A few years ago I found myself in a very confusing and unsatisfactory situation in my life. I was going through a breakup, trying to come to terms with the fact that I didn’t want to stay with this person anymore. In the midst of all this, I went to a party where I ate a plate of cheese and crackers. It wasn’t just any cheese and crackers — it was a plate of the kind of cheese and crackers that I had been eating for lunch every day for months.
I couldn’t believe it. Why on earth would someone do that? Well, it turns out, they were trying to help me.
This experience was the first time I realized how important food really is to our lives. When we’re upset, we tend to eat junk food. We feel bad, so we eat more junk food.
We’re stressed, so we eat even more junk food. And this happens over and over again. So why not try to change that? So I decided to try to make healthy eating a regular part of my life.
1. What’s the point? It’s simple: when you eat right, you feel better. But why do I have to eat healthy all the time? There are lots of reasons, but here are three of the biggest ones:
2. Eating well is fun! You don’t have to be a dietitian to eat healthy. Just think about the foods that you like best — they’re usually the ones that are good for you. If you want something sweet, go for fruit. If you want something salty, pick up some chips. If you want something crunchy, grab a handful of nuts. So if you enjoy certain foods, and if those foods happen to be healthy, why not eat them?
3. Eating well can save your life! People who eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables have a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and many types of cancer. A diet low in processed food can help reduce the risk of obesity and improve bone health. And the list goes on.
In this blog, I will talk about my experiences with healthy eating and provide tips for making it work in your life.
Why I decided to start eating healthy I was introduced to healthy eating when I was in college.
I had been a vegetarian since I was 12, but at that point I wasn’t really thinking much about what I was eating.
In my first year at college, I began to feel really tired all the time. I went to a doctor, who told me that I needed to eat better.
So I started reading books about nutrition and became more interested in food. After my first year of college, I went to graduate school.
At that point, I was really into yoga and meditation and didn’t want to spend a lot of time thinking about food. I just wanted to get a lot of exercise and eat a healthy diet. But I started feeling tired again, and this time it was harder to ignore.
The doctor diagnosed me with anemia and prescribed iron pills. That’s when I decided to start eating well. In my second year of graduate school, I decided to take a course on nutrition. We learned about the basic nutrients that we need every day, and we learned about how the foods that we eat contribute to those nutrients. That’s when I started thinking about food in a new way — as a source of fuel for our bodies.
Since then, I’ve continued to learn more about nutrition. I’ve read hundreds of books about nutrition and I’ve gone to a few classes in which I learned how to interpret nutritional labels on food packages. I’ve also worked with a nutritionist who helps me with my diet.
What I eat now I try to eat a diet that includes at least five servings of fruits and vegetables every day. I try to eat lots of whole grains and beans.
I eat fish or chicken several times a week, and I eat some dairy products, such as milk, yogurt, and cheese. Sometimes I have a piece of fruit as a snack.
I like to have something sweet every once in a while, but I also try to have some protein and some veggies as well. When I’m really hungry, I’ll sometimes eat some cookies or chips, but I don’t do this very often.
So come & join me on this blog.