Diet, Essential Oils, Exercise

Updates

Over the past two weeks, I’ve been a little too busy. I realized that I might have bitten off a little more than I can chew for the first month of the new year. Unfortunately, one of the many changes I made had to be cut, and sadly, it was my yoga practice. While the previous two months I was able to do two-a-days twice a week, I was having a hard time making myself do a second “workout” every day. I’m trying to figure out how to reorganize my day to put yoga back in, but for now, I’m taking a short break. Continue reading “Updates”

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Diet, Food

Changes

I had my first visit with my dietitian this week, and as promised, I wanted to tell you all about it.

First, I want to explain why I went to see a dietitian.  Big warning here, if you’re going to see a dietitian, odds are you’re have some issues with your digestive system.  I’ll do my best to keep it not too gross, but poop will most likely be mentioned.  Sorry.

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Diet, Food

Chicken and Rice Soup

Occasionally, I will be sharing some food posts here.  After all, food is probably my favorite thing.  With my recent dietary change to gluten-free, I sometimes have a hard time finding things I like to eat that are healthy and easy.  I know there are a lot of websites and information out there, and I’ve seen my fair share of them.  However, I can’t count the number of times they have something special and unique that I can’t find anywhere.  Talk about frustrating.  My plan is to include easy things to make, for one person, without using something too “exotic,” for lack of a better word.  If it’s something out of the ordinary, I’ll be sure to give a heads up.  Anyway, on with the show! Continue reading “Chicken and Rice Soup”

Diet, Skin

Gluten-Free

(This is a long one, explaining my reasons for going gluten-free.  Trust me, no sane person willingly chooses to be gluten free just because.)

As I mentioned in my first entry, I am following, to the best of my ability, a gluten-free diet.  For the past two years now, I have been learning about how the food I eat affects my health.  For a long time, I paid little attention to what I ate.  Especially through college, I didn’t really think I needed to.  I was on the rowing team, and I ate pretty much anything I wanted, and the “Freshman 15” was actually muscle mass, not fat.  I distinctly remember my coach once told us, “for breakfast after this practice, you need to eat at least 1500 calories.”  For some people, that’s all they eat FOR THE WHOLE DAY.  Again, I didn’t really pay too much attention to what I was eating, because I thought I could eat pretty much whatever I wanted. Continue reading “Gluten-Free”