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Living Autoimmune

Eat More Fat? OK!

Ever since the “low fat” craze of the 1990’s, fat has been labeled as “the enemy!” I fell victim to it as well.  Low fat frozen yogurt? Yeah! Low fat cookies? Sign me up! Low fat cheese? Boy howdy! I was out buying the latest “diet” craze item that was available. You know what? It […]

The Real Faces of Autoimmune Disease

What is autoimmune disease? You are likely hearing this term more and more every day, and you are likely meeting more and more people who claim to have one. What does it mean, though? “A disease in which the body’s immune system attacks healthy cells.” That is the generic definition. Basically, it means that in […]

Unhealthy Relationships With Food & Food As A Reward

The relationship that most people have with food is an unhealthy one.  I’m really no different in that, I still have good days and bad days, but I consistently work to get better, and I hope you do too.  I’ve struggled with binge eating and also the mindset that I should reward myself with food.  […]

Autoimmune Disease and Too Much Cardio

I wanted to take some time today to write about what to expect if you have a workout regime that is heavy on the cardio side, but also have an autoimmune disease that you are dealing with.  One thing you’ll notice when you have an autoimmune disease is that you’ll often have days where you […]

Why I Ignore My Scale

I’m going to let you in on a little secret… my scale is under my sink collecting dust.  I haven’t weighed myself in months.  Some of you may wonder why this is the case.  Now, I don’t do this because I think the scale is the devil or because I’m afraid of it.  I do […]

It’s Not Easy, But It’s Worth It

A lot of people give up on fitness because they are looking for super fast results, and they are also looking for an easy way to obtain those results.  Sure, there are “easy” ways to get fast results, but they aren’t going to last, and they aren’t healthy either.  You’ll likely end up creating more […]

What I Wish I Knew About My Weight Loss Journey When I Was Younger

No matter how hard we try, we will never know everything there is to know about fitness and weight loss. We will never have the perfect answer. We will never truly know what the best option is. All we’ll know is what we want our ultimate goal to be, and we’ll know that gut wrenching […]

Finding Your Inner Superhero

When I was a little girl I always looked up to strong female figures.  At the time, that figure was She-Ra and the various characters on She-Ra.  I was always inspired by warriors.  Just when things looked bleak, they seemed to pull through and win the fight.  As I got older, my sights started to […]

Fat. Thin. Muscular. STOP BODY SHAMING!

Body shaming has become somewhat of a norm in our daily culture, which is saddening to think about. We are in a vicious cycle of attacking each other on how we look. Those who have extra pounds get shamed for being confident and wearing what they want. Likewise, however, people get shamed to being too […]

How Having an Autoimmune Disease Changed My Beliefs

I am the type of person who wants to have a solution for everything in life. If there’s a problem, you can bet your bucket that I will try my hardest to solve it! So, you can understand that it gets really frustrating for someone like me when they are presented with some things for […]

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