Diagnosed with Gout and quite perplexed : veganfitness

Hi everyone! I’ve been dealing with pretty moderate pain in the joint of my big toe for the past couple of days and initially thought it was Turf Toe. I went to the podiatrist today, and as it turns out, I have gout… 🥴🥴🥴

As many of you know, the primary contributing factors of gout are red meat, seafood, being overweight, etc. – none of which apply to me.

I’m 37, super active (I do CrossFit 4-6 times a week), 155 pounds at 5’11”, I eat fairly healthy, and I very rarely consume alcohol… And I don’t eat a particularly large amount of any of the vegetables often associated with gout, such as spinach, asparagus, and cauliflower.

Aside from the current pain I’m in, my primary focus is figuring out how to prevent this in the future and to make whatever changes needed to be able to resolve this without depending on medication.

I will add that while I eat relatively healthy, I do consume a decent amount of processed foods from time to time – particularly because my metabolism is sky high and I have to eat upwards of 3,500 calories a day in order to put on the smallest amount of weight… and when my schedule is super busy, I resort to eating less than ideal foods just to get the calories. Even still, I feel like my diet is way healthier than most, so not sure how much of a contributing factor this is.

I’ve googled everything imaginable, my doctors don’t have an answer, and I just saw one other thread in this group about it and there doesn’t seem to be a consensus on what the primary culprits could be.

Does anyone have insight they can provide that could help me crack this code? This pain is not fun and it’s the last time I ever wanna experience this, believe me. Lol. 🙏🏼😌🌱

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