Monday, August 31, 2009


As I review products (of my own) or ones sent to me. I'll post them here :)

Snacky Foods
Nature Valley Nut Clusters
Quaker Natural Granola

Dessert Foods
Pepperidge Farm Granola Cookies

Sunday, August 30, 2009

About Me.

So who am I?
That's a question i've been trying to answer myself! I've been stuck at a crossroads for a long time. Between who I used to be, and who I could be. To put it simply: My past consisted of disordered eating, messed up friendships/relationships, and bad influences.  How did my disordered eating start? I believe it started when I pushed all of my friends out of my life.  You see, they were doing drugs. Not the normal pot smoking of teenage years, but hard drugs. I wanted nothing to do with it. I have never done drugs, and it was such an unpleasant and unwanted environment.  I also grew up with a disabled father.  Don't get me wrong, I am not blaming anything on him or my friends for that matter. It was my constant need to control things. A need to control my environment, a need to control my days when everything seemed out of control. I have never admitted this until now; but I did have a problem with disordered eating. I ate less than 1400 calories a day (my RMR was 1500) and worked out endlessly. The gym became my best friend. I tried to play it off as an "accident" but i've come to realize I was only fooling myself.  This summer I went to a doctors appointment and was about 10 pounds underweight. I was never diagnosed with anorexia because I didn't have a low enough weight. My doctor sent me to a nutritionist. I got everything back on the right track, I am back at a healthy weight, and things are going pretty good. I just made the decision to gain more weight.. to be healthier in the mid-range for "healthy BMI" rather than the lowest half.  But I'm doing okay. I hope you continue to read, and follow me on my journey to healthiness and happiness, and I might throw some sarcasm into the mix, :)

My eating philosophy

My eating philosophy now stems from a lot of things.  I believe everything is good in moderation.  I eat chocolate every day, and I have ice cream most days of the week.  I eat it in moderate, healthy portions.  You would never find me eating an entire carton of ice cream.. because i'd rather have a special treat now and then.  My daily "healthy" meals are based on a lot of things.  My nutritionist had me counting carb "choices".  I know it was necessary, but I hated it.  Most meals I shoot for 2 carbs, 2 proteins, 1 fruit, 1 veg, 1 dairy.  It varies with most meals (i feel weird eating veggies with breakfast! unless its an omelette!).

I also really like intuitive eating.  It is a eating style that you eat when you are hungry, and stop when you are full. Sound easy?! Well it is after awhile, I am still struggling with it.  Basically you don't have "set" times to eat, or 3 meals 2 snacks.  There is no counting and no measuring. You eat when your body PHYSIOLOGICALLY wants food not because of stress or boredom.  You can find different hunger scales here.

Happy eating :)