Posted: 01/12/2016 at 12:05
I have a stomach problem (allergies, the tendency for it to randomly want to turn itself inside out) so am very careful with what I can and can't eat as the results can be... well horrendous.
Food is responsible for
- my hair falling out
- my migraines (full blown left side blindness, projectile vomiting migraines)
- a headache I had that lasted several years
- my bad teeth (not helped by the vomiting)
- my immune system being badly weakend
- the fact that after years of trying to "make the best of it" my body is stuck in survival mode. It is not used to being able to absorb nutrition... which means it hangs on to every last bit of fat et al that it can. We don't seem to be able to do anything to loose weight.
- the fact that I really should have shares in toilet roll we used to get through so much (I'll let your imagination work that one out)
- Possible fertility problems that aren't a problem yet. But may be in the future.
- Blood sugar concerns (ever had a nurse try and ram an entire bottle of lucozade down your throat because you really shouldn't be sat up talking with blood sugar that low? Oh my goodness those bubbles came out through my nose for hours after).
So yes. Back to the original question: healthy eating. Because of the above there are many foods I don't eat. Many foods I shouldn't eat. But the rest of them? I try to buy the freshiest, try to take the time to make sure I prepare the food myself rather than rely on a packet. But that doesn't stop me from putting the tuna steak back in the freezer because what I fancy tonight is steak and chips!
Everything in moderation. Everything in sensible proportions. And when, especially over Christmas, you know you've eaten far too much, a few extra laps around the fields with the dog to try and keep the trouser button from popping off.