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Any ideas about eating more healthy foods?

RealEyes
RealEyes

Currently I am really stuck in fixing food for myself on a daily basis. I manage to eat snack type foods yet not motivated at all to prepare decent meals. Maybe it is part of the depression i am feeling recently and I figure not eating healthy food contributes to continuing to feel bad - a vicious cycle, for sure ! Would be good to hear from anyone who has managed to get out of this negative cycle of uncaring of self and one's eating habits. Thanks in advance for any and all thoughts about this question. :) re**

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Zest
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Hi RealEyes,

I saw this article about ideas for eating healthy foods when you're not feeling so great moodwise, and I hope it might be helpful to you?

buzzfeed.com/annaborges/dep...

Good luck,

Zest :-)

RealEyes
RealEyes
in reply to Zest

THanks Zest I will check it out. :)

You can find a lot of information here: bda.uk.com/foodfacts/home

Including fact sheets on healthy eating and depression.

RealEyes
RealEyes
in reply to kcb3128

Big THanks kcb for sharing this website. Any info and ideas are most help full at this time. thx again :) **

Hi. It is a bad cycle isn't it, you feel depressed because your not eating the right foods, but your depression causes lack of motivation. I get stuck in this more times than I care to remember. Could you not cook in batches when your having a better day. Or even find recipes that are really quick and simple , that way your not stuck in the kitchen for hours cooking when you can't be bothered. I don't know if juicing is of any interest to you, but it's quick and easy. One glass a day will boost your energy levels. I juiced for 8 days exclusively a couple of weeks ago and felt great, I stopped because I felt ill( suffer from fibromyalgia) so didn't have the energy to continue after doing to much. Now I feel awful again so am going to start back tomorrow for sure.

RealEyes
RealEyes
in reply to Jan810

I appreciate hearing from you jan810 :) and, good Reminders about juicing ! That definitely has helped me in the past and sometimes I just forget what has worked for me at other times. Hope you are back on track with your juicing routine ... pain has a way of sidetracking my healthy intentions! thanks for your thoughts 'jan' and keep at it! **

Jan810
Jan810
in reply to RealEyes

Thank you :), and good luck to you! If not you can always become a raw vegan, that way you will never have to cook ;) x

Clairdel64
Clairdel64
in reply to Jan810

I have fibromyalgia and I cannot concentrate on cooking. I care for aging parents and my husband has heart issues and won’t eat all sorts of things. Blows my brain. Concentration is zilch. Struggle with my weight so need to sort my food issues out. Would love some simple fish ideas please.

Kai--
Kai--
in reply to Clairdel64

These 9 Fish 🐟 Dinners Need Only 3 Ingredients and a Glance, Clairdel64: thekitchn.com/easy-no-fail-...

If you’re up to skimming the recipes & maybe even picking one out to make, you & your beloved might enjoy it. 😋 👍👍

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(If you’ve time & are better able to concentrate, Clairdel64, here’s additional "Simple fish recipes" 🐠 from google: google.com/search?as_q=simp... )

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Best wishes to you & your beloved 💑 & your ageing parents 👵 👴 , Clairdel64. It sounds like you’re carrying a lot of responsibility on your shoulders when you’re not feeling your best. 😔 Please keep hanging in there. 🙏 If this helps at all, there’s also a Fibromyalgia Action UK forum ( healthunlocked.com/fibromya... ) that might also be of loving support during this difficult time. Please don’t hesitate to connect with folks there too. Many loving 🥰 & caring people around. Please take good care, Clairdel64. Wishing you the very best. 😌 🙏 🍀 🌺 🌞

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Good ole’ "The Pleasure Trap" from Douglas Lisle (& Alan Goldhamer) [ healthunlocked.com/nras/pos... ] might lovingly 💗 help jostle you out of a depressive 😞 cycle ♻️ (negative feedback loop 🔁 ) , RealEyes. They might help lift your spirits 👻 ! 👍👍

Pleasure Trap (4 minutes):


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They might help re-motivate you to take better, loving 🥰 care of yourself & to be re-inspired 😃✨ to make time ⏱ to prepare even healthier meals 🍛 🥗 🥙 for yourself? 🤔

The Pleasure Trap: Douglas Lisle at TEDxFremont (17 minutes):


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[Oh . . . and batch cooking 🍲 🍲 🍲 & freezing ❄️ meals (& thawing/ reheating 🔥 when ready to eat 🍽 ) also helps on those days 📆 when you mayn’t feel up 😔 to (or have time ⌛️ to ) prepare a meal 🍛 from scratch! (We do it routinely & it works well for us.) Very best wishes, RealEyes. ☺️ 🙏 🍀 🌺 🌞 ]

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RealEyes
RealEyes
in reply to Kai--

THanks for the info you shared here Kai-- !

the Pleasure Trap and food addiction, etc definitely gets me thinking about the ways humanity (And all life on Earth) has been changed by our 20th and 21st century 'ways' of doing things ...

in the name of -science- and -technology- and greed :\

I appreciate the youtube links ! (:

r=e

Kai--
Kai--
in reply to RealEyes

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(Very welcome, RealEyes 👁 👁 . . . . 🙏 😌 )

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You see clearly what so many of us fail to see 👁 👁 :

. . . science 🧪 , technology 🤖 , greed 💰 . . . run amok

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