I’ve been having some flare ups with my symptoms lately. It’s sucks. I’ve been asking myself what’s causing this? Worrying that I’ve done something “wrong.” Is it something I’m eating? Is it lack of sleep? Am I not managing my stress well enough? Too much exercise?
...but sometimes flares just happen. Having a flare doesn’t make you a failure. I first heard that from my friend @livewell_christina and it’s always stuck with me. Chronic illness is full of up and downs, and I trust that healing is always happening 💗
6156019 August, 2019
Ahhh the simple pleasure of a burger 🍔
But when you’re on a Ketogenic Diet, you may think that simple pleasure is lost forever.
Today we have a delicious Keto Friendly nite size burger recipe for you! Courtesy of @keto.simpleplan.
-6 slices zucchini
-4 oz ground beef, divide into 3 portions
-1 tbsp Sharp Cheddar spreadable cheese, divided into 3
1. Heat air fryer at 400F for 4 minutes.
2. Next season your zucchini with salt and pepper and spray with avocado spray.
3. Cook for 2 minutes on each side in the air fryer. Set aside
4. For each slider take half a portion of beef, press down, and add 1 tsp of our Sharp Cheddar cheese in the middle, take the other half of the portion of beef and seal the burger.
5. Do this for the remaining 2 burgers.
Cook in skillet for 6 minutes over medium high heat and flip after 3 minutes
6. To plate: Zucchini slice on bottom, burger, tiny bit of mustard.
1,1383820 August, 2019
It's my birthday!!!🥳 Well, tomorrow actually ☺️ But celebrating today with this dairy free, Paleo AND Vegan Friendly Ice Cream Cake 🎂
This frozen cake made its way to the blog (link in bio) just in time for my summer birthday. I've actually made similar versions of this cake 4 times this summer 🙊 I guess you could say it's a favorite around here! #noregrets#bestcakeever
Recipe on my blog: https://bakeitpaleo.com/paleo-ice-cream-cake/
I’ve cried in the Trader Joe’s parking lot on many occasions. There’s one right near my doctor’s office and I used to go after ever appointment to cheer myself up.
I remember feeling so overwhelmed. So afraid. So hopeless. I was relieved to finally have a diagnosis and a doctor to help me, but I still felt terrified that things would never look up. I would never heal. This sick, exhausted, depressed girl was just me now.
I went to my doctor’s today and went on my usual Trader Joe’s run afterwards. But these days feel so different. It’s only been 2 years since I first got diagnosed, but it feels like a lifetime ago. Taking a moment to celebrate all the healing that’s come my way in that time. Celebrating myself for all the work I’ve done and celebrating this beautiful community that’s helped me so much on my journey.
Wherever you are on your healing journey, I’m wishing you all the best! Know that I’m here rooting for you 💃
When I got sick in February, and then again in March, I lost weight quickly & it didn’t stop. I could barely eat anything without being in pain. Anything I could eat, I didn’t retain. My body was burning every calorie I put into it just to try & sustain itself, and it could barely do that. IBD is so different for everyone, but for me, during my last two flares, it meant weight loss & malabsorption.
I’m 5’9 & had to wear my clothes from middle school. I looked in the mirror & didn’t recognize myself.
And then came the comments. I know most people didn’t understand or realize the true reasons behind my sudden weight loss. But, nonetheless, it was still complicated & confusing. Because half the time people would say “you need to gain weight” & “you need to eat more.” And then the other half of the time people would say “you look so good.” My body physically could not process food properly, & because of that, I was not at a healthy weight for my body at all. At 22 years old, I was the weight I was at 14. And yet there were people saying I looked good? Did they like me better that thin?
It’s been a few months now & I’m doing a lot better. My stomach still can’t tolerate most foods, but I’m able to eat more of the foods that I can handle. I’m able to go for long walks & lift little weights again. I’m able to wake up every day & go to a job that I love. But even when you’re doing better, that kind of thing can stay with you. Every pound I slowly but surely gain back is a step in the right direction for my health & my life, but I can still hear those people in the back of my head saying, “you look so good.”
Not only is gaining weight back after a Crohn’s flare physically difficult, it’s also mentally difficult. I know that when I was the smallest version of myself, I was not the healthiest version of myself. But in a world that perpetually tries to reinforce the dangerous idea that being the smallest version of yourself is the key to social acceptance, your mind can become a battleground of conflicting messages.
So here I am, choosing which message will win - choosing to be the strongest, healthiest, & most capable version of myself. For myself.
