:: When you feel like crap - whether you've got a headaches, allergies, or in my case ➡️ poison ivy 😳 - do you ever feel like you're drawn to eating more C R A P?
Ever since my poison ivy took off this week, I've not only missed a couple workouts because I just felt terrible all over 👎🏼, but I've also been making poor food choices. ::> Here's what's important to remember<::
We're all human!! ➡️With that being said, it really is amazing to see how the body reacts to crap.
Monday was my first day of feeling icky & I didn't feel like prepping food, so instead I ate on the fly.
n I also want to point out that if you are ever in a pinch, there are “healthier” options. BUT, I know myself, and I will 9/10 choose the WORST possible option.
Breakfast: Dunkin Donuts – Egg and Cheese on a Cinnamon Raisin Bagel and Medium coffee with syrup AND cream and sugar
Lunch: Chick Fil A Sandwich and Fries
I don’t even remember what I had for dinner, all I remember is that I felt exhausted, bloated, and I was dragging.
You’re probably looking at my food and rolling your eyes – “That’s not bad! You’re crazy Christa.” So let me explain a couple of things. First, where is the nutritional value in this food?
Second, I am used to eating very clean on a normal basis, so drastically switching up my food like this has a HUGE impact on how I feel.
When I used to eat like this on a regular basis (because I did), I didn’t notice the fatigue, it was NORMAL. Once I cleaned up my diet, and began eating foods that energized me and fueled me, I IMMEDIATELY notice when I put that stuff in my body.
Food is MORE than just calories to me – and it really should be the same for you.
Food is ENERGY, NUTRITION, FUEL, MEDICINE – Food is LIFE!
I used to get through my days in a fog because of what I was eating, and that’s NOT the way I want to live. I don’t want to crash at 2 in the afternoon, I don’t want to feel icky. “Eating healthy is hard.” ANYTIME you chance your habits it’s hard. Being sick and lethargic, those things are hard.
Meal prep DOES get easier, it just takes time & sometimes someone to help you make sense of it all ☺️