One of my New Year resolutions was to eat better. Better in the sense that I need to eat more, more regularly, better choices and a more varied diet. I’ve recently lost weight unintentionally as I’m unfortunately prone to nausea as a side effect of Agoraphobia. I really need to nourish my body again!
My current diet (aside from it being January and us being so skint!) consists of skipping meals and only eating when I’m hungry, which isn’t often at the moment. I’ll pick and grab ‘easy’ food (crisps, biscuits, cereal) that will just settle the hunger but nowhere near enough nutrition to maintain a healthy diet.
Every time you eat is an opportunity to nourish yourself
I always start my day with my medication for Panic/Agoraphobia and vitamins. At the moment, I take Magnesium and Biotin as well as a beauty supplement I got in a previous beauty box.
I won’t get too Sciencey but Biotin is great for hair, skin and nails, and magnesium deficiencies have been shown to cause anxiety, trouble sleeping and poor digestion.
09:00 Belvita breakfast bars x2
10:30 Frozen berry & almond milk smoothie (recipe to follow in another blog post)
13:00 Half a Lindt Chocolate Bar
16:00 Mini Cheddars and Activia Yoghurt
18:30 Bagel with bacon (fat trimmed) x1
22:00 Handful of grapes
10:30 Bran flakes
12:00 Poached egg on brown toast
13:30 Satsuma, kiwi and grapes
16:00 Bran flakes
18:00 Mini cheddars and a banana (no dinner, wasn’t feeling great!)
21:30 Homemade oat cookie
10:30 Large frozen berry & almond milk smoothie
12:00 Homemade oat cookie x2 and some grapes
14:00 Kiwi, satsuma and raisins
17:30 Chicken casserole (chicken, leeks, potatoes, onion, swede and mushrooms)
09:30 Banana and blueberry smoothie
12:00 Pasta, salad with hard boiled eggs, ham, sweetcorn and caesar dressing
10:00 Bran flakes
11:00 Satsuma & grapes
13:00 Ham sandwich and a couple of ginger biscuits
15:00 Banana and a bowl of weetabix
19:00 Smoothie and Activia yoghurt
11:00 Ham salad wrap with Walkers crisps
12:00 Activia yoghurt and grapes
15:00 Caramel wafer bar x2
17:30 Fish and chips
LOTS of chocolate digestives
09:00 Satsuma, watermelon and an apple
10:30 Bran flakes
13:15 Poached egg on toast
16:30 Toast with butter
19:00 Bacon and cheese bagel
I’ll keep this going for the time being, purely because it’s really helped me to keep track of what I’m eating each day. I tend to graze and by 7pm realise I’ve hardly eaten! Fingers crossed this is the start of a healthier future 🙂
Let me know if you have any smoothie ideas or healthy, nutrient rich food ideas for me! Make sure you link your blog posts below so I can mention you if I recreate.