{31 Days} Intentional Living – Day 12

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I want to talk about eating healthy today.  I would like to say that I KNOW what is healthy and what is not.  My problem is not knowledge in this part of my intentional living, it is the fact that I don’t choose those foods all the time that is the real problem.

I won’t lie, I feel better on the random weeks when I eat mainly raw vegan.  My body responds well to it, my mind is clearer, and I feel healthier (plus I always lose a few pounds!).  The issue is in the preparation of those foods.  I am already cooking from scratch, but I seem to inevitably prepare a meal for my family that doesn’t line up with what I would choose to eat.  Not that it isn’t healthy and balanced, because it is, but for me it isn’t the healthiest I can be.  Think a lot of breads and richer foods that I shouldn’t be eating, but that my children definitely should be eating because they need all that extra energy!

My goal for the next couple weeks (and beyond) is to make it a point to make what I need to eat to make me feel better for breakfast and lunch.  And then try and stay away from so much homemade bread in the evening (a serious difficulty I tell you!).  I am home all day, there is no reason that I can’t do that.  I tend to eat at abnormal meal times, 10 and 2 instead of 8 and noon, which could potentially help.  It seems as soon as I start making something for myself, my kids want it, but if I make it for the three of us, only I want it.  It is a little more food prep, but I should be able to do it.

Do you have trouble eating what makes you feel healthiest while still cooking for your family?  Do you have any tips for getting enough calories into your toddlers without helping yourself to the leftovers?

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  1. I find my hardest time to be after 3…when my coffee is long gone. I guess, in general I try to be pretty healthy and vegan based during the week. On occasion, during the weekend, I consume more. But, I figure if I am eating bread that is "real" and made from scratch with a veggie stew or soup, it's better than going hog wild on the beef/potatoes…etc. Of course I feel healthiest and hungriest when I am eating salads all day long. But, I'm not always the happiest when I'm doing that!

  2. I love eating vegan. I was vegan for 3 years but had to quit due to a pretty bad B-12 deficiency (my neurologist told me never to go vegan again after that). I still enjoy eating many vegan meals though!

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