What's in Season?February Edition

Fruit Apples Pears Vegetables Beets Bok Choy Broccoli Cabbage Carrots Cauliflower Celery Chard Collard Greens Fennel Garlic Herbs- Chives, Oregano, Tarragon, Parsley Kale Kohlrabi Leeks Lettuce Mushrooms Onions (Red, Green, Sweet) Potatoes Radishes Scallions Shallots Squash (Pumpkin, acorn, butternut) Turnips

Binge

Last night I binged. Before starting my current weight loss/ exercise regimen, I think I did this a lot. It’s hard to remember clearly though as every day felt a little like a binge. It wasn’t until I became more aware of my eating habits that I even had a name for this and understood…

Today is a Bad Day

Today is a bad day. The kinda day where my joints are a little too stiff. My joints are a little too stiff and my eyes are a little too sore. My eyes are a little too sore and my neck feels too a little too tight. My neck feels a little too tight and…

5 Tips For Working Out With a Chronic Condition

Finding the motivation and time to work out is difficult for everyone, but add in an auto-immune disease or chronic pain disorder on top of it and at times it can feel impossible. Dealing with my own chronic condition has really affected my body and health. I have Fibromyalgia which means I’m tired a lot of the time. Overdoing…

Are You Drinking Enough Water? There's an App for That!

Confession time: I hate water. Not dislike, not feel irritated by; I hate it. I don’t like feeling sloshy, I don’t like having to pee every hour, I get bored of it’s flavorless-ness. (Is flavorless-ness a word?) I have noticed, unfortunately, that being dehydrated increases my pain and lethargy and even my sensitivity to food allergens.

The Dreaded Fibro Flare and How to Manage It

So I woke up this morning in a fibro flare, which is when my fibromyalgia symptoms suddenly increase in severity. No fucking fun. If you have fibromyalgia you know exactly what I’m talking about. Sore muscles, extreme lethargy, headaches, sensitivity to lights, sounds, smells, pain in your fingertips, dry, itrritated skin ect. I had a…

What's in Season? January Edition

Eating seasonally is beneficial in so many ways! It helps save me money and expand my horizons in the kitchen! Check out this post for more information on seasonal eating. Below is January’s Seasonal Food List to make your shopping trip that much easier! Fruit Apples Clementines Dates Grapefruit Kiwi Lemons Limes Oranges Pears Persimmons…

Dear Future Self: Coffee and Cranberry Bliss Bars

Dear Future Self, Just because you’ve been eating super clean and healthy and feeling really good does not make it a good time to skip breakfast in lieu of a Starbucks coffee and a cranberry bliss bar. Yes, I do know you love the way coffee tastes (or at least think you do) but 1/4…

A Basic How-To Guide to Eating Seasonally, and Why It's Important

Live in each season as it passes: breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit.” Henry David Thoreau I’ve been hearing a lot about seasonal eating lately. It seems like it’s everywhere, but I can’t help but wonder, what’s the big deal? I mean, food is food right? Well, kind of, but let’s dig…