79914320 August, 2019
when do you get your best ideas - morning☀️or night🌙? ⠀⠀
I used to say 1000% morning, but lately I’ve been getting tons of creative surges at night, and @diffeyewear blue light blocking glasses have been LIFESAVERS in making sure I’m not totally wrecking my circadian rhythm and sleep cycle in the process
if you didn’t know, blue light is the type of light we get from the sun, but also from all our devices and screens🤳🏼
and the thing is, blue light is great at keeping us awake - studies have shown exposure to blue light before bed suppresses melatonin levels - making it harder to fall asleep - and can even shift our internal circadian clocks⏰
I've been wearing blue light blocking glasses for years now, and I notice SUCH a difference in my ability to fall asleep quickly and sleep more soundly when I wear them before bed (and sleep is so SO important for overall health!) I also like wearing @diffeyewear blue light blocking glasses at work when getting short-range blue light exposure from a screen all day👩🏼💻
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you can use the code ELYSEWELLLNESS for $20 any of @diffeyewear glasses - including blue light blocking glasses🤓I'm obsessed with the "Jade" im wearing here
PS - head to the link in my bio for a blog post that goes into detail ALL about your circadian rhythm, how blue light & food affects it, and why caring for circadian rhythm is SO important for health ⠀⠀⠀⠀
5877914 August, 2019
Just going to leave this Paleo + Whole30 Korean BBQ Chicken right here in case you’re trying get a little more use out of your grill before summer is over.
2 lbs chicken thighs
For the Marinade:
1 shallot, diced
2 inches fresh ginger, peeled and grated on a microplane
1/2 cup coconut aminos
2 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 tbsp white vinegar
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional, omit or reduce for less or no spice)
1 tsp garlic powder
green onion, diced
1- Make the marinade by combining all of the marinade ingredients in a bowl and mixing well.
2- Place chicken in a shallow dish or zip-top bag and cover with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes or a couple of hours if you have time.
3- Heat your grill to medium high heat.
4- Add the chicken to the grill and cook, flipping once and basting chicken with any remaining marinade until cooked through, about 6-8 minutes on each side depending on the size of the chicken.
5- Remove from the grill, top with optional toppings if desired and serve.
🍃 Ilan (3 yo) walking in the street 😁 Not the running performance of @captainstefano In the latest @movnat video but definitely the same spirit, and all spontaneous, not prompted. Or you could consider it prompted by the role models he has with me and his two big sisters that he sees practicing @movnat / @naturalmovement at every occasion 😁
. @movnat is the perfect fitness practice if you have kids, in my view.
As a parent, you have much less time than you did before you had kids, and @movnat lets you train while watching over them (no dangerous barbells needed) and in any place, any time. This flexibility makes training much more accessible even if you have less personal time.
For your kids, it gets them to move and develop a lifelong habit of being active physically every day. Kids learn by imitation and they get to see you train on much more occasions than if you were just training in the gym. Movnat also naturally makes you move more throughout the day, so they also see you more active even when you’re not training.
Even beyond the role model aspect, kids are instinctively drawn to the movement repertoire used in Movnat, enjoy it and can readily practice it (even if they’re not 100% efficient yet). And since they also don’t need a specific location or equipment to practice it, they can spontaneously practice as they wish.
👉 Link in the bio for a more complete article!
Canada🇨🇦 My other home ❤️ I posted my thoughts on Finland and I was comparing these two countries together. Now it’s time for Canada. I fell in love with this country in 2015 on my first trip. That’s when this amazing country got a very special place in my heart. Now I can call this country my second home.
• Health Care. Free for everyone and works amazingly.
• Great outdoors! The nature.. there are no words for how amazing it is with all it’s variety. And the outdoor culture is so much bigger in Canada.
• Jobs. So much more to offer for everyone with a much better wage.
• Polite & Friendly culture. Canadians are known to be one of the most polite culture in the world, for a reason. You are greeted with a big smile and always helped if needed.
•The positivity. The first expression is positive rather than negative.
• More relaxed culture. Wether it’s because of the amount of nature and hiking or just their culture, to me canadians seem a lot more relaxed in their daily lifestyle. Finns are more stressed and always in a hurry.
• Less healthier options with food. Unhealthy fast food restaurants everywhere.
• School lunches are not provided by school - which means everyone has to pay their own and this is usually some cold snacks.
•Long school days. Usually at least 8-15 for everyone + the transport.
• Slow & Expensive internet and phone. The bills might get up to and over 100$ without even having unlimited data.
• More people everywhere. Unless you go up to the mountains on a quiet day, you wont get the same quietness than in Finland.
There is a dead zone of oxygen-starved water larger than the state of Rhode Island, 8,776 square miles, off the coasts of Texas and Louisiana. When the oxygen is below two parts per million, any shrimp, crabs, and fish that can swim away do, and anything that can’t will likely die.
