I am a patient of psoriasis myself. Coming to realisation helped me in two stages.
1. First- I was broken and negative due to psoriasis. It overtook my life. What I wear, what I eat, where I go, what I can or cannot do… it started to limit me. I was ashamed of how I looked and was envious of people with beautiful skin. I decided to beat it.
2. Second- I tried a multiple of doctors with varied expertise in dermatology, allopathy, naturopathy, homeopathy.
What worked- a proper diet and yoga. Yoga is very powerful in healing psoriasis. Start doing pranayama.
Motivation why I won’t stop-
Because I am incharge of my body. I have my cheat days and changing a little bit of your mindset goes a long way.
I never want to succumb to something as stupid as psoriasis. I now love yoga. I mostly do it myself at home. I love food. I try new recipes. I am resilient now. I look at myself in the mirror and let myself know this is what you need.
Not limiting yourself is the best. So heal psoriasis and have cheat days. Love everything about it and you are good to go.
Believe in ourself because trust me I DO. You have the power to change yourself and your life. Never bow to anything in life, not even when you get older. Just do what you need.
Love and strength to you xx
I'm now eating keto and slowly working up to getting more active. It's a process, but I'm further along every day than I would have been if I'd done nothing.
Blessings and good luck to you. 💞
Your brain will motivate better if you’re feeding it good things. The Whole30 has great ideas and menu helps, etc.
Fasting, detox (I use detox tea), movement and positives, thankfulness …. quiet, purposeful meditation.
Check online for ”Secrets of Healthy living” or topics/free webinars by Jonathan Otto. Best wishes
As for motivation, “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” Og Mandino, an author.
Another by Og Mandino: “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.” Og Mandino.
By hopeful. Be happy. You CAN, (AND WILL) do it. Don’t let yourself get caught up in the negativity of someone else’s words. Those words don’t matter.
If you catch yourself thinking negatively try thinking about a good experience or a nice sunny day or whatever makes you happy. Then stay happy. Be optimistic.
And for eating healthy on the budget try oats. They are not expensive, last long and if you eat them in the morning you will stop craving sweets. And they are great for cleaning your sistem which should help with psoriasis.
The motivation will be there when u start see little results. little by little.
Believe it or not there are some decent healthy microwavable meals if you don't want to cook everyday! I eat Healthy Choice and similar microwave meals that are LOW SODIUM but they are great, esp the Power Bowls.
As far as exercise, I am starting to walk once a week with my friend. Start small. Exercise gives you energy so the more that you can do it the better! Just remember to not do too much. If you start feeling sore, take a break. Don't overdo it or you'll actually do more harm than good.
SMALL choices lead to BIG changes!
I think it takes a lot of energy to make even a small change so right now, in my early days with Fabulous, I’m just trying to make one change which is to exercise consistently.
I have a busy life with a lot going on in it that is unpredictable and disruptive to establishing a new exercise routine. So I am purposefully taking small steps and allowing myself to not always hit my goals. Or to judge myself harshly. I am celebrating every tiny little step and allowing myself lots of time to reach my goals.
Pain is an issue with me. So on days where soreness and pain make it hard for me to do my exercises I walk or stretch. And on days when pain translates to fatigue I rest.
But that said, I still count the rest as success because it makes it possible for me to exercise the next day. I’ve learned that if I try to push through the pain, I can actually make it worse.
That’s how I came up with my small steps strategy. Incremental change can lead to profound changes over time. And that’s why Fabulous makes sense to me.
The problem with my approach is that we humans want to make our changes right away and all at once. It’s harder to feel good about slow and steady tiny step by step progress in a world of media stars and trends that come and go overnight. It’s hard to even recognize it. But that’s what I’m working to do and celebrate.
So, if what I’ve said makes sense to you, I wonder what your small step could be? Is there some one thing in your diet that wouldn’t be expensive to change and would improve your psoriasis? Perhaps if you do that you would see an improvement? Then you could add one more thing?Another small incremental step?
Often programs for diets have you clear your kitchen and change everything you eat at once. And to foods that are expensive. Maybe that approach sets you up for failure. What one thing can you eat to feel better?
1+1+1+……… = infinite change
Eating healthy on a budget could involve buying a powdered real food substitute in bulk like Huel to supplement your diet, or get fresh fruit and veg and try to eat everything you buy. Not impulse buying takeaways is a good way to cut inefficient spending on food – again try a bet or delete takaway numbers from your phone / throw away menus if that helps you.
If you need to keep meat and fish in your diet, you could make sure to buy a cheap selection of fresh fruit and vegetables and rice. Rice is very cheap if you buy kg of rice and cook it with some boiled vegetables – health filling yummy and cheap! 🙂
- How big is your breakfast compared to your lunch?
- Could you offer simple ideas on what to cook in the morning that would be healthy?
- What’s your favorite on the go breakfast?
- How to meal prep breakfast??
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- Is there a website that you know which has great recipes for healthy food?
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