My eating habits have been greatly influenced by pregnancy diets. The overall principle of which is eating often and making each bite count for something nutritionally. Each time I was pregnant, food was constantly on my mind, but I never really craved anything in particular... except for chicken enchiladas from Taco Bell. At the end of each meal, I knew I was going to eat anything that was available by the time I got hungry again in about an hour, so I planned ahead and made sure most of what I ate was high in protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. I even eat broccoli, which I absolutely hate! So now I eat string/green beans and mangoes for the health benefits even though I hate them too.
I realized that getting high glycemic carbs and fat into ones diet is fairly easy and often, the foods that are super high in fats and carbs have very little of anything else. I love chips/crisps (I had to fight this one out a few times with my older daughter who used to have a British Brummy accent) as much as everyone else, but I don't eat them simply because they are very low on the nutrient grade. This goes for every other comfort food... except of course chocolate! Now whatever is in that is good for my spirit!
|Served with strawberry jam, half a sliced banana, and a cup of semi-skimmed lactofree mocca (happily back on coffee)! The apple I will eat between now and lunch :-)|
So today, I had a pick-me-up breakfast and tomorrow, oatmeal will be back in the bowl!