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New Year Inspirations 2017

I think everyone at some point in their life, creates a list of new year resolutions every January and at some point during February, the resolutions are out of the window. I am sometimes guilty of this too, but last year I managed to stick to all of my resolutions and this year I want to build on that success.

Obviously, my main goal in life at the moment is to feel better and I learned a long time ago that to be better when you have a condition such as Fibromyalgia, you have to approach it holistically and consistently. It’s not just about taking tablets or exercising for a bit. It’s about living a better way of life physically, mentally and spiritually … forever.

So here are my resolutions, or rather my inspirations for 2017.

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Eating for Fibromyalgia – Nutritional Therapy

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Last year I was at an ultimate low point. I was incredibly overweight, constantly in pain and struggling to get by each day. It all came to a head while on holiday with the children in August 2015. I was out of breath, I looked like a beached whale in all of the photos, I struggled to walk to the beach from the caravan and more importantly I couldn’t participate in all the fun stuff the children wanted to do.

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Recipe: Parsnip Fritters

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Amelia Freer is a nutritional therapist and healthy eating expert and her book Eat. Nourish. Glow. is a brilliant look at 10 easy steps for losing weight, looking younger and feeling healthier. While the book mainly talks through her steps to healthy eating, there are some great recipes also included. One of my favourites is another breakfast option and is especially good if you are looking for something little more savoury than the cottage cheese pancakes.

Parsnip fritters are basically a healthy version of a hash brown. They are incredibly filling and satisfying and go perfectly with soft boiled eggs. The added bonus is that they contain no gluten and are very low in fat which makes them perfect for my Fibromyalgia diet.

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Recipe: Cottage Cheese Pancakes

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I don’t know about you, but I find it really hard to be inspired for ideas for breakfast. Most breakfasts seem to contain stacks of obvious carbs and loads of sugar. I have been altering my diet over time to try and improve my Fibromyalgia symptoms and so I was really looking for a breakfast that was filled with loads of protein and with as few carbs and fats as possible. Initially, I was eating omelettes, but after a few weeks, I was utterly sick of eggs. Knowing that eggs were one of the best things to have for breakfast, I started to research alternative ways of cooking eggs so that I was including them into my diet. This is when I discovered protein pancakes.

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3 Benefits of Himalayan Pink Salt

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Unlike refined table or cooking salts, Himalayan pink salt is rich in vitamins and minerals. It supplies 84 unique trace minerals, including calcium, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, and zinc. Because Himalayan salt is mined from 200 million-year-old sea beds, it is completely free of the heavy metals and other toxins that would be present in sea salts from today’s oceans.

When I was looking for quick swaps I could make to improve my diet and reduce the impact of Fibromyalgia on my life, Himalayan pink salt was a quick and easy one. It is one of the best salts to buy and cook with but how does something so simple really impact on a condition such as Fibromyalgia and what are the actual benefits?

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