I am not in a particularly chatty mood, but I feel much better today, and did yesterday, too.
Yesterday I went back to healthy eating. It felt good. You know what? It was paleo, but it was also vegan. Not saying that’s a permanent thing, but I really wanted to focus on fruits and veggies as my base. I’ll tell you what I ate in a second, but I want to say I’m taking an at least 30 day break from reading health living blogs and health articles and stuff. I think I said this a week or two ago and didn’t do it, but I’m committed this time. Every time I feel good about the way I’m eating, I read some stupid article or blog post about a way that’s supposed to be “better” and then I stress out and it’s a cycle I want out of.
I think part of the reason I was happy at first eating paleo is that I thought it was “right” and therefore I felt happy overall. As soon as I started questioning it, I felt crappy again.
So, what I ate yesterday was a breakfast of sliced banana, a dried apricot, dried Turkish fig, a bunch of chopped up nuts, and some shredded coconut, all covered in carageenan and soy-free unsweetened almond milk. Lunch was baked sweet potato rounds and a smoothie made from half a frozen banana, some frozen spinach, more almond milk, cocoa powder, romaine lettuce, and half a raw carrot. It was surprisingly good. Afternoon snack was half an apple with almond butter, dinner was lettuce wraps with avocado, red bell peppers and tomatoes, after dinner was two squares 85% dark chocolate with more almond butter.
I can’t sustain eating a ton of meat. Right now I don’t even want meat. I really believe produce, especially vegetables, should be the base of any food pyramid. I still don’t know what I’ll add on top, but hey, it will probably change from day to day.