Posts Tagged ‘relationship with food’

A New Beginning

I’ve kept a blog before, but it was a travel blog mainly for the close friends who were far away. After reading some inspiring blogs on the web about nutrition, I’ve decided to give it a shot. So, I’m now creating a blog for myself, and for others, to document my new attempt to eat healthy, natural foods and see how it impacts my body and mind. Like most women, I have struggled to have a healthy relationship with food. Now that I am on the cusp of a quarter-century, I have decided to reframe my approach to food. Before, I was all or nothing. I would restrict myself and punish myself in workouts. I did neither for the benefits of my body.

Now I am interested in exercising to take care of my body and soul. I desire to eat foods that nourish me and that, most importantly, I love. Peanut butter epitomizes this- I tried to keep myself from eating it, even though I loved it. I am learning that actually by incorporating it into my diet, I feel happier, healthier, and have less cravings.

Other foods I love: whole grains (bread and oats), fruits, stir fries, and yogurt. I’m not a huge fan of proteins, but I try to get at least 70 grams a day, mostly through soy and milk products, although occasionally I have meat.

So here I go… the start of a healthy lifestyle… accepting the perfect duo that is: Peanut Butter and Juli.


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