I'm new here. I've recently learned that I am pre-diabetic. I've also come to the conclusion that I have an eating disorder. Mainly I am concerned with nutrition and I get so worried that I am not getting enough vitamins and minerals that I overeat, hoping to get all the nutrients that my body needs. This happened because I am kind-of OCD. I used to key in everything I ate, on one of those apps that show you all of your nutrition. No matter how good I ate, I never met the goals for protein, or vitamins, therefore, I would start eating extra things and push over my calorie limits just so I wouldn't feel like I was malnourished. This began an obsession with nutrition. I started to gain weight and feel terrible. I eventually gave up my routine of exercising and watching my food, because I realized I had an issue. I made a new years resolution in 2018 to stop that and enjoy life, eat anything I want, and don't think about it. Well, I did that for an entire year, and it was so good, I kept on doing that and here I am now overweight more than ever in my life. Now, I am back to thinking about nutrition, only this time I'm thinking in terms of "simplicity" and I am eating whole foods, not finishing my entire plate, eating slower, and more mindfully. I'm looking forward to finding recipes here and making friends. I've been on both ends, totally obsessed, and then totally careless. I am a foodie, and I love food, but I do have a strong willpower, and because my A1C levels of 6.2 were so close to diabetic type 2, it was a huge wake up call. Currently not strictly following any diet. Looked into Keto, looked into Intermittent-fasting, and decided for me, the best thing is all-things-in-moderation so long as I am focused on health, and nutrition and whole foods, leaving out junk food, processed foods, and fast foods and when I go out to eat, I'm careful. I have cut back all sugars, except fruit, and all carbs.
I'm new here... and a foodie... ♡ - Healthy Eating
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