On my journey to wellness I’m learning to love and nurture my body, which looks differently these days. It doesn’t mean logging into My Fitness Pal and logging my meal, or counting calories or carbs which honestly is a very scary thought and one I’m still working through. Maybe you can relate?
But when I focus on only eating this or that or excluding food groups or measuring/weighing foods, it keeps me in that endless food DIS-order.
Since I have Celiacs being Gluten Free is a MUST but that is all.
So for now I’m just focusing on eating to nurture and heal my body and not exclude foods, trying to eat more often/planned, allow for mistakes because it doesn’t mean I’m a failure it just means “Get back up and start again precious one“.
Excluding foods for me only makes me want it more, keeps that desire high and goal unattainable. Mainly because I know I will fail at some point, and then I spiral and keep spiraling. Maybe you understand that too? I think that’s true for any addiction or problem you are trying to overcome.
For example, fruits, potatoes or rice. Ohhhhh let’s throw in Dr. Pepper and chocolate too😍😋😜 all of which I love but have WAAAAY to many carbs in my DIS-torted eyes. Yea yea I know the Dr.Pepper and chocolate aren’t that great but it’s still the principle of deprival. It feeds the desire and keeps the cycle going, at least for me.
So when I eat from one of those foods I have listed in my mind as bad, I heap all the shame and guilt because of my DIS-torted thought patterns. It really is a whole renewing the mind process which for me I know will take some time.
So for now I choose to love, nurture, and be gentle with myself while on this road to recovery and restoration. I pray you will do the same my friend!
Hope you enjoy this simple, nutritious meal.
1-2 Bags Simply Balanced Organic Stir fry veggies from Target (or whatever brand you like)
Cook some seasoned boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs. Or even easier a rotisserie chicken and debone. Doesn’t get any easier.
-Pop bag(s) of vegetables in microwave cook 4 mins.
-Cut chicken in small chunks or debone chicken.
-1-2 Tablespoonfuls butter or olive oil
-Garlic and Pepper to taste
-Trader Joes Coconut Aminos sprinkle to taste (optional)
-I also will also toss in any extra veggies I have on hand. I love extra mushrooms.
Toss it all together and Voilà you have a easy GF, LC tasty lunch or dinner.
Other options: You can add rice or pasta to be more filling.
Love and hugs,