Recovering from an eating disorder has given me a unique opportunity to learn firsthand how food can affect your health – mental, physical, and emotional. I’ve developed a passionate interest in nutrition over the past 8 years, replacing an obsession with my “dieting” to an interest in my “diet.”
1 a : food and drink regularly provided or consumed b : habitual nourishment c : the kind and amount of food prescribed for a person or animal for a special reason
d : a regimen of eating and drinking sparingly so as to reduce one’s weight <going on a diet>
I’m currently experimenting to find the way of eating that makes me feel best. Currently, this is what it looks like.
I do *my best* to avoid Sugar – and other substances which have a similar impact on my blood glucose levels and mental stability.
I do *my best* to avoid all Flour.
Plant/Produce Based (I’ve been mostly vegetarian for over 20 years)
The less ingredients the better — even better if all of them are recognizable; if it has no label even better. I keep this in mind, but adhere to it minimally (0; I don’t stress.
I eat (a TON of) seafood and eggs but dairy only occasionally.
I do not consume whole grains on a regular basis, but do enjoy them occasionally and I eat beans as well.
I am trying to cut down on my use of Vegan “Junk Food” and eat more naturally according to Macrobiotic and Ayurvedic Principles