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Your Health Matters

Updated: Apr 19, 2023

Susan L. Hendrix, MHA, Ph.D.


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I know that you realize that your health matters. So put down that glazed doughnut, that pizza and soda, chips, ice cream, burger and the list goes on and on. When having a chronic illness our weight can and will fluctuate, somedays we are down in pounds and other days we are up.

Now as for myself at this present time, my weight is up. Yes that is right it's up and it up (in Cardi B voice), oh I exercise 3-4 times a week, until the unexpected happens, Lupus comes and rears it's head, it has always been a constant battle between lupus and myself. Sometimes lupus will win and the majority of the time I win. But at this point and time lupus is winning, the fatigue is so real and also the endocrinologist believes that my thyroid is being attack.

Six in ten adults in the US have a chronic illness and four and teen adults have more than two chronic illnesses. Chronic diseases are defined broadly as conditions that last 1 year or more and require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both. Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. They are also leading drivers of the nation’s $3.8 trillion in annual health care costs.


Many chronic diseases are caused by a short list of risk behaviors:

  • Tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.

  • Poor nutrition, including diets low in fruits and vegetables and high in sodium and saturated fats.

  • Lack of physical activity.

  • Excessive alcohol use.

Many chronic diseases are caused by key risk behaviors. By making healthy choices, you can reduce your likelihood of getting a chronic disease and improve your quality of life. So starting every Monday you will find in this blog meatless recipes that I use that will help you start living a healthier life. So are you with me? If so lets get started, and if not, just take your time and think about.

Recipe


Meatless Meatloaf

1 - Package of Beyond Burger

1 - Onion (Chopped)

1 - Bell Pepper (Chopped)

1 tsp - Crushed Garlic

Black Pepper (To Taste)

Salt (To Taste or Optional)

Chopped Celery (Optional)

Italian Bread Crumbs (add to your liking) I don't measure when I prepare food, I do it by sight, I learned this way by watching my mother cook.

1- chopped mushrooms (Optional)

1 - small can of Tomato Paste

Garlic Powder ( To Taste)

Onion Powder (To Taste)

Italian Seasoning ( To Taste

1 - Egg (I Use Egg Substitute)


***Mix all ingredients together, shape into a loaf and place in the oven on 350 degrees, after shaping into a loaf, I usually place in the fridge over night, so that the seasoning can penetrate throughout the loaf. Also I do not use salt***


Sides

Cauliflower Mash

Sweet Potato Casserole

Tossed Salad


Resource


Susan Hendrix (26, May 2021) Meatloaf Recipe



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