Great snacking ideas

If you need a pick-me-up to get through your day, why not try some of these healthy snack ideas:

  • Hardboiled Eggs – either plain or you can add paprika
  • Nuts – almonds, walnuts, macadamias, cashews, pistachios, etc.
  • Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, ground flax, etc.
  • Vegetables – carrots, celery, cucumbers, snap peas, broccoli, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, etc.
  • Fruits – apples, pears, peaches, oranges, tangerines, grapes, melons, strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, etc.
  • Energy Protein Bars – choose a healthy variety
  • Healthy Wraps
  • Veggies with hummus
  • Fruit and veggie smoothies
  • Turkey or sliced meets

Comment below with your snack choices!

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Happy Holidays from my family to yours!

Have a safe and healthy holiday season!

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December issue of LIVING WELL with FIBROMYALGIA

Check out the latest edition of Living well with Fibromyalgia by clicking on the image below.

Living Well with Fibro

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THE FIBRO SUCKS POEM

THE FIBRO SUCKS POEM
By: Haullie Free Volker
 
It’s 12am midnight and I cannot sleep.
Got an achey ole body from my head to my feet.
 
My muscles keep twitchin.
Don’t know what to do.
And crap, oh no, now it feels like the flu.
 
My hair’s falling out and the showering hurts.
I got major gas, I.B.S. and I burp.
 
This crabby darn head of mine won’t stop the aching.
Is it hot, warm, cold? Oh great now I’m shaking.
 
The pins and the needles they poke me all day.
My joints are so stiff I’ll just call it a day.
 
Lay in bed till I’m bored and watch too much TV.
This isn’t the life that I wanted for me.
 
Nausea, puking all over the floor.
Why does it hurt just to open the door?
 
Some doctors listen and others are jerks.
Medication should help; side effects are the worst.
 
My jaw just locked up and my chest pains attack.
What I wouldn’t give to have my body back?
 
Tender points feel like a stab in the side.
Keeps me from functions, and going outside.
 
Weather is crazy, I cannot adjust.
A self heated blanket and socks are a must.
 
Chores make me feel like I ran 18 miles.
All I did was put laundry in neat little piles!!!
 
Don’t eat this, don’t drink that, do this they say.
What if I want to enjoy my damn day?
 
So sick of these things that I do to keep up.
Get lost Fibromyalgia, I think I’ve had enough.
 
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Find a Fibromyalgia Support Group near you

nav_nfaLogo_2The NFA has created the FM Support Group Directory as a service to the fibromyalgia communities’ patients and caregivers to assist them in finding the nearest support group. Each support group is operated independently and the NFA is not responsible for the actions of support groups or their members. This information is not to be used to solicit for personal, financial or professional gain.

If you run a support group and would like to register your group click here.

Click here to find a support group near you!

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How Soda Impacts Your Body

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Fibromyalgia Awareness Video: Daily Symptoms

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A Lifetime of Medical Checkups

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Giving Thanks

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10 Habits That Are Hurting Your Back

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10 Habits That Are Hurting Your Back

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