I've had RA since August of 2013 and am currently in month 3 of a flare up. For a year and a half I was largely symptom-free and physically fit, all systems working nicely. With the current flare up I have an unusually (for me) large appetite. I initially blamed it on prednisone and decided I could be patient with that. I've tapered off the prednisone however and am still thinking way too much about food. I've also stopped exercising almost entirely, which I understand is often typical with RA flares. I'm fairly disciplined in general but the food thing has become a real struggle. I know I need to adopt a mindset, and I don't WANT to adopt a mindset. Wondering if other people deal with this and how you've gotten over the hump.