Nut milk showdown | Non-Dairy January

Today I am officially one week into my month-long non-dairy challenge. I am happy to report, Sturdy Women, that it is going better than expected. The first few days were touch-and-go as I overhauled my food choices, retrained my taste buds, and waded through headaches and fatigue, but I seem to be emerging into the… Continue reading Nut milk showdown | Non-Dairy January

Pillars of Self-Care

Walking is the foundation of my self-care routine and today is a rare day I'm not doing much of it. After a long streak of 60-70 degree weather, winter finally arrived in Washington, D.C. and the sidewalks are alternately covered with heavy wet snow or black ice. At the time I'd normally be heading out… Continue reading Pillars of Self-Care

Non-Dairy January

I love cows. They are a key piece of the keto, borderline carnivore, way of life that I use to manage swelling and inflammation. My day usually starts with heavy cream in my coffee, continues with parmesan crisps and guacamole in the afternoon, and ends with a ribeye steak and some full fat greek yogurt… Continue reading Non-Dairy January

You are OK

Here, roughly 28 hours before the New Year, I feel compelled to remind you that you are ok. Right now. As you are. Already bloggers and online news outlets are cuing up articles for January 1, 2022. Lose weight! Eat better! Look younger! Save more money! Everything is so negative, implying that what we look… Continue reading You are OK

Join me this weekend!

What are you up to this weekend, sturdy women? Why don't you join me at the Innovative Solutions for Lipedema and Lymphedema Symposium! Even if you have fun plans already, register now and you'll have full access to the replays and all the resources. One year ago I attended this conference and couldn't have believed… Continue reading Join me this weekend!

Mint Chocolate Keto Coffee

Yum! One of my all time favorite flavor combinations is mint chocolate. A year ago I started using keto to manage my lipedema and lymphedema and I thought I would have to say goodbye to it forever. Chocolate collagen powder and peppermint extract to the rescue! A few weeks ago I found myself in the… Continue reading Mint Chocolate Keto Coffee

Spicy Asparagus and Sausage

Juggling a busy life with staying in ketosis? This spicy asparagus and sausage is one of my favorite go-to keto recipes, whether it's a busy week night or a weekend feast. It works equally well as a main dish or a hearty side. A savory mix of creamy and crunchy, it's sure to find its… Continue reading Spicy Asparagus and Sausage