Belly fat – we all have it and wished we didn’t. For the average person, the extra fluff around the mid-section can be discouraging. Your clothes do not fit properly and your self-esteem might not be the best because of it. But for those suffering with an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the added inches could … Continue reading How “Creeping Fat” Is Making Your IBD Worse and Tips to Trim it
It is a question asked by many with ulcerative colitis (UC) – what should I eat? Although diet is not the cause of the inflammatory bowel disease, it plays a key role in managing symptoms. I made the mistake of not looking at my diet when I was first diagnosed last year and I suffered … Continue reading Fight Ulcerative Colitis with Food: How Changing Your Diet Can Ease Symptoms
I am going to shift focus with this blog post and talk about another illness that plagues the body -eating disorders. Because today starts National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, I wanted to share my 11 year battle with bulimia and what it feels like to have an eating disorder, as the National Eating Disorder Association … Continue reading The Truth About Eating Disorders: What It Feels Like to Suffer From Bulimia
As someone who suffers with ulcerative colitis (UC), I understand the strain of trying to maintain a healthy body. We battle with fatigue, constant bowel movements, weight loss and what seems like, never-ending pain. Doctors will tell you to change your diet and prescribe different medications to keep symptoms at bay. But what about other … Continue reading How Dumbbells and a Yoga Mat May Help Combat Problems Associated With Ulcerative Colitis
Constant trips to the bathroom, bleeding, fatigue and pain – you had a feeling something wasn’t right, but assumed it was nothing more than irritable bowel syndrome or stress. You make an appointment with the doctor just to be safe, who recommends a colonoscopy and during the follow-up visit you are given the news – … Continue reading So You Got UC, Now What?
I want to talk about a something I like to call "food freedom". I have been at this fitness thing for a few years now, but I did what many people preached and followed religiously - worked hard at the gym all week while restricting what I ate and then treated myself to a "well-deserved" … Continue reading Forget Cheat Meals! How “Food Freedom” Changed My Life!
Humiliating, crippling, painful and confusing… These are the best words I have found to describe ulcerative colitis (UC), which is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in the large intestines. For years, I have had stomach issues – from severe diarrhea, to stomach pain and rectal bleeding. I chalked it up to Irritable Bowel Syndrome … Continue reading Life with Ulcerative Colitis