I have issues with food. I'll go ahead and just say it.
Here's what I want to/should eat:
Here's what I often eat instead:
(Not really, I don't actually eat the Double Down. It may actually kill me instantly).
I could work out all day, every day, and love it. But, eating the right amount of the right stuff has *always* been an issue for me.
I want to be one of those people who only eats things that are good for you. I used to be vegetarian, vegan, raw vegan... I know when I eat junk I'll feel like junk.
I was going to be one of those moms that only fed my kids homemade baby food from the cuisinart, vegetables, greens, healthy stuff.
Well, for a while, my son was such a picky eater, we rejoiced if he would eat a french fry. Sometimes all he will eat of his dinner is a piece of cheese.
I think I eat better than most people, personally. I don't do fast food, except for the occasional Starbucks food item. And Starbucks. I try to avoid frozen food for my lunch and use something I've made. I try to eat healthy.
I can eat healthy all day and ruin it in about 5 minutes of peanut butter or finding some old Halloween candy.
Last night, I threw together a reasonably healthy dinner:
I stand by what I said last night, and believe this is a healthy dinner. However, shortly after eating dinner (and a bag of skittles from my son's Valentine's party- don't panic, there were like 5), I started feeling violently ill. Like, stomach stuff. Like, labor contraction stomach stuff.
All I could think of during the hours and hours I was moaning and writhing in pain (and attempting to parent) was "I need to eat better!" (Weird, I know). I still don't know for sure what happened to me. I don't think it was food poisoning. I was feeling generally bad all day yesterday, and really really stressed out due to shooting incident #2 near my work, so my theory is that my stomach finally had enough.
But it's left me with a renewed (for who knows how long) wish to eat better. So, I'm considering some sort of March challenge. Or a 3 day cleanse. Not sure yet. But I need to do something. Oh, and I need to cut down on the coffee. Seriously.
Do you have weird relationships with food?
What are some of your healthy favorites?
How do you get your kids to eat things besides cheese?
To *our* health-