It is mostly farm fertilizer runoff that is to blame because the fertilizer feed the algae that then die, decompose and deplete the water of oxygen. Sewage runoff from heavy spring rain also contributes.
On a related note, the last 90 miles of the Mississippi River collects 85% of the country’s Roundup spraying and is known as Cancer Alley. The highest rates of cancer in the entire world are in these last 90 miles between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Monsanto is pure evil and farmers and the public are being lied to and exploited. Big Agriculture is f*cked up and I’ll explain more in future posts.
Buy organic and local when you can! Farming can save the planet when done properly, but that requires dismantling the corrupt agriculture system. To do this, we must stop buying conventionally farmed food and processed food from the big main companies! Corn and Soybeans are destroying American soil, farmers and health.
After the 2005 & 2007 Renewable Fuel Acts, 15% of global corn production went out of food markets and into fuel tanks. In Iowa, this led to hundreds of thousands of acres of land being taken out of the Conservation Reserver Program and into corn farm land, which exacerbated the state’s water pollution problem, causing the dead zone to reach record size. This also led to riots over food price increases in Mexico, Guatemala, and other countries. All of this is to say, DRIVE LESS TOO!
Minimal ingredients for maximum effect 🔥 One of my favorite meals when I’m short on time!
Love this recipe by my good friend @livevitae. Full instructions below:
This low carb meal hits the spot with nutrients, color and taste. You’ll just need one good pan. I use my cast iron which is quality made and sealed. Invest in quality cooking ware!
Time 15-20 mins
556 Cals per meal
Protein 37 Carbs 21 Fat 31
• 250 grams - hanger steak or flat iron steak
• 1 tbsp coconut oil or avocado oil
• 1 red yellow green bell pepper
• 1 avocado
• 1 red onion
• Fajita spice mix or your own (cumin coriander smoked paprika garlic powder 1tsp each - mix)
1. Prep everything ahead.
Slice everything the same thickness which keeps things easier to cook.
The thinner the sliced the faster cooking time. Aim for 0.5-1 Cm thickness. Meat slightly thicker at 1.5cm and cut against the grain 🔑.
2. Heat pan to med high.
3. Add 1/2 oil. Add the red onion and bell peppers, 1/2 the spices and cook down for 5 minutes till softened.
4. Remove the vegetables.
5. Add the steak and cook for 3 minutes until browned on outside.
6. Add the vegetables back.
7. Add remaining spices.
8. Mash avocado with some salt + Apple cider vinegar.
9. Season with salt and sprinkle some lime juice over the top to finish and fresh coriander or parsley for extra points.
Hope you enjoy❤️
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🍊Our Clementine smoothie base is the perfect start to a pre- or post- workout smoothie. Sweet potatoes have been known to reduce inflammation due to their high levels of vitamin C, beta-carotene, and magnesium. Do you use a Super Smoothie before or after a workout?
If you’ve seen my stories, you know I’ve been keeping a little secret that I’m finally sharing right now 🙈 Too often, I tend to doubt myself and think I’m not good enough. Combine my perfectionism with feelings of imposter syndrome and it’s basically the perfect recipe for setting insanely high goals for myself yet feeling like I can’t and won’t measure up. But I’m realizing that the more we doubt ourselves, the more we hold ourselves back. The only limitations we have are the ones we set for ourselves. I should be my own biggest fan, not the biggest obstacle standing in the way of accomplishing all that I’m capable of 💪🏻
SOOOO- speaking of not letting myself get in the way of going for my goals, it’s been a dream of mine to co-host an event. And guess what? IT’S HAPPENING!!!!!! 😭🤩🥳🎊🎉
@eatmorefearless and @abbeys.road and I are SO DANG EXCITED to invite you to Live Well NJ - Fall Crawl on September 22nd!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Think bar crawl but better??? We’ll start at @purrebarremillburn for a barre class and then head to the best stops in Millburn, NJ: @the_peccary@playabowlsmillburn and @thesaladhouse. We’ll finish our crawl with a panel chat at @thebookhouse and swag bags filled with goodies from your favorite brands! Oh, and some pretty cool raffle prizes too 🎁😉
I hope you’ll join us in turning this dream of ours into a reality. Who’s in?!?!! The link to get your ticket is in our bios!!!! 🤘🏻
We have 25 tickets available since it’s our first ever event and they are first come first serve baby! #LiveWellNJ 💋💃🏻
329681 hour ago
I am rounding up all of my caribbean style recipes from this past week that are inspired from our cooking class at @thecookerydallas into one post! It includes my caribbean jerk pork tenderloin, caribbean hot sauce, tropical slaw, fried plantains, & coconut rice. The full post & all of the individual recipes from this week are linked in my bio 💛
Emagrecimento além da dieta!
