Your first priority in eating while recovering from an eating disorder is to feed yourself and work on the mental health aspects of your recovery. But as you get further into recovery you may want to start investigating more sustainable and ethical food choices.
You have permission to not be on a diet right now (and forever after this is over).
Cooking can be both meditative and calming for the mind. Creating a meal gives you something to contemplate and focus on, and preparing food can be meditative. Plus, when making a meal, you’re creating nourishment and fuel for your body to move through the day. Everything from an increased sense of calm, developed focus, to … Continue reading 8 Ways Cooking is a Form of Self Care
While minimalism is already widely accepted as an eco-friendly way of living, there are still ways you can continue to do your part if you’ve adopted a “less is more” lifestyle. Shopping consciously is one of the easiest and most effective ways to embrace minimalism, while also putting our planet first. As you embrace the … Continue reading Shopping Consciously as a Minimalist
Update, 2022: Hi! This post is gaining traction once again, likely due to New Years Resolutions. And I am here to tell you that the Whole30 is a diet, and that I was deeply in the worst time of my eating disorder when I did this diet and wrote this blog. I honestly don't think … Continue reading The Vegan Whole30 – Why and How?
Scenario 1: You get home from work and look around in the pantry and fridge to decide on dinner. You find a box of pasta and a jar of sauce. There's even some spinach in the fridge you decide to add to your sauce. And you know you have italian sausages in the fridge from … Continue reading 3 Ways meal planning improves your life
When I started the "Dave Ramsey thing" and created my first monthly budget, I settled on $300 a month for groceries, including cat food and household stuff like dish soap and toilet paper. So, when I moved in with my co-human, I just doubled it to a budgeted $600. If $300 worked for one person, … Continue reading How I cut my family’s grocery budget nearly in half
Yesterday was Earth Day. I missed getting this post done in time for it but it's a great Earth Day concept I share with you today - the concept of reducing waste. I firmly approve of the notion that the native American Indians "used the whole buffalo" when they hunted. A buffalo provided many useful … Continue reading Cut back on waste by using the whole buffalo
It is said that ignorance is bliss. But ignorance about food can cause major health issues. However, being informed about food means that the pool of acceptable food choices grows ever smaller. Pesticides, GMOs, artificial dyes and flavors, growth hormones, and antibiotics are all chemical concerns from food. Then you add ethical issues of animal … Continue reading Shopping smarter: Earth Fare vs. Heinen’s
I didn't even know it was happening, but a couple years ago, I was steadily and sneakily gaining weight. At doctor's appointments, I was used to saying "Start it at 250," but one day they had to move that big metal counterweight over to the next slot on the scale. Ka-CHUNK. Over 300. I was … Continue reading Minimalist Weight Loss Program