Tag: healthy

Quick Pic: Health Food ‘Kale’

I’ve read through several recipes and a lot of them had Kale as a special ingredient for making my salad ‘extra healthy’. I tried it with every type of salad dressing and vegetable combination to make it work but I just can’t get over the bitter taste. If I add too much dressing, especially if it’s a creamy dressing, then it ruins the basic idea of eating healthy.

So when I walked past this shirt inside Target, it pretty much summed up how I feel about kale. Hopefully I will come across a tasty kale salad someday.

My Battle With Stress And Cholesterol

Some of you might relate to how I have been feeling lately.

Just recently I received my blood test results and discovered that my cholesterol level is still high above the upper limit range. Thankfully, the report showed that it is not life threatening. But this is something that I have been working on for some time now. Over the course of many years it’s been a long process to bring it down within an acceptable, medical range.

The doctor prescribed me some medication to help reduce my cholesterol…again. I’m not happy about it. I have made a better effort to eat less process foods, consume more fruits and vegetables, and exercise more often. But it appears that the one problem I am still having trouble escaping from is stress management.

So I have been told many times: An increase in my stress level will increase my cholesterol level. Taking that life lesson seriously a long time ago, I decided to walk more often. I try not to sweat the small stuff and sleep regularly. Heck I even started to zumba my butt off! Even with all that, my cholesterol is still high.

I can’t help but take a few deep breaths and let it sink in. It’s not easy feeling this way helplessly knowing that a simple blood test revealed that a healthier lifestyle does not necessarily mean better results.

Have any of you felt this way?

Do you feel as if you are doing your best but there are those hidden obstacles preventing you from moving forward?

I know I’ve worked so hard to get to where I am now but it just doesn’t feel good knowing that my current stress management process has not been going my way.