Awesome job on the 2 mile walk!
And that sounds like a good plan for your grocery shopping.. though I cannot stress enough...GREENS, GREENS, GREENS, and more... GREENS
seriously... you should be adding at least
2-3 heaping salads to your
daily food intake, it will also help you ease off on the starch intake.
Which is acidic to the body and causes a host of problems.
I use to live on pasta and potatoes(granted all organic and homemade
But I had severe depression, also suffered panic attacks(I've had a tramatic past
as well, so I can empathize), PTSD, as well as a very long list of emotional and mental
disorders & problems.
It was my diet that was doing the MOST damage to me.
So, if you do nothing else, add massive amounts of greens into your diet;
they are cheap, they are plentiful and full of minerals!
Just a suggestion of course, and your plan sounds really good!
so definitely stay focused, and positive girl!
Greens, and less starches...got it!
I just went through some depression again today, though not as severe as my panic attack on the 10th. I was researching stuff online as always, but started feeling tired and sad and alone for some reason...so I put the laptop aside and laid in bed watching my husband chat to friends online and do classwork, and I just felt more and more alone, and even started feeling jealous (I can be a very needy person at times, I guess because in my past I had little to no attention from family and felt worthless). After nearly crying my eyes out, he had to take time out to come lay down with me because I was feeling so depressed.
I feel bad about it. I don't know why the sudden mood change, though. But since you brought that up...what if this was in connection with all the pasta I had yesterday? And now that I think about it, I think I've been feeling more lousy on days that I ate mostly pasta, rice or bread.
Well, if that's true, I should start feeling really good soon!
My husband and I still believe toxins in my body (along with mercury and other chemicals in vaccines) are mostly to blame for how I am...though we think there may still be some connection there with those foods, too. (Besides, why else would I go out of wack like that from eating big amounts of similar foods each time? I smell something fishy here!
I'm with andesuma on this one!GREENS!!
An easy way to get them is to make a smoothie (I usually start the day with one) with kale or spinach.
Here's what I use for my smoothies:
1-2 bananas (depending on size)
100-150g frozen berries
Raw kale if available otherwise frozen spinach
Ground flax seeds
(Bean) salads are good! Bok choy, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli is great to have in soups and stir fries (watch the oil though as it has lots of calories). It's also made fast and it's easy.
Another tip is to use Cronometer
(it's free) and track your calories. It's a good way to see where the calorie bombs lie. You will thus discover that (non-starchy) veggies is never the problem. You can eat limitless from those.
No problem with that one. My husband and I are wanting to use oil very sparingly. And if we try to only cook soup and have all else raw, then we shouldn't have to worry much (if at all) about oil.
And thanks for the tips!