Put Your Best Fork Forward, It’s National Nutrition Month!

Howdy there! I was up at 3 a.m. this morning and couldn’t fall back asleep until about 4:30. I don’t know what was going on with me as I usually am a very heavy sleeper, but there I was, up before the crack of dawn. Boo! 😦

But moving on, moving on … today’s post is rather short, so I’ll try to be succinct.

Today I learned that it’s National Nutrition Month starting today (March), and I was thinking a bit last night before bed – eating does not have to be complicated. That’s a LOT coming from me, as I used to be confined to the belief that putting food into my system was a complex and very serious issue. But it’s truly *not* complicated. You eat when you’re hungry. Yes, hunger cues can get out of whack with anorexia and bulimia. I suppose that’s part of why it was so difficult. I used to complain of *always being hungry.* My system, devoid of food, was truly always needing sustenance.

I have learned, however, through time and patience and a period of transition in my recovery, to listen to my body and cater to it’s nutritional needs, primarily protein and healthy fruit, veggies, some healthy fats, and a few carbs (I love me some pretzels and hummus!). I do my best to avoid sugars, trans-fats, and all of that bullshit that you’re supposed to keep out of your diet (I do love salt, so that’s a toughie). My goal is to be practical but not perfect with my eats. 🙂 I allow myself treats sometimes, and that’s perfectly okay!

Here are a few links which I’ve found helpful:

1) The 25 Best Nutrition Tips

2)  Nutrition: Tips for Improving Your Health

3) Dietary Protein 101

4) Protein – The Nutrition Source

5) Fruits and Vegetables: Why You Need Them

6) How to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

Tomorrow I may get back to posting my eats, although lately they’ve been more veggie-heavy. I need to get back in the PROTEIN game, and I think a post might give me some incentive.

~ Mandy

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