I moved from the healthiest state in the nation to one of the least healthiest states in the nation, and my weight shows this. I have given myself permission to eat horribly for the last 4 years. This has affected my physical and mental wellbeing, and I keep growing out of all my pants. It’s unawesome for my self esteem.
I have made a decision to change my eating habits. I did watch Forks Over Knives which says that a plant-based diet is the healthiest, but I am not quite ready for that. Instead I’ve settled on ovo-lacto vegetarian eating Monday through Friday, the choice to eat meat Saturday and Sunday, and permission to eat anything I want for special occasions. Over time I hope to lessen my dairy intake, but to still be able to stomach meat and dairy. I expect to fail miserably at cutting out dairy, but I’ve gone long stretches without meat so I’m not even worried about that part.
I will be using the Forks Over Knives cookbook for loose inspiration, but I grew up in a place that taught me healthy eating, I’ve taken a nutrition class, my body tells me what’s good to eat vs. what’s not good to eat, I have a lot of vegetarian cookbooks and websites to refer to, and I just need to apply all these things to take back control of my life.
Healthy Poppy is around this corner…