I have gone back and forth about having food rules. While one hand thinks it is something my teenage self would want to rebel against, the other hand thinks it is a good idea to have some structure in my life to guide my eating habits. I don’t want to put it on my refrigerator (that seems so 2008) so I thought I’d write them out here.
1-Meals should be based on plant sources
2-When eating carbs they should be whole grains or starches (note to self to make crackers)
3-Remember to put beans/mushrooms into meals so I get enough protein in my diet (avoiding dizziness while in handstands is a good thing)
4 -Caffeine and alcohol no more than three times a week
5- Eat only whole soy products with the very occasional soy milk (and not very often at that)
6-Only eat animal products meaningfully, not lazily
7-Sweets are for the weekend
Upon editing this a bit I tried to keep the language about what is in my diet, not concentrating on what I want to keep out. A little mentality out there for you . (yes, I know that is not a real word, but it seemed apt.)
I think what this list shows me is what I struggling with right now or what I think is really important. I wanted to add a rule about no more than three meals a day, but that isn’t a challenge for me so I didn’t. So, these rules are my guidelines, my way of eating that makes me feel good. My way of eating that I eat when my head doesn’t eat me first.