Can diet help with ME/CFS?
Your diet should be assessed by your healthcare professional when you are diagnosed. They will determine if you would benefit from a referral to a dietitian.
Seeing a dietitian
Your GP should refer you to a dietitian with a special interest in ME/CFS if you are:
- Losing or gaining weight unintentionally
- Following a restrictive diet
- Living with severe or very severe ME/CFS
This British Dietetics Association food fact sheet for ME patients is based on the 2021 NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guidelines.
The BDA Food Fact Sheet: ME/CFS webpage has a link to their downloadable fact sheet.