So I am trying to branch out the variety in my diet.
I like bland foods, except for lots of salt. I am a plain Jane when it comes to food. I don’t like spicy food. I used to think there was something kind of wrong with me. Then I realized I have several friends who are like this too. Now I preach to myself: it’s okay to have our own food preferences! Everyone should just eat what makes them feel the best mentally and physically.
That said, I eat a lot of the same things over and over…like pretty extremely. When I have been so sad and anxious this past year(s), I have sometimes just eaten whatever I could (like handfuls of tortilla chips for dinner). I feel like it’s better to eat something than nothing and if that is all I can stomach because I am so upset, that’s okay. But I want to try to focus on getting more and different nutrients in my body for my health, so my body can heal. I think when you focus on what nutrients you are getting in your food, it’s kind of fun!
This week, I am adding walnuts.
I already ate them yesterday and today. I love walnuts. So many good things in there: magnesium, Omega 3’s, copper, phosphorus, and manganese. Omega 3’s have been shown to improve depression levels. I have often found this to be true. So I am going to be eating more of these this week. I find them very satisfying.
Do you like walnuts?