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Why I'm Not Trying to Lose Weight Right Now

     There is nothing wrong with wanting to lose weight if you are overweight or want to look more toned if you are already at a healthy weight. I actually wouldn’t mind if I lost more weight or had more defined abs. But I’m not focused on losing any more weight right now.  Here is why:      Right now, I am 5’4 and weigh 140 lbs which is a healthy weight for someone my height. I could try to lose more weight or try to lower my body fat percentage to look better. However, I don’t want to focus on losing any more weight right now. That is something I was focused on (and was at times obsessed with) for several years and I would rather focus on being healthy right now since I am at my goal weight.                   What I’m Focusing On Instead : Instead of trying to have a perfect body, I am focusing on being healthy. I do this by eating healthy food and working out 3-6 times a week.           Why I'm Writing About This: I am writing about this to inspire other people

Tips to Reduce Migraines

Here are some suggestions my nutritionist gave me to reduce the amount of migraines I had recently: 1. I was given a list of possible migraine triggers people can have.       This included several things including gluten, dairy, nitrates, peanuts, chocolate, caffeine, and sugar. This was an overwhelming list so I decided to focus on avoiding the main triggers my nutritionist recommended to avoid- gluten and dairy. 2. I was given a list of things that could help me.       This included taking fish oil, magnesium, and drinking 80 ounces of water a day. There were more supplements like riboflavin on the list, but I didn't want to start taking too many new supplements at a time. 3. I started a food journal.       I ended up writing down my food for almost 3 months in a food journal and checked in occasionally with my nutritionist to discuss the results.      By doing this, I found out that most of the time if I ate gluten, I would get a migraine within a few days. And so