No, I’m not on a diet. I made the decision to live a healthy lifestyle (with sweet treats here and there, of course). A lot of people have been asking me about my “diet”, how I maintain my weight and if I live by any special rules.
First off, I actually like to eat healthy. And that’s why I do it. Trust me, if I didn’t like doing it, there's a 98% chance I wouldn’t. Eating healthy makes me feel way better than when I give my body junk to survive off of. So why should I eat junk when it doesn’t benefit me? That doesn’t mean that I never eat junk or unhealthy though.
Fruit makes it’s way into my mouth more than once (or even twice) a day. I have a huge sweet tooth and always crave fruit. How do I get a good amount of fruit into my day?
- Homemade fruit smoothies
- Adding fruit to oatmeal, yogurt and cereal
- Eating it plain, in-between meals or as a side
I am in love with healthy fats. I eat a variety of nuts and nut butter every day. I admit, I used to be scared of all fats back during my ED days but now I eat them without feeling guilty! I’ve noticed many good changes ever since I started including them in my diet again.Some of my favorite ways to eat them are:
- Eating them plain
- Adding nuts to oatmeal, yogurt and cereal
- I love the PB & apple and the PB & carrot combo. But you knew that already.
- Nut butter on toast
And I love saturated fat, too. A little bit is healthy for you. :) My favorite saturated fats:
- Full fat yogurt
- Deli meat
I don’t take many supplements. The only ones I take are multi vitamins (I don’t take them daily) and protein powder. My favorite way to use protein powder:
- Protein & fruit smoothies
- Protein packed recipes
- Protein oatmeal
The protein powder I am using right now is a German brand called “Leyenberger – Your Whey”. Not my favorite but it works for now.
I like to have a night time snack after dinner everyday. It’s usually plain chocolate ( I have chocolate everyday.. I love it!), yogurt with chocolate chips or any other sweet treat I’m craving.
Eating a sweet treat everyday helps me to not overeat on junk.
And lets not forget carbs! During my past ED, I was so scared of carbs. Not anymore..I love them! Some of my favorites are:
- Rolled Oats
Just like every other person, I do fall off track sometimes. The important thing is that you get back on track. Disclaimer: I am not a dietitian and don’t think the way I eat is perfect. Just because the way I eat works for me, doesn’t mean it’ll work for you. My best advice is to experiment and find out what works best for you.
Do you live by any special “diet” rules? What are some of your favorite sweet treats and carbs? If you take supplements, what kind do you take?