I met with a nutritionist on Monday since OA literature writes that you can choose a plan of eating with the help of one, and I really want to get going with this. Although my therapist says I should take it slowly and not jump in and then run away. Key takeaways: food has been my most enjoyable pastime since I don’t know when, and it seems like I’m addicted to sugar. The nutritionist recommended that I remove added sugar from my meals and snacks as much as possible, but that I shouldn’t see it as all of nothing. I’ll take it one day at a time, and get right back on the horse if I fall off. Ah, cliches.
She also recommended that I write a list of things that I like to do other than binge and eat sugar-laden foods that make me feel good for a minute or two.
So far here’s my list (seems pretty solitary):
- Reading the New Yorker
- Reading OA stuff
Here is the start of mine:
Red: Chocolate, Candy, Hazelnut wafers, Cookies, Nutella
Yellow: Chips, Rice & beans, Pasta, Cheese, Hummus
Green: Vegetables, Quinoa
Seems a little unbalanced, huh?