I was talking with a friend the other day… we’ll call her Gracie here. Gracie was telling me her doctors had prescribed an anti-depressant to control her mood and to help her through her day. We started talking about food and eating and drugs and all that important stuff that can make or ruin your day, days and your life.
She told me about how she had consulted a while back with a nutritionist to try to learn how to eat to feel better and lose some weight; I call it “eating clean“. She ended up so confused, she didn’t know what to do. She stopped eating entirely and then was treated for anorexia…
It’s this confusion and the struggle it creates for people that spurs me onward to share my journey from depressed to feeling great most days… and to losing weight without dieting.
In this journey, it’s important to remember that no matter how you’re eating or what you’re taking to improve your mood, you won’t feel fantastic every day. That’s just not realistic. I’m afraid we are a society of quick-fixers and want it nowers…
What you want to achieve is good to great most days, and I can tell you, it’s very doable. And it’s doable without drugs.
If you’re confused about what to eat and where to begin, I suggest you follow my path and begin by purging your pantry, your refrigerator and your freezer. Go through and get rid of anything with preservatives, anything processed and anything with msg, “natural flavors” (which is most often code for msg), anything with canola oil, etc.
You don’t want to have as a food ingredient anything that you can’t pronounce and anything with a mile long list of ingredients. In fact, you don’t want more than 3-5 ingredients in anything you eat.
My doctor has a poster in her office that reads:
- Don’t eat anything with more than 5 ingredients
- Don’t eat anything your grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food
- Don’t eat anything that won’t eventually rot
Words to live by and certainly to eat by!
Make Major Improvements in Your Life!
Cheryl A Major