🔎O resultado está nos detalhes .
🔎Aprendemos e estudamos muitas coisas relacionadas ao estilo de vida saudável e bem estar. Mas, nem sempre implementamos todos os nossos conhecimentos de maneira consistente.
Isso é natural. .
🔎Alguns terão ótimos resultados mudando apenas poucas coisas ...
Enquanto outros precisarão se ater aos mínimos detalhes.
🔎Se você se encaixa no segundo grupo onde os detalhes precisarão de atenção quero te passar algumas dicas, algumas com caráter de detalhe e outras coisas maiores que as vezes negligenciamos ...
✔️ Invista na qualidade do seu sono. .
✔️ Exercícios físicos adequados são essenciais, por mais que existam correntes que defendam que contribui minimamente para o emagrecimento.
Se você tem dificuldades de emagrecer qualquer 1% que melhore suas chances de sucesso fará a diferença! .
✔️ Encontre válvulas para extravasar o stress. .
✔️ Evite receitas hiperpalatáveis. .
✔️ Invista na sua saúde intestinal.
✔️ Mantenha a constância! Mude a mentalidade de dar “escapadinhas”.
✔️ Fuja de quem quer ver o seu fracasso.
✔️Tenha acompanhamento profissional. Existem alguns atalhos e métodos para transpor certos obstáculos que só uma assessoria individual será capaz de solucionar .
... a lista continua! Vamos abordar por aqui vários desses pequenos grandes detalhes no ano de 2019!
Inclusive será o tema da nossa próxima Live!
. ✍🏻Texto: @nutridados, por Tania! .
4323 hours ago
How can lack of integrity in science impact the human population? Right here! At this point everyone has lost someone they love to metabolic disease, obesity and cancer. 200 years ago many of the modern diseases of society were rare. What changed? Our nutritional guidelines! #Repost@ancestralhealthguy
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This is a perfect example of how studies can be cherry picked to show a certain outcome
As we can see in this diagram this doctor named Ancel Keys manipulated the data to fit his agenda
The study Keys published showed that as fat consumption rose, heart disease also rose
However in the actual data with the other counties he didn’t include, it was hard to draw any links to fat consumption and heart disease
This data was the catalyst to low fat diet recommendations
The study was criticized by many scientists after finding out the actual data, however the damage was already done. Even after the study was debunked many organizations used this to dictate their nutrition guidelines
I also think we shouldn't be relying on correlation based studies in the first place. Most scientists will agree that correlation doesn't equal causation
So why are health organizations using correlation based studies (epidemiology) to dictate their guidelines?
I don't know. That is a very good question
I think its about time that we realised that just because a scientific study said something doesn't mean its necessarily correct
Maybe we need to start looking at how the studies were conducted and how the study was funded
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗞𝗲𝘁𝗼 𝗩𝗲𝗴𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗗𝗶𝗲𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘀𝗱𝗼𝗺 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝟮 𝗱𝗶𝗲𝘁𝘀, 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗮𝗿 𝗼𝗽𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝗮 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗮𝗹 𝗚𝘂𝘁 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵.⠀
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And these are the “light” side effects. 95% of diets fail. Literally, only 5% of people are successful at losing weight and keeping it off. So instead of letting society and the multi billion dollar diet industry normalize self-abuse, let’s embrace our bodies and a wellness culture outside of any size limits. Every body is beautiful and worthy. Stop spending your money on diet products. THEY DONT WORK! And once you realize that you’ve been conditioned to feel like shit by the patriarchy looking for obedient little ladies and the diet industry straight up telling you that you are shit and not beautiful unless you’re thin and white, then you’ll see the simple act of loving yourself as you are as a revolutionary act against this disgusting system. Rise up and revolt! You are worthy of being you! Take this a step further and eat whatever you want. After suffering from an eating disorder for 15 years, I am coming to a place of self love supported by intuitive eating. You can too. And my health and body normalized quickly. All of your fears about food and hatred for your body have been implanted against your will. So willfully denounce these ideals and live your best life free from oppressive beauty ideals! *It is your choice what you do to your body, this is solely for educational purposes. If you want to diet, go for it! Just be aware of the risks. Adopting healthy lifestyle choices does not have have to be extreme and should not make you feel guilty for “falling off the bandwagon”. Your body self regulates so the guilt is just unnecessary pain. Developing this kind of self trust and body trust is a long process but there are many resources outside of the diet industry. Look up intuitive eating and body positivity. One last aside, therapeutic diets and fasting protocols can do miraculous things and have their time and place too.