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How Do You Maintain Your Healthy Habits When You Don’t Feel Well?

Posted Apr 04 2012 10:15am

It was an early morning in the Haupert household today. Usually, Mal and I (and ) wake up at 5:45 to start our day, but Mal needed to be in Boston bright and early this morning, so we were  up and at ‘em much earlier than usual.

Since I knew it’d be an early start for us, I prepared everything for breakfast last night, so all I had to do was cook it in the morning. I made the batter for Pumpkin Protein Pancakes , which I stored in the refrigerator overnight. I even laid out our Gridder, cooking spray, and a spatula, so I was totally ready to go in the morning. It worked out perfectly.

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And Mal loved the Pumpkin Protein Pancakes ! Hooray!

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I added sunflower butter in between and on top of my Pumpkin Protein Pancakes. I also added a few raisins on top. On the side: iced coffee with almond milk.

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After breakfast, the three of us took a ride in the car . Murphy was barely awake (and sporting some serious bedhead), but he still wanted to come along with us. Pugs hate to miss a good car ride.

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After I dropped off Mal, Murphy jumped into the front seat of the car…

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…where he chilled until we got home. (I recently read that his “ pissed off face ” is actually a relaxed expression.)

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However, the seatbelt alarm in the front seat didn’t chill at all and went off the entire way home. It thought my fat-ass dog was a human! LOL! I don’t know why I thought this was so funny, but I did. I’m weird. Whatever.

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Feel Great Weight

For the past several weeks, I’ve been battling some pretty unpleasant tummy issues. It’s thrown me and my healthy eating (and exercise) habits through a loop. I’ve always had a “stomach of steel,” so I never really paid much attention to what I ate until now. To help with my wonky digestion issues, my doctor suggested limiting the high-fiber foods in my diet to give my system a rest and to minimize symptoms, so I’ve avoided all of my usual healthy fruits, veggies, and whole grains and started to eat more bland, intestine-friendly foods, including chicken, rice, bananas, and sweet potatoes. And I do feel better!

This hasn’t been a common occurrence, but there are certainly other times that I don’t feel 100%—times when I need to change how and what I eat. In the past when I wasn’t feeling well, I used it as an excuse to eat whatever I wanted. I mean, I didn’t feel well, so comfort food made perfect sense. For me, this meant frosting-covered Pop Tarts and neon orange Kraft Mac & Cheese, which obviously weren’t the most nutritious or figure-friendly options. Now, here’s how I get myself healthy when I’m feeling under the weather without blowing my diet and exercise routine all together. Read More

How do you maintain your healthy habits when you don’t feel well?

P.S. I’m hosting a breakfast giveaway on Trading Up Downtown this morning! Lots of new breakfast products!

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