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Hello Everyone, I am Kristi Oen and I am a CRPS Conqueror and today I want to talk to you about how to conquer cooking when you are in pain. I have three tips for you on how to do that.
Welcome to my kitchen and for those of us that are in pain, we know that it's a good idea for us to eat healthy. But it is extremely difficult for us to actually do that. In fact I would say it is virtually impossible when you have CRPS to actually cook and take care of yourself in a normal way. If that resonates with you then go ahead and give me a thumbs up - you know what I am talking about you have been here and done that and you need a little extra help. So that’s what I’m going to give you, 3 tips on how to do this a little easier.
We all know that it is a little too easy for us just to order fast food and that is not what our body needs especially when we have flares and other things going on we need low toxin, high quality food so this is how we do it.
TIP #1 Cook in the Morning or When you Feel Good
If you notice the time in this video 9:46 in the morning and I am cooking dinner for tonight. That’s right because that is when I have the energy and I feel like I can do it. I actually can do it in the evening now that I'm feeling so much better. However, I established this habit when I was really sick and lying in bed all the time. For those of you that understand, you do one thing like cook then you lay in bed for a day or two because it is just so exhausting and so much energy and extremely painful to do anything. So when I had a good day and I felt good in the morning I got up and I made food. That is really just how you have to do it sometimes; you just have to go with it. So tip number one: cook when you are feeling good, for me that was in the morning.
Tip #2 Cook Multiple, Simple, Large Meals
You don't know when you're going to be feeling good again or whether you are going to want to take that time to cook or take that time to play with your son or take that time to do something else. So make large quantities that can really help you out.