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This week has been crazy hectic so far! Here’s to hoping the last half of the week still goes by quickly, but is lacking all the craziness.
I’ve talked about how I’m recovering from disordered eating and admitted that I know I still need to gain some weight, and need to add some more calories to my diet to do so.
Side Note: some wonderful ladies have recently addressed the “healthy” myth that the lower amount of calories you consume, the healthier you are. I REALLY respect what they have to say and highly recommend the read! There really IS a difference between eating healthy, as the media often tells us is healthy, and healthy, as our bodies tell us is healthy. A higher number of quality calories are WAY more beneficial to our bodies than a lower number of empty calories.
1. Adding peanut butter to my oats in the mornings. Something so simple and so tasty! I’ve known this was the case, but I think I’ve been holding out because I know the calorie count will go up. But, I NEED those calories, so add the PB I did. Quite a delicious decision.
2. Upping the hummus amount on my daily turkey “bagel-wiches.” Again, such an easy add, but, in my head, sometimes seems scary.
3. Adding almonds pieces to my salads. Mmm!
4. Using salad dressings with FAT. And you know what? Ok, I actually knew this too…it tastes way better than that fat free stuff.
5. Same goes with the feta. I’m truly not a cheese person, at all. Gasp! I know…never really have been. However, I do love me some feta! As the hubby says, “the mo’ feta the betta’!”Ha!
7. Adding REAL butter into dishes like rice or on bread and/or toast.
While I know these things are small add-ins, for me, it’s been a big deal adding them into my daily diet.
I’ve really seen how the disordered, twisted thoughts have found their way into my brain. I KNOW I need to gain weight. My body doesn’t function as it should right now (read – no Aunt Flo), and I desperately want it to for when we decide to have babies. But, despite all of this, it has been SO hard to add in these extra calories, knowing that it means weight gain.
But, I’m trying to be proud of myself for these baby steps, while continuing to push through the disordered mentality and become the healthiest version of me – sans fat fear, excessive calorie counting, and disordered mentality.
Sorry things around here have been a little heavy on the “eating disorder” front, but hey, it is what it is, friends! Even if you’re not facing the eating disorder monster, perhaps you can somewhat relate. I’d love to hear from you!
1. Have you ever counted calories? I’m all for it if you’re doing so wisely, fully informed, and under supervision of an RD or doctor.
2. What are some food fears that you have? My list is still long, but slowly becoming shorter.
3. What’s a healthy decision you’ve made for yourself recently?