This is not rocket science we all know we are more or less what we eat so healthy eating is so important. I think if we laid everything out on a table, I mean all the things that we consumed in one week it would be the kick up the backside we needed to get back on track.
You don’t know whats around the corner
Yes we don’t know how long we are here for and yes I could get run over by a bus tomorrow… but will I? I very much doubt it but I do know if I carry on the way I’m going I won’t enjoy watching my grandchildren grow or be able to play with them.
I have mentioned before now in this blog I have a condition called fibromyalgia. I mean, to be honest, this is a damn nuisance in itself but the last couple of weeks I have been really feeling quite poorly with intense nausea and vertigo. This has been going on for some time now and the doctors don’t seem to be getting to the bottom of it. It becomes so easy sometimes to blame it on the fibromyalgia but it does make you worry that it is, in fact, something else that could be the cause of it.
Healthy Eating It’s not all bad
This post is not meant to sound all doom and gloom in fact quite the opposite. The past couple of weeks I have had little or no appetite and for a while was only able to eat toast or cereal. Hands up I know this is not good for you so I thought right Wardy, make something healthy to eat. Challenged myself to fill my plate with colour and as much as I could. I won’t lie it was a huge plate by the time I finished but it wasn’t stodgy.
What I ate
I had organic free range chicken breast, sweet potatoe wedges and as much salad as I could fit on my plate. To save time for tomorrow I also cooked the other breast and sweet potatoes to use the following day for soup.
I’ll be honest I didn’t think I would eat much but I ate the whole damn thing and enjoyed every single mouthfull. Different textures, tastes, every mouthful was full of flavour that my taste buds were not used to after a week of toast. But.. for the first time in ages I ate something I enjoyed.
What to do with the leftovers
Now the following day I was still feeling inspired so a soup was made using the leftover chicken and sweet potatoes. Just a simple chicken stock, seasoning, mixed herbs and a bay leaf, carrot, celery, onion, and broken up pieces of wholemeal spaghetti. I had enough for two days which was fantastic because I didn’t have the energy to stand up and cook anything else. I’m sure you could also add lentils or barley; I do love barley in soup.
I have my diabetic review next week and also a set of bloods. I know it won’t be good as I lost the plot somewhat over the past few months health wise. When you have a fibro flare up everything becomes difficult. But it’s now the time for a new start with regards to food. I think batch cooking is the way ahead for me and freezing soups.
If you are anything like me then just try the above once I promise you will feel like you are doing your body some good.
It would also be great if you wanted to share any healthy recipes too.