for a Gout attack prevent you from achieving your healthy weight, which is essential. To fulfill and MAINTAIN your weight loss objectives as well as prevent the dreaded Gout attack, weight loss must be achieved gradually and steadily.

The sole strategy is to control portions, drink a lot of water, and choose healthier foods. The first step should be to stay away from processed meals, sweets, and fast food. This is true for health and illness prevention/control as well as weight loss. Eat more frequent, smaller meals. Pick your carbs carefully. Avoid consuming liquids other than water that contain empty calories. Adding fiber can help you feel fuller. Include grass-fed protein sources and good fats. consume fat, you say? Yes! Studies have shown that losing fat does not result in weight loss. In fact, diets that restrict your intake of fat might be just as harmful.

We provide you with an approach that is simple to understand and dispels many misunderstandings in light of the seemingly limitless amount of contradictory information about purines and Gout diets. For further details, please see our purine table.