Nutrition is so hard for me. Having been quite anorexic in the past, I seem to have lost my internal guide to what my body needs to be healthy. I find that I have no idea what constitutes a good meal - cookies with peanut butter and coffee for breakfast - pears and cheese and soda for lunch - bars and green beans for snacks - doritos and beer for dinner? I know that people prepare meals and then sit down and enjoy them. Some people even enjoy cooking. I do not. When I cook, I do it out of necessity and it ends up tasting that way. I want to teach my child healthy eating habits but honestly, I have no idea what healthy eating looks like.
I'm a big girl. I am trying to lose weight. So why do I eat cookies for breakfast? Because I HAVE to have them! And because I forgot to buy milk and bread for cereal or toast. Yesterday my sister said that she wondered if I am not eating enough to lose weight. What? That makes no sense whatsoever to me. Hmmmm. . .
My mother was here a coupla weeks ago. While she was here, she cooked. She cooked real meals! They were delicious! I ate them and loved them! I remember thinking at the time that I was eating way too much. There was an entree, lots of veggies, and I don't know what else. I want to be able to replicate meals like that but I can't seem to make my mind wrap around it. I feel as a loss.
So, I'll ask for your help. I'm a vegetarian. I do eat dairy and eggs although I don't like eggs all that much. When you post a comment, if you have the time and energy, share a complete meal idea with me. Thank you!
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