I disapprove of diet plans and I disapprove of depriving myself. I want my nutrition to be healthy, but I don’t want to lose my cheerfulness. It was a long way I had to go to come where I am now, and I still haven’t reached the designation. But I think I found a way to combine everything in a way that is suitable for daily use. This is my personal diet plan that is, by the way, no real diet plan; and it is suitable for my daily use. Maybe it’s not suitable for you. This is just my individual way of making my life better. Pick out what’s suitable for you, and avoid caring about all other things.
fats. I inherited thin hair, and after my struggle with anorexia my hair was thinner than ever. I prefer low-fat products when it comes to cream cheese, quark, yogurt, milk or other cheese, but I make sure to eat enough healthy fats in other ways. I love olive oil, avocado, almonds, coconut oil, chia or flax seeds, peanut butter..
carbs. I love low carb because it decreases food cravings, acne and gives me lots of energy. I feel very well in eating less carbs, but I don’t eat less than 20 or 30 grams of carbs per day so you can’t call it a low carb diet. Less carbs for me means no cereal products and no sugar, but it don’t means that I can’t eat anything I like to. I avoid noodles, rice, potatoes, bread, sugar and “normal” flour and I know how to replace them all. Sometimes I eat low-glyx carbs like whole grain bread or pasta. What I definitely try to avoid is the combination of fats and high-glyx carbs. My daily carbohydrate intake is about 100 to 150 grams. I know that my brain needs carbs to work good and I take my carbs from low sugar fruits, vegetables or milk.
proteins. Enough protein at every meal decreases food cravings. I try to eat lots of proteins and I love cheese and milk products.
snacking. I don’t avoid snacking. I love eating. Although it’s late in the evening. I try to snack low carb to keep my insulin level moderate and mostly low calorie. That’s all.
losing weight. Even though I keep my weight constantly the same, there are times when it’s not possible for me to follow my usual nutrition. I don’t deprive myself, but if I wanna lose weight I eat no carbs in the morning or in the evening for a few days to prolong the natural fasting period of my body. To precipitate this, I make sports.
hunger. This is something I am afraid of because it reminds me of very, very bad times. I eat huge servings but for me, there is no reason to change that. I eat very healthy and mostly lots of vegetables and salad to keep me full. I am afraid of starving and I feel good this way.
fast food. I try to avoid square meals. No soup that was only powder before, no food enhancers, nothing I don’t really know what is in it. Glutamates increase food cravings. And I don’t like most fast foods either, I would just prefer it because of my laziness
counting calories. I don’t really count my calories, but because of my past story with anorexia they are still in my head. Sometimes I count them afterwards to calculate where I currently am. I use http://www.fddb.info but I would only suggest it if you have healthy goals. I eat 1000 to 2000 calories per day, I could never tell you number that would be exactly how it is. For me calorie counting means to have a point of reference, not a goal.
variety. I strive for variety in everything I eat. I try to combine lots of different healthy foods in my meal plan, so I make sure to use all healthy sources mother nature provides.
ingredients I use very often. eggs, yogurt, coffee, milk, cheese, fruits, vegetables, guar gum, chia seeds, jello, almonds, salad, millet once a week, amaranth, beans..
emotional health. If you don’t love yourself, your way of life, or your diet plan, it won’t function. I learned to take care of myself and one part of that is a healthy nutrition. I pray often. I reflect of myself and my reactions in different situations. Do not undervalue your subconscious mind. There are lots of ways to watch over you emotional health.