Good morning! Happy Friday!
This week is about getting my act together. After talking lots about increasing my calories, I’m finally taking control over my health (not the other way around), I am very dedicated to changing my behaviours and intake.
I want to finally move past this eating disorder, grow as a person, and start setting some more serious goals for my future. I am content with my outlook on life, but right now I need to make changes regarding my calorie intake.
Backing up to dinner last night; I enjoyed a plateful of roasted broccoli slaw, zucchini, cauliflower, and chickpeas cooked in a little coconut oil. I ate this with a creamy “cheese” dressing, and enjoyed alongside a slice of burnt (oops) ezekiel bread topped with coconut oil, cinnamon, and stevia.
Creamy “Cheesy” Dressing
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 3 tablespoons mashed avocado
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk
I just mixed everything together, until a thick sauce (lovely wording) was reached.
In regard to increasing my calories, I decided it was in my best interest to contact a nutritionist. I think the biggest problem I have with increasing calories on my own, is the fact that I feel that I need some sort of validation in order to make this increase.
This morning, I was up bright and early for a spin class which went well, as always. I just love that class. Such positive energy to start the day.
My first appointment with the nutritionist was this morning. It went by relatively well. I heard everything I knew I’d hear. It was also a wakeup call. She was quite surprised I thought my intake was a “normal amount” for a person of my age and fitness level.
The problem I face, is taking healthy eating to the extreme level. Even though you can eat a healthy diet, you can always push that to an extreme level where you’re not able to function “normally” and your quality of life ultimately suffers. The thing I am missing from my lifestyle, is moderation.
I also thought that consuming so many vegetables was healthy, when in fact, I am missing out on lots of other nutrients and food groups.
In the afternoon, I’ve been craving something cooling even though summer has almost ended. Enter, coconut milk “ice cream”
Banana Coconut “Ice Cream”
- 1 cup lite coconut milk
- 1 banana
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon stevia
- dash of salt
- 1-4 tablespoons of coconut or almond milk for blending the next day
Just combine all the above ingredients (except extra milk) in a blender. Blend for a minute or two, until everything is well combined. Pour liquid into an ice cube tray or into a few small shallow dishes. In a few hours, or the next day grab your blender again. Combine the “ice cream” and add 1-2 tablespoons of extra milk to allow the mixture to blend together. Once combined and the ice cream reaches a creamy texture, fill into a bowl and enjoy.
Meeting with the nutritionist was great for me. To speak to a professional who reiterated the thoughts I’ve been having, and who told me the changes I need to make. Even though at certain times I still don’t feel like I have behaviours to change.
Just thought I’d update you all on some changes that will be made around here. Its time to put more focus on my health and where it needs to be, instead of focusing on “perfectionism”. I have goals I want to complete in the future, and I need to get uncomfortable and change. Not everyday will be a success, and it will be a struggle.
Off to enjoy the rest of my day!
What’s your favourite flavour of ice cream?
Any plans this weekend?